New York-based Illustrator Michael Marsicano has a vibrant and expressive take on realistic imagery. His style of illustration is lush and detailed, but also restrained and conceptually focused, fitting nicely into an editorial context.
I love the surreal vibes Michael achieves through subtle exaggeration and selective use of color. His illustrations feel like tall tales—fanciful manifestations of real subjects. His combination of traditional media and digital techniques also give the work a fresh and contemporary aesthetic. Check out more of his work here.