Monthly Archives: August 2012

London 2012: Freddy Boo's Joyful Sporting Characters

Posted at 8 am on August 30, 2012 by

Posted in: Character Illustration, Digital Illustration, Uncategorized, Vector Illustration

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With the London 2012 Olympics having now come to a close and the Paralympic Games now having begun, we thought it might be a good time to take a look back at how artists have been documenting the events so far. We hit the ground running alongside the fantastically vibrant characters by London-based illustrator, Freddy Boo.

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The Contemporary and the Traditional in Mariajosé Gallardo's Old Paintings

Posted at 11 am on August 27, 2012 by

Posted in: Character Illustration, Comic Art, Painting

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Mariajosé Gallardo channels her inspiration from more traditional forms of art but her work is absolutely fresh and modern. In this series of oil on canvas paintings, we are reminded of illustrated tapestries or the ornate symbolism of illustrated biblical texts. Although the characters and subject matters are contemporary, she executes them with the same detail and skill as the artists she is referencing.

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Digital Paintings with Time-lapse Video by Marc Scheff

Posted at 1 pm on August 16, 2012 by

Posted in: Character Illustration, Digital Illustration, Painting

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With a degree in Computer Science and a background working in the gaming industry, Marc Scheff is no stranger to the marriage of technology and art. We like his digital paintings for their roughness in the marks and chunkiness in the blocks of colour, which really give them a more hand-made feel than anything overly polished.

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Colourful Crystalline Worlds with Joana Garrido

Posted at 2 pm on August 13, 2012 by

Posted in: Mixed Media, Photographic Illustration, Photography

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We like that the uncertainty about what’s really going on in Joana Garrido’s series of photographs opens up the door for the viewer to imagine quite magical and mysterious. The circular presentation also adds to the sense of peering into an alien world that’s full of colour and strange, floating creatures.

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Pip & Pop Transport You to Fantastical Sugar and Glitter Wonderland Installations

Posted at 12 pm on August 10, 2012 by

Posted in: 3D Illustration, Galleries and Exhibitions, Hand Craft

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Working under the moniker Pip & Pop, Australian artist, Tanya Schultz uses her mixed media, site-specific installations to completely transport her audience. The place they are taken is a world full of wide-eyed wonderment and spectacle that would remind even the most serious of adults of the unrestrained joy of a kid and sweet shop.

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