Owen Gent is a 24 year old illustrator currently studying at university college Falmouth, in Cornwall, England. Though Owen works in various areas of the discipline, from editorial and promotional to children’s book illustration, a strong sense of narrative runs through all of his work. Using traditional painting and drawing techniques Owen weaves a sense of story into all of his illustrations, intriguing the viewer into considering the story beyond the edge of the page (cf. artist’s bio) Please visit his website or follow his Tumblr for more work.
Wildlife, 2012. (Ballpoint pen on paper, 5” x 8.25”)
“I’ve always been enamoured with the idea of monsters and beings made from a collective of smaller parts and gaining a weird kind of sentience like Frankenstein, or golems, or scrappy robots, or even human beings. I enjoy art that speaks in some sort of narrative that is easy to grasp but incomplete and unclear and open to be explored; like a film still of which you’ve never seen or a single panel from a graphic novel.” -James Chia Han Lee. Learn more about the artist here.
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