[Emily Potts] Two weeks ago, we featured the work of Mattias Adolffson, Lapin and Sagar Fornies — all artists creating magical drawings by hand. Today’s featured artists create depth and illusion in their work.
In her own words
, Sagar Fornies is inspired by …
There are many artists who can serve as inspiration, but if you know the person and they are nearby, the experience is much better. Toni is a friend who lives in Barcelona but is of Serbian origin. He spends his time doing comics and animation, realizing backgrounds and artistic concepts. He is very skilled at drawing, but he rightly gets carried away by intuition, and he becomes a great colorist and an artist with depth, who never disregards the basic concepts of the drawing.
Toni is inspired by …
Miki’s a character and background designer for animation and video games — recently converted into a comics drawer, too — whose work inspires me because of its freshness and power. His perfect combination of the new digital processes with traditional drawing and painting makes him unique. He’s young and he’s already a great artist, but it’s absolutely clear he’ll be even better in the years to come.
I love this image because it’s a great homage to Monty Python’s world. I just can’t stop recalling “the ministry of silly walking” episode, with John Cleese doing his clever-nonsense performance.
Miki is inspired by …
I like Oriol’s stuff because you can see in his drawings that the guy is completely crazy and has an original and unique perspective. He does what others wouldn’t dare. And more important, he doesn’t care what you think of him!
I love this image because behind its apparent simplicity, it hides an incredibly strong composition and a very suggestive texture. You have the feeling that the guy is going stand up and shoot you at any moment.
La Peau del Ours
I find this image full of tenderness, with Oriol’s characteristic rough style, and his amazing combination of hand and digital painting. The colors are lovely, and it reminds me a bit of the iconic photo of John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
Tune in next Wednesday to see who inspires Oriol Hernandez.
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Emily Potts is senior acquisitions editor at Rockport Publishers.