Celebrity Illustrations from Jawaan Burge

Illustration // Saturday, March 01, 2014
Illustrator Jawaan Burge specializes in celebrity portraits with a twist. From Frank Ocean to Warren Buffet to Kobe Bryant, Jawaan's portraits are light, airy and give the effect of a digitally rendered brushstroke. Jawaan is gives us...

Colorful Illustrations by YiQiao Wang

Illustration // Friday, February 28, 2014
YiQiao Wang is an illustrator based in Alexandria, VA. In her own words, she is 'an illustrator who works with various approaches to explore [her] illustrative visions both using hand drawing and digital work. The style drives my ideal and visual on vivid colors, and represents my personal interpretation based on what I have seen from my experiences and perspectives...'

Grotesque Anatomies by Seth Alverson

Illustration // Friday, February 28, 2014
Houston-based painter Seth Alverson creates hauntingly grotesque studies of the human anatomy that convey deep-seated anxieties of the body and the human condition. Fleshy misshapen body parts are fragmented and inflated in Alverson's explorations; even representations of the mundane and inanimate become disgustingly bodily...

James Kudo's Landscapes of the Mind

Illustration // Friday, February 28, 2014
James Kudo was born in Pereira Barreto, Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1967. In the early 90s a man-made lake built by the local power plant flooded parts of the city. Kudo's paintings are informed by memories of his hometown turned Nouveau Atlantis, intermingling with recollections of other regional changes and processes of urbanization. Free-floating fragments of houses, planes of color and abstracted natural elements convene in striking combinations in Kudo's re-imagined landscapes.

"Indefinable Shapes" by Rery

Illustration // Thursday, February 27, 2014
These smooth and subtle gifs illustrated by Rery Yiching (better known as Rery) leave us lost in thought much like the subject in these pieces. We highly reccomend getting lost in Rery's almost endless collection of animated gifs...

Cody Seekins' Jataka Tales

Illustration // Thursday, February 27, 2014
Words from artist Cody Seekins: "The Jātaka Tales are an interesting collection of allegories in how they recognize the subject's direction toward enlighten yet center on the narrative of the self as manifest identities and egos...

The Illustrations of Phil Guy

Illustration // Thursday, February 27, 2014
San Francisco illustrator Phil Guy is originally from a small town in Ohio. Phil's cheeky illustrations have made their way onto band t-shirts of metal gods, Mastodon. Phil says "I've traveled across the land in search...

Joe Sinness' Colored Pencil Still Lifes

Illustration // Thursday, February 27, 2014
Minneapolis based artist Joe Sinness' weapon of choice is the Prismacolor colored pencil of our youth. Joe creates his strange, vivid and almost shrine-like still lifes by first photographing his compositions before picking up a pencil...

Tea Wei's Animated Illustrations

Illustration // Thursday, February 27, 2014
Although his persona is somewhat of a mystery, we know we love the work of artist and illustrator Tea Wei. Its difficult for me not to be completely enamored by illustrated, animated gif's- especially of the dissected kind. Nice work Tea... nice work. 

Raymond Teitsma's Cosmic Works

Illustration // Wednesday, February 26, 2014
As a separation from Raymond Teitsma's other works, his series of 'Cosmic' illustrations are a raw and sometimes grotesque portrayal of simple renderings. With a basic palette and almost bizarre minimalist approach, Raymond pulls way back on his usual style with these. He graduated with a BFA Illustration , School of Visual Arts, in Utrecht and is currently living and working in The Netherlands.  

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