Polygon Series – Mitchell Nelson

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.


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