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"I start everything on paper, so I’ll work with a MUJI mechanical pencil. I’ll go over everything with a Pentel pocket brush pen on sheets of layout paper, drawing sections separately by colour. Then once all that is done, everything is scanned, then I’ll work with all these shapes as vectors in Illustrator, and finally add a bit of texture in Photoshop. When I explain it it sounds really long and removed from the actual initial drawing but to me it feels like it comes full circle and the energy in the lines and textures stops everything from losing its handmade feel."
Our Instagram Pick of the Week is Conor Nolan | @cnr_nln
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"I messed around with different kinds of printmaking for a while and learned a lot about different types, which has always fascinated me. I try to keep that in my work and keep the human feel to what I’m doing, even in the more polished and finished stuff. So I guess you could say my style is made up of bold and bright shapes, rough brush strokes and a use of layering and colour similar to that of screen printing or risograph printing."
Our Instagram Pick of the Week is Conor Nolan | @cnr_nln
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"I try to use Instagram as a way of constantly keeping people looped in to what I’m doing, whether it’s sketches that I’ll just pop in my story done in ink or pencil, or if it’s finished illustrations. I’m sometimes a bit hesitant to put commercial commissions up there so I like to use it as a way to keep doing personal stuff. It’s kind of a tester for what might go on my website so I’m updating it a lot."
Our Instagram Pick of the Week is Conor Nolan | @cnr_nln
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"Well, I’ve always liked Toulouse-Lautrec a lot, though I don’t think you would really see that in my work. But it was my admiration for him that made me want to get out there and try out drawing for myself. I’d have to say the actual influence came from Cocteau; I was really attracted to his line-based homoerotic art (it was so much different to Tom of Finland, which was the only exponent of queer art that I knew of at the time). I was completely in awe to find the drawings still managed to be compelling in spite of the lack of details, or even precisely because of it, since a lot is left to the imagination, and his lines are very sensual. David Hockney also has some line work that I like, though it’s not as explicit as Cocteau’s."
Our Instagram Pick of the Week is Facundo Alegre | @corkvseverybody
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"My style is very simple and line-oriented, which mostly has to do with the fact that Cork Vs Everybody started off as quick sketches. When I was drawing, I didn’t even think of using colour or contouring; I didn’t worry about that at all. I was just doing whatever came to me naturally. The lines can be precise in one sketch and broken and loose in the other; the level of detail may even change; and that’s the great thing about a sketchbook: that you can allow yourself to experiment even in those very minimal terms of black versus white."
Our Instagram Pick of the Week is Facundo Alegre | @corkvseverybody
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"I think Instagram is a surprisingly easy-to-use and effective way to put your work out there and connect with others. It’s not just about finding an audience but also about interacting within a community of like-minded people. Through it I’ve discovered tons of artists who are also interested in the male figure and homoerotic art; I’ve met models, fashion photographers, illustrators… It really helps broaden your spectrum and pushes your creativity a step further."
Our Instagram Pick of the Week is Facundo Alegre | @corkvseverybody
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"I don’t think I could name a particular person. I’m sure I’m influenced by a lot of what I see without even realising it. I like photographers who can make me see something in a different way – photos that have a completely different take on a well-photographed place. Recently I’ve been following a lot of artists who use really vibrant colours so maybe I’ll head in that direction myself in the future- who knows."
Our Instagram Pick of the Week is Colm Henry | @colmhenry
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'I recently bought a GoPro Karma drone – it’s given me a new lease of life in terms of being able to capture new perspectives on places I pass by everyday. It naturally brings up issues of privacy for some people to see this thing flying over them with a camera attached – two crashes and a near miss with a rock from a disgruntled Connemara farmer later, I’m slowly getting the hang of it.'
Check out our Instagram Pick of the Week Colm Henry | @colmhenry
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"It’s the only social media platform I post on now. I like the way it’s all good-natured on Instagram – I think the fact that it’s visual cuts out a lot of the bullshit associated with other social media platforms."
Our Instagram Pick of the Week is Colm Henry | @colmhenry
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Our #Riposte this week focuses on The Pantheon of Books at #documenta14 with Anthony Farrell of # Lilliput Press
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Our Instagram pick of the week is a post internet look at female identity from @theselfinselfie #pickoftheweek #throwbackthursday #photographer

'I have always had rather broad range of influences when it comes to my creative practice. I go in and out of obsessions, becoming entangled with new things and new works all the time but artists like Kiki Smith, Louise Bourgeois, Sally Mann and the Films of Jean-Luc Goddard have stood as cornerstones influencing and inspiring my practice over the years.
Currently I’m obsessed with Christopher Doyle’s cinematography, Danilo Kiš’s short stories, and Natasja Kensmil’s drawings.'
Our Instagram Pick of the Week is Aaron Smyth | @plasticyouth
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