Sheffield, UK based illustrator Jonny Wan describes his work as ‘combining shape experimentation, facial expressions and symmetry in producing unique and organic visuals‘. In my view reminiscent of Eastern European design, but also even American Indian artwork, these skillfully crafted images have a strong appeal in their balance and the striking shapes within them. This […]
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Jonathan Bartlett, an illustrator based in Manhattan, creates some spectacular work that combines pencil drawings, Photoshop, and an adventurous use of colour and subject. I asked him a couple of questions surrounding these special pictures. What are your illustration tools and what is your work process? Everything starts traditionally with a graphite drawing on Denril. […]
I’ve been following Finnish illustrator Pietari Posti’s work for some time, and it’s been fascinating to peer into his extremely accomplished and refined portfolio. Using a range of traditional and digital mediums, Pietari’s work exhibits a profound understanding of the value of well balanced composition; using colour, varying line thickness, shape and tone to create […]
I stumbled on the striking and fun wooden toy sculptures of Pennsylvania-based Josh Finkle and wanted to learn more about them. I asked him a couple of questions to accompany these excellent photographs covering some of the work process and the finished products. How did you get into creating wooden toys? I’m a senior industrial […]
Minnesota-based illustrator Katie Kirk and one half of design boutique EightHourDay gets it just right when it comes to creating defined and enticing shapes in digital illustration. It is the effective way in which her illustrations are composed of these shapes that makes her work special. I asked her about her work process in creating […]
Writing a review of a book on a site normally reserved for illustration features and interviews with artists is deviating somewhat from the usual route. This is made especially unusual by the fact that the book focuses for the most part on the last few decades of the twentieth Century, although it does provide a […]
Finnish illustrator Tuomas Ikonen creates lively and fun illustrations featuring retro textures, cool colours and contemporary characters. ⓒ Tuomas Ikonen, 2010 MoonApe can be followed on Twitter!