The devision between paper and screen varies among artists and designers today. While some do prefer to work exclusively with one or the other, many employ a mixture of techniques that make the best of both in ways that feel right for them.
Mimi Leung’s work is a wonderful cacophony of explosions. Explosions of colour, humour, and body parts! Hers is work made tongue firmly in cheek, slightly dark humour but brightly drawn. Her burgers with faces and flayed characters dare you not to let out a little giggle. However, the comedy aside, Mimi’s illustrations and animations are full of great patterns and intricate details.
Former Chairman of the Association of Illustrators, Rod Hunt continues to engage in the art and design community as a regular lecturer on self promotion and the business of illustration both in the UK and internationally. Rod’s illustrations have been seen across the board in design, print and advertising, and most recently as part of the designs for the Royal Mail’s Olympic and Paralympic Stamp Presentation Packs.
We’re big fans of Canadian Britt Wilson’s whimsical, funny and accomplished illustration style. She primarily works on comics and cartoons with her unique expressive touch. Every piece we’ve seen of hers demonstrates a lot of hard work and attention to detail, which we like at Ape on the Moon.
The result has been a historically accurate project that he has dedicated a lot of time into researching. It’s worth noting that the small details in the illustrations that describe the events of that period have been meticulously considered so that they are true to the facts and will please even the keenest enthusiast of the story of the ill-fated Titanic.
We recently featured some of Chris Madden‘s great textural illustrations. I love the tactile, hand-made feel his work has, keeping quite loose and playful. I think it’s also interesting that a lot of the unique qualities in an illustrator’s style comes from the steps in their process that they have tailored to their needs. It can be quite a personal thing and one technique you take for granted may be something that someone else had never thought of before.
Looking through Jeremy Dower’s digital paintings, you might think you’d stumbled upon a collection of alien life forms preserved in formaldehyde. His characters are bizarre but often cute, always sitting it an atmosphere that is soft and delicate, while also teasingly suggestive and surreal.