Description With each step Irmali got closer to the stone, the bigger the hole in in grew. As she reached the hole, she could enter in with no effort. It was a magical gate! She could see lights further in from the stone, as if it came from candles. She hesitated, but the little ghost like creatures pointed encouraging.Well inside she could see a long flight of stairs dissapearing into a pitch black darkness. What was down there? Irmali intensely wished she would have stayed in her bed and go back to sleep. But she knew she had no choice but to move on. She also knew she was running out of time. What had Ben Levi Tomson told her? 'Everything depends on you! If you do not find what you seek before the crack of dawn, she will melt down and die.'
Ola Gustafsson, Stockholm Member Since February 2011 Artist Statement For the last 10 years I've been a news illustrator, working at Metro stockholm within a wide spectrum of assignments ranging from information graphics to editorial illustration and graphic design. In 2007 I had the opportunity to illustrate the book 'Fågelungen' (the nestling), and from that point on I realised that this is what I want to do! At the moment I'm working with illustrations and graphic design for a Jordanian children's book that will be published during spring 2011. I believe that I as an illustrator have an important task of stimulating and encouraging more children to read, and to help those who can't read. I believe my illustrations can make a difference! I believe my illustrations can help children to be able to read!
I believe that there's more to life than what we can see and touch. I believe that all we can imagine - the suggestive and the magic - exist. Through my illustrations I want you to see the world in a new way. I want you to know that there is more to discover! My illustrations evolve from close contact with my client. I look for the unique in every assignment. I strive for that which makes the reader to understand more, think in a wider perspective, think in a new way. The illustration should add a dimension not there from the start. An image that stimulates to act or to stop and think.