Wesley Allsbrook’s illustrations spin and swirl with evocative emotion all while utilizing a deliberate color palette. Upon graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design, she has been working as a freelance illustrator. She originally hails from the verdant piedmont region of North Carolina. Gorgeous work.

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7 Responses to “Wesley Allsbrook”

  1. Kurt Says:

    I don’t mind artists and illustrators being influenced by others, but it annoys me when instead of absorbing the lessons from that person and creating their own twist, they imitate the style completely.

  2. Christopher Says:

    I think you meant here:

    I see some similarities but I would have to see more to compare.

  3. Kurt Says:

    If you’re not familiar with Paul Pope’s work, you should check it out. To someone who’s been following him for years, the imitation on Allsbrook’s part is immediately obvious.

  4. Wesley Says:

    I like Paul Pope, but I feel that the way that we think about the figure, value structure, composition, and space in our images is very different. Also I feel that he is much more of a comic-maker than I am. Visually, we’re interested in very different things. I think that many people who work in ink and color digitally are compared with Pope, and it makes sense, as since the mid 90’s he’s been the gold standard. There will never be anything quite like him. I, personally, am very comfortable being quite like myself. I’m much more of a girl, anyway.

  5. Jerry Allen Rose Says:

    I featured Wesley Allsbrook, a while back at http://www.illustrativetype.com – I have also seen her work for my self – I grew up a few houses down – Good to know I set trends –

  6. Jerry Allen Rose Says:

    I mean towns – not houses.

  7. Charles Says:

    I don’t mind people being commenters on blogs and disrespecting artists, but it annoys me when instead of standing behind their opinions, they bash someone while hiding behind the anonymity of the internet. Please go somewhere else to spread your vitriol.

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