Happy Holidays, I Got You a GIF!!

Illustration // Saturday, December 22, 2012
A festive little collection of our favorite animated mini-movies- just in time for the Holidays! These animated GIF's come from a project curated by Ryan Todd and built by Enjoythis and feature a whole mess of contributing artists including Super Mundane, Tane Williams, Ross Phillips, Jane Stockdale, Alex Grigg, Kiristan Hammerstad, Alasdiar and Jock and many others... Enjoy!!

Kikyz1313's Cadere Innocens

Illustration // Friday, December 21, 2012
'If my previous series, called 'Corpses Esquicio' explores abjection in the body, because the instinctive reactions of rejection against that which threatens our human integrity, in this series 'Cadere Innocens', this same notion applies to everything that is reminiscent of childhood. However, this time this is achieved through the evocation of certain objects, different symbols and colors that are encoded in images that we interpret as corresponding to the sacred universe...

Gustave Doré’s Engravings of the Great Flood

Illustration // Friday, December 21, 2012
Perhaps one of the greatest masters of illustrating deep dark subject matter with morbid undertones is Gustave Doré, a French artist, engraver, illustrator and sculptor who passed in 1883. His depictions of "The Flood,", formed the frontispiece of Doré's illustrated bible. Doré, who also created famous images for the illustrated edition of Dante's Divine Comedy, frequently depicted his subjects under profound suffering. Very Apocalypse appropriate.

Steve McGhee's Natural Disasters

Illustration // Friday, December 21, 2012
As a digital artist focusing on art that reflects The End of Days and natural disasters, Steve McGhee has this to say about his images, 'My work reflects a personal interest in things human beings have little or no control over. We walk through life feeling like we’re indestructible, while in reality, we’re just the opposite...

Andres Guzman's Apocalyptic Illustrations

Illustration // Friday, December 21, 2012
Well, here we are- The End of the World. Supposedly. If it isn't panning out quite like you'd expected (yet) you're just going to have to use your imagination. With the help of artist and illustrator Andres Guzman, we can get a little visual inspiration as to what this grand Apocalypse may look like. Andres spent most of his youth in Denver, Colorado but is originally from Lima, Peru. He graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art + Design where I majored in illustration and took much interest in graphic design.

New Work From Sabine ten Lohuis

Illustration // Thursday, December 20, 2012
'This illustration was for an article about Raimondo Di Sangro and his interests in the studies of alchemy, mechanics and the sciences in general. The last years of his life were dedicated to decorating the Chapel of Sansevero with marble works from the greatest artists of the time, including Antonio Corradini, Francesco Queirolo and Giuseppe Sanmartino, and preparing anatomical models. These models are still on display in the Chapel...'

The Work of Megan Frau

Illustration // Thursday, December 20, 2012
Megan Frauenhoffer / Megan Frau (pronounced Frow-in-hof-er) is an artist currently living in the state of Missouri with her husband and husky dog. Outside of making art, she teaches college art classes and community art programs for high school kids. Her artwork in her portfolio site ranges from current works to graduate school (2012-2008) and often includes variations of certain pieces/compositions. Her techniques range from printmaking, drawing, collage, and transfers.

Matt Caputo's Partytime!!

Illustration // Thursday, December 20, 2012
The 27 year-old artist Matt Caputo uses pen and ink to create witty, humorous illustrations that combine an array of disparate elements in unexpected ways. “In a way I’d say my work is comedic and more pleasant than anything else. It’s a lot of animals and lightheartedness. I guess I had a pretty wild imagination as a kid and spent as much time as I could drawing,” he says...

Getting to Know Illustrator Kirsten Rothbart

Illustration // Thursday, December 20, 2012
'Hi, I’m Kirsten Rothbart. I’m an illustration and comic art student from Kassel, Germany— where I live and study at the School of Art And Design.  My illustrations deal with today’s pop cultural life but also serve a certain emotional and mysterious aspect and longing for depth in life. After I sketch an illustration, I start inking it. Ink is my absolute favourite tool! Lately, I use the Pentel pocket brush most of the time. It’s a great, comfortable brush...

Melissa Cooke Art

Illustration // Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Melissa Cooke's drawings are made by dusting thin layers of graphite onto paper with a dry brush.  The softness of the graphite provides a smooth surface that can be augmented by erasing in details and textures.  No pencils are used in the work, allowing the surface to glow without the shine of heavy pencil marks.  Illusion dissolves into brush work and the honesty of the material...

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