My Idols:: Hanuka Brothers:: Illustrators
Hello, hello again! Today I’m gonna display some Hanuka-art here on this delicious blog. I first came across these twin, Israeli brothers’ work some years ago when a close friend of mine bought me an illustrated calendar as a birthday gift. The truth is it took me a while to realize they were actually two and not one person!
Well, for a good reason. Their style is identically similar with bright colors and pointy viewpoints. They know how to effectively use perspective to achieve a dramatic and eye-capturing look. Additionally they use color in the most effective way making every illustrated scene look magically dreamy.
They also maintain two separate blogs. Asaf’s is The Realist and Hanuka’s is Tropical Toxic. Of course if your appetite craves some more official material you can scroll down here and here to wander through their personal websites.
I have to admit they are a huge inspiration for me and it’s a life goal to achieve that drawing level. Hard work and some photoshop practice hopefully will do the trick!
Hanuka brothers specialize more in editorial illustration and they haven’t published as many books as I ‘d like to have on my library (dozens).
Asaf Hanuka has published a collection of one-page illustrations that he uploads regularly on his blog, although the printed edition is unfortunately translated into French only. Tomer Hanuka has also published a printed version of selected works on paper. Finally the brothers have collaborated in The Divine, a graphic novel about war in Southern-east Asia, which looks exquisite, but I haven’t purchased yet.
That was all for today, brief and comprehensive.
Ciao until next time boys and girls!