Luca Mantovanelli's Portraits

Illustration // Saturday, December 15, 2012
Luca Mantovanelli is a young Italian architect and illustrator. His mixed media illustrated portraits combine a bizarre duo of images of male youth and colored, exotic birds. There is a strange eroticism to his images that I'm not quite sure how to place, but somehow the elements in his portraits complement each other.

Beauty in the Grotesque

Illustration // Friday, December 14, 2012
Kelly Durette's illustrations aren't for the visually sensitive, nor should you explore further if you have a tendency towards nausea, death or gore. Her beautifully grotesque renderings of cadavers, frostbite, medical conditions and treatments are done both skillfully and gorgeously- with careful attention to all of the inner hues of the human body.

Patrick Kyle's Signature Style

Illustration // Friday, December 14, 2012
Call me crazy but I can never get enough of Toronto based illustrator Patrick Kyle's wacky renderings. As an illustrator, he has worked for The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, Transistors Studios, The Walrus, THIS Magazine, Transworld Skateboarding Magazine, VICE Magazine and others, doing what he does best. He has a comic book series called 'Black Mass' that was nominated for Doug Wright and Ignatz awards in 2012, and he also co-founded Wowee Zonk...

Ellie Cryer's Raw Renderings

Illustration // Friday, December 14, 2012
Ellie Cryer graduated from Falmouth College of Arts in 2007 with a BA degree in Illustration. She likes to draw things. Pretty things, disturbing things, stuff and things, nice horseys, pandas, lollipops and crisps and lips and rocket ships and pirate radios. She is inspired by nature and stories, lyrics and poetry, dreams and oddities and overheard conversations. If she didn't draw pictures she would chase storms and spot planes.

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.


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