The New Designers exhibit never fails to disappoint. With such an array of emerging talent all under one roof at the Business Design Centre in Islington, it’s always a day full of inspiring ideas.
We were on the lookout for the best graduate work to highlight in a future report when we stumbled across Mitchell Nelson’s mesmerizing large-scale artworks. We were stunned to discover that the lifelike images were in fact hand-drawn. Nelson fuses realistic pencil and ink illustrations with clean graphical elements, offering a fresh take on portraits. A selection of his work from the “Polygon Series” is shown below, as well as other works from his diverse portfolio.
Combining sketched polygons with oh-so-detailed pencil illustrations creates a quirky hybrid and a unique look.
Recently graduated from Swindon College School of Art and Design with straight distinctions, Nelson is now based in Wiltshire working as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer for his design studio, MJN Arts. To view more of his stunning work, visit his online portfolio at mjnarts.com.