Category Archives: Pencil Illustration

Combining Skilled Drawing with Transformative Techniques in Portraits by Cristina Polop

Posted at 2 pm on May 30, 2015 by

Posted in: Character Illustration, Digital Illustration, Pencil Illustration

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Portraits by Cristina Polop are characterised by remarkably drawn details, luscious colours, and a creative mixture of drawing methods.

If the level of technical skill and realism achieved in Cristina’s work wasn’t enough, her editing and addition of mixed media make her images distinctly original.

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Pencil Illustrations Full of Rich Colour and Shading by David Sparshott

Posted at 10 am on May 6, 2015 by

Posted in: Pencil Illustration

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David Sparshott’s pencil illustrations are full of detail and¬†thick areas of rich shading. Close observation, use of colour and shading makes his work bold even when working with soft pencils.

David manages to get a lot out of the materials he uses, layering the pencils in his images to create depth and contrast. We like the variety of tones he is able to achieve, especially in illustrations with lots of detail too.

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Depth and Detail in Backgrounds and Characters by Alessandra De Cristofaro

Posted at 11 am on April 12, 2015 by

Posted in: Character Illustration, Comic Art, Pencil Illustration

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Thick swathes of pencil shading fill Alessandra De Cristofaro’s work with rich colour. Her well-crafted, interesting scenes perfectly compliment the humorous characters she puts in them

We really enjoy Alessandra’s character designs and her playfulness with the narratives she creates. But as great¬†as the focus of her illustrations are, we also get pulled into the backgrounds in her work.

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A Unique Mix of Realism and Graphic Shapes by Jordan Carter

Posted at 10 am on March 17, 2015 by

Posted in: Digital Illustration, Mixed Media, Pencil Illustration

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Jordan Carter works with a creative combination of realistic pencil drawings and bold, graphic shapes. He pairs the two together to make images that are delicate yet punchy.

It would be fair to say that most illustrators fall into either the realistic or more stylised categories. So seeing someone that works in a way that has them sitting comfortably in both is intriguing and immediately draws you in.

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