When it comes to telling a story through illustration, few come closer to perfection than Douglas Smith. His intensely detailed work has the quality of being at once, beautiful to look at, technically impressive and thematically intriguing… hidden in its fine line work are stories both new and old.
Smith’s finely crafted work has the look of the best etchings: fine black and white lines form shading by their close proximity and gradually tapering width. The classic look suits the most frequent place you’ll find his work: the printed pages of magazines, books and advertisements.
Having earned his BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1974, Smith embarked on a career in illustrated storytelling that has carried him through to today, earning him numerous prestigious awards and landing him consistent work from such periodicals as the Boston Globe and Inc. Magazine. To see more of his fine work, including many illustrations in color, see his artist representative richardsolomon.com.