Ian Fennelly (@ianfennelly) is my pick for today’s talent!
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Ian is an artist, teacher and urban sketcher from England. As always I’m going to summarize what I like and what I see about him and the three works I feature in this post, but this time around I also really encourage you to go and take a look at the “about” page on his website when you finished looking at his paintings (special link for his about page right here) because I found it goes deep in describing his method and mental process, it’s well written and captivating.
I love the style and the perspective he puts on the sketch, buildings are often bent and super colorful, the attention for details is astonishing and the list goes on and on.. I spend most of the time looking at all the pen lines he uses to describe objects his own way.
The Plasteres Arms is a perfect example of a couple of bent lines trasforming a simple building into one with a character. I first saw how good was the roof, only to realize the pebbles on the ground are amazing, then I saw the benches and I thought they’re well made too. And I kept going till in the end what looked like a “simple pub” painting at first look revealed itslef as a highly detailed sketch. I mean even the wall has its own pattern!
The garden sketch surprises me for the foliage above everything else (you can click on the picture to get a zoomed higher res. version). I also always try to put a texture on plants over the watercolor and I feel very inspired by his style, I’m mesmerized I can’t stop looking at the paintings.
What do you think about Ian? Do you also love what’s going on here?
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If you think Ian deserves a follow or you wanna see more I’ve got you covered
Facebook: Fen Art
YouTube: Ian Fennelly
I hope you liked it, and see you tomorrow for the next episode!