'The Master and the Line' Series is Adorably Fantastical

 - Jan 22, 2012
References: riccardoguasco & behance.net
'The Master and the Line' art series is adorably whimsical. It introduces a little fantasy to the ancient art form of Chinese calligraphy by envisioning the beautiful brush strokes as being created by a little cartoon man.

Illustrated by Italian artist Riccardo Guasco, who is known for his spontaneous Cubist paintings, The Master and the Line art series is a departure from his signature style. Although heavily inspired by the works of Picasso and Munari, this series is much less abstract. Thankfully, he doesn't stray too far away from the fantastical.

The character present in each of the The Master and the Line paintings is reminiscent of the tiny elf helpers in 'The Elves and the Shoemaker' fairytale. He appears to be helping Guasco finish his work on time.