Look no further than the sketchbooks of Matt Mims if you are looking for edgy drawings created through a mixture of strong and softer lines. Matt’s work demonstrates an accomplished, jarring style resulting from what is clearly a lot of practice.
I’m really liking the spray painted effects, interesting line work and strong colours used in the illustrations of Scottish illustrator and designer Grant Coghill.
He gets it just right when it comes to minimal colour choice and the gradients created through texture.
LA-based art student Eric Davison isn’t even out of Art school, yet he’s gathered quite a special collection of painted illustrations. The accuracy of the work, as well as the loyal attention to light and shadow to create depth make for some very accomplished paintings.
Madrid-based Sergio Jiménez works with hand drawn and digital typography to produce engaging illustrations that have appeared in publications that include Bello Magazine, Uno Skateboard and Snowplanet Magazine.
Using typography in illustration is not only aesthetically very effective, but it has a clever way of drawing in the eye.
Born in Calcutta, and now living in London, Royal College of Art graduate Nina Chakrabarti’s expressive work has inspired me recently.
Her recent series of maps is the focus of this interview. What’s cool about these pieces is the loose, bright and fun style used in creating illustrations that normally rely on precision, uniformity and accuracy. This is also pretty excellent for me as a previous geographer familiar with the streets of London.
Originally Peruvian, but based in Oregon, illustrator and designer Santiago Uceda has been producing a lot of posters with a great, hand drawn and painted style. This compliments his clever use of hand cut objects pasted into the work, with some nice textures thrown in to liven up the posters some more.