Arles Gayo's Surrealist Landscapes

Illustration // Friday, July 25, 2014
Arles Gayo's intricate surrealist landscapes feature characters from either end of the spectrum--some are completely imagined while others are realistic and even familiar. Gayo says of his work that "they are like a little ethereal space where I record the most important events of my life...

Illustrations by Sebastien Thibault

Illustration // Friday, July 25, 2014
'Sébastien Thibault is based in Matane, Gaspésie. He studied graphic communication at Université Laval. The multiple Lux award-winner pays huge attention to objects, shapes and colors symbolic in his conceptual illustrations. For him, illustration starts with brain then comes the pencil.'

Art by Chris Kuzma

Illustration // Friday, July 25, 2014
Chris Kuzma draws life from the unrestrained washes of watercolor paint, utilizing its unpredictable nature to create bizarre yet alluring illustrations. Kuzma live and works in Toronto, Ontario and has illustrated for The New York Times, Viceland.com and numerous other magazines in the US and Canada. 

The 80's Inspired Art of Gavin Dias

Illustration // Friday, July 25, 2014
Gavin Dias is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer from London, England. He draws inspiration from the high-energy neon nightmares and palm-tree paradises of California in the 80s, pushing this pumped-up aesthetic through his digital drawings. Gavin has worked for Tah Heuer and Dior and sometimes works under the pseudonym "'92."

Brian Miller's Robot Workshop

Illustration // Thursday, July 24, 2014
Brian Miller responded to a tweet from @pinocastellano asking for "an illustrator who can draw awesome, quasi retro robots for a fun book" and this is the result. "The Robot Workshop" activity book was a stencil book where kids were able to draw on the illustrated pages of the book. Published by Penguin, Miller's illustrations are packed with detail "so kids would have fun getting lost in and drawing on top of this world." What an awesome idea for a kid's book!

Drawings by Sakiroo Choi

Illustration // Thursday, July 24, 2014
Sakiroo Choi is inspired by cartoons and manga like Dragonball Z, and we can see the influence of the asian themes and animated linework in these illustrations. Highly detailed drawings feature dragons and flowing lines that make up larger figures that may or may not be enemies. We get a sense of Choi's method of coloring here as well. Great work!

Aitch Illustration

Illustration // Thursday, July 24, 2014
"Aitch" is a watercolor illustrator whose drawings depicting a summer vacation in Lisboa represent the colorful, bizarre city around her. Aitch claims that she "started drawing weird chubby fantastic creatures during her studies....in Timisoara, Romania, as a sort of subversive reaction to the academical ways of treating human anatomy." Aitch's work ranges from pink, cute, elegant and bizarre to surreal and even semireligious.

Duque Yvan's Islands

Illustration // Thursday, July 24, 2014
Duque Yvan's series of island illustrations capture many different views and personalities of these lonely masses of land. Created for a personal project, these works give off a singular sense of wonder in the natural. We love being able to see the world through different artist's eyes, and these beautiful works have us appreciating real islands a little bit more.

Optical Illusions by Akiyoshi Kitaoka

Illustration // Thursday, July 24, 2014
Akiyoshi Kitaoka is a Psychology professor at the Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan. Studying visual perception, visual illusion, optical illusion, trompe l'oeil, and 3D, Kitaoka regularly creates incredible psychedelic patterns and illusion artworks, optical illusions that give the impression of images in motion. But don't stare too long, you might get dizzy!

Jesse Tise: Space Spells

Illustration // Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Jesse Tise is a freelance illustration designer that earned his BFA in Illustration Design from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena. He is currently pursuing his creative endeavors through galactic and celestial illustrations in the realm of the unknown. Beautiful range of futuristic folk renderings.

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