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 […]
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!
If any artist I’ve come across shows real dedication to the hand drawn line, that artist is Canadian-born Sougwen. Now based in Stockholm, Sougwen combines intricate vintage pattern, floral design and flourishes, with fresh, contemporary colours and unique shapes. She is particularly good at creating striking images by superimposing organic lines onto simple and clean […]
I was recently left dumb struck by the quality of Lee Misenheimer’s drawing work and the effect created through his intense, well-trained lines. Graduating from East Carolina University School of Art in 1994, Lee has a large collection of his drawings in his cache. His recent set of drawings are the focus of this interview, […]
Lizzy Stewart, who lives and works in Edinburgh, and also recently went to art school there, has some great pencil and painting work. They are packed full of intriguing characters and scenes that conceal various stories.
I asked her a few questions on how she got into illustration, what and who inspires her, her tools and work process and what work is taking up her time at the moment.
What made you decide to get into illustration?
‘I started out studying fine art but switched to illustration at the end
of my first year after realising that …
I decided to interview Mexican illustrator Alberto Cerriteño to find out more about his quirky, playful and texture-rich style that feature all kinds of intriguing surreal scenes and characters. Alberto holds a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, yet is self taught in illustration. ‘I define my illustration style as a form of graphic design. The […]
Veronica Hebard is an illustrator and comic book artist based in Boston, Massachusetts. Her illustrations exert a really engaging effervescent quality that demonstrate the benefit of using colours that go a step further. Veronica studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York and at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. She started […]