Thursday, 17 July 2014

Inspiring Reads: Travis Louie's Curiosities

I've been a fan of Travis Louie's work for a few years now. Travis Louie's Curiosities is a book I always go to when i'm having a dry spell with my artwork. His work is subtle and beautiful but still has a visual impact.

Louie's works generally consist of a portraits which have the air of the Victorian/Edwardian period about them. The mythical beings and creatures are created on wooden surfaces  and begin with a detailed drawing in graphite and then a series of acrylic washes are applied to give the atmosphere of a different time.

Have a look on his website for more examples and try to get a copy of his book if you can!

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