Antonio Bernal – The Man in the Hat series

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New work for The Man in the Hat, series of colourful and quirky illustrations by Antonio Bernal. This is a commission by my a good friend of mine who is absolutely passionate about wine, and he loves visiting wineries and vineyards. Autumn brings amazing colours to vines’ leaves, which I tried to capture in this illustration.

External Link: Antonio Bernal – The Man in the Hat series

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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
Facebook: www.facebook.com/maninthehatart
Twitter: themaninthehat_

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