With its thick, confident lines and layouts of organised shapes, you might think that Martina Paukova’s process involves a lot of careful drafting. But she talks to us about how she likes to keep a looser approach to the start of her projects.
Matt Forsythe lends his talent for creative character design to TV, previously working as lead designer on Adventure Time for two seasons. We take a look at his own illustration work and its¬†gorgeous array of colours.
Chi Birmingham has developed a strong, unique style by finding a place between bold, solid forms and the softer touch of the hand-drawn line.
His illustrations are broken down into sets of rounded blocks of form and thick, imposing lines. It gives every image he¬†makes a punchy tone and immediate pull¬†for the eye.
We’ve previously featured Marta Monteiro’s work, having been really taken with her use of layers and colour. Two years on, we take a look at how she has developed her style as she talks to us about the need to experiment with new techniques.
We really like the light and free-flowing drawing style of Elisa Macellari. Peppered with fine, linear details, she creates enjoyable worlds decorated with patterned fauna.
Elisa is a Milan-based Thai-Italian illustrator, and describes herself as someone who likes “colorful things, wild animals, jungles, mysterious creatures,¬†strange objects and tom yum soup.”
Natalya Balnova’s brightly patterned creatures start their life as ink drawings before being printed in layers of eye-catching dots and dashes. The results sparkle on the page and really draw you in.
Ji Hyun Yu is a Frankfurt-based illustrator from Seoul. Her work is filled with crowds of colourful characters and can be seen in publications such as The New York Times and Plansponsor.