Douglas Smith Transforms Images into Voyages

By: Andrew Robertson - Published: Jun 29, 2012 • References: behance.net and english.mashkulture.net
Maine-based illustrator Douglas Smith has crafted a name for himself through his impressive portfolio spanning the decades since the early 70s. The award-winning artist specializes in finely detailed drawings covering several themes and genres.

His black and white artwork includes surreal imagery such as a fruit that looks like a globe and carpet workers unrolling a large quilt of gravel road. Other illustrations are steeped more in the tradition of action and adventure, depicting characters struggling to stay alive in the face of certain death.

Douglas Smith's true talent is expressed in his attention to minute details. The individual lines used to give body and texture to his artwork is meticulously applied and beautifully executed. While retaining a sense of fantasy, the amount of detailed invested into his artwork elevates the illustrations from something that is looked at to something that is felt.