Time-Lapse Video by Marc Scheff

Illustration // Thursday, August 23, 2012
Marc Scheff is an illustrator with a degree in Computer Science and a background working in the gaming industry. His digital paintings behold a rough, gestural touch that lend them a certain hand-made quality. Here's a great time-lapse video of his portrait of R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe that offers some insight into Scheff's artistic process.

Artist Wallpapers From Poolga

Illustration // Thursday, August 23, 2012
  Poolga came to life in 2007 when founder Juan Carlos Cammaert got his hands on the (then) revolutionary iPhone. Frustrated by the lack of decent wallpapers out there, he struck upon the idea of showcasing established and up-and-coming illustrators by distributing their work for use on mobile devices. Today, Poolga is one of the few online outlets flying the flag for good quality imagery – no cheesy landscapes, scantily clad babes or muscle cars here!

Benjamin Jean Jean for Desillusion

Illustration // Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Desillusion Magazine teamed up with Benjamin Jean Jean, a French artist who's into just about everything ( Photography - Drawing - Design ) and who is surrounded by an extremely dreamlike and mystical world. This association gave way to the creation of a highly atypical surfboard. Inspired by the mag's motto "Death of cool', Benjamin Jean Jean created more than fifty illustrations, each one unique, and then shaped the whole thing himself...

The Creepy Carrots Zone

Illustration // Wednesday, August 22, 2012
A bizarre animated video from illustrator Peter Brown, as he gives an inside look at the art he created for CREEPY CARROTS!, a picture book written by Aaron Reynolds, and published by Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers. Remember how the Twilight Zone used to haunt my dreams?? Yeah, its kind of like that....

Eugene Plotnikov

Illustration // Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Eugene Plotnikov is 18 and lives in Melbourne, Australia. He is currently studying Communication Design at RMIT. Eugene would describe his work as a dark, twisted reflection of self, each individual piece mirroring a part of himself. His creations also narrate the words he knows not to exist, and describe how he feels, his interactions with other people and often questioning perception, morality, fear and death.

Daren Newman

Illustration // Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Daren Newman is an illustrator and typographer based in Manchester, UK. He creates beautiful hand-drawn typographic and illustrative works, incorporating illustrations into his type work. If you love typography this will surely be and inspiration for you.

Josh Bryan

Illustration // Tuesday, August 21, 2012
While at first glance these stunning black and white portraits look like they were created in Illustrator, you'd be surprised to find out they're actually pen drawings. 20-year-old England-based artist Josh Bryan has a set called Triangulations where he's taken some well-known celebrities, such as, Marilyn Monroe, Albert Einstein, Helen Bonham Carter, and Johnny Knoxville - and created their likeness in abstract, geometric form.

Juan Chavarria Jr

Illustration // Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Juan Chavarria Jr. is an illustrator based in San Diego, California. He specializes in typography, illustration, web and graphic design. His unique and minimal style and his choice of a restricted palette highlights the drawings beautifully.

Gwen Lee

Illustration // Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The mixture of cut-up, found textures and drawing in South Korean illustrator, Gwen Lee’s work is endering. The blending of the two techniques makes a nice contrast for the two styles, making the both eye-catching. As well as the found paper surfaces, Gwen also uses her own marks on the paper before cutting them up, following through with the hand-drawn feel in the collage.

A Monster Calls

Illustration // Monday, August 20, 2012
Based in the UK, Jim Kay is a freelance illustrator, printmaker, and artist who works predominantly in children's books. Kay recently provided a series of illustrations for the award-winning book "A Monster Calls" by Patrick Ness, creating dark, brooding, and uniquely executed images that enhance the novel's haunting quality.

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