Gelrev Ongbico Explores Nature in Illustrations

These gorgeous images by Gelrev Ongbico depict nature — particularly some of the conflicts between man and the environment. The artist creates his work using ink, watercolours, poster paint, and digital techniques. Both the woods and bodies of water are recurring backdrops for these illustrations. Distraction shows a man on a surfboard, oblivious to the sharks who lurk beneath him. An egret stands on a discarded tire in Marshland vs. Man, and a deer watches a boy reading in Wind in the Willows.

I really love the simple silhouette-like treatment of the bear in Hello Little Butterfly, the boat in The Fishing Trip, and some of the other animals shown. I also think the way the artist uses splashes of ink and paint to add texture over the flatter, watercolour-like, parts of the painting is great. 

Minke Whale Migration - Illustration by Gelrev Ongbico

Minke Whale Migration

 

Distraction - Illustration by Gelrev Ongbico

Distraction

 

The Boat that Wants to Float - Illustration by Gelrev Ongbico

The Boat that Wants to Float

 

The Fishing Trip - Illustration by Gelrev Ongbico

The Fishing Trip

 

Marshland vs Man - Illustration by Gelrev Ongbico

Marshland vs Man

 

Fantastic Mr. Fox Doesn't Feel So Fantastic Anymore - Illustration by Gelrev Ongbico

Fantastic Mr. Fox Doesn’t Feel So Fantastic Anymore

 

 Wind in the Willows - Illustration by Gelrev Ongbico

Wind in the Willows

 

Mister Yeti's Great Escape - Illustration by Gelrev Ongbico

Mister Yeti’s Great Escape

 

Man vs. Nature - Illustration by Gelrev Ongbico

Man vs. Nature

 

Forest Goblin - Illustration by Gelrev Ongbico

Forest Goblin

 

Hello Little Butterfly - Illustration by Gelrev Ongbico

Hello Little Butterfly

Tom is a writer, artist, and multi-media guru from Pennsylvania, U.S. He holds a Master's in Journalism and Mass Communication, but he has also taken several university-level courses in fine arts, art appreciation, graphic design, printmaking, and Asian art. He has been blogging for Monde Mosaic since February 2014.

1 Comment

  • Reply July 8, 2016

    Stuart Wright

    nice work, I especially like the fox painting with the big tree ,very nice, it inspires me to add foxes to my landscape paintings! 🙂

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