The Art of Peter Hutton

There’s something so very compelling about illustration that rides the line between realism and sketch. It’s a bit impressionistic, a bit cartoonish, a bit technical illustration. I’d argue that in Peter Hutton’s case, it’s the best bit of all of these. The vibrance of the colors and the loose gestural form of the lines give a charming crafted feel. But the cutaways, and certain details are so very precise that it exhibits the best artistry of technical illustration. The loose, unfinished sections—like the tires on many of the bikes and formula cars—might just be my favorite parts of each illustration. Coupled with the explanatory passages about the car in Peter’s hand, these pieces would make any garage into an art gallery. Really amazing stuff.

Available, along with dozens more, as a variety of products from Peter’s web shop.

One response to “The Art of Peter Hutton”

  1. Terence Burns says:

    Beautiful, but very reminiscent of the artwork of the late Bob Freeman (http://www.bobfreeman.co.uk/default.asp). Freeman’s illustrations were one of the elements that made the UK’s CAR and Supercar Classics magazines such a pleasure to read in their heyday.

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