Antonio Bernal – Leaving Istanbul.-

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This is a new illustration for The Man in the Hat series.

I think I went a bit too crazy with the colors in the sea, going another step farther from realism. I kind of like the atmosphere those funky colors provide though, although I think it looks a bit dreamscapy, which wasn’t the original intention! It was good fun though.

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External Link: Antonio Bernal – Leaving Istanbul.-

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My name is Antonio Bernal, I’m a Spanish illustrator based in Cork, Ireland. I’m a self-taught artist, and watercolor and ink is my favourite medium. Ironically, I never wear hats (I don’t think they suit me!).

During Autumn 2011 I started painting with watercolors and inks, and after a few experiments, this Man in the Hat made appearance. At first, he was just an easy figure to use for my compositions, but since them I haven’t managed to get rid of him, so he’s become the center and leitmotiv of this series.

One of my main references is the French illustrator Jacques de Loustal, whose artwork I’ve followed and loved over the last few years. His capacity to suggest a plot without dictating it and his taste for silent characters and evocative, beautiful, melancholic landscapes is something that I found very appealing and try to reflect on my own artwork.

You can find and follow the Man in the Hat in:

Website: www.themaninthehatart.com
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