illo mystery

I like two films solely for their illustrations. The first, Great Expectations stars Gwyneth Paltrow, De Niro (his dad, the Sr., had been a significant abstract expressionistic painter) Ethan Hawke with others, and features drawings and paintings by Francesco Clemente. He's great (De Niro, the actor, too). blog sandoz clemente guggenheim.jpg

Scissors and Butterflies, 1999. Oil on linen, 91 x 92 inches. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. 99.528.

The second film, Lady in the Water, everything by M. Night Shyamalan, begins with some primitive(ish) looking illustrations that basically tells the story of Story, our heroine. MNS wrote a children's book, telling the same story, illustrated by Crash McCreery, who also created the scrunts (funny review, and disses the beasts, here) in the film, on the same day the studios released the movie.

McCreery's work in the book does not appear related to the illos at the film's start. (Also, McCreery's big into building creatures for the industry.)

I may be wrong, and it's hard to know for sure. ILM animated the illustrations, but I'd like to know who DREW them.