Ryan Snook Bringing Fun Characters to Editorial Illustration

Posted at 4 pm on July 16, 2014 by

Posted in: Character Illustration, Comic Art

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The colour and fun in Canadian illustrator Ryan Snook’s work brings a bit of tongue in cheek to editorial illustration. His doe-eyed, charming characters are just as comfortable in the comics and children’s illustration he creates as in the sheets of a broadsheet.

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Sketchbook Sneak: Irina Troitskaya's Entertaining Collection of Expressions

Posted at 3 pm on July 13, 2014 by

Posted in: Character Illustration, Digital Illustration, Mixed Media, Sketchbooks

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There’s an exceptional amount of expression that comes tumbling out of the pages of Irina Troitskaya’s children’s book illustrations. Not only has she captured the most entertaining collection of facials expressions on her characters, but the energy and vigour in her mark making also helps to paint in life and charm into her work.

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Playful Yet Simple Metaphoric Illustrations by Collage Artist François Berger

Posted at 11 am on July 12, 2014 by

Posted in: Mixed Media, Pencil Illustration, Photographic Illustration

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The amount of work you have to put into sourcing new images at the beginning of every project can be tiring for a collage artist, as mixed media illustrator Fraçois Berger tells us. However, we’re glad that it is something that he does put in the legwork for, as we really like the eclectic mixed style it results in.

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Vividly Colourful Fashion Illustrations by Anu Samarüütel

Posted at 5 pm on July 9, 2014 by

Posted in: Character Illustration, Ink Illustration, Mixed Media

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Estonian illustrator Anu Samarüütel makes bold, pop art fashion illustrations in vivid colours. We like the way she strips them down to a few key elements, just the right brush stroke here and a dash of texture here and you have interesting characters full of life and intensity.

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A Conversation with Tsach Weinberg about his New Digital Comic 'Needles and Dust'

Posted at 9 am on July 7, 2014 by

Posted in: Comic Art, Digital Illustration, Technology

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With the ever-growing prevalence of smart devices as a primary source of all-in-one entertainment, artists are developing new ways to present and publish their work.

We interview the creator of ‘Needles and Dust’, a new digital comic that takes advantage of new media platforms while also trying to stay true to the traditional format of a comic.

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Variety and Contrast in Colour and Texture with Nicolas Galkowski

Posted at 10 pm on July 5, 2014 by

Posted in: Character Illustration, Mixed Media

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We enjoy Nicolas Galkowski’s work for his continuous injection of variety. Whether in the interesting colour palettes he chooses or the mix of gritty and inky marks, his illustrations always have a blend of different flavours to keep them dynamic and engaging.

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