Federica Lanari (@federica.lanari) is my pick for today’s talent!
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Federica is an illustrator from Italy, she sketches a lot and does it with a unique style I love. She builds her subjects through construction lines that later on are not going to leave the scene. Sometimes those lines are actually part of the anatomy, some other times they’re the lines that would define lights and shadows areas and sometimes they look to me like complete abstract creations. What’s magnificent about them is that they bring something more to the illustration, they are spectacular and also help defining a style that’s now clearly like a signature from the artist Federica. The times she works with colors too prove that her understanding of the illustrations is incredible, she knows when to use the color, how to use it, which tone is appropriate, where, and always uses it with measure.
The first “winged centaur” is a great sketch that combines a smaller and heavily detailed upper part with a bigger more dynamic lower part. I like the movement she gave to the horse, it feels natural and the shapes defining it look smooth and on point. The chest continuation is perfectly in line with the frontal rise and the wigs too mimic what would be a realistic gesture to help your body lift up with ease. Amazing study!
The second pic is about “Paolo e Francesca” from the italian narrative poem “La Divina Commedia” (The Divine Comedy), by Dante Alighieri. The circle of lustful was the punishment for those who chose love over God in their lives. This poem is an important step for italian instruction in schools, there are no Italians who can say they’re total strangers to it. I found this piece amazing, I would have loved to find this kind of illustrations back in the days when I studied the book. We all need more art like this.
What do you think about Federica? Do you also love what’s going on here?
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ArtStation: Federica Lanari
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I hope you liked it, and see you tomorrow for the next episode!