Max Gregor Illustration

Illustration // Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Max Gregor began painting graffiti when he was fifteen.His passion for Graffiti has led to him being commissioned, both privately and by film and TV companies. The other main inspiration is Comics and he has written and drawn a number of published comics. Influences are drawn from classical art and popular culture, which are visible in his subject matter and graphic realism style.

Works by Christine Kim

Illustration // Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Christine Kim is a Toronto-based artist who works in illustration, cut paper collages and installations. 'I love paper, stones, adhesives, knives, and scissors. I have a special appreciation for cathedral ruins, sacred geometry, peonies, decorative iron fences, dark forests and lace. My favorite colors are muted.'

The Surreal World of Fabien Mérelle

Illustration // Wednesday, April 09, 2014
'Fabien Mérelle is a highly talented and emerging young French artist who creates delicately detailed drawings in black ink and watercolour. Although Mérelle’s drawings appear at first sight realistic in their rendering, they in fact depict outworldly scenarios, unsettling situations and dream-like occurrences. Working on a minute scale against a sparse white background, Mérelle prompts the viewer to individually examine his figures and peer into a world, which from the outset may appear as our own, but upon closer inspection is a rendering of a personal streaming subconscious...'  

OMOCAT's Animated Illustrations

Illustration // Wednesday, April 09, 2014
OMOCAT creates amazing anime-inspired illustrations which she then animates into gifs, adding the flicker of a tv screen or a tesselating rainbow pattern. 'OMOCAT's personal work is evoked by misunderstanding caused by the generation gap in this world of rampant technology and by the constant oppression she faced in her early years imposed by others's ideas of etiquette, beauty, and restrictions of being a girl...'

Sheryo Draws in Black and White

Illustration // Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Sheryo is a Brooklyn based artist from Singapore who paints imperfect gnarly characters that are calming to disoriented souls, and might cause skitter skatter explosions in the brain. She has exhibited and painted in LA, Seoul, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Mexico, Australia and Vietnam since 2008. This collection of her monochrome drawings give a good example of the wild, urban imagery Sheryo has been pumping out in her street work. 

Jenny Mortsell's Fashion Illustrations

Illustration // Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Jenny Mortsell is a Brooklyn-based illustrator whose clean, soft graphite illustrations lend themselves very well to the kind of soft female imagery she often portrays. Finding inspiration in fashion photography and figurative scenes, Mortsell captures the body with an adept, sensitive touch.

David Downtown

Illustration // Tuesday, April 08, 2014
David Downton has attended Paris Haute Couture shows for more than a decade. His illustrations chart both the back stage and front of house of the couture world. His portfolio includes portraits of models Erin O’Connor, Lily Cole, Linda Evangelista and Carmen. Downton’s most recent achievements (2013) have seen him established as Vanity Fair’s celebrity portrait artist and artist in residence at Claridge’s London.  

Thomas Bayrle's Visual Illusions

Illustration // Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Thomas Bayrle lives and works in Frankfurt. Born in 1937, Bayrle has traversed the contemporary European art scene for decades, his work evolving steadily throughout his time. These works focus on creating a kind of visual illusion, blending imagery and pattern-work to create a visual experience that is twofold, much like a seeing-eye book. 

Yuko Shimizu's Asian Super-Girls

Illustration // Tuesday, April 08, 2014
According to New York artist Yuko Shimizu these works are "illustrations created over the years for various clients in theme of kick-ass Asian girl heroines." It seems that Yuko's version of a super hero is even cooler...  

Chika Takei: "Liquid and Wife"

Illustration // Monday, April 07, 2014
Tokyo illustrator Chika Takei was born and raised in Japan and says her main inspiration is American pop star Britney Spears. Her gouache and acrylic paintings resemble comic book...  

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