Design InspoMember: Illustrator

It’s a Draw

Far and Wide by Eric Fan

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Here at Fine Art America, we feel we need to apologize. We have been giving lots of love to our painters and photographers, we have even done postings with mixed media and digital artists. But our artists who love to draw and sketch? We have not really talked about them. And that really is a shame, because we have some amazing artists who love to pick up a pencil. We have no excuses. We have neglected them really. But no more. Have a look below at a discussion of our fabulous sketchers.

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Illustrations Everywhere

The illustrations featured on our website are simply amazing in their depth of detail. Some of the illustrations use color to highlight features of the artwork, while others rely only on the shades of their pencils. For example, there are drawings of fanciful whales dancing in the ocean, of a woman in the throes of pregnancy, and of a soldier holding a child in a war zone. Cartoons live here as well, with everything from silly and whimsical cartoons to seriously funny political cartoons with an emphasis on political speech. There are long-lived villains peeking out from drawings as well, some who appear to be sitting on a jury. The brain of a hero rests here too.

Older illustrations live here also, such as an Audubon’s drawing of a great blue heron, which (if you haven’t seen it) is simply breathtaking. Lions thoughtfully look out from the grass, and blue whales lift a sailboat off the top of the ocean. There’s even a boxer who is… boxing.

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Portraits

One of the reasons we love our illustrations is for the portraits. There are a series of portraits of Native Americans, dressed in battle feathers. Famous Americans peek out as well, everyone from Hollywood actors to Civil Rights icons to famous singers. To us, the portraits are amazing because they capture a human or an animal in a moment of clarity, or emotion. We love seeing people at their most vulnerable, because it is usually then when they are the most beautiful, in our opinion. From the women who are embracing their pregnancies to the women who are riddled with anxiety, to the men who look strong and weak at the same time, we love our portraits and our illustrators.

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Maybe you used to sketch or draw when you were sitting in school, waiting for Mrs. Borders to finish her never-ending discussion of the wonderful artistry of Emily Dickinson’s poetry, or Mr. Sheffield who could go on for hours about the amazing Periodic Table. In those cases, it was either sketch or lose your mind. We get it. However, our illustrators have taken it to a higher level, using their pencils to transform paper into an art form where drawings seem to leap off the page, and people can be amazingly captured. Why not visit us today, and find a beautiful illustration to add to your home or office? Because most of the drawings are in black and white, they can find a spot anywhere.

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