October Artist of the Month – Nemo

© Art by Nemo 4"x6" pencil on vellum drawing in 11"x14" blond bamboo frame with wide white mat

I believe that I first found Nemo through Lisa Call (an AOTM alumnus) and he’s been a great contact on Twitter.  He is one of those few people who actually hold a conversation with you there and isn’t just spewing links or quotes.  Currently, he is on a road trip across the country (he’s one of two artists I’m following currently on the road) to spread his art around and have fun while doing it.

In his own words:

The focus of my art is not the subject, but the method by which I constructed it. As a trained architectural draftsman grown weary of computer aided drafting, I had the desire to put my manual drawing skills to work. Drafting requires a steady hand, mastery of one’s tools and patience, as does my art work. I use various line weights combined with multiple styles of circles, spirals and swirls to compose the subject. The entire

© Art by Nemo 4"x6" pencil on vellum drawing in 11"x14" blond bamboo frame with wide white mat

image is drawn freehand with number two pencil and an accent of colored pencil on vellum drafting paper. I choose my subjects due to their beauty, but for me the real beauty is found in the complexity of details made with the most primitive of tools.

And yes, he draws all the circles freehand!  You can find him online at Art by Nemo, Art by Nemo blog, and you can buy one piece at a time through his Etsy shop. Otherwise you’ll have to try and catch him on the road or visit one of the galleries representing him.