The Patience of Artist Rob Ryan


stylist-cmas-coverin-styleRRyanPApercutCalendarThe paper cut illustrations of Artist Rob Ryan are a wonder to behold. A wonder in their intricacy, in their contemporary charm and, well, quite frankly I can’t fathom how one takes the time and effort to create such a body of work. I guess their are techniques and shortcuts that Rob takes in creating these pieces. Even so, in this age of I want it now, I need it now, strike that I needed it yesterday, goodbye I’ll find someone else to do this last week when I really needed it…anyway, it’s nice to see such strong and delicate work, regardless of how long or little time it takes.

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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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4 Comments on “The Patience of Artist Rob Ryan”

  1. Peace and hamburgers please
    December 9, 2015 at 2:48 pm #

    I agree with you. It’s just amazing how much patience is needed for such art to be done but yet, when it’s done, the results are even greater than you imagined. This is exactly it! I love it.

  2. Iris
    December 10, 2015 at 11:52 am #

    So delicate and meaningful. Great art!

  3. December 11, 2015 at 9:42 am #


  4. January 8, 2016 at 9:36 am #

    I thought these were great drawings at first glance, but on realizing they were papercuts, I can’t believe how much skill and dedication it must take to make them. Wonderful stuff!


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