This artist’s website has been sitting in my inbox for months waiting for me to write a blog post about him. I discovered Adrian Valencia back in August and he was featured in that month’s Inspiration Collection. Since then I’ve been through his portfolio and blog and he’s now one of my new favourite artists!
Adrian Valencia is originally from Argentina but moved in London in 2000. He’s a self taught illustrator with a background in graphic design with a lot of his work being travel and fashion inspired. I like how he fleshes out the backgrounds and put the subjects within a space. I want to to visit some of these places they look so good!
His work is similar to Kevin Dart (another favourite of mine) and Matthieu Forichon which have a classic illustrative style. I love the combination of the simple flat shapes with textures, shadows and highlighting worked in. I think Valencia pulls this off really well and the amount of details in some of his work are amazing. I especially love his side profile series.