Ennun is a Romanian artist living in the United Kingdom. She works mostly with digital media. Some of her work is simple illustration, and others are detailed scenes with backgrounds and hidden images (such as the one of a cluttered room.)
I follow her on Twitter and have been really intrigued by her series of fashion drawings. https://twitter.com/ennunanaiurov/status/986284795037560833
They show cute illustrations in simple yet dynamic poses, which is something I usually strive for in my art. Her drawings are really inspiring for my doodles more than my art projects. The simplicity and ease of the drawings, with block colors and neat contours, is very appealing.
Her more complex drawings have cool concepts and are interesting for the level of detail - the one of the hands overlapping is one of my favorites.
Kara Walker's silhouettes intrigued me, as I also work with paper cutting and occasionally silhouettes. Often when I cut out a figure I like how the second piece of paper looks, with the negative space silhouette inside. I might try to incorporate those into my art - to reduce waste and to try something new. Kara's style is also appealing, and the ease with which she sketches and cuts her drawings is incredible and inspiring.
I related to her revelation about paper cutting, too. I still love illustration but paper cutting opened a new door for me in my art. I could incorporate her silhouette layering technique with my paper cutting if I wanted to do backgrounds in my work. I have always really liked color-blocking in art, especially with plants in backgrounds. So maybe in future art I could cut out plant shapes to create a dense forest background like in Walker's art.
It's also interesting that she works on such a large scale. I tried painting on a large scale but did not enjoy it - I like painting on canvases but apparently not on a wall. (Maybe with different paint or surface it would be better.) Paper cutting would be an interesting path to follow to see if I could work on a large-scale and enjoy it. Finally, her installation aspect of it art is intriguing. When I assemble my art I enjoy playing around with arrangement to see how the various pieces of paper would fit best. Maybe doing a piece where the papers are so separate that they could freely be moved, in the way that Walker assembles her art, would be fun.
Kristin Hines - Student artist at Maggie L. Walker Governor's School