Wow. This artist creates just absolutely beautiful watercolor work. I remember the night I found him on instagram I watched his 2017 watercolor sketchbook flip-through video several times over because I was just in awe. He is an artist from Melbourne, Australia who does both watercolor and digital art. I am a big fan of the watercolor pieces.
He inspired me to play around with watercolor one night (I posted the results on my art instagram @owlinne) and I really hope to draw inspiration from his compositions. Much like the other artist I looked at this quarter, he uses the technique of breaking the character out from shapes.
One particularly unique aspect of his art is his use of negative space *within* a character. In a few of the drawings I included in this post, he used a whole blank shape for the shirt/body of the character instead of drawing in the folds and divides. I had actually played around with this idea before finding him, so maybe I can refine it further with inspiration from his work.
He makes me really want to learn how to use watercolor, so maybe I will continue to play around with it, but I know it is difficult to master so I'm hesitant to try (I am afraid that I'll get too discouraged too quickly.) Overall, I hope to draw inspiration from his compositions and use of geometry, as well as maybe trying out a new medium for me.
Kristin Hines - Student artist at Maggie L. Walker Governor's School