French illustrator Marion Balac has got some serious pencil skills on her. The 28-year old Paris resident creates enormous graphite compositions, thick with detail, that are full of dense vegetation and punctuated by large spaces of pure white paper. These homogenous masses seem to creep through the forests like strange ectoplasmic entities. We don’t know what they are, but we really like them.
Marion’s had a bit of a convoluted journey to full-time illustration, starting out as a cinematographer before travelling across Eastern Europe to run workshops at refugee centres, schools and hospitals. She’s recently finished studying at L’Ecole Des Beaux-Arts in Lyon, developing her already refined style and preparing herself for an illustrious career.
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