Today we find ourselves in Brooklyn, thanks to It’s Nice That who directed me, using only their map of impeccable taste, to the studio of Josh Cochran. As I said on the very first Fri-llustrator-Day, I don’t like repeating another sites discoveries, but I was so inspired by Mr Cochran’s gear, that I had to share. Plus that fact he has made a few illustrations featuring Astronauts and I’m a sucker for anything in outer space.
His colour pallette is superb and he really is a fantastic draughtsman. Looking at some of his drawings made me exclaim “Blimey!” out loud, they were so intricate. I would really love to see him tackle a graphic novel. One, because I would, and two, because I always feel a bit odd writing a Fri-llustrator post without mentioning comics… mind you, he has produced work for Fantagraphics, so maybe he has some comic-related illustration knocking about somewhere.
Have a look at the Josh Cochran website and discover why people like Esquire, McSweeney’s, the New Yorker, TIME and Wired have all used him. Oh, and there’s also a few really nice motion pieces too to look at, too.
Wonderful stuff, Mr. Cochran!
All images © 2009 Josh Cochran.