A study in feathers

Illustration // Saturday, December 31, 2011
A study in ink and watercolor of three feathers by Jody Edwards up in Canada. An American Robin, a North American Blue Jay and a Northern Cardinal feather. Brown, Blue and Red, these feathers come from some of the most recognizable birds around. An artist and a mom to two very small boys, she has an amazing selection of small, affordable originals available. New Art New Year!

Frank Magnotta

Illustration // Friday, December 30, 2011
Impressive and detailed pencil drawings by the New York (Brooklyn) based artist and designer Frank Magnotta. “I’m not really daunted by blank paper. I do a lot of prep work before I start so I usually have a good idea of which direction I want to go in. Maybe it is my mathematical or sculptural background, but I really think concretely about what I’m going to do before beginning...'  

Jillian Ludwig's Fam Farm

Illustration // Friday, December 30, 2011
'The series Fam Farm reflects in a calm, gentle manner the loss of natural farming within westernized culture. Genetic modification, factory farming, as well as deceitful packaging and misguided labeling results in confusion and a disconnection between customer and the source of their food. Each drawing describes animals, which are regularly used by humans, to be wrapped in flowing pink ribbons and balloons'  Jillian Ludwig

Casey Jex Smith

Illustration // Friday, December 30, 2011
Somewhere in between psychedelia, your unconscious and a box of crayons lays the work of Casey Jex Smith, an extremely gifted and artistically sporadic young man with both a BFA and MFA in his craft. Fascinating, isn't it??

Katy Horan

Illustration // Thursday, December 29, 2011
'My work examines female roles and representation found throughout history, art and mythology. I pull from a variety of sources, using mixed references and visual fragments to build new variations of familiar figures. My hope is that the image will be at once identifiable and ambiguous, inviting the viewer’s own imagination and past experiences to inform their interpretation.' Katy Horan

Vladimir Snegotskiy

Illustration // Thursday, December 29, 2011
Vladimir Snegotskiy constantly stays in search of new ways of self-expression in visual art. He lives and works in Moscow, Russia, with a minimal set of colors enriching his works with complicated interlacing shapes. He also use fragments of human and animal bodies to tangle the meaning and composition. Despite the modern approach to creation his artworks are permeated with ethnic motifs, leading you away to antiquity and the unconscious.  

The Work of Emanuela Harris-Sintamarian

Illustration // Thursday, December 29, 2011
Artist Emanuela Harris-Sintamarian was born in Bucharest, Romania, and currently lives in the SF Bay area. Elements of her visual lexicon are borrowed directly or paraphrased from several disparate arenas, including Eastern European folklore, architecture, and topography.

John Casey

Illustration // Thursday, December 29, 2011
Born on Friday the 13th in 1964 in Salem, Massachusetts, John Casey has been inventing creatures as soon as he was able to hold a crayon. Drawings his mother saved from his childhood reveal a distorted perception of the world as well as an early fascination with skulls, teeth, spirographic eyes, and invented body parts. Casey currently lives and works in Oakland, CA.

Joel Benjamin

Illustration // Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Joel Benjamin is a UK based Illustrator living in Norwich City. His work largely centres around man and beasts relation to the great outdoors. He reads a lot of comics, drinks a lot of tea and rides a lot of bike.

Mirai Mizue's JAM

Illustration // Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Japanese animator Mirai Mizue is an undisputed master of abstract animation. His hypnotic creations plunge the viewer into a visual chaos that is nearly seizure inducing. JAM is based on the simple concept that the increasingly varied the sounds, the greater the number of creatures that appear, eventually overflowing the screen with frantic movement.

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