Viola Niccolai: Sometimes I Just Want Woodcuts and Pencils

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Illustration today.

With the graphics tablets and the Photoshopping. With the 3D modeling and the shading. Or the flatness and the minimalism…the same styles/things/techniques over and over and over.

Sometimes I just want a nice pencil drawing or a woodblock print you know? Thank you Viola Niccolai for giving me just what I needed today.

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Categories: New Illustration

Author:Mark Kaufman

Mark Kaufman is a partner at Vivitiv, an issue oriented design firm providing creative services for organizations involved in housing, technology issues, education, the environment, and the arts. His illustrations have appeared in The New York Times, The Progressive, National Lampoon, The Stranger, and The Oxford American. Mr. Kaufman writes and draws the comic strips American Affairs Desk and I Drew This Thing. Mark is Vice President Communications, ICON9 The Illustration Conference and is an editor at Illustration Age. Mark Kaufman's Illustration Site ///// Vivitiv Issue Oriented Design

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7 Comments on “Viola Niccolai: Sometimes I Just Want Woodcuts and Pencils”

  1. February 21, 2014 at 9:54 am #

    Muy hermoso

  2. February 21, 2014 at 10:45 am #

    me too!

  3. February 21, 2014 at 12:56 pm #

    Beautiful work!

  4. February 21, 2014 at 1:32 pm #


  5. February 21, 2014 at 4:06 pm #

    Ooooh I lurv it!

  6. Snoring Dog Studio
    February 22, 2014 at 6:54 am #


  7. February 24, 2014 at 6:01 am #

    Reblogged this on Picasso Plate and commented:


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