Alexandra Pichard’s characters are sweet and beautifully drawn. They have a wonderful, delicate feel to them as well as a light and appealing humour. We take a look at some of them in action in picture books and more.
Gwendoline Blosse’s digital illustrations use line and limited colour palettes to create minimalist images with a big impact.
Breaking down drawings into the bare essentials, carefully considered marks and use of negative space make her work come across as bold as well as composed.
Patience, an eye for detail, and nimble fingers are just a few of the qualities that Maëlle Doliveux must have in abundance.
Her skilled hand and care over the tiniest scrapings of materials help her create beautifully realised 3D paper illustrations.
Poetic observer and gleaner of undiscovered urban gems, Alice Stevenson champions the art of walking in her new book, ‘Ways to Walk in London’. We join her on her walks and discover “hidden places and new perspectives”.
Posted in: Pencil Illustration
David Sparshott’s pencil illustrations are full of detail and thick areas of rich shading. Close observation, use of colour and shading makes his work bold even when working with soft pencils.
David manages to get a lot out of the materials he uses, layering the pencils in his images to create depth and contrast. We like the variety of tones he is able to achieve, especially in illustrations with lots of detail too.
We featured Persistent Peril’s wonderful take on a ‘touchscreen apocalypse’ for the Leisure Society a couple of years ago. Now they’re back with an emotional and beautifully animated video for Diagram’s ‘Phantom Power’.
Stefano Marra’s work is characterised by thick, confident lines, and his playful, curved figures. We really like his sense of fun, interesting shapes, and strong use of colour.
© Stephano Marra, 2015