by Carmine Bellucci in New Illustration on Tuesday 26 June 2012

Once someone told me that if I put a shell up to my ear I could hear the ocean. Well, what I really hear are whispers that gently depict stories and faces. What I really hear is far larger than the ocean: memories and nostalgic voices inspire lines and colors to draw highly detailed worlds bursting with objects and people.

My shell conjures up intricate illustrations where cross-hatched lines in ink reveal¬†otherworldly¬†atmospheres. In the deeps of the ocean, there are visions and reminiscences, harmony and chaos, shadows and lights. Be drowned in the ‘beauty of the opposites’.