Monthly Archives: May 2009

Photographic Illustrations of Tod Kapke

Posted at 8 pm on May 31, 2009 by

Posted in: Digital Illustration, Photographic Illustration, Photoshop

Based in Denver, Colorado, Tod Kapke has been good enough to provide a close insight into his mesmerizing photography-based illustrations. His work demonstrates an artistic direction that is both hard-hitting, amusing (often in a dark way!) and extremely innovative. This post looks into how he got into the work he does and how he does it.

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Paper Toy Illustration of Marshall Alexander

Posted at 2 pm on May 28, 2009 by

Posted in: 3D Illustration, Digital Illustration, Hand Craft, Sculpture

I think it’s time for a post that looks in the other direction from what has come before in terms of the finished illustrated product. As such, I’m turning to Marshall Alexander’s paper toy creations, which demonstrate exceptional creativity, design fun and design flair.

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Illustrations by Alice Duke

Posted at 6 pm on May 26, 2009 by

Posted in: Pencil Illustration, Photoshop

The art of illustrator Alice Duke has attracted my attention with her unquestionable ability as a draftsperson and the remarkable scenes she creates. From Liverpool in the UK, Alice is a recent graduate of the Edinburgh College of Art, which she says didn’t have a great impact on the style of her work, although it did manage to push her out of her comfort zone, helping her with her ‘professional development’ as an artist.

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Sketchbook Sneak: Jet-pac Industries

Posted at 4 pm on May 24, 2009 by

Posted in: Ink Illustration, Pencil Illustration, Sketchbooks

I’m introducing a brand new illustration feature post called ‘Sketchbook Sneak’ that focuses only on the inside of the sketchbooks of various illustrators.

I find it a great way to get a sense of what is going on in the minds of the artists, as well as gaining an insight into the relevance of illustration in its early stages, when illustrators rely on basic tools and techniques in making new creations.

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Paintings of Ric Stultz

Posted at 3 pm on May 17, 2009 by

Posted in: Ink Illustration, Painting

Ric Stultz’s paintings struck me with their quirky, ‘hardware-based’ characters, soft tones and a depth that jumps from the canvas.

Ric, who is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, got into the work he does through a great deal of trial and error. Having been working steadily since graduating with a graphic design BFA in 2002, illustration gradually became Ric’s main interest. ‘One of my favorite things to do is paint and I’ve made it my full time job so I have plenty of time to work on images‘.

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