Monthly Archives: February 2013

Insane Characters and Masses of Detail in Takayo Akiyama's Comics

Posted at 11 pm on February 28, 2013 by

Posted in: Character Illustration, Comic Art, Ink Illustration

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Bundles of insane characters are stacked to the edges of every frame in Takayo Akiyama’s wonderfully chaotic comics. Even without the equally surreal stories, you could spend hours pouring over the uniquely weird characters, wondering what’s going on. But, there are stories, with reoccurring themes of drinking and mayhem.

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Interview with Daniel Fishel About Study, Work and his Editorial Illustrations

Posted at 7 pm on February 27, 2013 by

Posted in: Ink Illustration, Pens and Markers

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Daniel Fishel’s portfolio is full of interesting editorial illustration in inky textures. We like that the images he makes are driven by ideas but also the gritty strokes of the brush and his hand-drawn lettering. Other work on his site is described as ‘limited colour’.

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Layers of Patterned Colour in Ryan Thayer Davis' Mixed Media Paintings and Prints

Posted at 8 pm on February 26, 2013 by

Posted in: Mixed Media, Painting, Pens and Markers

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This collection of amazingly expressive images are a few examples from different series by Ryan Thayer Davis. Ryan currently lives and works in his home town of Austin, Texas, where he works with an abundance of colour, texture and creative marks. His portfolio includes oil paintings, lithographs and mono prints, as well as work in mixed media.

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Skillful Drawings, Compositions and Use of Light In Patrick Leger's Illustrations

Posted at 11 pm on February 24, 2013 by

Posted in: Character Illustration, Ink Illustration

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Like stills from a film, some designs can have quite a cinematic feel to them. Patrick Leger’s work has a flavour of classic illustration. Undeniably good drawings are cleverly lit in dynamic compositions. His ink work is descriptive, ever engaging and emotional. With a single image, you are pulled in further, with a sense of only grasping a fragment of a larger story.

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Memorable Graphics and Illustration in Full Colour by La Boca

Posted at 11 pm on February 23, 2013 by

Posted in: Digital Illustration, Photoshop

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Award-winning design studio, La Boca specialise in illustration but work on any number of different kinds of projects. Since their setup around ten years ago, they have won awards for poster design, print campaigns and billboard design to name a few. Their list of clients is as diverse as their work, ranging from Ray Ban, to Ninja Tune and Studio Ghibli.

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Aleksandra Niepsuj on Being Inspired by Polish Poster Design and Found Textures

Posted at 3 am on February 22, 2013 by

Posted in: Digital Illustration, Mixed Media

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Here are some examples of the superbly choppy mixed media forms from Polish artist, Aleksandra Niepsuj. Her images are made with an ongoing collection of found textures.

By picking up interesting pages from old magazines and books, and redering them through a process with a photocopier, Aleksandra builds up a bank of surfaces. She then collages them into her work to give it the layers and tactility we see.

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Interview With BAFTA Nominated Animation Filmmaker Eamonn O'Neill

Posted at 3 am on February 20, 2013 by

Posted in: After Effects, Animation, Character Illustration

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The year started off on a high for this young illustrator with the news that he’d been nominated for a BAFTA. Having only recently graduated from an MA course, it’s a great achievement for Eamonn O’Neill and a superb place to start on his career path.

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