Esme Shapiro's Curious Characters

Illustration // Monday, December 15, 2014
Esme Shapiro is an artist, illustrator and muralist working out of New York. Her sweet characters are always adventuring, and Esme's personal Tumblr project, "If U Find Yourself," has some sage advice about not inviting toads into your tub.

The Moleskine Drawings of Kerby Rosanes

Illustration // Tuesday, December 09, 2014
We've looked at the Moleskine drawings of Kerby Rosanes before, and his newest update of work is his strongest to date. As his site states, "Philippines-based illustrator Kerby Rosanes works mainly with ordinary black pens to magically illustrate his “doodle” world. The 23-year old artist considers his art as a personal hobby which turned out to be his part-time freelance work after being recognized by various design blogs, international magazines and online communities."

Ben Sack Knows What Intricate Means

Illustration // Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Artist Ben Sack illustrates infinite cityscapes, both real and imagined. Distorted perspectives are filled-in with intricate details that are almost too much for the human eye to comprehend. 

Stefan Bleekrode's Cityscapes are Drawn From Memory

Illustration // Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Stefan Bleekrode's paintings can best be described as snapshots of things he's seen when travelling or just going through his everyday routine, small bits of beauty in familiar settings. "Often they come in through the backdoor," he says. "And after a while I turn these ideas, combined with a good bit of my own imagination into fully worked out paintings...

Update: The Gold Leaf Works of Alessandra Maria

Illustration // Monday, December 08, 2014
Alessandra Maria is an artist currently working and living in Brooklyn New York. She graduated from Pratt Institute in 2012 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communications Design and Illustration...

The Works of Denmark's Rune Christensen

Illustration // Friday, November 28, 2014
We love the direction this work is going. Danish illustrator Rune Christensen. Just great details, use of color, and great sense of the world around him. Apparently, according to his bio, he travels quite a bit, and some of the colors and patterns  in his work really seems to be inspired by the movements around the globe. 

Thanksgiving as a Vintage Affair

Illustration // Thursday, November 27, 2014
Every year, we like to touch on America's national holiday of "thanks" that really stems from the feast held in the autumn of 1621 by the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag to celebrate the colony's first successful harvest. What a better way to celebrate than with some gorgeously decorative and embellished illustrated vintage greeting cards. A yearly look at nostalgic Thanksgiving art... 

Adrian Landon Brooks' Own Brand of Sacred Art

Illustration // Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Adrian Landon Brooks' drawings are beautiful and nightmarish, utilizing the simple combination of gouache and pen on paper to create haunting illustrations of idols, icons and strange figures. Brooks is drawn to sacred art that emphasizes a "savior," and he speaks of his creative power as such, something that has brough him "freedom and redemption from everything that ails me...

Intricacies: A Book of Collaborative Drawings

Illustration // Tuesday, November 25, 2014
We love it when we see a wonderful art project get support on Kickstarter. Illustrators Christina Mrozik and Zoe Keller have spent the past five months making a series of highly detailed drawings that they are hoping to print in a beautiful hardocver book.

The Sci-Fi Illustrations of Shusei Nagaoka

Illustration // Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Japanese illustrator Shusei Nagaoka is best known for his music album cover art in the 1970s and 80s which included Electric Light Orchestra, Earth, Wind & Fire, Deep Purple, Space, Maze, George Clinton, Kitaro, Rose Royce, Caldera, and Pure Prairie League. 

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