Ian Sklarsky is a New York-based illustrator and filmmaker. Famous for his ‘blind contour’ portraits (he will draw with one line that doesn’t leave the paper, looking only at his subject), Sklarsky has drawn 700 plus people this year and I’m impressed with the nuances he finds in his subjects. He’s produced these illustrations in [...]
I’ve recently been working on these fun, whimsical, blind contour line drawings. Without looking at the paper, I draw the characters from my subconscious memory of faces and people I have met in my life, and then immediately record my reaction in watercolors. The result is a vibrant, and sometimes wild expression of memory.