Arik Roper Illustration

Illustration // Thursday, April 12, 2012
Arik Moonhawk Roper was born in 1973 in New York City, grew up in Richmond, Virginia, then returned to New York to attend the School of Visual Arts from 1991-1995. Since then he has built a universe of strange and familiar fantasy, horror, surreal, and psychedelic imagery.

Halftone Print Series from Joshua M. Smith

Illustration // Wednesday, April 11, 2012
'Complexity and a fluid organic approach is what is highly valued in each and every piece. A Illustration to me is something that tells a story with out words needed. It builds a bond with the viewer who will either get it, or find it horrible, yet, the interaction is what is desired when doing a piece. Some Illustrations are trend based iconic structures meant to embrace the masses to encourage sales, while others are explorations turned to symbolic ideas on paper or fabric. Illustration is something I find deep meaning in.'  Joshua M. Smith

Jan Avendano: The Same but Different

Illustration // Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Jan Avendano’s project, “The Same but Different” has created some both wonderfully rich and delicately clean patterns by playing around with variations on a theme. The theme, in this case, being a singular grid pattern. By overlaying, re-editing and manipulating the grid, Jan creates depth and texture in an otherwise restrictive layout. Jan is a Toronto based creative.

Vampire Bash Animation

Illustration // Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Adorably witty little animation from António Silva who won 1st place in Greyscale Gorilla's 5 Second Project contest under the Monster Bash theme for the piece. 'My animation is a 5 second story about a little vampire that comes to life in paper and gets bashed with a poetic wooden stake - a pencil.' Awwww...

The Work of Vikki Chu

Illustration // Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Vikki Chu is a freelance illustrator and artist with a BFA in Communication Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University. "Drawing is definitely the most important and enjoyable part of my illustration process," says Chu. "I love working on any project that involves a lot of drawing, which is probably why I enjoy making large scenes so much. Architecture and people are my favorite subjects."

Pirate's Life

Illustration // Tuesday, April 10, 2012
"Pirate's Life" is an animated video for the Irish band We Cut Corners, created by Polish artists Katarzyna Kijek and Przemyslaw Adamski. Drawn frame by frame with only markers on paper, the short is now an official selection at the 2012 International Animation Film Festival of Annecy, one of the most prestigious animation festivals in the world.

Marco Zamora

Illustration // Tuesday, April 10, 2012
LA-based artist Marco Zamora graduated from California Institute of the Arts with a BFA in 2004. Using the paintbrush and the pen, Zamora develops imagery about the modern urban landscape and the people who inhabit it, producing richly complex and experimental work. HIs work will be featured in the upcoming FFDG group show, "Cigarettes, Phone Cards, & Hip Hip Clothing," opening April 20th.

Alec Goss

Illustration // Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Currently living in Decatur, Illinois, Alec Goss is an artist and high school senior who will moving to Chicago this fall to attend the School of the Art Institute. Goss was raised in an artistic household, his parents both well-known local artists, and since selling his first painting at the tender age of 14 he has participated in many art shows, won numerous awards, and has even worked alongside the likes of art legend Ron English.

The world of Ronald Kurniawan

Illustration // Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Ronald Kurniawan is inspired by ideograms, syllables, letterforms, beasts and heroic landscapes, he slowly but surely continues to create a visual language where the wilderness and civilization could merge happily together. With the belief that the sublime and nuclear age could coexist, he paints romantic environments and breaks the quiet scene with juxtaposed imagery taking the shape of icons and letterforms...

Noah Macmillan Illustration

Illustration // Monday, April 09, 2012
Noah MacMillan has drawn most days of his life and has the sketchbooks to prove it. He is an illustrator and designer living and working in St. Louis, where he graduated from the Communication Design program at Washington University. Noah was honored with a gold medal in Color Illustration and a Best in Show in the Graphic Arts at the Brass Ring Awards, 2011. Though he is a long-time vegetarian he once ate a rattlesnake, and felt okay about it.

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