You may have seen Christine Berrie‘s illustrations for the Guardian Soulmate’s online dating agency, in which case you would have already come across her talent for precision with a coloured pencil. Now based in Glasgow, she completed her MA at the RCA in 2002, making a name for herself with her beautifully rendered photorealistic style since then.
Irma Gruenholz, aka Deplastilina, who we featured a while ago, creates these charming clay sculptures for not only printed media but also as props and prototypes for a range of clients. Because of the attention to their smooth surfaces and subtle details, you’d be excused for thinking some of them were paintings.
There’s such a fine quality to Raymond Lemstra‘s drawings. It’s nice to see strong design elements running through hand-crafted work like his. That, along with his moody character designs, makes for some very original work.
The detailing in Tim McDonagh‘s ink illustrations is fine and precise. An incredible amount is poured into every corner of the page to create vast scenes with lots to keep the eyes happy. However, Tim brings out even more when he colours them digitally. He particularly uses colour to bring out certain elements and allow them to come forward within the images they’re in.
It’s quite likely that some of Michelle Thompson‘s work has crossed your path at some point, aware of it or not, as she has been working in the industry internationally for 15 years. Along the way, she has worked for big-name clients such as the Royal Mail, the BBC, and Reebok, to name only a few from a long list.
Craig Henry in an illustrator from Wilmington, Massachusetts. I think that he has a nice way of adding texture and details to his work. Faint concentric lines in overlapping different shades form what could be described as circular hatching, bringing depth and warmth into his illustrations.
I think that this collection of Mads Berg‘s recent illustration and design work has a sense of the Art Deco about it while still having a design aesthetic that would sit comfortably in any modern publication. This is a lovely, fresh mixture that Mads seems to enjoy tapping into while not being restricted.