JOE CIARDIELLO'S FISTFUL OF DRAWINGS
One year ago - By Illustration Art
I've previously written of my admiration for the art of Joe Ciardiello .
Ciardiello achieves drama in his drawings by balancing extremes. He contrasts a light, lacy line with dense, powerful black accents. He contrasts black and white drawings with spots of vivid color strategically placed. He contrasts liquid pools of watercolor with a raspy drybrush.
An elegant line contrasted with a thick black brush
A black and white drawing contrasted with jolts of color
Liquid pools contrasted with scratchy drybrush
Ciardiello's balance of extremes is delicate surgery in a small space, but when the...
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