Category Archives: Mixed Media

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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Variety and Contrast in Colour and Texture with Nicolas Galkowski

Posted at 10 pm on July 5, 2014 by

Posted in: Character Illustration, Mixed Media

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We enjoy Nicolas Galkowski’s work for his continuous injection of variety. Whether in the interesting colour palettes he chooses or the mix of gritty and inky marks, his illustrations always have a blend of different flavours to keep them dynamic and engaging.

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The Planning Process Behind the Concept-driven Illustrations of Peter Ryan

Posted at 9 am on June 25, 2014 by

Posted in: Mixed Media, Painting

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Southern Ontario-born illustrator Peter Ryan is definitely an ideas man. His illustrations are rich with clever visual metaphors and layers of symbolism that make them interesting and engaging to unravel.

We’re glad that we were able to take a look at some of the preparatory work that goes into Peter’s illustration as the concepts are fundamental to the kind of images he creates. The second of the images below is a cover Peter created for the Houston Press.

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