by Jessica Beebe in New Illustration on Thursday 20 October 2011

When I first came across Sam Weber’s work, I was immediately drawn in by the level of polish it has, and the implied narrative and intrigue he conveys in each piece he creates.

Creating primarily in watercolor, he then moves the piece into Photoshop to refine and idealize it, taking advantage of the best both mediums have to offer. And then there are the images themselves. Each one makes you ask yourself: ‘What is going on here? What I have stumbled across? And what brought this subject here?’ I find this combination of perfectly smooth execution and somewhat unsettling subject matter both intriguing and irresistible.