Projected Images of Hollis Brown Thornton

Posted at 10 pm on September 20, 2009 by

Posted in: Ink Illustration, Pencil Illustration, Pens and Markers, Sketchbooks

I was pleasantly surprised when I came across Hollis Brown Thornton’s striking and sentimental marker pen illustrations of old videos and cassettes on Poolga a few weeks ago. I love the colours and great attention to all the details in this work, including the hand-written labels on the cassettes. Hollis can also claim an eye-opening collection of wicked pen-drawn geometric patterns to his name, amongst other awesome pieces.

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Having spoken to him, I found out an interesting and I’m assuming under-used illustration technique.

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Hollis went to the University of South Carolina and graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in 1999.

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Since then, he’s shown in galleries, being currently represented by Linda Warren Gallery in Chicago, Illinois, Barbara Archer Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia, and if ART Gallery in Columbia, South Carolina.

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Hollis uses Copic and Prismacolor markers for his various undertakings, as well as the Industrial Black Sharpies.

My work process is typically preparing the image in Photoshop, which is often a combination of photography and scanned drawings. Then I use a light box to reproduce the image on paper. As for canvas, the same process, using an opaque projector.

He’s just finished working on a drawing of this hexagon pattern containing the color spectrum within a diagonal grid pattern, which he’s covered with darker colours in an attempt to block out a large proportion of the colours.

It’ll end up being very dense.

Well here it is:

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ⓒ Hollis Brown Thornton, 2009

Great work Hollis!

Regards, MoonApe

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