Monthly Archives: October 2010

Tansy Myer's Nerdy Girls

Posted at 3 pm on October 29, 2010 by

Posted in: Character Illustration, Digital Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting, Pencil Illustration

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If you’re tired of being bombarded with idealistic, flawless images of beauty, you need look no further than the work of Tansy Myer. Her quirky, awkward, nerdy girls are a breath of fresh air, not to mention beautifully drawn and lovingly rendered. Tansy mainly uses Illustrator to create her pieces, but also has a collection of charcoal nerds.

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The Weird World of Nima Ehtemam

Posted at 11 pm on October 28, 2010 by

Posted in: Ink Illustration, Linear Illustration, Painting, Pens and Markers, Spray Paint

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Like scenes from a weird dream, Nima Ehtemam’s illustrations are characterised by their limited pallet and fluid black key-lines. Nima creates his images using ink, spray paint,  acrylic and markers on wood, canvas and paper. He spoke to Ape on the Moon about his influences.

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On the Collaged River with Natsuko Seki

Posted at 9 am on October 28, 2010 by

Posted in: Character Illustration, Digital Illustration, Linear Illustration, Mixed Media, Pencil Illustration, Photographic Illustration, Photoshop

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If you’ve recently had a moment to pause while being hurried through the London Underground, you may have caught a glimpse of Natsko Seki‘s stunning posters. She’s pieced together 4 images for Transport for London to raise awareness of the riverboat services on the Thames.

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Ethereal Beauty by Kmye Chan

Posted at 1 pm on October 25, 2010 by

Posted in: Ink Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting, Pens and Markers, Watercolour Illustration

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What can I say, I’m a sucker for illustrations that remind me of fairy-tales. As such, I couldn’t help but be drawn to the ethereal work of Kmye Chan. Her gorgeous images are created with a range of traditional materials (watercolours, inks and pens to name but a few), and  have more than a hint of Parisian Gothic chic.

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Fairy Tale Birds by Yee Von Chan

Posted at 1 pm on October 23, 2010 by

Posted in: Ink Illustration, Linear Illustration, Photoshop

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Taking inspiration from nature, Yee Von Chan has created a series of illustrations based around birds. They remind me of the old Russian fairy tales which originally inspired me to take up illustration. She uses Photoshop to add delicate colours in behind her enormously detailed pen and ink outlines. I particularly love the dots and dashes she uses for texture and shading.

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