In the article, titled “Fresh Ink”, I profile seven contemporary artists working in ink, in a variety of approaches and styles. This even includes “digital ink”, in the drawings of Marcos Mateu-Mestre, who has adapted his traditional ink and wash style to digital media.
Other approaches include scratchboard, represented by Nicolas Delort’s powerful illustrations, fine marker in the mysterious underground spaces of Matthew Borrett, traditional brown ink and wash from urban sketcher Fred Lynch, stipple portraits at the hands of Noli Novak, dense hatching on the part of Yu-tang Yang and fountain pen and watercolor from the sketchbooks of Mattias Adolfsson.
The magazine’s site has the table of contents of the rest of the issue, which includes an article on the wonderful ink and wash drawings of Paul Madonna, as well as the action oriented drawings of Patricia Hannaway, drawing anatomical differences between men and women, results of the second annual Rhapsody in Gray competition and more.
There are previews of material from some of the articles. Although my article doesn’t have a preview, there is a video preview of the issue in which it is included.
If you can’t find the new issue of Drawing at your magazine seller, after insisting they carry it in future (grin), you can order it directly from the North Light Shop.
[Images above: Patricia Hannaway (cover), Marcos Mateu-Mestre (page spread), Nicolas Delort, Matthew Borrett, Fred Lynch, Noli Novak, Yu-tang Yang, Mattias Adolfsson]