Published on October 29th, 2014 | by Vincent Jobse
IdN: New Faces of Inspiration
Always highly recommended IdN, the design magazine from Hong Kong. The newest issue is out now:
Camera is king when it comes to quick-turnaround publication, but it is remarkable how many newspapers still lean heavily on illustrators to give their news and feature stories a fillip. One of their main channels of communication is the human face, be it famous or infamous. As UK-based illustrator Joe Wilson puts it: “Illustrated portraits add depth and meaning to an image that photography lacks. Illustration gives artists the opportunity to depict things that aren’t really there, to project emotions and ideas onto their subject and bring in other references to build a background story around the image.”
IdN interviews 10 top illustrators who work in the energetic field of editorial illustration. Goal is to find out how they have developed their style, the important things to consider when you’re drawing the human face – and how they juggle jobs and make ends meet.