Explorers are we, intrepid and bold,
Out in the wild, amongst wonders untold.
Equipped with our wits, a map, and a snack,
We’re searching for fun and we’re on the right track!
— The Indispensable Calvin & Hobbes
Evens Joseph specializes in character design, fashion design, & commercial illustration and we can’t get enough of these hand drawn fairy-esque illustrations of his. Evens was born in Haiti and received his degree at Columbus College of Art and Design. His incredibly detailed work has been commissioned by record labels, books, and companies worldwide.
This was an assignment for school, we had to come up with a cover for a future issue of American Illustration and incorporate the issue number in as well. I decided to do 88, focusing on the relationship between an image and its viewer.
"I have a strange feeling with regard to you, as if I had a string somewhere under my left ribs, tightly knotted to a similar string in you. And if you were to leave I’m afraid that cord of communion would snap, and I have a notion that I’d take to bleeding inwardly."