We really enjoy taking a peek through the sketchbooks of Gerard Armengol for their randomness and eccentricity. They give us an insight into a very spontaneous collection of thoughts and finds. Collaged imagery accompany actual found objects and colourful, and pretty cheeky, pencil drawings.
We first featured the pencil illustrations of Josephin Ritchel a couple of years ago when the intricacy in the detailing caught our eye. Since then, she has been busy honing her work and producing some great images, as well as exhibiting in Europe and the US.
The architectural illustrations of Lucille Clerc are more than just drawings of buildings. Finding inspiration on the streets of her adopted London home, Lucille sees her work as portraits of the various locales around where she lives, merging memories and imagined features as well as her beautifully accurate observational sketches.
Without needing to say much at all, the illustrations of Naftali Beder evoke a sense of something bittersweet and poetic. With delicate pencil drawings, he creates an atmosphere of stillness and mystery.
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.
We like the stylised characters that self-proclaimed ‘illustrator, photographer, blogger, cat lover, avid reader, only child, tea drinker, filofax user and Stephen Fry fan’ Kris Atomic creates for her fashion illustrations. To find out more, we take a look into her wonderful pencil and watercolour sketchbooks.
Dave Prosser is an illustrator and animator based in London. After having graduated from the Royal College of Art, Dave’s work in animation has won him many international awards and accolades, including a BAFTA nomination.