Illustrator Raphael Vicenzi of Mydeadpony Creates Striking Portraits

By: Meghan Young - Dec 24, 2014
References: mydeadpony & beautifuldecay
The tragically beautiful art of Raphaƫl Vicenzi, an illustrator also known as Mydeadpony, would steal the breaths of many. A unique combination of water color, digital media and typography, the images revolve around portraits of women. Although full of bright pastels and the illusion of light, there is something dark lurking behind each expression. This gives the tragically beautiful art its character.

Inspired of a stream of consciousness process when it comes to his series of tragically beautiful art, the results can easily be described as eclectic and even chaotic. Vicenzi shares, "My process is to start working on an illustration even if I am not sure where I am going" even though it is "a constant struggle, battling with myself about this or [that] decision."