Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Details in the Art of Michael Scaramuzzino

Take a look at the cover illustration of Moth at the Window. Pick up your copy or if look at the image online (

The moth is stunning. It was created by Michael Scaramuzzino, a professional artist, in Massachusetts. Michael is a graduate of the Montserrat College of Art in Beverly. He is passionate about pen-and- ink illustration and 3-D modeling. 

The moth was created with pen-and- ink and watercolor. First Michael draws the image in pencil. Although some artists freely sketch at this point, Michael tends to incorporate significant detail in this phase. Then he uses a Micron permanent marker to trace over the pencil lines and add additional detail to the illustration. In the final phase, Michael uses dry pan watercolors to ink the final work.

This is an example of Michael's pen-and-ink work for Astral Parasites, an exhibit at the Montserrat Gallery in 2013. Notice the incredible detail.

See more of Michael's work at

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