Monthly Archives: June 2009

Mural Doodles of Jon Burgerman

Posted at 9 pm on June 22, 2009 by

Posted in: Character Illustration, Linear Illustration, Painting, Street Art

The fluidity, creativity and playfulness of Jon Burgerman’s doodle art work never ceases to spark an interest in me, with his work appearing on almost everything from shoes to toys to people’s arms.

This post focuses on Jon’s incredible large-scale mural work, with Jon having been kind enough to explain the process and tools behind spilling a healthy portion of his active imagination on the walls of a building.

Sketchbook Sneak: Emma Kidd

Posted at 10 pm on June 10, 2009 by

Posted in: Ink Illustration, Painting, Pencil Illustration, Sketchbooks

Returning to our (hopefully) very regular illustrator sketchbook feature post, we find ourselves amongst the paint-scratched Moleskine pages of Emma Kidd. Hailing from Sydney, Australia, Emma uses a mixture of gouache (when she has access to water and a decent sitting space) and/or Aquarelle pencils, pencil and ink to create her intriguing work.

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Paintings of Drake Brodahl

Posted at 6 pm on June 7, 2009 by

Posted in: Painting

Raised in Idaho and now living in the Seattle area, Drake Brodahl, also known as ‘Pumml’ is an illustrator with a fun painting style I wanted to mention, with a close look into his tools and work processes. His work is influenced by an interest in comics and animation, like that of Hanna Barbera, the Ren & Stimpy series and Samurai Jack, as well as mid-century children’s book illustration, by artists like Mel Crawford, Charley Harper and Mary Blair.

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Paper Cut Illustrations of Nod Young

Posted at 2 pm on June 3, 2009 by

Posted in: Digital Illustration, Hand Craft, Sculpture

Based in Beijing, China, Nod Young is a co-founder and Creative Director of Khaki Creative & Design and an artist whose passion lies in typography and graphic design. Although he is most keen on the design styles coming out of the UK and Japan, I was recently impressed with Nod’s series of illustrations based on the traditional paper cutting styles from China.

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