I get a lot of emails from illustration students and young cartoonists. Sometimes they ask to interview me for a class assignment, sometimes they’re recent graduates looking for advice on how to transition from art student to professional illustrator/cartoonist. I get emails asking about how I…
Know Hope x Aakash Nihalani “Uncornered” New Mural - New York City
Israeli artist Know Hope was recently in NYC where he had a small solo show during Scope Art Fair. The other day he teamed up with NYC based artist Aakash Nihalani, and the duo worked on this lovely collaborative mural.
Know Hope’s simple illustrative style worked super well with Aakash clean geometrical elements, especially combined with the bright colored wall they picked. The result is this simple and very effective piece showing flock of birds flying inside and out of the wall.
I drew these in pencil over a period of time toward the end of last year, as I was sinking from a long stretch of anhedonia into deep depression.
Today I was looking back through my old sketchbook, and I couldn’t believe where I was at then compared to how good I feel now. I decided I should honor the difference by inking it and posting it, even though it doesn’t resonate with me anymore.
P.S. Some day I’ll make a post that isn’t just selfies, I promise.