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...

Mark Lascelles Thornton: The Happiness Machine

Illustration // Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Measuring an epic 8ft x 5ft, Mark Lascelles Thornton's project 'The Happiness Machine' is a time consuming, obsessively intricate portrayl of urban landscapes. Using a rotring pen on white paper, Cornwall-based artist Mark Lascelles Thornton has embarked on this massive architectural drawing project. Each panel represents a stylized red and grayscale representation of architectural highlights from eight locations, so far including Chicago, New York, London...

Illustrated Animations by Hoji Tsuchiya

Illustration // Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Hoji Tsuchiya is a playful animation artist and illustrator. Born in Tokyo in 1984, he started making the animations in 2004 with a silhouette animation is animation that was featured in the Film Festival Grand Prix. These humorous, quirky, analog animations by Tsuchiya are done in a very simple manner, adding to their lighthearted appeal.


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