Vividly Colourful Fashion Illustrations by Anu Samarüütel

Posted at 5 pm on July 9, 2014 by

Posted in: Character Illustration, Ink Illustration, Mixed Media

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Estonian illustrator Anu Samarüütel makes bold, pop art fashion illustrations in vivid colours. We like the way she strips them down to a few key elements, just the right brush stroke here and a dash of texture here and you have interesting characters full of life and intensity.

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A Conversation with Tsach Weinberg about his New Digital Comic 'Needles and Dust'

Posted at 9 am on July 7, 2014 by

Posted in: Comic Art, Digital Illustration, Technology

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With the ever-growing prevalence of smart devices as a primary source of all-in-one entertainment, artists are developing new ways to present and publish their work.

We interview the creator of ‘Needles and Dust’, a new digital comic that takes advantage of new media platforms while also trying to stay true to the traditional format of a comic.

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Variety and Contrast in Colour and Texture with Nicolas Galkowski

Posted at 10 pm on July 5, 2014 by

Posted in: Character Illustration, Mixed Media

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We enjoy Nicolas Galkowski’s work for his continuous injection of variety. Whether in the interesting colour palettes he chooses or the mix of gritty and inky marks, his illustrations always have a blend of different flavours to keep them dynamic and engaging.

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Sketchbook Sneak: Watercolour and Pencil Fashion Illustrations by Kris Atomic

Posted at 10 pm on June 27, 2014 by

Posted in: Character Illustration, Pencil Illustration, Watercolour Illustration

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We like the stylised characters that self-proclaimed ‘illustrator, photographer, blogger, cat lover, avid reader, only child, tea drinker, filofax user and Stephen Fry fan’ Kris Atomic  creates for her fashion illustrations. To find out more, we take a look into her wonderful pencil and watercolour sketchbooks.

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The Planning Process Behind the Concept-driven Illustrations of Peter Ryan

Posted at 9 am on June 25, 2014 by

Posted in: Mixed Media, Painting

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Southern Ontario-born illustrator Peter Ryan is definitely an ideas man. His illustrations are rich with clever visual metaphors and layers of symbolism that make them interesting and engaging to unravel.

We’re glad that we were able to take a look at some of the preparatory work that goes into Peter’s illustration as the concepts are fundamental to the kind of images he creates. The second of the images below is a cover Peter created for the Houston Press.

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A Sense of Stillness in the Slick Illustrations by Thomas Danthony

Posted at 3 pm on June 22, 2014 by

Posted in: Digital Illustration, Vector Illustration

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The slick illustration style of Thomas Danthony gives his work a beautiful sense of stillness while also having a cinematic quality to it that we really like. Thomas is originally from France but now based in London, and has a list of previous clients that include GQ, Microsoft, The Sadler’s Wells Theatre.

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