Piotr-Lesniak-C-MiloszPiotr Lesniak is a Polish illustrator and sculptor.

While this post only focuses on his illustration work, his sculptures (and medal works) are equally great and deserving of their own post.

Lesniak has an engraving style for his pieces not unlike Leib Chigrin‘s work. However using Adobe Illustrator makes his work a different kind of impressive. If you have ever created your own brush sets you can appreciate the mad skills he demonstrates in the complexity of the shading. Piotr-Lesniak-Diamond-Quarterly-NakayamaPiotr-Lesniak-Momofuku-Ando

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El Chapo
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John Cleese

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Piotr Lesniak – studied graphic arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow. Debuted in British Vogue. For three years he had “his own” daily column in The Times and The Sunday Times (UK). For this reason he generated the style hi’s still working in. Henceforth most of his works are the portraits. He drew nearly 800 portraits for The Times and Sunday Times only. He published his works in Vanity Fair, Time, Fortune, Financial Review, Politico, Foreign Policy, Financial Times, GQ, ESPN, Playboy, Billboard, Newsweek, Washingtonian, Wyborcza, Ksiazki and other. Most of his time he spends practicing medal making, glass casting, wet plate collodion photography etc.

Check out Behance or piotrlesniak.com for more of his work.