The web enabled world makes us all very choosy in terms of eye candy. We just see too much good stuff to take notice of a striking visual. Which makes it all the more interesting when someone actually does something new. A children’s book, just out, is possibly opening a whole new stylistic category and one that is very web friendly.
Dimitris Fousekis executed it entirely using Pantone marker pens! (I would link to the relevant product page but at http://www.pantone.com it is impossible to find anything.) It isn’t just the textures that are interesting. For sure the artist’s view on even something as simple as a fish is fascinating and with unique levels of detail and character. But it is the richness of the image based on something as simple and standard as Pantone colors which opens up whole new worlds for images going around the web enabled world that is fascinating.
Apparently the artist is working on an exhibition of oil paintings for the Fall of 2010; it will be interesting to see how the colours are used in relation to this technique. I personally think that this is so original it merits being made into a type of brush for Illustrator or Corel Painter like they have Van Gogh or other master brushes.