May 19, 2013

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Rafael Esquer

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The ‘Triangulation’ Portraits of Josh Bryan

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Johnny Depp Josh Bryan is a 20-year old artist based on England. Armed with only a black fineliner, he creates unique and distinctive portraits of famous celebrities including Johnny Deep, Amy Winehouse, Albert Einstein and Marilyn Monroe among others. “The creative process is quite simple.” He explains, “I make sure …

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Johnny Depp

Josh Bryan is a 20-year old artist based on England. Armed with only a black fineliner, he creates unique and distinctive portraits of famous celebrities including Johnny Deep, Amy Winehouse, Albert Einstein and Marilyn Monroe among others.

“The creative process is quite simple.” He explains, “I make sure the image I use as a reference isn’t too well-known, even though the subjects are. I then map triangles over the face, drawing around the different tones on the face. The lines are added in afterwards to determine the amount of tone needed in each triangle.”

He came up with a style called ‘triangulations,’ which consists of drawing thousands of triangles of many sizes. The repetition of the abstract, geometric forms create the volume, lights, shadows, and tones that gives his portraits their powerful look.

Regarding his Marilyn Monroe portrait, Alice Yoo from My Modern Met wrote ‘Bryan’s pen portrait of Marilyn Monroe is still one of my all-time favorite artworks of her.’ I agree since in a simple, pure way, the young artist has captured the essence of Marilyn’s mystifying aura.

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Marilyn Monroe
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Albert Einstein
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Amy Winehouse
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Johnny Knoxville
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Helena Bonham Carter

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