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Nicolas Delort

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, 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]


8 responses to “Nicolas Delort”

  1. 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. Also very reminiscent of Berni Wrightson’s Frankenstein work.

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

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

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

  5. This is sex on paper! God it is goooood.

  6. Chris Walker Avatar
    Chris Walker

    All fantastic, but I’m really blown away by the top one. A real depth and (to use a photography term) ‘dynamic range’. All from a pen. Brilliant!

    1. Thanks for the comment, Chris. Yes, Delort’s use of light is remarkable. I should point out that it’s not just pen that he’s using, but a combination of pen & ink and scratchboard.