Archive for the ‘illustration’ Category

clowns

06Mar13

I’m digging the neon splashes of color coupled with the lightly drawn graphite lines in these works by artist Niki Pilkington. Simple lines, loud colors, stylish figures. ORANGE nail polish. They’re fun. via. Advertisements


dark haired

22Feb13

I could not find much information on artist Elena Cermaria, but I did find these paintings of hers. They have a darker, dream-like quality about them – especially those with heavily blue/green color palettes. The third image really stands out with its baroque color palette and lighting. I like seeing the varying colors throughout her […]


Daphne Descends

22Feb13

Daphne Descends is the title of Alessia Iannetti‘s new body of work that will be on exhibit starting tomorrow at Rome’s Dorothy Circus Gallery. Mostly graphite, her mixed-media work is intricately detailed, with seldom splashes of color. Iannetti depicts solitary female figures among elements of nature. via.


Check out these pen drawings by Moni Lewandowski. Her use of line is expressive while staying true to the rendition of the figures, whether they be animal or human. I love all of the designs in the backgrounds, hair, and clothing… via. images via.  


I’ve had some xrays a friend gave me in a portfolio for over a year now, thinking I could maybe use them one day for an art project. Come to find out, Philadelphia-based artist Matthew Cox is already using x-ray slides in his work in such a way that surpasses everything I’ve halfheartedly considered. He […]


fashion friday

12Aug11

Lovin these fashion illustrations by Brazil-based Camilla do Rosario, particularly how she mixes delicacy with dominant patterns and colors. Color and negative space are balanced so that a focal point (the model) is clear. Her meticulous use of line is also attractive (surprise surprise.) The hair of each figure is impressive, but I keep going […]


filthy rautten

11Aug11

Kathryn Macnaughton is a Toronto-based artist. Her process is quirky, witty even, as she appropriates slightly pornographic imagery in drawing/collage work with various objects, shapes, and soft colors. The result is both impressive and funny in an almost-absurd kind of way. I got a kick out of her work, anyway. Several of these images were […]


Check out this paper project by illustration student Rachel Walsh. Made for an Interweb project, the work is a way to explain the Amazon Kindle to Charles Dickens. The mini-books convey actual book covers. Some of the books included were read by Dickens himself. I like the miniature quality of the books, as well as […]


Now, here are some of my favorite illustrations by Sandra Dieckmann. Her work encompasses a variety of application, from magazine covers and drawings to T-shirts and patterns. Design seems to be a central focus, along with an obvious tendency toward animals. images via her website.


colored in

21Jun11

Having just shared a collaborative project between two artists, I wanted to devote an individual entry to each of the artists. So, here are some examples of Jamie Mills‘s independent work. You can see the colors of the collaborative project come through in his solo work, not to separate elements of the cohesive collaborative project. […]