Category Archives: Pencil Illustration

Illustrator Madison Shackell-York Talks about Process and Time for Reflection

Posted at 11 am on March 23, 2014 by

Posted in: Ink Illustration, Mixed Media, Pencil Illustration, Screen Printing

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Madison Shackell-York’s work is created by building up layers of various mixed media textures. Using both wet and dry mediums, she creates nice areas of contrast not only in the depth of the tones and colours but also in  surfaces so weighty, you can feel them.

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Fantasy, Science Fiction and Adventure in Matthew Houston's Character Designs

Posted at 10 am on December 28, 2013 by

Posted in: Character Illustration, Comic Art, Pencil Illustration

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Every character that pops up in Matthew Houston’s weird world has an interesting story to tell. They’re all so unique and spectacularly strange that you can’t but help immediately conjure up an epic backstory for them.

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DZO Oliver Creates Ethereal Cover Art for Recent Release

Posted at 8 pm on December 23, 2013 by

Posted in: Ink Illustration, Painting, Pencil Illustration, Reviews

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Composer Christopher Bono recently released two new singles, ‘Unity’ and ‘The Unexcelled Mantra’. With the release of these choral works came the equally ethereal artwork by French illustrator, DZO Oliver.

Like all his work, the art DZO produced is blindingly detailed, rich and dream-like. As he goes on to describe, while being inspired by the work of Christopher Bono, he tried to approach the images in the same way a musician might approach a score. Listening to music, he allowed the imagery to simply come to him, resulting in an imaginative, train-of-thought narrative.

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Natsko Illustrates Beautiful Architecture from a Bird's Eye View in New Children's Book

Posted at 12 pm on December 22, 2013 by

Posted in: Mixed Media, Pencil Illustration, Photographic Illustration

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Wherever there are great cities, there are a great number of pigeons. However, you may be surprised to learn that they are not just there to get underfoot but there “soaking up great architecture“.

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Print Auction for the D.E.C. Philippines Typhoon Appeal

Posted at 3 pm on December 7, 2013 by

Posted in: Events, Galleries and Exhibitions, Ink Illustration, Mixed Media, Pencil Illustration, Pens and Markers, Reviews

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Grand Neue have launched the Grand Kind Haiyan Print Auction, which has brought together leading illustrators and designers to help raise funds to help those affected by Typhoon Haiyan. Proceeds will go to the Disaster Emergency Committee in support of their current relief efforts in the Philippines.

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