It’s been a while since I put up a sketchbook sneak feature, but I’m happy to put recent illustration graduate Jordan Kay in the spotlight. She’s one of few illustrators I’ve seen to put such time and dedication to a series of great sketchbooks.
Based in Kansas City, Missouri, Micah Lidberg has interests that span America, friends, natural things and pondering. His work demonstrates a use of these things, but more so a real passion and careful craftsmanship in creating work that has energy and natural, organic beauty.
Lizzy Stewart, who lives and works in Edinburgh, and also recently went to art school there, has some great pencil and painting work. They are packed full of intriguing characters and scenes that conceal various stories.
I asked her a few questions on how she got into illustration, what and who inspires her, her tools and work process and what work is taking up her time at the moment.
What made you decide to get into illustration?
‘I started out studying fine art but switched to illustration at the end
of my first year after realising that …
I decided to interview Mexican illustrator Alberto Cerriteño to find out more about his quirky, playful and texture-rich style that feature all kinds of intriguing surreal scenes and characters.
Alberto holds a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, yet is self taught in illustration. ‘I define my illustration style as a form of graphic design.
Veronica Hebard is an illustrator and comic book artist based in Boston, Massachusetts. Her illustrations exert a really engaging effervescent quality that demonstrate the benefit of using colours that go a step further.
James Clapham, who is shortly to complete an illustration degree at the Cambridge School of Arts, has a nice collection of illustrated song lyrics. I was interested in these because of the visual satisfaction that arises through integrating text and visual images and often surreal content that can emerge from song lyrics.