As an illustrator you need to understand the human body – but having looked at and understood nature, you must develop an ability to look away and capture the balance between what you’ve seen and what you imagine.
Jean Phillipe, a French born Fashion illustrator 1959, who has done work with animated commercials, and even created his own children book called Visit to Another Planet, as well as two fully illustrated novels.
I think he does it very well with his balance of colours tones and contrasts, he uses lots of organic strokes and solid colours with a mixture of different pallets
above: Jean-Philippe and his portrait series of Karl Lagerfeld in Whitewall magazine. Karl himself was said to love the work.
Even his sketches portray balance with nothing but coloured pencil lines.
Above: A Barneys New York poster..