I’m very intrigued by Californian artist Brooks Salzwedel’s unique style and approach to these delicate works, that combine nature and rigid human-made structures. It’s nice to see work that brings in different non-digital materials to what we’re used to. Using a combination of Staedler Graphite pencils ranging from 6H to 9B, tape and ‘Awful toxic […]
Sheffield, UK based illustrator Jonny Wan describes his work as ‘combining shape experimentation, facial expressions and symmetry in producing unique and organic visuals‘. In my view reminiscent of Eastern European design, but also even American Indian artwork, these skillfully crafted images have a strong appeal in their balance and the striking shapes within them. This […]
Jonathan Bartlett, an illustrator based in Manhattan, creates some spectacular work that combines pencil drawings, Photoshop, and an adventurous use of colour and subject. I asked him a couple of questions surrounding these special pictures. What are your illustration tools and what is your work process? Everything starts traditionally with a graphite drawing on Denril. […]
I’ve been following Finnish illustrator Pietari Posti’s work for some time, and it’s been fascinating to peer into his extremely accomplished and refined portfolio. Using a range of traditional and digital mediums, Pietari’s work exhibits a profound understanding of the value of well balanced composition; using colour, varying line thickness, shape and tone to create […]
I stumbled on the striking and fun wooden toy sculptures of Pennsylvania-based Josh Finkle and wanted to learn more about them. I asked him a couple of questions to accompany these excellent photographs covering some of the work process and the finished products. How did you get into creating wooden toys? I’m a senior industrial […]
Georgia-based comic book artist and illustrator Eleanor Davis makes some very nice work which feature a lot of particularly cool monsters. Her strong use of deep black add a defined depth to her work too. ? Eleanor Davis, 2009 MoonApe
California-based artist Marissa Textor has some exceptional pencil drawings of natural objects. They are of such sharp detail that they could pass as monochrome photographs. I’m happy with this find. ⓒ Marissa Textor, 2009 Follow MoonApe on Twitter for further updates!