• Illustrations by David Alvarez Reflect the Intersection of Fantasy and Reality

    9 monthes ago - By Colossal

    All images © David Alvarez, shared with permission
    When working in black and white instead of a muted color palette, Mexico-based artist David Alvarez manages to still create illustrations rich in texture and contrast. Layers of graphite and charcoal on white and cream colored paper form complex shadows. Highlights emerge from the negative space and become the light on stone walls, on faces, and on glowing wings and shiny armor.
    The depictions of creatures from myth and fantasy are personal projects from Alvarez's notebook that have been reworked at random over time. “There is an attempt...
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