Ryan Bubnis is a Californian illustrator (Portland based) with a very definite style whose faces, made mostly of patterns, are a “kind of hybrid between folk art + lowbrow”.
Ryan received his BFA in illustration from the Pacific Northwest College of Art where he now teaches a professional practices course to undergraduate students. His work has been shown extensively throughout the US, UK, Taiwan and Canada and he’s worked for brands such as Nike, Hasbro or Kidrobot.
Working intuitively “he incorporates a range of mediums that include found objects, paper, wood, canvas, spray paint, acrylics, cel vinyl, sandpaper, pencil and India ink. He draws inspiration from life, graffiti, Saturday morning cartoons and outsider art from a variety of cultures”. A bit dark but most times positive… you may find his illustrations also on Etsy aaaaaaaaand his flickr account.
And our big favorite so far….