Ursula Vernon is a children’s book author and artist living in North Carolina, America. She produces paintings, sketches and illustrations with a humorous element, creating art that is ideal for children’s book illustrations and comics. Although Vernon has an eye for visual adult humor too, as can be seen in her series of phallic art works, in which “phalloi”, creatures that appear to be penises on legs, caper about the page with cocky attitudes.
Vernon’s art works appear in a variety of styles. Some are simple sketches, others are intricately complex paintings, filled with minute detail and a full-scale color scheme. The artists’s fascination with nature and fantasy is apparent in her work, as many of her paintings are of insects, amphibians and small creatures. These creatures are anthropomorphic, exhibiting human characteristics; a typical fantasy technique that creates semi-human characters out of non-human creatures. Vernon also creates unique characters by giving fruit and vegetable human or animal characteristics, creating vegetable animal hybrids.
Ursula Vernon’s art is appealing to those with a sense of humor and a passion for fantasy. She is the author of several children’s books, including “Nurk” and “Dragonbreath”, and is the author and illustrator of the Eisner-nominated webcomic “Digger”.
Visit Ursula Vernon’s online art gallery for more fantasy humor illustrations.