All images © Peter Chiappori 2011-17
Sculpture, Fine Art & Illustration
Architectural thumbnails in Ink
Miscellaneous pencil & ink fantacy & life drawing sketches
(Yes I know, these seem REALLY small, but click on them to enlarge & enjoy!)
~~~A Note about artistic approach~~~
While most graphic artists today are using computer generated images, I too am well versed using these tools but prefer traditional methods & techniques. Though creating "by hand" is generally more time consuming, there is a special quality in art that cannot be achieved with software. The beauty of a freehand line, a colorful brush stroke in the light, or especially the feel of a hand-held chisel being hammered over a stone sculpture. Anyone can see the difference in the executed piece. Thankfully there is still a place for those who understand & appreciate finer works that can only be done in this manner.
As an architect, I have an advantage of putting ideas to paper with great precision & detail graphically. The process, however, is still abstract as the final product will either represent or become something three-dimensional. I constantly use this method with every idea. As much as I plan ahead, though, the finished piece will always differ in some way. It is the nature of the medium, especially stone. What finally appears is a new beautiful object of art that has revealed itself. I'm always amazed at the results.
I can illustrate Just about anything
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Commissioned Wall Mural Paintings ~ 8' x 14'
Example of fiber art. Hand embroidered banner in silk, satin & gold bullion. The main sea-unicorn has batting to provide depth. The entire edge is surrounded with gold & black metallic fringe.