Category Archives: Illustration

Renée Gouin

Loving these monotypes created by Vancouver-based artist and printmaker, Renée Gouin.  She studied visual art, design and literature in British Columbia, New York and Switzerland.  In her biography and in La Collectionneuse she says this about her art:

“I’m inspired by the process of reduction, paring down objects to their essential form”.

“The idea of reduction stems from my appreciation of Japanese woodblock prints, their muted tonalities and restrained compositions.”

“I see the process of reduction being less about abstraction and more about creating clarity and harmony between the essential formal elements: shape, colour, and composition. The negative space is really important in my images. It accentuates the subjects within the space and their relationship with one another. By pairing down the compositional elements, the aesthetic experience is more immediate and direct.”


More of her work can be viewed on her website and on Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Renée Gouin. 

Hiroyuki Yamada Waterfalls

A final look at Japanese illustrator Hiroyuki Yamada work, Waterfalls.
You can view more of his illustrations on Tokyo Illustrators Society, Behance and Facebook.

Images:  Courtesy of Hiroyuki Yamada.

Hiroyuki Yamada Alphabet


Previously we posted Hiroyuki Yamada’s water themed paintings.  We are so enthralled by his work that we opted to post his floral alphabet.  You can view the full alphabet and his other works on Tokyo Illustrators Society, Behance and Facebook.


Images:  Courtesy of Hiroyuki Yamada.