I'm trying something new here.
Each week, I'd like to start sharing with you the artist and people who influence and inspire me. Like most artists, I'm constantly on the lookout for fresh (at least, to me) work to fuel my ideas and show me something that maybe I haven't seen before. Maybe you'll be turned on to something new, as well.
Now, I don't know much about Elena Pancorbo except that she's an insanely talented artist from Spain. I can understand a little Spanish, but not enough to read through everything she posts without translating. I try, though!
Her work grabbed me immediately. I love how warm, clean, strong and yet delicate her portraits. She uses (from what I gather) primarily pastels to create smooth and flawless blending of skin. I love how she uses toned paper and leaves choice selections void of color or shading. Her line work is perfectly fragile feeling. She has a very distinct style and her work is immediately recognizable, which I always think of as something quite impressive.