Dourone is the pseudonym of Spanish artist Fabio Lopez. He’s a self-confessed creative nomad who loves to travel between different European countries and the United States, but grew up in Madrid. As he travels, he loves to paint – it’s as simple as that.
A self-taught illustrator, Dourone’s career developed out of painting shop fronts and interiors in his home city. Some of his favourite works have been huge wall murals in Los Angeles and as he’s progressed he’s added computer skills to the mix and will do his best to work in whatever medium a client requests.
Main influences include MC Escher, Moebius, Giovanni Battista Piranesi and Philippe Mohiltz, and he’s inspired by all the places he’s been to and interesting people he’s met. He also enjoys a fine wine.
Dourone draws directly onto his Wacom Cintiq screen to develop a sketch in Photoshop first. If the finished piece is going to be delivered digitally he continues to draw and paint in the application until it’s complete. However, if it’s going to be a physical piece, he’ll then take his sketches and plans and plot out the larger finished artwork using stencils, spray paint, acrylics, markers… you name it.
His work may remind you of classical black and white etchings with a heavy dose of abstract thinking mixed in, but Dourone’s style is continually evolving and some of his work contains a great deal of realism. Viewers can easily get lost in the wonderful level of detail found in many of his pieces. He’s perfectly happy to splash in some bright colour now and again too.