Raymond Lemstra

Raymond Lemstra

Raymond Lemstra is a Dutch illustrator based in Amsterdam with a unique and playful aesthetic that thematically explores primitivism through character design and masks. He takes great care in every illustration he creates, which is evident in the assiduous details of his line work and compositions. Raymond plays with soft colors, geometric figures, and crosshatching techniques to create strikingly peculiar images that I can’t get enough of.

Most recently, Raymond spoke at the Pictoplasma contemporary character design and art festival in New York, and will be speaking and exhibiting at Pictoplasma again in Paris next month. To see more of his work, visit his website and be sure to also check out his shop, where he has many beautiful prints for sale.

Raymond Lemstra

Raymond Lemstra

Raymond Lemstra


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Some fascinating illustrations here by Raymond Lemstra. The style of the masks and characters sits somewhere between retro-robotic and almost tribal in some cases. There’s a huge amount of detail in these designs and great use of pencil techniques. His “Totem” piece with assorted animal characters is by far my favourite.

The blog was absolutely fantastic! Lots of great information and
inspiration, both of which we all need!b Keep ‘em coming… you all do
such a great job at such Concepts… can’t tell you how much I, for
one appreciate all you do!

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