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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