Iain Macarthur

Illustration // Wednesday, February 15, 2012
'My work can be described as surreal and unique in its own way. Using mostly pencil, watercolours and pigment pens, I create portraits of ordinary people but create them in a unusual way by, embellishing patterns and watercolour effects into the portrait to give a vivid explosion effect—transforming their faces from something plain to something entirely bizarre and wonderful at the same time.' Iain Macarthur

The Work of Frank Stockton

Illustration // Wednesday, February 15, 2012
New York-based illustrator Frank Stockton's impressive body of work represents a stellar combination of expert draughtsmanship and a talent for innovative graphic storytelling. He has a BFA in Illustration from Art Center College of Design, and hIs illustrations have been featured in magazines such as Esquire, The New Yorker, GQ, and Penthouse, to name a few.

Keith Haring's Hymn to Love

Illustration // Tuesday, February 14, 2012
"In Keith Haring's work... life and death, Eros and Thanatos, insouciance and warning are intermingled to bring forth all the complexity of human relations where relations of force, seduction, attraction, desire, degradation, self destruction, and self development run cheek by jowl... A fight against illness for the freedom of minds and bodies. A true Hymn to Life. And to Love." Happy Valentine's Day xx

Laura Elliott

Illustration // Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Laura Elliott graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 2006 with a BFA in drawing and painting. She has completed several commissions and been featured in various juried and non-juried art shows in the Greater Toronto Area. Currently based in Nara, Japan, she works as a live caricature artist and as a studio enhancer at a high-end art reproduction company.

Dan Beckemeyer's Felted Anatomy

Illustration // Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Based in O'Fallon, Illinois, Dan Beckemeyer is a graphic designer by day and a freelance illustrator by night. In his eye-catching series "Systems," Beckemeyer uses hand-made abaca paper to combine a highly detailed illustration of the human skeletal system with a stitched cardiovascular system and hand-felted muscle mass.

Everything I do, I do for Love

Illustration // Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Each year graphic artist Marian Bantjes embraces the spirit of love, creating intricate Valentine's Day cards for a select group of people in her life. In this documentary video from Lynda.com, the Vancouver-based artist takes us through the creative process of designing these special cards, beginning with her inspiring personal mantra, "Everything I do, I do for Love."

The Work of Berlin's Meyoko

Illustration // Monday, February 13, 2012
Using fountain pens with black and gold ink, Berlin-based illustrator Melissa Murillo, aka Meyoko, creates dark Art Nouveau-inspired work that acts as a doorway to a microcosmic wilderness populated by divine entities and mythical creatures, where chaotic forests of luxuriant hair are formed from intermingling floral and animal elements.

Charlie Roberts Draws

Illustration // Monday, February 13, 2012
Oslo, Norway based artist, Charlie Roberts creates heavily detailed works which focus on storytelling. His large-scale works on paper combine multiple figures to create compelling and often hilarious narratives. He has also created a cast of life-sized painted figurative sculptures carved in the gallery from wood with a crude hand axe that were on display at Richard Heller Gallery. Enjoy.

Colin Chillag's Negative Complete

Illustration // Monday, February 13, 2012
Colin Chillag's finished/unfinished works add an interesting element to the imagined final touches of a piece. While sometimes leaving the negative, un-worked space, Chillag creates a balance in the void, allowing the working process to have a presence and ultimately pushing the boundaries of what defines 'complete.'

Elmo Goes Duch

Illustration // Monday, February 13, 2012
Gorgeous new reader submission on the work of my new favorite French illustrator DUCH. While his work may not be for everyone, with gory hints of perverse narrative and raw illustrative line-work, when done right with the right balance of humor, I'm a sucker for it evertime. Thanks DUCH, enjoy x

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