Dudes lampin' in his Harris Tweed blazer, John Deere braces and birkenstock sandals. If you could believe - he is actually from the U.K. (I'd say he's spent too much time in our country). But I did love the way he was just sitting outside this cafe in Sausalito dressed like this on a Sunday. He probably owns land in the Marin Headlands or something.
Kurt hit me up a while back and we have been exchanging emails and pleasantries ever since. He very humbly wrote telling me he enjoys drawing the characters on my site. I figured someone who enjoys my subjects and their kits as mush as I do must be cool. Then the mail arrived
Dont be nosy, no reason to read the letter, point is look at that chuck taylor (belonging to his girlfriend Ann who's pretty fucking rad herself!)
The sketches are exactly what I wish I could doodle!
On his most recent drawing trip to New York (he brings his students along!) to meet with some illustrators and artists/designers I had the honor of finally meeting Kurt. In the short time we had together I flipped through 3 of the heavy books he had carried along and snapped just a few of his amazing sketches.
Not sure this fellas from my site, but he is special! Kurt is just awesome.
I searched the world wide web and found some accurate words on Kurt: Habitual sketchbook practitioner—Kurt Hollomon's work employs the direct observational drawing style that gives his illustrations a sense of reality tempered with a quirky, spirited line. Former Mt. Rainier climbing guide, Kurt has been art director, designer and now illustrator as well as teacher of drawing and illustration at Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon. A modern day Magellan with a Micron or possibly Lewis or Clark in a Land Rover; bouncing towards the southern tip of Patagonia with a cheese sandwich and bottle of water tossed into a shoulder bag filled with drawing supplies... few artists have been able to capture the beauty, history, and happiness of the outdoor lifestyle as Kurt has. To discover more about Kurt, visit his website
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