42 posts tagged pencil
Amazing large-scale pencil artwork on paper by Adonna Khare
“Where the wild things are” by Caroline Andrieu
by Janice Wu
Pencil on graphic paper by Sarkis Sarkissian
by Amy Dover
Illustration Created for Pencils of Promise by Alexis Marcou
“Violent Dreams” by Marco Mazzoni
by Izumi Kawai
The Rain brings something between green and passing by Gregory Euclide
Self-portrait series by Rena Littleson
Florian Meacci is French freelance illustrator/graphic designer based in London. We simply in love with Florian’s distinctly accurate style and all his creations which reveal their delicate beauty with every next look at.
L: For whose who are unaware, tell us a little bit about yourself:)
FM: My name is Florian Meacci, I’m 26 and I’m French. After study Graphic design in South of France, I came to London for the nice weather and the beaches!
My 2 main inspirations in life are fashion and comic books. I’m crazy about comic books, they are what made me want to be a illustrator.
L: Can you tell us about the characters of your art?
FM: I guess my art is about contradiction, I always try to put something unexpected. I like to combine a few things which are not made to be together.
L: What do you think about the current trends in illustration field? Do you like it or?
FM: To be honest I don’t really follow what’s on trend at the moment. There so many style different in illustrations it depend the taste of people. I’m interest by all of them and they inspire me just with colour or a form and when I found a new artist I never saw before I’m so happy. But I have to say I’m really into the same style then me, this fashion realistic style.
L: What is the most difficult in creative process?
FM: To be creative all the time. The frustrating thing is some days you have no idea of what to draw and some days you have so many idea you want to do them all at the same time. The only solution sketch them and come back to it later.
L: Best human innovation?
FM: For me the Biro (thank Mr Bic) and of course the internet. Such a massive source of inspiration and reference.
L: What do you love about Life?:)
FM: The surprise which life brings. I just got a tattoo which says “ timing is everything” this what I like about life. Some days are really shit and some day are really amazing and this is all about timing!
L: Imagine that you are sweets, what kind it would be and why?
FM: I would be an Harribo egg because they are French and because you have 3 way to eat them, all in one go, or start by the yellow and finish by the white or vice versa.
Thank you Florian!
Love will never grow old. Instead of saying the drawings are the record of love, this is actually a dictionary which never ends.
Hong Kong based artist Florence Li serenading the greatest feeling ever called LOVE through all her sensual and delicate works.
Hi, my name is Florence. I am 24 years old, a tiny little girl from Hong Kong. I studied fine arts and interior design. I was a dancer and now work as an interior designer. I love art, design and cultural things. I would like to describe myself as an artist instead of an illustrator, because I think illustration is just a channel for me to express my feelings and view points or communicate with all of my friends around the world.
Your attitude toward love is very special, can you tell us a little bit more?
Oh, thank you so much. I think time is always an enemy against love. I am not sure the changes is good or not, but love changes when time flows. I believe that there is a place where time does not exist. It just like the center of a clock, there is no time unit. Without time limitation and restriction, love will never grow old. Heart is the center of our body, so if you really put something/someone inside your heart, the feelings will never change.
Share with us a little bit about the process of creating one of your works?
Haha, I have to tell you a secret then. When I started thinking of “The Deepest Love”, I was having a French kiss. I was just wondering the connection cannot tell by the distance of two people.
What are your thoughts about the arts scene in China? Do you see the difference between artists from here and Europe for example?
I think Chinese is more reserved. We believe the moderate doctrines. Chinese artworks are full of cultural beliefs and attitudes. Most likely the topics are about the country’s cultural and history background. I think that is why they are unique from the other countries.
Is there a life outside of the art process? :) How do you like to spend your day off?
I enjoy watching movie myself. It is really a good inspiration and you are just having another life experience. The most enjoyable moment is I love the feelings of sitting alone in a crowded place.
Your life motto?
Live in the moment
Thank you Florence!
This sunny Sunday we are excited to publish the exclusive interview with the amazing talented illustrator (a pure treasure!) from Poland Magdalena Szklarczyk . Herillustration technique is flawless, confident, and very captivating- the combination of ink, pencil, and watercolor lines bids the viewers to look deeper, imagine more and think more. Magdalena is very talented, and maybe one of the brightest and promising star on the sky of fashion illustration!
About Magdalena Szklarczyk
I study Interior Design in Poland. I love it, this is my passion. However, when I received my first Moleskine sketchbook some time ago, I also gave my heart to illustrating. Fashion illustration allows me to combine my two favourite fields: graphics and fashion. I use many various techniques while making collages. Fashion world, music and contemporary art are the main sources of inspiration for me.
How would you describe your personal style of illustration in 3 words?
Less is more.
What kind of promotion do you use to be noticed? How are things going in the world of illustration in Poland?
The use of social media is very important nowadays, especially when the Internet is such an inseparate part of our life. Because of that I created my fan page on Facebook where I can reach out to the target audience easily by showing my works, posting and of course getting involved in the conversation. Besides I have online portfolios on : Behance and Designercouch and I’m under the guidance of [candy] - Agentur für Illustration from Hanover.But I must admit that the nicest and also priceless way to be noticed and promoted is by my friends, when they recommend my works to other people. It’s very valuable especially in the time of human jealousy. And here I want to thank them!!!
Illustration in Poland is not so popular yet, especially fashion illustration but Poland might be proud of their illustrators, as there are so many talented artist and everyone has their unique style.
Name 5 things you can’t live without.
First of all my family and friends, then my Moleskine, pencil and of course carmex!
Who is the most inspiring person ever in your opinion? Is there any illustrator you’re dreaming to collaborate with?
Honestly the person, whose works have inspired me the most and pushed me into illustration’s world is Raphaël Vicenzi (mydeadpony),and that was about three years ago.
I’d love to collaborate with Francis Marshall – an icon who had a contract with British Vogue for a dozen or so years and published also in American and French editions of that magazine. But unfortunately he died before I was born…From contemporary artists I’d chose one and only - David Downton. I’m also excited about my collaboration with Magdalena Pankiewicz (great illustrator and my friend from Poland) and our exhibition in the near future.
Do you love to travel? Favourite place to live and create?
Sure! Everyone loves it! I also love travelling alone, it’s biggest advantage is that it forces you to meet more people. Someone says that ‘travel is the most private of pleasures’ and I agree with that. But of course travelling with a group of friends is a great joy too.
Favourite place? I love my hometown-Krakow. It’s unique, bohemian, artistic and creative, original and historic…Krakow gives me enough incentive and inspiration. But if I have to select other city where I could live and create it’ll be Milan or London, two place where I’ve left a piece of my heart.
What is the measure of success for you ?
The question seems to be simple, but there are many answers to it… In my opinion success means achieving goals whether in short term or long term with complete dedication and hard work. Success should be measured through satisfaction.
If you could change something in this world with the help of your art – what would you do?
Difficult question… there’re so many things that should be changed to make world a better place. But maybe I’ll use my art to draw attention of people around the world on the greatest problems such as poverty, homelessness, domestic violence, hunger, AIDS, the struggle for the rights of national minorities, economic collapse or rapid climate change.… I think that the written words or drawings have bigger impact on us than proclamations of politicians. Besides I believe that small things can do wonders.
Thank you Magdalena!
“you got to sort the good fruit from the bad fruit”