I really like the thick, clean lines and dynamic characters of Venice-based illustrator Jacopo Rosati.
Let’s hope to see much more of this fellow in the future.
I don’t know about you guys, but when I see Simon Wild’s engaging, fun and busy illustrations, I get an automatic boost of serotonin to the brain. He uses shapes, colour and superimpositions in very striking ways, creating rich, pleasing designs.
Here are some very artfully done papercut illustrations by Graça Brohm from Holland that I saw on her innovative portfolio site.
What is clever, apart from the excellent style in the illustrations themselves, is the use of negative space and shadow to add extra depth to each piece.
There is a lot of nice, crisp work coming from UK illustrator Andrew Groves, who has created art for companies that include Orange, Panasonic and Foundation Skateboards.
I especially like his consistent choice of soft colours and shapes that reappear throughout his work. I’ve asked him a few questions to find out more about his background, tools and promotion tips.
I love the simple and refreshing work of Tokyo born, but living in Amsterdam artist Hiyoko Imai. Her illustration series, that uses pieces of cut traditional Japanese papers on card to compose images, are extremely satisfying.
Nicole sent me an email the other day telling me about how I’d left a comment on her drawing-a-day site site ‘Finkle Boudit’ many weeks ago. I’m glad she reminded me of her work, because I was pleasantly surprised to see it again. I’d noticed her drawing-a-day regime was falling back slightly, and thought it’d be great to see those daily drawings re-booted.