Owen Davey is an illustrator who manages to make work that’s contemporary and nostalgic at the same time. His work has been featured in global media and several books and also won him numerous awards. It also got him over 120,000 Instagram followers, which is a pretty large audience for anyone.
“I think there’s something really beautiful in being able to reduce stuff down to its essence. My favorite example is a picture of a house. You can draw a square with a triangle on top and immediately the vast majority of people will recognize it to be a house,” Davey told Gestalten. “I always draw animals with shapes and try to think of their body or head shapes as a whole before I get into the nitty-gritty details. Once you have the overarching shape of them pinned down, the rest comes much easier, and you don’t end up with a strange skew-whiff version of the creature.”
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