Jeffrey Alan Love’s sketchbooks feature foreboding¬†figures that look out with imposing eyes from rich spreads of black ink. This preparatory work translates into haunting yet tender illustrations in his final images.
Janne Iivonen is particularly good at constructing complete scenes with a whole scattering of interesting elements¬†to take in and multiple characters playing out their roles. They’re especially engaging for the generous amount of detail he treats us to.
In layers of rich printed textures and painted marks that sometimes barely touch the page, Luca Di Battista creates illustrations with tactility and depth. And with interesting ideas and playful use of narrative, it makes for a strong body of editorial images.
Creating depth in pools of gorgeous inks,¬†Astrid Linn√©a Andersson masterfully handles the swirls and bleeds of colour to create drawings that are vibrant and expressive.
The interesting nature of¬†Astrid’s work is in the constant play between opposing forces that seem to be tentatively held together on the page. Rich inks move freely and unpredictably, but are reigned into line, forcing a distinguishable structure out from the chaos.
J√©r√©my Combot’s¬†fashion illustrations celebrate glorious patterns, with influences from ” the ’90s and pop culture” to “youth and airiness, and beauty and ugliness”.
We really like all the patterns crashing and grinding into each other, creating the overall effect of intensity.
By choosing the most appropriate techniques for any given¬†project while also experimenting when she can, Genevieve Simms keeps her work fresh and unexpected.
While her¬†overall penchant for intense colours and complimentary textures unifies Genevieve’s portfolio, her play with different techniques fills her work with pleasant surprises.
Kevin Whipple takes his inky drawings and presents them in clever arrangements of just a few select colours. The balance of the drawing and the colour¬†aspects of his work gives his editorial images great contrast as well as a graphical boldness.