Carine Brancowitz‘s pencil is fine and soft, but at times dark and strong. What draws me into her style is her decisions as to where her drawing will be full and descriptive, and where it will be stripped back and simple.
Most of the bodies and faces in her illustrations are simplified to bare outlines, leaving large blocks of space inside. She uses these to contrast against key points in the images that she chooses to present in extremely fine detail. The hair of her figures is always beautifully rendered but so are the different materials of the clothes they wear. In the first example here, the light gently reflects off the leather boots, the glossy magazine, and the waxy leaves of the plant.