Monday, May 26, 2014

Yvan Duque [feedly]



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Yvan Duque
// lines and colors

Yvan Duque
Yvan Duque is a French illustrator, about whom I can find little information, other than a relation to a studio or group known as L'Encre Blanch (White Ink).

Duque has a web presence in the form of a Tumblog, a presence on the L'Encre Blanch Behance gallery and a store on Etsy.

The work, which appears to be done in water media like gouache or watercolor, has a wonderfully graphic sensibility, and utilizes both strong and subtle value contrasts simultaneously. I particularly enjoy Duque's texturally stylized tree trunks and bark.

Duque's work is currently on display in California, as part of the Gallery Nucleus exhibition, Adventure Awaits: Destinations Real & Imagined, that runs until June 15, 2014.


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The Battle of Hampton Roads [feedly]



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The Battle of Hampton Roads
// Gurney Journey


In recognition of this day for remembering people who died in war, I offer my painting "Sinking of the Cumberland" from the American Civil War. 

I painted the image for National Geographic after reading many first hand accounts of the Battle of Hampton Roads, studying ship plans, and sketching artifacts remaining from the event. 


The original painting currently hangs at the Mariners' Museum in Newport News, Virginia, where it's on long-term loan.

Read about the making of the painting at the previous post Sinking of the Cumberland


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