How Did Artist Andrew Archer Get His Knack for Color? By Eating Crayons as a Kid

Curator: Karan Singh
date: August 29, 2014
Categories: Illustration, Motion Graphics
Tags: illustration
Andrew Archer / Directed by Danny Palmer / Grandson & Son
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Few artists make my eyes water the way Andrew Archer’s illustration do. The New Zealand-born, Melbourne-based artist creates sublime compositions accompanied by delicate and precise line work. However, I believe the real key to his work is his affinity for color. 

His bizarre (LSD-inspired?) swatches shouldn’t work cohesively, but they do, and well—a knack he claims to have developed while eating crayons in his younger years. I’m going to go eat some crayons now to see if this works. In the mean time, check out Archer’s phenomenal story boards for the recent Zeds Dead x Twin Shadow music video. 

Andrew Archer / Directed by Danny Palmer / Grandson & Son
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Andrew Archer / Directed by Danny Palmer / Grandson & Son
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