This week we are featuring an illustrator from USA, Jaw Cooper.
I contacted her early this morning and she was very kind to introduce herself with a small bio, you are going to see at the end of the article.
What can I say about JAW?
She is undoubtly talented. There is something very close to anime in her artwork and a mix with the detailed nature drawings we used to see in dictionaries. I can read some influence from the Art Decó style. As well as a resemblence to Egon Schele sketches for the girls and some influences of the animals in the paintings of the Renaissance, like you see for example with the hares or rabbits.
Something really important to her is the sketching.
“I love to sketch more than anything and I use my blog as a way to showcase what I believe is the most fun and important part of my process.”
“I decide which sketches to finish based on the project (or gallery show) and how long I estimate I’ll have to get it done. I do not enjoy painting as much as I enjoy sketching so I will not typically take a sketch to completion unless there is an immediate purpose for it. Beyond that, the sketch has to have a spontaneous fluidity or life to it or I simply toss it.”
She developes strange multi-eyed creatures with long hair or deformed girls (Please, go and get some more at her blog).
And let introduce Jaw Cooper by herself:
JAW (Jessica A.W.) Cooper was born in England and grew up in Africa, Sweden, Ireland, various other locations throughout Europe, and California. She has always cultivated a deep curiosity for the natural world and is inspired by forms found in nature, curio cabinets, fashion photography, and nipples in general. Cooper lives and works as an illustrator and gallery artist in Los Angeles, California. Her newest series “Tarnished” will be on display at La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Hollywood starting June 4th of this year. JAW Cooper’s work may be viewed online at:
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