These Robert Mearns illustrations are a refreshing reminder that not all great art is about shiny, bright and flawlessly colorful imagery.
In fact, what makes these Robert Mearns illustrations so effective is that they willfully eschew a bubbly and idealized aesthetic in favor of one that is decidedly more gritty and realistic -- something that lends urgency to their impact on viewers without looking overly contrived, disingenuous or fabricated.
From monochromatic portraits to the juxtaposition of people's faces on to shoes, these Robert Mearns illustrations are definitely worth checking out. If you're a fan of creative artwork that is happy to stand on its own, don't hesitate to check out this attached gallery to get a glimpse at some truly effective examples.
Granular Urban Portraits
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Creepy Controversial Illustrations
Magical Mayhem Illustrations
Creepily Morbid Illustrations (UPDATE)
Illuminating 3D Illustrations
Epic Fantasy Illustrations