01 Tatiana / 02 birome sobre papel / 03 ballpoint pen and ink on paper / 04 ballpoint pen and watercolor on paper / 05 ballpoint pen on paper / 06 in a sentimental mood / 07 Jesss / 08 Tatah
Julian Landini is an Argentinean artist who uses simple techniques to create truly striking illustrations. His drawings from ballpoint pens, with the occasional addition of colored pencils or watercolors, are a lovely peek into his everyday life and an unique description of where he finds beauty and inspiration. The use of bold colors contrasted with black and white cross hatching is playful and fun. I feel his artwork to be a celebration of everyday life and the simplistic beauty found in small intimate moments. Landini's use of people around him, mainly women, as his subjects is often sensual, but never overdone. Julian keeps it raw and straightforward, resulting in a gorgeous, unique, and powerful portrayal of femininity. I find it all refreshing and inspiring.
All images via Julian Landini's blog. See more of his work there and on his flickr, tumblr, and deviantart.
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