Alex Hillkurtz (@hillkurtz) is my pick for today’s talent!
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Alex is a watercolorist and urban sketcher, he was born in England and worked as a storyboard artist and illustrator for cinema and television. In all his paintings he tries to convey, much like film scenes do, the inner spirit of the subject. This means the angle he chooses is the one he thinks will give you the right message and will drive your focus and sight to the desired spot, much like the perspective, the characters and lights and shadows (the last ones are a big focal point in his art and a major reason for him to use watercolors over other mediums, thanks to their great ability to work with light).
The first image you see is a wonderful example of how the point of view Alex goes with can generate amazing shapes. This look from below is not only really cool and well painted but a great (and not simple looking) exercise of perspective. I love the fact that you can still see the lines he drew to help with the drawing and the semi circle this particular sight of a couple of buildings can create.
Both the other two images showcase his passion for lights and shadows and how much he can work with color (even if it’s soft sometimes) to give you his vision of a particular place. If you know his background included working with cinema you can’t miss the bright red he used for the bar, you know that’s a sign, the artist is telling you something about this place.
What do you think about Alex? Do you also love what’s going on here?
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I hope you liked it, and see you tomorrow for the next episode!