Aug 192012

“A bit about my work…

I’ve always admire artists that take risks with there work both
conceptually and in there methods and execution. I try and maintain a
certain level of this kind of confidence in my own work.I want my work
to walk the line between technique and gesture and to allow my self
time and patience to spend hours drawing a face or even just a small
section of an image but also allow myself the free do to completely
change that image with a few quick marks and gestures with a paint

New Website: Max Gregor

 Posted by at 7:59 am
Jul 292012
“The Man in the Hat is a fictional character who incidentally appeared in my paintings when I started experimenting with watercolors, in Autumn 2011. At first, he was just an easy figure for my compositions, but as he kept appearing in my illustrations, he became the protagonist of the series. I’m a self-taught artist and illustrator based in Cork, Ireland. I like portraying quiet, light-hearted and beautiful scenes that the Man in the Hat finds in his amazing, imaginary journeys.

I use watercolor paints, ink pens and a touch of color pencils to achieve a colorful and lively style with a strong influence from comic books. Watercolor is my favourite medium as I love the transparency and brightness of the colors and how the ink complements them so well. As an artist, I find painting with a water medium is both great fun and very stimulating. The water creates shapes on its own and this adds  an spontaneity that reflects into the illustrations.

The series has a strong narrative element, but there is no story as such. Through the different illustrations the viewer is able to make up their own story, through the many different locations and situations presented in the illustrations. This apparent but non-existent plot provides a solid narrative background which enhances the story-telling feeling of the series, which is presented as a travel journal, so travelling scenes are a recurrent theme.

As an artist, I try to make my artwork an illustrations to convey feelings of happiness, calm, and a cheerful and whimsical atmosphere.”

Artist name and written by: Antonio Bernal
Website: The Man in the Hat

 Posted by at 12:40 pm
Oct 092011


Jeremy Kool - Spider

Jeremy Kool - Spider

Jeremy Kool is an artist and graphic designer living in Melbourne, Australia. He has just started a new project with the working title of “The paper fox“. His aim is to create an interactive storybook on iPad and Android tablets and is selling fine-art prints from the book to fund the project. The art-style is something he has been working on for quite some time and it is quite unique – it’s created digitally but made to look like paper-craft and origami.

 Posted by at 4:51 pm