There is some spectacular work coming from Canadian-based, Japanese illustrator Yuta Onoda. He is a recent graduate of Sheridan College, Canada, with a Bachelor of Applied Arts. What I particularly like in his work is its dynamism: the movement and flow that emanates from each piece with a delicate attention to each pencil stroke. I […]
Here is the work of Wilmer Murillo, a freelance illustrator from Tegucigalpa, Honduras. With his close attention to light and textures, his work has real depth to it, making the work feel very tangible. Some of the content of his illustrations remind me of the surreal work of Salvador Dalí, although there are many other […]
I’ve chosen to interview a very talented illustrator with a traditional illustration style. Admittedly, on a contemporary illustration blog, this is somewhat an illegal undertaking according to my own rules. However, I am very supportive of the use of traditional techniques used by Paul Shipper, in contemporary movie art. Originally from the UK, now based […]
Based in Kansas City, Missouri, Micah Lidberg has interests that span America, friends, natural things and pondering. His work demonstrates a use of these things, but more so a real passion and careful craftsmanship in creating work that has energy and natural, organic beauty. ‘Tom Garrett was my first illustration professor. I hold him largely […]
Lizzy Stewart, who lives and works in Edinburgh, and also recently went to art school there, has some great pencil and painting work. They are packed full of intriguing characters and scenes that conceal various stories.
I asked her a few questions on how she got into illustration, what and who inspires her, her tools and work process and what work is taking up her time at the moment.
What made you decide to get into illustration?
‘I started out studying fine art but switched to illustration at the end
of my first year after realising that …
I decided to interview Mexican illustrator Alberto Cerriteño to find out more about his quirky, playful and texture-rich style that feature all kinds of intriguing surreal scenes and characters. Alberto holds a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, yet is self taught in illustration. ‘I define my illustration style as a form of graphic design. The […]
James Clapham, who is shortly to complete an illustration degree at the Cambridge School of Arts, has a nice collection of illustrated song lyrics. I was interested in these because of the visual satisfaction that arises through integrating text and visual images and often surreal content that can emerge from song lyrics. I asked James […]