Byron Eggenschwiler continues to amaze us with this talent for weaving beautifully abstract narratives into his work. They have a dreamy surreal atmosphere and often use children as subjects to portray feelings of loss, fear and vulnerability.
To create his illustrations, Byron uses a mixture of traditional and digital techniques. With our sneak peek into his studio, you can see that he is someone as comfortable at an easel as he is is at a computer screen.
We like the fact that his work retains a sense of good, traditional painting. It reminds us of the kind of children’s book illustration that stays with you for a long time, the kind that is deeply poetic and may not unravel it’s meaning until you’re old enough to understand it.
Describing his process, Byron says, “I work with a variety of mediums depending on what I think will work best for an image. Mostly I use a mix of pencil, ink, acrylic and watercolor to get the different textures or lines. I then scan everything into Photoshop to piece it together and color.”
© Byron Eggenschwiler, 2013