French illustrator Thomas Danthony is an artist whose work displays an immense amount of focus and patience. Each illustration arrives on the page after a great amount of time has been spent finding what needs to be there, and what does not. In a 2015 interview with Evil Tender, Danthony explained his process as thus, “Sometimes from the very first sketch I am happy with the composition, and sometimes I spend hours looking at it not knowing what to change to make it work. I usually stay at the sketch phase tweaking endlessly until I am confident it works. Then I draw it.”
Danthony’s work is devoutly minimalist in nature and his recent release, ‘Bath,’ is his most concise. A woman at rest, flowers at her side. Hair. Bathing suit. Petal and stem. Danthony uses the negative space of his A4 size canvas with precision. ‘Bath’ is at once romantic and inviting, seductive with only the echo of the human form.