Kei Meguro Pencil Illustrations of (mostly) Women
Kei Meguro, originally from Tokyo, she works and 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 became a freelance illustrator ans still works in cosmetics and apparel industries. Having as main medium her pencil she creates photorealistic portraits of women, in general. These portraits are modified elegantly with colours through Photoshop afterwards.
Earlier this summer Meguro had an exhibition named ‘juxtaposition’ at Galerie Le Monde in Harajuku. “Simply stated, juxtaposition means things side-by-side.” 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. Enjoy.