He who knows how to appreciate colour relationships, the influence of one colour on another, their contrasts and dissonances, is promised an infinitely diverse imagery.
- Sonia Delaunay
Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
- Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
 

 

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Nicolas Delort

Posted by Charley Parker at 3:09 pm

Nicholas Delort
Nicolas Delort, a freelance illustrator based in Paris, creates wonderfully textural pen & ink (on scratchboard) illustrations that take inspiration from greats like Franklin Booth and Gustav Doré — with perhaps a bit of Joseph Clement Coll and Virgil Finlay thrown in for good measure.

Delort’s website is essentially just a placeholder at the moment, but his blog is active, as is this Tumblog, and he has just been added to the artists represented by Shannon Associates artists representatives (more here).

Delort has a piece in the As Above So Below group exhibition at Floating World Comics in Portland, OR from February 7 to February 28, 2013. The exhibit is based on a challenge posed by Quenched Consciousness Tumblog (my post here) in which participants reinterpret a panel from Moebius & Jororowsky’s The Incal (above, second from bottom).

There is an interview with Delort on Open Lab Artists.

[Via Irene Gallo]

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  1. Comment by kate
    Wednesday, January 23, 2013 @ 8:31 pm

    A good use of the scratchy texture possibilities. I always think it’s a good marriage when the qualities and strengths of the medium marry the technique.

  2. Comment by Steve Mitchell
    Thursday, January 24, 2013 @ 11:24 am

    Also very reminiscent of Berni Wrightson’s Frankenstein work.

  3. Comment by Charley Parker
    Thursday, January 24, 2013 @ 11:58 am

    Yes, he took inspiration from many of the same artists — Booth, Coll, Doré, Finaly, et al.

  4. Comment by KH
    Thursday, January 24, 2013 @ 8:01 pm

    It’s great to see a feature on him here! I love the mixture of the technique and his unique style.

  5. Comment by Li-An
    Sunday, February 3, 2013 @ 4:50 am

    I am very interested of his evolution. It’s very impressive to look at – so much work !

  6. Comment by Esben Lash
    Wednesday, February 20, 2013 @ 12:33 pm

    This is sex on paper! God it is goooood.

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