James Ulmer Creates Modern Hieroglyphics With Fantasy Inspired Animation

By: Andrew Robertson - Published: • References: jamesulmer and beautifuldecay
Looking at these illustrations by James Ulmer, one comes to realize the abundance of diverse characters as well as the tendency for patterns to evolve within the drawing.

Some of the illustrations appear to be cartoon versions of modern hieroglyphics; figures are drawn in a linear fashion across the page in a manner that evokes a historical narrative. Ulmer's talented artwork recalls popular animated figures from early retro cartoons; the composition is both nostalgic and comforting.

In the more vibrant compositions, one finds intricate backgrounds populated with a multitude of fantastical creatures and children. Ulmer's artwork lends itself beautifully to imaginative interpretation and escape, appropriate for both child and adult fantasies alike. The artwork is innocent while simultaneously being an impressive demonstration of the illustrator's imaginative capabilities and talent.