Figurative illustrators

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Craigio Hopson Craigio Hopson
Craigio Hopson
Oboh Moses Oboh Moses
Oboh Moses
Leonard Beard Leonard Beard
Leonard Beard
Daniella Ferretti Daniella Ferretti
Daniella Ferretti
Marella Albanese Marella Albanese
Marella Albanese
Diego Blanco Diego Blanco
Diego Blanco
Kotynski Kotynski
Kotynski
Nathan Hackett Nathan Hackett
Nathan Hackett
Alex Antonescu Alex Antonescu
Alex Antonescu
Lucila Perini Lucila Perini
Lucila Perini
Clare Mallison Clare Mallison
Clare Mallison
Stephanie Wunderlich Stephanie Wunderlich
Stephanie Wunderlich
Nathalie Dion Nathalie Dion
Nathalie Dion
Jiyeun Kang Jiyeun Kang
Jiyeun Kang
Bea Barros Bea Barros
Bea Barros
Iliana Galvez Iliana Galvez
Iliana Galvez
Hanna Melin Hanna Melin
Hanna Melin
David Senior David Senior
David Senior
Audrey Malo Audrey Malo
Audrey Malo
Martin Tognola Martin Tognola
Martin Tognola
Marta Antelo Marta Antelo
Marta Antelo
Angelo Dolojan Angelo Dolojan
Angelo Dolojan
Andrea Ucini Andrea Ucini
Andrea Ucini
Miguel Monkc Miguel Monkc
Miguel Monkc
Wayne Mills Wayne Mills
Wayne Mills
Dominic Bodden Dominic Bodden
Dominic Bodden
Chris Madden Chris Madden
Chris Madden

Figurative illustrators

With a focus on the human form, figurative illustrators position, pose, and align the human body either on its own or in a specific environment.
Rather than placing an emphasis on a single feature of human anatomy, figurative illustrators show figures in active poses as they move through space. They’re much like fashion illustrators but a tad more down-to-earth.
Often presenting more than one figure at a time, figurative illustration can be highly-stylized and usually features the signature drawing technique of the person who created the illustration.
The successful figurative illustrator knows a lot about movement and can visualize how a body can bend, stretch, twist, and turn. They can place someone on a beach or on the street in clothing that matches the scene. Facile drawing skills are required of the figurative illustrator who’s always on their toes when it comes to spontaneous drawing methods.
Whether quick pen and brush, watercolor, or simple line drawing, they’re the quickest draw in town. Expect the figurative illustrator to arrive with sketchbook in hand wherever people assemble.
Masters at composition, they’re aware of the limits of a page; artfully placing figures within the frame to maximize space. With an inherent understanding of human anatomy, the figurative illustrator abbreviates the human form, showing only those details that matter.
Whatever shorthand they choose for sketching, once back in the studio, they have enough information to fully develop a final illustration.
Never underestimate the power of the figurative illustrator to tell the story with movement or a pose. While they’re studying yours, you may be unaware of their eyes upon you. Strike a pose and see.

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