‘The Black Guardian’ by Nicole Bustamante
Artist: Nicole Bustamante
Title: ‘The Black Guardian’
Medium: Indian ink, graphite pencil on 200 gsm Canson paper
Dimensions: 11.6″ x 11.6″
Year of Creation: 2022
About the Artwork:
“This artwork pays homage to vintage portrait engravings, cat people and those who had to harden their hearts and keep them safe at all costs in order to survive.” – Nicole Bustamante
About the Artist:
Nicole Bustamante is currently based in São Paulo, Brazil. She has a professional trajectory in design, art direction, illustration with a focus on fashion and advertising.
Her personal work consists of handmade illustrations with indian ink, bic pen, watercolor and colored pencils. Her work is inspired by pop surrealism, art nouveau, animals, nature elements, vintage design and aesthetic, female figures and literature. Fantasy has always provided her with a place of belonging, her desire is to provide this kind of safe place to others.