California-based artist Marissa Textor has some exceptional pencil drawings of natural objects. They are of such sharp detail that they could pass as monochrome photographs. I’m happy with this find.
ⓒ Marissa Textor, 2009
Operating behind the pseudonym ‘Onesidezero’, British illustrator Brett Wilkinson describes the work he does as ‘a world of flowing forms and vivid colours presented as ultra clean graphic imagery’.
His work certainly reflects this, as well as demonstrating an interesting combination of technical knowledge with strong artistic talent in the characters and scenes he creates.
There’s some beautiful traditional comic book style illustration coming from Seoul-born Canadian artist Michael Cho. This feature focuses on these very special two tone creations he’s made for various editorial, advertising and promotional pieces.
Matt Williams, also known as uberkraaft, has a very nice collection of eye popping illustrations in his newly re-designed website. I like how Matt creates chaotic doodles that are refined within these neat boundaries to create what I can only describe as an effect akin to canned energy.
In an interview-style tutorial, Ben is back to teach us how he makes them, showcasing one of his brand new patterns in detail.
Tatsuro Kiuchi is one of my favourite illustrators when it comes to simplicity in digital design. Although his work appears to be composed using traditional methods like screen printing, the bulk of the work is done using digital means. This doesn’t affect the hand-made feel of his work and the textures he brings out in each piece.