|My view on Sabine ten Lohuis, the Illustrator|
|Wednesday, 19 January 2011 20:38|
Sabine ten Lohuis is an extremely talented illustrator based in Rotterdam, my girlfriend and my idol. Besides the fact that my opinion can easily be deemed biased, I will shamelessly share it anyway.
If you don't care about my opinion and want to cut to the chase, just visit her illustration website / blog immediately. Else, read on and THEN visite her website.
Sabine creates scenes and portraits of both people and animals by applying traditional pencil and ink drawing techniques to contemporary subjects and topping it with whatever the latest technologies have to offer. Her illustrations portray scenes and moods inspired by both indie, hipster and rock 'n roll cultures, but there is also a lot of influence of fashion and nature giving her works a distinctive feminine touch.
I have been following the evolution of her illustration style for the last few years and I always feel like I can't wait to see what's next... Her style just recently evolved and became very detailed, realistic and technically impressive but I feel that new style is just now maturing and soon we will see some major breakthrough in terms of concept and motif.
What impresses me the most in Sabine's work is her capacity to transmit character. She has an incredible ability add subtle feelings and moods to portraits that make us feel almost like we could read the thoughts of the character, or know exactly how he or she feels.
Here are some of my favourites: