Dreaming in charged yellows, Daniel Stolle begins his work as simple pencil and paper sketches that culminate in these bold digital pieces. German born and residing in Finland, Stolle holds onto the possibility that aliens might exist.
Children's books and comics from Stolle's youth are constantly present in his head, a huge source of inspiration. East German illustrators, like Werner Klemke, Eberhard Binder, and Lona Rietschel, are most evident in Stolle's work.
An artist's conundrum: Stolle hopes to explore making more traditional forms of art. But on the other hand, he would also love to treat digital art making with more fidelity, and move away from mimicking the traditional methods with digital.
Above are a series of illustrations called "World Changing Ideas" from Scientific American.
Essential are the artist's tools. Stolle begins his drawings with pencils and fountain and ballpoint pens. In digital format, Stolle uses Wacom Cintiq, ClipStudio/Manga Studio, and Photoshop.
Stolle's work can be found in numerous publications across Europe and the US.
A mantra of sorts, Stolle believes there to be some wisdom in this second verse of "Marquee Moon" from the band Television:
"I spoke to a man down at the tracks. And I ask him how he don't go mad? He said, 'Look here, junior. Don't you be so happy, and for heaven's sake, don't be so sad.' "
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