There are many illustrations that catch the eye, but there are very few that blow you away – One such illustration was done by Joe Fenton, an extremely talented artist and illustrator. Joe began his career as a film concept designer and sculptor, working in the film industry with directors such as Terry Gilliam and companies such as Disney and Miramax.
Solitude was a project undertaken by Joe in 2010, and according to this interview, the project was born out of an idea to put together a large scale drawing of different religious references driven by Joe’s never ending journey to find a spiritual solution to give meaning to his life.
Solitude stands at 5 ft and is 8 ft wide. It is rendered in graphite, ink, acrylic & gouache on Arches watercolor paper. It took Joe almost a year to complete the project. This quote aptly summarizes the monumental task that Joe Fenton undertook
“Imagine taking your 0.5 mechanical pencil and drawing on a large piece of white paper for 10 hours a day, seven days a week, over a course of 10 full months. Think you’d give up after a few hours or maybe even a few days? Well, it’s safe to say that most people would. Then again, most people aren’t like Joe Fenton”
Here are some pictures that display the magnificent talent that is Joe Fenton. It is at times like these when the quote “pictures never do justice” is applicable. Nevertheless – Enjoy!
And finally… THE MASTERPIECE
Website: Joe Fenton
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