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 […]
Here is the work of Wilmer Murillo, a freelance illustrator from Tegucigalpa, Honduras. With his close attention to light and textures, his work has real depth to it, making the work feel very tangible. Some of the content of his illustrations remind me of the surreal work of Salvador Dalí, although there are many other […]
I’ve chosen to interview a very talented illustrator with a traditional illustration style. Admittedly, on a contemporary illustration blog, this is somewhat an illegal undertaking according to my own rules. However, I am very supportive of the use of traditional techniques used by Paul Shipper, in contemporary movie art. Originally from the UK, now based […]
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 […]
Raised in Idaho and now living in the Seattle area, Drake Brodahl, also known as ‘Pumml’ is an illustrator with a fun painting style I wanted to mention, with a close look into his tools and work processes. His work is influenced by an interest in comics and animation, like that of Hanna Barbera, the […]