Raccoon Nook is an illustrator from New York whose graphic art doesn’t seem to fall into any single style. His drawings seem realistic at times but more 2D and cartoonish at times as well. What I notice right away is his use of shading on the more realistically rendered illustrations (and the lips. The open mouth seems to reoccur pretty often.) I like the serene and lovely illustration “Hill” in which the sky is full of movement and this striking light and the character on the hill seems filled by that light. The grass is textured and detailed and the planets and stars are not last to be noticed but they don’t scream for attention, even though they almost become the focus of the picture once you do take note of them.
Light takes on a life of its own when in the hands of Raccoon Nook. I am in awe of such an ability to illustrate with such lifelike detail.