When I explore another artist’s sketchbook it feels as if I am peering directly into their mind, where the diamonds are still uncut and raw. Because I love this feeling, I frequently collage my original sketches into my finished illustrations to carefully expose my primary thoughts and process. By deliberately combining random marks, sporadic lines and a sketchbook aesthetic with bursts of texture and color, I aim to generate spontaneous images of un-nerving chaos. Through my pen, I explore human relationships, and behaviors, as well as aspects of social structures.
Lewis Rossignol is a Portland, Maine based illustrator specializing in combining hand- drawn and collaged imagery. He is currently working towards his BFA at Maine College of Art. Regularly taking on freelance illustration and design jobs, Rossignol has worked with clients including Geary’s Brewing, Current Affairs Magazine and JDM Guitar Pedals, and is a regular contributor to Dispatch Magazine.