Kei Meguro Pencil Illustrations of (mostly) Women
Kei Meguro is originally from Tokyo. Currently, she works and lives in New York. She has a BFA in Graphic Design from New York’s SVA. After trying to identify what she wanted to do, she pursued her career as a freelance illustrator. However, she still works in cosmetics and apparel industries. Her main technique is her pencil. With this she creates photorealistic portraits of women. Afterwards, she modifies the portraits with colours elegantly through Photoshop.
Earlier this summer Meguro had an exhibition named ‘juxtaposition’ at Galerie Le Monde in Harajuku. “Simply stated, juxtaposition means things side-by-side.” Meguro explained. “Even though I primarily focus on photorealism, I aim to create a juxtaposition by adding a graphic pop of color“. In this article her overall work is presented. The result is impressive. Enjoy.