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 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 […]
Minnesota-based illustrator Katie Kirk and one half of design boutique EightHourDay gets it just right when it comes to creating defined and enticing shapes in digital illustration. It is the effective way in which her illustrations are composed of these shapes that makes her work special. I asked her about her work process in creating […]
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!
A few months ago I featured a selection of Ben the Illustrator’s special vector pattern illustrations. In an interview-style tutorial, Ben is back to teach us how he makes them, showcasing one of his brand new patterns in detail. For those that don’t know about him, Ben the Illustrator (Ben O’Brien) is based in Cornwall, […]
Tatsuro Kiuchi is one of my favourite illustrators when it comes to simplicity in digital design. Although his work appears to be composed using traditional methods like screen printing, the bulk of the work is done using digital means. This doesn’t affect the hand-made feel of his work and the textures he brings out in […]