Monthly Archives: January 2012

Dan Matutina Creates Edgy Google Planets World for Google Plus Course

Posted at 1 pm on January 27, 2012 by

Posted in: Announcements, Character Illustration, Digital Illustration, Photoshop

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I’ve been putting together a comprehensive guide for creatives and other freelancing heroes on how to use Google+ for winning projects and clients. Feedback has been really good, and the course becomes available on February 7th 2012.

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Philipp Zurmöhle's Structured Sketching Style and Digital Drawings

Posted at 9 pm on January 25, 2012 by

Posted in: Digital Illustration, Pencil Illustration, Vector Illustration

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We’re enjoying the energetic and structured pencil work from Philipp Zurmöhle. Based in Nuremberg, Germany, Philipp works as graphic designer for apparel at Adidas Performance, while also working on his own illustration and design projects. His work is a real mixture, balancing a more digital style with his pencil drawings. He tells us more.

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Interview with Stephen Cheetham about his Cheeky, Colourful Illustration

Posted at 10 am on January 23, 2012 by

Posted in: Character Illustration, Comic Art

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It’s always great to come across work that makes you smile, and with the slightly morbid, yet cheeky humour in Stephen Cheetham’s work, it’s hard not to. He obviously has fun doing what he does, but with his eye for clean, simple design, he does it with a fresh and clear panache. We sat down with Stephen to find out more about how he started, and where that sense of humour came from.

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Benjamin Murphy Creating Black and White, Cryptic Murals using Electrical Tape

Posted at 5 pm on January 20, 2012 by

Posted in: Linear Illustration, Mixed Media, Street Art

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When thinking of new materials to experiment and work with, electrical tape may not appear on the top of your list. Somewhere down the line, it did for illustrator, Benjamin Murphy. Since using it, he has proved it to be a creative and versatile material, especially in translating his black and white, atmospheric style.

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Warm Tones and Inky Brushwork by Illustrator Joel Benjamin

Posted at 5 pm on January 17, 2012 by

Posted in: Ink Illustration, Watercolour Illustration

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We really like the brush work and warm palette being used in these ink illustrations by Norwich-based Joel Benjamin. Originally from Suffolk, he grew up with a love of the outdoors, which can be seen in his drawings and their soothing, rustic tones. A great use of ink and watercolour, scanned in and reworked for a modern edge to a traditional medium. He tells us more about his inspiration.

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Rainbow Bright and Charming yet Graphic Illustrations from Pintachan

Posted at 4 pm on January 13, 2012 by

Posted in: Character Illustration, Comic Art

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Using rainbow-bright colours and soft-edged shapes, Pablo, aka Pintachan creates the most enchanting children’s illustrations. But, with his clever touches of texture, dancing brush strokes, and overall modern, graphic sensibilities, Pintachan works across a range of design areas.

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