Gildebeest: Octopi Process

Illustration // Friday, December 14, 2012
'After pencilling to a degree that I pretty much know what everything looks like, I start inking with copic sketch pens. I use copic everything, really. At this point I am ironing out all the details - my pencil work tends to be sketchy and filled with little hairy construction lines, so inking is basically a decision-making process where I choose the exact line I want and fill in details of the solid blacks, cleaning everything up, sometimes penning in spontaneous additions...'

Philip Harris Illustration

Illustration // Thursday, December 13, 2012
Philip Harris is a freelance Illustrator currently living and working in Devon, UK. His clients included Shred publishing, Plymouth city Council, Vice magazine, Murder by Death, Paul Besselle, Idiom, No guts no glory, York notes, Ragged Cover Publishing, Rachael Dadd, Plymouth arts Center and Soundshock. These drawings were all created with a dip pen and black ink. Impressive.

Elfandiary's Daily Draw Timelapse

Illustration // Thursday, December 13, 2012
Elfandiary is an illustrator and artist in Bandung, Indonesia. He put this gorgeous rendering timelapse together of a portrait piece he created. 'It was about 2 or 3 hours drawing, not really sure about the duration, on a 12 x 12" 300 gsm paper with inecolour marker, sakura micron pen and faber castell classic colour.' With the magic of technology, this was recorded with iPhone 4s. Song credit : The Wombats - Moving to new york ( Kyte remix )

Interacting with the Art

Illustration // Thursday, December 13, 2012
Kathleen Sawyer is an art student specialising in Printmaking, but her main focus is on drawing. Her project 'Invisible Ink' was an illustrated installation done with charcoal on a wall. 'This was from a drawing project in second year. The brief was to draw something and then take a photo of ourselves interacting with the drawing. I did a tattoo artist and myself getting a tattoo. The only Photoshoppery for this image was to desaturate it.' Photo by Christy Peacock.

Magoz: Simplicity and Conceptual Value

Illustration // Thursday, December 13, 2012
'Playful metaphors and a concise visual style help Spanish illustrator, Mágoz put across his witty ideas with seemingly little effort. However, the stripped-down nature of his work with it’s limited palette and sparing amount of elements within an image is something he probably works the hardest towards. Clever design makes Mágoz’ work a joy to look at, and his narratives a pleasure to read...'

Classic Animated GIF

Illustration // Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Back in the day when animations were done the good old, traditional way and cartoons were actually drawn by hand, beauties like this existed. An muscle pumping, booty plumping classic animated GIF from the vaults of ancient animation. Its like a cocktail of analog and digital technology, blended together with the magic of animated GIF's.

Michelle Morin's Natural Habitat

Illustration // Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Michelle Morin is an artist who lives and works on the North Shore of Massachusetts. She studied painting and art history at Massachusetts College of Art. Michelle has worked for many years in the horticultural field cultivating a true relationship with plants, wildlife, and their distinctive habitats. With many years designing and maintaining gardens, Michelle has narrowed her primary focus to nature as a subject to reference...

Ramon Bruin's Illustrative Illusions

Illustration // Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Netherlands-based artist Ramon Bruin creates amazing 3D optical illusions all with the help of a little graphite from an ordinary pencil. As he puts it, trying photo-realism was just another way for him to push his boundaries and add another technique to his portfolio.  The 31-year-old Ramon is mostly self-taught and impressively versatile in his creative endeavors, including 9-years of  experience in airbrushing and all the knowledge he gained from his Academy studies.

The Work of Victo Ngai

Illustration // Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Victo Ngai is a NY based illustrator from Hong Kong, graduated from Rhode Island School of Design. "Victo" is not a boy nor a typo, but a nickname derived from Victoria - a leftover from the British colonization. Some of her clients include The New Yorker, The New York Times, Leo Burnett, McDonald's, Adidas Hong Kong, Bank Simple, Tor Books and the International Herald Tribune.

Marija Tiurina's Illustrated GIF's

Illustration // Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Its pretty obvious- I'm a huge sucker for animated GIF's, and illustration, and the combination of the two just blows my mind. Here is a selection of a few from UK based illustrator Marija Tiurina. While they are simply sketches compared to the talent-filled array of her portfolio, they are like perfect little mini-movies for me, short enough for even the shortest of attention spans. Enjoy.


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