Prints : Guardino

Blacksad in the Dark
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Blacksad in the Dark

For the poster art of Blacksad in the Dark, Juanjo Guarnido reproduces his original in a larger format. This portrait combines the typical properties of the famous detective cat: trench coat, cigarette and glass of alcohol. For the first time, the artist chooses pastels. “I attacked this image with a very painterly approach as opposed to my usual style on the artworks for "Blacksad".” The aim was also to create a chiaroscuro effect which sculpts the character in a very three-dimensional way. The hyper-realistic side is conveyed by the treatment of light. But also by the bias for a very classical portrait composition, incorporating the narrative side related to the noir atmosphere that always accompanies Blacksad.