Creative Inspiration: Warwick Goble

Warwick Goble, British, illustrator, fairytales, children's books, Beauty and the Beast

When I was a little girl, my sister and I were given a weighty crimson tome titled The Fairy Book by Dinah Craik. It was a collection of classic fairytales that I never got tired of poring for, especially for the accompanying illustrations by Warwick Goble.

Warwick Goble is one of the many amazing illustrators who hailed from the Golden Age of illustrated British books during Queen Victoria’s era. He did a lot of work for Asian-themed fairytales, but it is Goble’s European-style drawings, with women in gorgeous flowing medieval-style gowns, that I remember and love the best.

Until today, Goble’s delicate and beautiful coloured drawings continue to fire my imagination and inspire my writing. I thought I’d share some of my very favourite Warwick Goble works here, as a form of inspiration for other creative too! Bonus: just look at the beautiful gowns in some of the pictures! I wouldn’t mind dressing like that every day!

Warwick Goble, British, illustrator, fairytales, children's books, the faerie book, the iron stove
Warwick Goble, British, illustrator, fairytales, children's books, the hind
Warwick Goble, British, illustrator, fairytales, children's books, the invisible prince, fashion
Warwick Goble, British, illustrator, fairytales, children's books, princess, frog, golden ball
Warwick Goble, British, illustrator, fairytales, children's books, lambs, fairy
Warwick Goble, British, illustrator, fairytales, children's books, sleeping beauty, patterns

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