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Niroot Puttapipat (himmapaan)

Niroot Puttapipat (himmapaan), illustration and paleo art
Niroot Puttapipat is a London-based illustrator who uses the handle “Himmapaan”.

His work shows his admiration for Golden Age illustrators like Arthur Rackham, Howard Pyle and Edmund Dulac, as well as natural history and paleontological greats like Charles R. Knight.

Puttapipat works with a nice balance between detailed rendering and graphic shapes, particular in his series of illustrations for classics like Aladdin, and modern novels like Salman Rushdie’s Luka and the Fire of Life (images above, second and third from bottom).

He has provided illustration for a number of recent editions of classics. There is a list of publications here, and a listing of books for which he has done illustrations on Amazon.

As continuing Lines and Colors readers will not find surprising, I particularly enjoy his fanciful takes on dinosaurs and related subjects. Sometimes Puttapipat’s fondness for classic literature and paleontological art collide, as in his hilarious and wonderful “Brontesausus” (above, bottom).

[Via Wil Freeborn, (my post here)]


5 responses to “Niroot Puttapipat (himmapaan)”

  1. Fantastic! What a great collection of Himmapaan’s work. Every time I see his drawings and watercolours, it reminds of curling up with illustrated fairy tale books on rainy autumn days as a teen.

  2. Brian Harrison Avatar
    Brian Harrison

    Wonderful illustrations, and I`m intrigued that his use of media so closely resembles the art associated with The Golden Age, especially the softness of finish of, say, Edmund Dulac, absolutely stunning !
    The range of styles he also works in are equally interesting – great stuff !!

  3. paige bushell Avatar
    paige bushell

    hi im a student currently studying at Chemlsford College, studying for my FMP. It would be a massive pleasure and a help to me if you wouldn’t mind answering some of my questions.

    1)what is your preferred technique?
    2) what inspires you/ where do you get your creative ideas from?

    i understand that you must receive a lot of emails, however it would help me massively in my final project.
    thankyou for taking the time to read my email
    Paige Bushell

    1. Paige,
      The artist is not likely to see your comment here. Try leaving a comment directly on his own website: