The personal work of illustrator Simon Prades implements both ink and watercolors, using text and negative space to create engrossing drawings. Even with the artist’s sparser works, the tangible elements of each piece are packed with detail. By the day, the artist works as an illustrator for publications like The New York Times, Esquire, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, Wired, and others.
The top drawing came from a short series of personal work Prades created about Japan in 2011. At the time, Prades said these pieces were “an attempt to organize the chaos of feelings, images and informations concerning the disaster in Japan, through two drawings.”
Prades is currently based in Saarbrücken, Germany. See more the artist’s work, including a cover he created for the Sara Crowe book “Bone Jack,” below.