Intuitive marks, collected and torn paper, paint, and charcoal are all part of the organic process that Grace Alexandra Russell goes through to create her emotive images. She takes us through the various, interesting stages of her work.
Italian illustrator, Davide Bonazzi combines thoughtful symbolism worked into his compositions with considered drawings and painterly textures. Here are just a few of the narratives he creates in his engaging images.
Marta Orzel has a creative and particularly original technique for handling line, form, and texture. Her wonderful illustrations are arrangements of cleverly layered pieces that come together beautifully.
What we possibly find most striking about Marta’s work is the balance she is able to achieve between the bold and elaborate. While her work always has a richness in the different surfaces she creates using a mixture of media, she knows where to embellish and where to go for strong, solid forms.
It’s been a couple of years since we last featured Laurent Moreau, when we were taken by his ability to create striking, graphic images in paint. We were keen to see how this has been developing so take a look at some of his recent work while he talks about what he’s been up to recently.
Exploration, drama, and adventure all make welcome appearance in the descriptive illustrations by Matthew Daniel Swan. His narrative scenes are set out in pencil or paint, and often include swathes other beautifully rendered shading.
Juliana Wang constructs layers of inky drawings into punchy compositions using interesting combinations of colours.
In Juliana’s work, you get a real feel of the brush on the paper. We really like her use of ink and how she builds up the shading and textures by layering up varying marks.
Seeking out and embracing the imperfect has given the work of Hungarian illustrator, Borbála Tompa a tactile feel with its beauty in the rough edges.
Borbála’s work is all about mastering the unpolished finish and keeping the sense of expressive, intuitive decision making in her work. She tries to capture the character her paintings have even though the final images are worked digitally.