We like the way Isabel Arenas puts together her digital fashion illustrations. Working on her graphics tablet, she draws directly onto the computer and is able to achieve a nice painterly look. Along with the realism in her drawings, she blends in patterns and plays with beautiful colour palettes.
Evgenia Barinova is a visual artist originally from Moscow but now based in London. Although she does a fair amount of her illustration work digitally, we like the cut-up, sliced feel to the objects and figures in her work.
Ben Mounsey, a freelance illustrator from London, now based in Sydney, Australia, is someone we’ve watched really grow as an illustrator. It’s a pleasure to watch his output develop through clearly determined focus over the years into a sharp, recognisable and original style.
Artists’ ongoing side projects are always very interesting. They’re a place you can really see them playing around, investigating themes and focusing on something they love, away from commissions. Eirian Chapman’s blog, ‘Teeth and Hair‘ is all of the above. It’s also extremely original, in style, imagery, and theme. The theme is ‘combs’.
Andrew Thompson’s love for working in his sketchbook with his trusted pens and pencils translates into an easy, fluid style, based in good drawing. Andrew, who works under the moniker of Sector 4, takes his drawings from the page and works colour into them digitally. But, the work on the computer doesn’t erase the pen-to-paper feel that we like. He tells us more about how he does it.
Ed J. Brown is an illustrator based in the Midlands, UK. His way of working has developed out of a love of screen printing and the process used. We like the layered technique he uses in his work, which goes especially well with the dry ink brush strokes he uses.
We’re big fans of Canadian Britt Wilson’s whimsical, funny and accomplished illustration style. She primarily works on comics and cartoons with her unique expressive touch. Every piece we’ve seen of hers demonstrates a lot of hard work and attention to detail, which we like at Ape on the Moon.