Category Archives: Reviews

Talking To Nathan Manire About The Process And Development Behind His 'Dot Portraits' Series

Posted at 4 pm on August 19, 2014 by

Posted in: Hand Craft, Painting, Reviews

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As beautiful as Nathan Manire’s ‘Dot Portraits’ are for their blend of soft, pastel shades and rigid structures, they are also intriguing as results of many iterations of his process along the line. We talked to Nathan about this process and other elements of his life as an artist and designer.

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Short Film: Ape on the Moon Talks to Illustrator and Woodworker George McCallum in his Surrey Quays Studio

Posted at 3 pm on February 16, 2014 by

Posted in: 3D Illustration, Reviews

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In the first of our series of short films, we met illustrator George McCallum to talk about how he developed his hand-built 3D illustration work, and some of the projects he’s currently spending time on.

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Owen Davey Designs for Packing and Animation across Various Campaigns

Posted at 8 am on January 28, 2014 by

Posted in: Animation, Character Illustration, Reviews

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Anyone who picked up the most recent album, ‘Alone Aboard the Ark‘ from the Leisure Society would have undoubtably had to pause to appreciate the beautifully designed packaging before taking their first listen. Owen Davey did some wonderful work on a range merchandise for the band across the promotional campaign.

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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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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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Talking to Victor Robert about Making his Childrens' Book and Being a 'Pre-vis' Artist at DreamWorks

Posted at 3 pm on August 9, 2013 by

Posted in: 3D Illustration, Animation, Reviews, Technology

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‘Brian Wonders is an upcoming self-published children’s book by Victor Robert. As well as working on his own illustration projects such as this, Victor is an in-house artist at DreamWorks Animation. The book is an idea born both from his experiences as an avid child reader of picture books and as a swimmer who grew up near the ocean.

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Jeroen Smeets Talks about New Artist Excursions Project, 'The Jaunt'

Posted at 6 pm on June 17, 2013 by

Posted in: Events, Reviews, Sketchbooks

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Whether you’re an artist or not, getting out into the world and experiencing something different to your day to day routine is the perfect way to find inspiration. Apart from new environments and the sense of exploration, seeing what is normal to others and how that compares to your own world is an eye opener, too. It’s an idea championed by a new project called ‘The Jaunt‘, which connects artists and travel.

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