Antonio Bernal – Canyon Gliding

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This is my latest work for the series of quirky watercolour illustrations, The Man in the Hat. The Man in the Hat series has a strong narrative element, but there is no story as such. Through the different illustrations the viewer is able to make up their own story, which takes place in the different and varied locations and situations presented in the illustrations.

External Link: Antonio Bernal – Canyon Gliding

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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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