The illustrations of Kenal Louis

My name is Kenal Louis and I am a digital illustrator and contemporary visual artist. I was born in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti and my earliest childhood memories consist of me drawing on any paper I could find around the house.~ Kenal Louis43-art-circle-vans-x34811The following series is entitled the Royalty Art Series. In total, there have been 11 pieces created from the Royalty Art series. The most intricate and recent of the digital illustration series is one I created of Vitiligo model Winnie Harlow.queen-willow-smith-art-illustration-x34811The collection of illustrations was inspired by the idea that in some form we are all kings and queens. In today’s day in age, celebrities are viewed as idols and public figures. With the art series I wanted to portray some of the figures, I admire the most as kings and queens. The inspiration for the style of artwork came from my fascination with the Art Nouveau era, Haitian descent Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Afro-futurism.queen-fka-illustration-x34811Each piece from the series is thoroughly thought out before they are created. I do some research online to find the subject’s zodiac symbols & colors and for the most part, already have knowledge about them. From there I draw thumbnail sketches for the composition of the artwork to have an idea of where I am going to paint certain elements. I use photographic references for some of the illustration poses and plenty of images of the subject’s face, in order to create something that is accurate. From there I start painting.queen-zoe-kravitz-illustration-painting-x3481160-sexy-high-heels-gold-abstraction-x34811

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