Cory Benhatzel's Occult Animal Kingdom

Illustration // Thursday, August 09, 2012
  'Much of the inspiration behind Cory Benhatzel’s paintings come from her childhood experiences and memories. The taxidermy she viewed at the local natural history museum, the deer skeletons she saw in her backyard, the flower gardens that her mother grew, the heavy metal music her father played, the wild birds Cory fed outside, and her beloved pet cats, all made an indelible mark on the artist. It was these early loves that created the painter and the pieces she makes...'

Allison Sommers' Bizzarre World

Illustration // Thursday, August 09, 2012
Allison Sommers creates complicated, intricate, uncomfortable worlds of meat, vegetation, and birds and beasts of various sizes. She graduated from the University of Virginia with a BA in History and a concentration in Early Medieval England. Growing up she was constantly surrounded by animals which has lead her to develop a skewed concept of personhood that now extends into her work: humanoid animals, beasts, and even inanimate objects and foods take on an agency and interact with her worlds.  

Luke Forwoodson's cover for The Screwtape Letters

Illustration // Thursday, August 09, 2012
  Illustrator and graphic designer Luke Forwoodson put together this book cover illustration for The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis. His rendering of the demon Screwtape was made to look like an aged Leonardo drawing. Forwoodson is based in Stillwater, OK.

Marcos Chin Illustration

Illustration // Thursday, August 09, 2012
Marcos Chin is a Canadian illustrator graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design now based in New York where he taught illustration. His work earned him numerous publications in major magazines like Time, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, etc and prestigious awards from The Society of Illustrators New York and LA, Communication Arts!

The Illustrations of Ryan Lake

Illustration // Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Ryan Lake is an artist and illustrator based in Ottawa, Canada. He attended the Ontario College of Art and Design where he received a BDES in Illustration. Utilizing a seamless blend of traditional and digital techniques his work strives to create a loose narrative of characters caught in a world of their own.

The Characters of Juan Molinet

Illustration // Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Pop culture, creatures, and surrealism fuse together to make up the work of illustrator and art director Juan Molinet. Juan's interests range from robots to animation and you can definitely see references to these subjects throughout his work.

Flora and Fauna

Illustration // Wednesday, August 08, 2012
'Kirsten McCrea is a Canadian artist with a penchant for pop culture, politics, and patterns. Taking inspiration from mold, fungus, and moss, these colourful blooms of ornament and pattern come to land on and obscure everyday objects, animals, machines, and even language itself.'

B. Lopez's Pen & Ink Work

Illustration // Wednesday, August 08, 2012
B. Lopez is an artist and illustrator working out of Melbourne, Australia. His drawings are filled with intricate line work and sharp details that create striking illustrations that are a treat for the eyes.

Morgaine Faye

Illustration // Tuesday, August 07, 2012
Morgaine Faye's work is centered around the ornamentation, growth, and destruction of the figure as a personal narrative. Using icon, archetype, and symbolic language, my imagery explores internal worlds and subconscious urges that are manifested visually as marks upon the body.

Kikyz 1313

Illustration // Tuesday, August 07, 2012
Kikyz 1313 was born in 1988 in Querétaro, Mexico where she received her BFA from the Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro. After holding her first solo exhibition at the Museo de la Ciudad de Querétaro, she was offered an artist residency at the Nordic Watercolor Museum in Skärhamn, Sweden, where three of her completed pieces were selected for the National Biennial exhibition ArtEmergente in Monterrey, Mexico.

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