Author Topic: "Forest Folk" sets drawing on vintage children's illustration  (Read 1582 times)


Offline Janilew

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Re: "Forest Folk" sets drawing on vintage children's illustration
« Reply #21 on: March 06, 2020, 18:59:02 »
I saw it on Instagram and knew exactly where the ideas were coming from :D It's a great drawing, and there is even the 123 Snail that could be used for that

That's right, klickyklack did mention it! http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/yhst-67380419885148_2271_434588065 Needs some reworking obviously, but it has potential!

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Re: "Forest Folk" sets drawing on vintage children's illustration
« Reply #22 on: March 06, 2020, 20:35:13 »
I could try drawing a giant, mountable snail.  >:D

Did it!
https://hlootooart.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/IMG_9223.jpg

 :love: ermahgerd! LOVE IT! I think maybe the drolleries stuff needs it's OWN thread with addtional Bosch style klicky fantasticness in addition to the murderous rabbits/hares, & snail riding/fighting knights.

I saw it on Instagram and knew exactly where the ideas were coming from :D

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Re: "Forest Folk" sets drawing on vintage children's illustration
« Reply #23 on: March 07, 2020, 02:25:05 »
Janilew that's a great pic! A "medieval illuminations" theme would be awesome.
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Re: "Forest Folk" sets drawing on vintage children's illustration
« Reply #24 on: March 10, 2020, 09:18:08 »
It appears there's been a considerable sprouting of fresh and peculiar ideas! :love:  I'm late on these developments, but it's extraordinary seeing so many members come together with their contributions. If only your names could be put forward for the creative team at PM! Themes like these would truly set Playmobil apart from other toy manufacturers (just think how many brands have their own variations of the "Special Agents" theme...).

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Re: "Forest Folk" sets drawing on vintage children's illustration
« Reply #25 on: March 12, 2020, 08:45:05 »
Thank you for sharing these lovely illustrations  :love:
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Re: "Forest Folk" sets drawing on vintage children's illustration
« Reply #26 on: March 12, 2020, 13:47:34 »
It appears there's been a considerable sprouting of fresh and peculiar ideas! :love:  I'm late on these developments, but it's extraordinary seeing so many members come together with their contributions. If only your names could be put forward for the creative team at PM! Themes like these would truly set Playmobil apart from other toy manufacturers (just think how many brands have their own variations of the "Special Agents" theme...).

Oh SIR! I have nothing BUT ideas when it comes to playmobil! I have to get around to uploading my pirate/ 18th century themed concept art.

Thank you for sharing these lovely illustrations  :love:

And thank YOU for your kind words!  :love:

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Re: "Forest Folk" sets drawing on vintage children's illustration
« Reply #27 on: March 27, 2020, 18:16:39 »

Some things I'd love to see:

More insect people
butterfly people (grasshoppers in different colours with solid colour painted wings)
more grasshopper people inc. grasshopper kids

more gnomes & forest kids/fairys
more mushroom & flower hats
large (oversized) snail led cart or carriage
battery powered lanterns the klickies can hold
a maypole
a "lemonade" stand

I like the idea of the sets being seasonal (we already have that with the bunnies, so why not ones linked to midsummer, halloween, midwinter, the spring equinox) & have the sets be linked to the idea of the animals, gnomes, fairys, etc, as the custodians & carers of the forest & land.


I would want ALL of those.  :confetti: :confetti: :confetti:
You actually used images of books I used to have. I bought them with my pocket money when I was about 12 years old, because I fell in love with the drawings  :love: