hope gangloff illustrations

posted by the scholar on March 19th, 2008
filed under: art, illustration

i have always been drawn to pen and ink illustrations, and these ballpoint pen works by new york artist hope gangloff are no exception. these pieces are drawn from photos and recreated with details that are soft but still precise and complete. her vivid scenes of daily life, both in palette and composition, take me to a place where i have been before at some point. a place where i felt liberated, hard, youthful and wise all at the same time.

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the combination of ennui and casual confidence within her subjects is just so excellent.

hope is represented by the art department and the susan inglett gallery. view her portfolio and contact her on her website.

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4 Responses to “hope gangloff illustrations”

  1. Carson Says:

    you know I’m a sucker for some damn fine illustration work, and thomas broome, hope gangloff are no exceptions.

  2. the scholar Says:

    hi carson!

    what a happy surprise to see you!

    yep, rooting around the internet and finding jewels is so rewarding. i think i’m a bit heavy with the illustration coverage this week but i don’t care. these people create fabulous things!

    so pleased you like them too! 🙂

  3. Johnny Says:

    Hey, it’s Johnny, the guy who leaves comments three months too late.

    Gigi, I was just going through some old bookmarks when I rediscovered this post, and I just wanted to say that “the combination of ennui and casual confidence” was the perfect way of describing this work.

  4. the scholar Says:

    aha! thanks johnny (and better late than never)! 🙂

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