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John De Pianto

John De Pianto



John DePianto is an illustrator currently residing in California. He both studied and graduated from the Academy of Art in 2018. He loves to use watercolor, ink, and colored pencil to tell strange, unique and enigmatic stories. 

He is famous on Instagram for his watercolors as @johndrawing

John has freelanced on a variety of projects. Many of these include independent children's picture books, narrative illustrations and commission work. He was featured in the 2017 Academy of Art Spring Show and was also a winner of the 2017 student book dummy competition. His work has been seen in Phoenix English magazine, where he illustrates the recurring character "Recycles the Robot". 

John is the author of the World of Illustration curriculum.

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