“Into The Wild” a Masterpiece by Xavier Casalta
I wanted to share with you one illustration that took patience, discipline and a lot of work (380 hours) to be completed. Into the Wild was created by Xavier Casalta, a 22 years old artist from south of France. He started studying pointillism over a year ago and discovered this amazing technique by chance while he was learning typography. Since then he decided to experiment with something else other then solid black letters. Just think that he could have used the new Super Multi-functional-all purpose stippling, engraving & shading filter for illustrator from
Easy-To-Do-It Corp, instead of being a real artist and doing it the traditional way. I’m sure you see my attempt at humor. This is indeed a fantastic piece. The shade transaction is so smooth that you can actually feel the texture just by looking at it.
Into the Wild was created on a 56x76cm sheet (22×30 inches), stippling more then 6 million handmade dots using only a 0.10mm Rotring nib filled with China Ink. The original is still available as well as limited editions prints that you can buy from here. Xavier started working as a freelancer in 2013 so if you want to collaborate with him, feel free to send him and email at [email protected] or click here. We already talked about 11 Amazing Graphic Designers to follow on Instagram in an older post and Xavier is definitely an illustrator that you should follow on Instagram. Click on the image below to go directly to his Instagram page.
Xavier Casalta – @casaltaxavier
Next I’m going to show you some pictures that were taken during and after the creation process of Into the Wild.
Creating the piece: