Category Archives: Mixed Media

Darren Hopes Blending a Mix of Techniques in Emotional Illustrations

Posted at 3 am on July 31, 2014 by

Posted in: Digital Illustration, Mixed Media, Photographic Illustration, Photoshop

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With texture-filled silhouettes, Darren Hopes creates strikingly emotive illustrations with a multifaceted toolbox of techniques. He manages to weave the collection of digital and hand-penned marks seamlessly together with apparent ease.

That he often illustrates his own writing, as he goes on to mention below, makes sense given the very narrative quality he seems to have in his approach to his artwork. Simple yet thoughtful compositions are interestingly used as part of the way that he tells the stories in his images.

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Tyler Gross Talks about Sourcing Textures and Working Digitally

Posted at 6 am on July 27, 2014 by

Posted in: Digital Illustration, Mixed Media, Photoshop

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Tyler Gross talks to us about working digitally and how he brings in real-life influences from print. It allows him to retain the same sense of tactility as when he works in other mediums by hand while still having the convenience of working on the computer.

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Sketchbook Sneak: Irina Troitskaya's Entertaining Collection of Expressions

Posted at 3 pm on July 13, 2014 by

Posted in: Character Illustration, Digital Illustration, Mixed Media, Sketchbooks

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There’s an exceptional amount of expression that comes tumbling out of the pages of Irina Troitskaya’s children’s book illustrations. Not only has she captured the most entertaining collection of facials expressions on her characters, but the energy and vigour in her mark making also helps to paint in life and charm into her work.

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Playful Yet Simple Metaphoric Illustrations by Collage Artist François Berger

Posted at 11 am on July 12, 2014 by

Posted in: Mixed Media, Pencil Illustration, Photographic Illustration

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The amount of work you have to put into sourcing new images at the beginning of every project can be tiring for a collage artist, as mixed media illustrator Fraçois Berger tells us. However, we’re glad that it is something that he does put in the legwork for, as we really like the eclectic mixed style it results in.

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Vividly Colourful Fashion Illustrations by Anu Samarüütel

Posted at 5 pm on July 9, 2014 by

Posted in: Character Illustration, Ink Illustration, Mixed Media

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Estonian illustrator Anu Samarüütel makes bold, pop art fashion illustrations in vivid colours. We like the way she strips them down to a few key elements, just the right brush stroke here and a dash of texture here and you have interesting characters full of life and intensity.

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