As I am away in Japan for three weeks beginning March 18th, I have handed over a few posts to my guest poster and friend, graphic designer and proprietor of Aqua-Velvet, Amy Henderson.
I was contacted by Peruvian artist Manuel yesterday asking for some promotion advice for his surreal illustrations often created in a fun old fashioned style. I liked his work, and decided to help kick start his campaign of promotion with a post here on Ape on the Moon.
I’m liking the firm strokes, colours and characters coming out of the studio of Cheltenham, UK based illustrator Robin Boyden. A lot of his illustration style is reminiscent of many 20th Century woodcut illustrations. Here is a selection of his recent work. Lovely stuff!
I spotted Philippines-based Dan Matutina’s work a while ago, but for some reason haven’t managed to get his stunning work on the site until now. Every time I look at his delicate and unique illustrations I like them more. Here is a selection of his work for your pleasure.
I’m very much intrigued and a tiny bit in awe of Toronto-based illustrator Jessica Fortner‘s hand-sculpted illustrations. Her cleverly crafted creations remind us that the development of illustration doesn’t have to be confined to 2d forms made from digital tools.