Painted Profiles from Askew One

Illustration // Thursday, March 06, 2014
The latest project from New Zealand artist Askew One is a refined series of portrait paintings. Bright, neon war paint graces the female profile in a fresh illustrative fashion. Askew has...

The World of Ryan Salge

Illustration // Thursday, March 06, 2014
Ryan Salge combines a wickedly deft sense of rendering with a dark and dexterous imagination to creat illustrations that reel with dept and narrative. These haunting images of dreamscapes lit with twilight tones create an endless field of visions that persist long after viewing. Salge is a master draftsman with a technique that inspires awe and envy.

Fashion Illustrations by Antonio Soares

Illustration // Wednesday, March 05, 2014
António Soares is a talented fashion illustrator and artist currently living and working in Porto, Portugal. He uses water color to capture the latest runway and editorial looks, carefully composing each subject by setting vibrant detail against minimal background. Soares' creative process begins with 'a thrill, an emotion.'

Vector Illustrations by Orlando Arocena

Illustration // Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Orlando Arocena is a Mexican-Cuban American artist specializing in digital illustration. The clean, angular nature of vector illustration lends itself to a certain sci-fi flavor that permeates throughout Arocena's work. 'As a kid growing up in a “cultural melting pot” neighborhood, Orlando loved seeing what other cultures found important. 

The Delicate Fantasy World of Jennifer Healy

Illustration // Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Jennifer Healy uses colored pencil to create soft, fantastical portraits of enchanting young women. 'I create because it’s what I’ve been doing since a little girl. Art can save when one has less than an ideal childhood. I still create today because I want to be able to give that same inspiration to another who may have nothing else to escape with...'

Paintings by Sean Mahan

Illustration // Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Sean Mahan's body of work consists of figurative paintings on wood investigating questions of innocence, feminine domesticity and adolescence. 'The paintings are social-realist graphite renderings on oak and birch, colored with thin washes of acrylic. They depict a sense of wonder at the simple inherent sweetness of the human character and its conflict with structures of power and control.  The symbol of the “shadow person” is repeatedly used to pose questions about those “in the shadow of power,” and to pose questions about our insulated view of the impact popular consumer culture has on others.'

David Jien: New Works

Illustration // Tuesday, March 04, 2014
A suite of new drawings sees David Jien exploring a bizarre world of fine-art museum appreciation and elevated anatomy. Jien received his BFA from Art Center College of Design in 2009. As a first generation Taiwanese-American, a veteran tagger who spent time in jail, and a recent art school graduate, Jien utilizes the unique facts and experiences of his life as raw material for the fantastic stories and characters that are represented in his work. 

Ileana Hunter's Pencil Drawings

Illustration // Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Ileana Hunter creates gorgeously rendered pencil drawings of female celebrities that emphasize the soft, alluring darks of the more feminine features. Portraits of famously recognizeable faces take on a new life as almost disembodied graphite impressions of reflective eyes, lush lashes and pouty lips frozen in mysterious smiles.

The Work of Cai Vail

Illustration // Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Cai Vail's work is simultaneously delicate and brutal, pairing lush, sensitive shading with violent subject matter. Vail creates scenes of painful beauty, treading a rich line between what draws us in and what frightens us. Cai lives and works in Boston, MA.

Nod Young: Journey To The West

Illustration // Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Based in Beijing artist and designer Nod Young illustrated this traditional Chinese story titled Journey To The West. Young has been imagining what these characters could look like for over a decade and he has now finally personified them.

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