Toronto-based Nolan Pelletier‘s work is light and uplifting. As explains below, the different textures and types of line that he uses in his work is very considered, looking for just the right kind of materials in old books, he manages to add the particular character he wants to achieve. I’m glad he has found it, it’s the right kind of character to start your day with or put a smile on your face.
My work is inspired by old Graphis magazines, the color white, and cheap commercial printing. I work in traditional media, either gouache and ink, or pen and ink with hand color overlays.
I like to stay loose by using lots of dry brush, and varying my line with different brushes and nibs. To finish the final image I separate the colors digitally and add some subtle custom textures that I’ve sourced from vintage Charlie Brown paperbacks. My main goal is to create an image that is charming, slightly awkward, and fun.
© Nolan Pelletier, 2011.