Who is Nicolas Gouny? I first saw Nicolas Gouny’s works at deviantArt back in 2009. He is known there as ploop26 and has posted more than 400 illustrations for children. His illustrations have been used by French local stores and internationally known children’s toy giant Janod. He has produced picture books, calendars, and handcrafted jewels featuring his illustrations available in Etsy.
His works feature bright colors with subtle paint-like textures, backed up with cute mini stories. His characters are compelling and their fun adventures are effectively translated into works of art. Nicolas Gouny’s talent not only lies in illustration, but also in storytelling.
Nicolas Gouny is the man who inspired me to try and eventually pursue illustration. Two years ago I fell in love with his works, and two years later I am still fascinated with his art pieces.
Here are some of his works:
- Recipe + Use of Textures (klacenklaiart.wordpress.com)
- Children’s Storybook Illustration (theartagency.wordpress.com)
- The Vanishing Greatness of Illustration (blogcritics.org)
- Illustrative artist ‘Michael Marsicano’ (fernexpress.wordpress.com)
- Willow: A children’s picture book about art and imagination (artfulparent.typepad.com)
- Artistic Peculiarities: Interview with Illustrator Julie Fortenberry (literaryfriendships.wordpress.com)
- Let’s Color Nature + Nicolas Gouny (klacenklaiart.wordpress.com)