Neu Black

Illustrator Raquel Aparicio

03.25.09   |   Posted in: Art & Design   |   By: Rebecca Swanner
Tags: , ,    

Spanish illustrator Raquel Aparicio blows us away time and time again with her delicate drawings and rich, but not overwhelming, color palette. Unlike other artists who have a single, trademark style, Aparicio uses a variety of techniques and styles that makes her work appear to be created by many different hands. For instance, in the series “Russian Fairy Tales,” some pieces are painted in what appears to be the Japanese style, while in others she makes her own twist on traditional folk art.

Though at first glance Aparicio’s work appears wholly sweet, you’ll notice when you look deeper that there is an almost sinister-like quality to many of of her images. Scissors with teeth, women strumming roaches like violins, and insane Cookie Monsters are just a few examples of the darker side of the images created by this woman who also, at times, illustrates children’s books and items for the New York Times.



2 Responses to “Illustrator Raquel Aparicio”

  1. Lynn Kenneth Pecknold Says:

    I have appreciated viewing imagination on the page. Drawing conversations flowing into streams!

  2. Says:

    Hello, I’m writing to let you know about ‘Pressure Is ON’ Take a moment to check it out on Indiegogo and also share it with your friends. All the tools are there. Get perks, make a contribution, or simply follow updates. If enough of us get behind it, we can make ‘Pressure Is ON’ happen.

Leave a Reply

More Like This