The Process of Andre Defreitas

Illustration // Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Photographer and Illustrator Andre Defreitas breaks it down for us and reveals his creative process for another amazing illustration. Hint: it involves some drawing, some crying, a few distractions, and a lot of illustration savvy.

Victoria Maderna's Monsters and Goblins

Illustration // Tuesday, March 27, 2012
'I’m an Argentinian illustrator currently living in Spain, where I share a studio and a life with my husband and fellow illustrator Federico Piatti. I started out as a graphic designer but that didn’t involve enough drawing funny creatures doing silly things, so I became a full-time freelance illustrator instead, and I love it. I work both digitally and traditionally, often mixing the two. I also suffer from a very serious book and comic addiction.' Victoria Maderna

Ryohei Hase's Illustration work

Illustration // Monday, March 26, 2012
Ryohei Hase is a freelance illustrator and artist based in Tokyo, Japan. His objective behind his work is to express the darkness of mind in a beautiful and strong light. In order to learn his basic art skills, Ryohei went to Tama Art University in Japan and worked part time in order to gather as much knowledge as possible to later on become a professional illustrator.

Florian Mihr's Classic Cars

Illustration // Monday, March 26, 2012
Florian Mihr, is a German Graphic Designer who moved out to West Hollywood, Los Angeles and works as a Freelance Illustrator for various companies in the Action Sports and Apparel Industry. Since he was a kid he knew he wanted a future in illustration and design. He is currently working on several projects based on his inspiration he collects in Los Angeles and his series of classic cars and their urban settings are the best thing I've seen in awhile.

The work of Tooco

Illustration // Monday, March 26, 2012
'Tooco is an artist and illustrator by the name of Francisco. Tooco could have been an architect, but the ride was short between beams and scaffolding, and finally he decided to go into the illustration world. He studied Graphic Design at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), and now looks at things from a different point of view. Not from a utopist and non-existent freedom, but from a knowing that what matters most is to do what we really know we like, deep inside. That road may be the most difficult, but it is certainly also the most rewarding.'

Gabriel Moreno

Illustration // Monday, March 26, 2012
Gabriel Moreno is an illustrator, engraver, and painter based in Madrid, Spain. He graduated with a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Sevilla in 1998, followed by work in different design studios and ad agencies in Andalusia. In 2007 he was selected as one of 20 new illustrators to watch by Computer Arts Magazine, and has since pursued a highly successful career as a freelance illustrator.

The Craft of Yulia Brodskaya

Illustration // Sunday, March 25, 2012
Born in Russia and currently living in the UK, artist Yulia Brodskaya has earned an international reputation for her innovative paper illustrations. Her expertise is especially apparent in her latest piece, "Babushka," the first in a series of work that she considers to be her "declaration of love to the material and the technique," as well as an "attempt to raise the profile of this paper craft... (and) its ability to convey meaning and emotions."

Jimbob Isaac Print Release

Illustration // Friday, March 23, 2012
New 'Renarde' limited edition glicee print release from artist and illustrator Jimbob Isaac! In talking about his process 'I sketch in pencil, and render finals with Wacom pen in Photoshop.' 'I always drew as a kid. Growing up with rock and metal has informed my art no end, along with the masterly Alphonse Mucha and the many comic books that also fueled my youth.' Thanks for the heads up Jimbob.

Allison Schulnik’s 'Mound'

Illustration // Friday, March 23, 2012
A new, short animated film entitled 'Mound' from Los Angeles based mixed-media artist, Allison Schulnik. Cinematography for this little 4minute experimental masterpiece was done by Helder K. Sun and the soundtrack 'It's Raining Today' was written by Noel Scott Engel for the Nerman Museum in Overland Park, Kansas.

Marcus Gunnar

Illustration // Friday, March 23, 2012
We don't know what it is but Stockholm, Sweden breeds some incredible illustrator and watercolor artists, Marcus Gunnar being another great one to add to the roster. Fluid, simple narratives mixed with some surreal imagery and a muted palette on that classic Moleskin cream. Thanks Marcus!

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