We have a special treat in this feature with John Devolle not only talking about his work in depth, but also taking us on a step by step tour of his image-making process.
From expertly precise linear drawings, Nicolas Castell orchestrates huge scenes. They are a delight to look over with enjoyable details dotted across the board.
As Nicolas talks more about below, he tries to recapture the sense of fun his art brought him growing up. He has early memories of building imagined worlds in his illustrations, and the joy that they brought him.
Multitalented artists, Elzo Durt creates detailed, psychedelic artwork, drawing inspiration from underground culture and the music scene he has become involved in.
Bussels-born Elzo, cites his childhood of skateboarding and punk culture as major influences on the kind of images he creates. His interesting blend of detail and lucid colours has gained him a reputation for band posters and other music-related projects.
Lennard Kok’s work is about paring down his layouts to their simplest elements of line and form. He does this to great effect in the comics and zines he creates with their clean and clear boards but also in his other illustration projects such as editorial and designs for apparel.
The work of New York-based Chinese illustrator, Dingding Hu is full of tongue-in-cheek characters going about their business in humorous scenes. Her work pokes fun at the world around her in warm, vibrant colours and charming line work.
After having worked for some time on commissions for clients, Eline Van Dam aka Zeloot decided to focus on areas of art that resonate a little closer to home. She now spends most of her time creating imagery for music events that she herself is involved in.
Russel Cobb is an award-winning illustrator based in the UK. His sketchbooks give a great insight into the thought process of an artist who has been voted as one of the UK’s top ten illustrator’s by the Independent newspaper.