London-based illustrator Paul X. Johnson is a rapidly developing artist, whose distinctive and detailed works have been featured in publications like the Times Saturday Review and Bulletin Magazine.
Paul X. Johnson is equally adept at creating characters for his illustrations as well as recreating celebrities or characters from movies or film. Some of his best images include a drawing of Daniel Plainview, the main character from 2007's masterpiece, There Will Be Blood. Another highlight features a fantastic portrait of Blade Runner's Rachael, played by Sean Young. Other images include one illustrated for Blanket Magazine about a woman who masqueraded as a man and was arrested for murder. The well-postured woman sits in an eyepatch, suit and an overcoat, looking every bit the 1920s gangster she turned out to be.
The skill in Paul X. Johnson's work is his ability to force the viewer to accept each artist character as a near-real person. The detail and intensity in his work is what strongly separates Paul X. Johnson from the average illustrator. A recent college graduate, Paul X. Johnson has a bright future in the art world if he can continue this pace and style.
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