American Royalty "Matchstick" Video

Illustration // Friday, January 27, 2012
Place some watercolors and crayons in the hands of Brooklyn-based filmmaker/animator Jeff Scher and you’ll get this mesmerizing (mostly) nonfigurative music video for the band American Royalty.

Austin Ansbro

Illustration // Thursday, January 26, 2012
Austin Ansbro is a Brooklyn-based illustrator whose work is immediately recognizable for its subtle sense of humor. With its think lines and bold application of color, the aesthetic of Ansbro's work is reminiscent of the cutting-edge illustrations of the early 90's, but with a contemporary twist of dark satire.


Illustration // Thursday, January 26, 2012
Illustrators everywhere know the feeling: the hard knot churning in your stomach, the single trail of sweat dripping down your brow as you silently panic after hours of knocking your head against the desk, trying to wrestle a single line onto paper. You are not alone; you are suffering from Illustraphobia, the fear of a blank sheet of paper, and we're here to support you through your recovery.

Post-Apocalyptic Time-lapse

Illustration // Thursday, January 26, 2012
Character designer Dei Gaztelumendi presents a time-lapse video showing his process of creating a post-apocalyptic cover illustration for Xabiroi Comic Book Magazine.

Rik Lee's Tattoo Flash

Illustration // Thursday, January 26, 2012
Rik Lee lives and draws in Melbourne, Australia. He works with grey lead pencils, watercolours and his computer. When he’s not drawing Rik tries not to fall off his skateboard and enjoys talking in detail about the weather, storms are his favorite. In the future he intends to draw more, travel more, get more tattoos, drive a ’67 Chevy Impala and move down the coast with his girl and his dog.

Eye on Seattle: Chris Crites

Illustration // Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Chris Crites' startling series of mug shots reveals the essential humanity of the dehumanized criminal, reduced to a series of numbers and a list of offenses and locked away from sight. Using paper bags as a canvas and deftly exploiting the material's sharp folds and wrinkles, Crites provides a new context for these criminal portraits, employing a disposable frame for socially disposable people

Eye on Seattle: Stacey Rozich

Illustration // Wednesday, January 25, 2012
The mysterious creatures and dark folk narratives of Stacey Rozich's illustrations pack a visceral punch, depicting an unfamiliar yet captivating mythology unique to Rozich's imagination, her clean lines and bold colors skillfully imbuing each illustration with its own self-contained story in the context of a larger mythos.

Eye on Seattle: Michelle Anderst

Illustration // Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Michelle Anderst's intricate and unique synthesis of the botanical, the mechanical, and the anatomical truly exemplifies the Victorian spirit of observation, celebrating an intense fascination with the natural world and the parallels between machine efficiency and the inner-workings of living organisms.

Eye on Seattle: Chris Sheridan

Illustration // Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Seattle-based figurative painter Chris Sheridan's rich, expressive body of work, "Shadows, Persona, and Trickery," traces the thread of the human spirit through the ages, exploring the spiritual elements and religious symbols that framed our ancestors' lives.


Illustration // Tuesday, January 24, 2012
"In childhood one encounters and experiences many things for the first time," says Dutch artist Raymond Lemstra. "Through curiosity and imagination, these moments are lifted to almost magical heights. I try to bring back the sense of wonder we remember from being a child, bridging the young and mature, by creating a contained fantasy world populated by my characters."


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