GRACEFUL ILLUSTRATIONS BY HILDA PALAFOX

by Ariadna Zierold

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Mexico City based Hilda Palafox aka Poni‘s work is nostalgic, feminine and childlike. It is influenced by the work of artists such as Yoshitomo Nara, Mark Ryder, Toshio Saeki, among others. She uses pencil, watercolor, felt tip or acrylic paint to craft absorbing illustrations that often contain the female form. She creates gentle balances amongst colors and black and white. She enjoys mixing and matching techniques, for each piece the results are always held together by gracefulness.

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While studying design at The National Institute of Fine Arts in Mexico she started posting her work online. She has since worked as an editorial illustrator for many different magazines but in recent years decided to break away from commercial work and has just worked on creating her own unique style.

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TRADITIONAL MODERNISM BY FUTARO MITSUKI

by Ariadna Zierold

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Japanese artist Futaro Mitsuki uses a variety of tools such as pencil, colored pencil, acrylic on paper and panel. He was born in Tokyo in 1970 and in 1998  Graduated from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. He managed to combine traditional Japanese motifs with tattoo art, along with Victorian and Medieval ages elements.

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