Using Photoshop, watercolour and, in his own words, “a good deal of luck”, Raphael Vicenzi has created these delicate fashion illustrations. I absolutely love the hand-drawn text, which I think gives these pictures the perfect finish.
Daniel Krall‘s considered regulation of detail to give the impression of depth and focus is a reminder of the importance of keeping in mind the focal point of an image. His backgrounds drift off into dancing silhouettes and surreal colours, carefully pulling and pushing the eye.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.