Minjae Lee's Intricate Portraits

Illustration // Sunday, July 13, 2014
Minjae Lee is a self-taught fine artist who uses mainly markers and pencils to create these vivid and gorgeously detailed portraits. Created on large sheaves of paper, the portraits are expansive and myopic at the same time, composed from painstakingly layered patterns, symbols and details...

Marcas Gallery Grand Opening

Illustration // Saturday, July 12, 2014
“Corrective Course” at the newly opened Marcas Gallery features 40 contemporary artists, many making their debut in Orange county and one, Peruvian muralist Jade, making their U.S. debut. The show presents a variation of techniques and stylizations, including figurative contemporary painters, sculptural elements.  

Dzo Oliver's Stones and Bones

Illustration // Friday, July 11, 2014
'I always varied pens but rarely drawing surfaces. Out of paper for a short time, I turned to the two inert materials: stone and bone. These inert materials seemed so ordinary! This is not the case. They are still "living" materials: rough, bold, smooth, cracked, absorbent....

Condensed Stories with Rory Midhani

Illustration // Friday, July 11, 2014
Rory Midhani is a freelance editorial/narrative illustrator interested in telling stories within a single page. 'The work I enjoy the most is creating scenes of real and imagined places, with an emphasis on character...'

DASHA PLISKA's ARCHETYPE

Illustration // Friday, July 11, 2014
'Archetypical imagery are always accompany people, they are a source of mythology, religion, and art. In these cultural forms are gradually grinding confused and eerie images, they are transformed into symbols, more beautiful in form and universal in content...'  

Goodfellas and Wiseguys

Illustration // Friday, July 11, 2014
Illustrated stills of some of our favorite mafia moments from the hand of Stikstock that remind us 'Never rat on your friends and always keep your mourh shut.' Watch and learn as Henry Hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierarchy through these minimal renderings. 

"Ghost Eyes" @ The Standard, Hollywood

Illustration // Thursday, July 10, 2014
Four years ago, DJ and artist Tommii Lim injured his right eye in an accident. After a forced year off from making art, his eye healed enough to undergo corneal transplant surgery. He was left with one good eye and the other with 27 stitches, a cadaver cornea and distorted vision. Lim's life slowed down dramatically and the way he viewed the world changed completely. His new installation "Ghost Eyes" at The Standard Hollywood documents this new view of life.

DXTR The Weird

Illustration // Thursday, July 10, 2014
DXTR the Weird is an illustrator and street artist based in Berlin, Germany. Part of the Weird Crew, DXTR translates his bold, vibrant style between wall and print, pumping fresh design-work into the world through all available channels. Featuring characters like jewel-eyed tigers, sunglasses-wearing sneaker dudes and candy-colored astro skulls, DXTR's work is wild yet wickedly clean. 

Mike Lawrence's Metal Illustrations

Illustration // Thursday, July 10, 2014
Mike Lawrence's illustrations are decidedly metal. Featuring skeletons and wraiths from the crypt, demon motorcyclists, goblets of darkness and a zombie Robocop committing suicide, these drawings have a lot of personality. Using mainly black ink on paper, Lawrence employs stippling to an impressive degree, getting into extreme detail to give his creepy characters a sense of griminess and decay. Lawrence lives and works in Atlanta.

The World of Caratoes

Illustration // Thursday, July 10, 2014
Cara To AKA "Caratoes" is an illustrator and street artist based in Hong Kong. Her artwork combines mind-blowing neons with swirling, sensitive linework that have a mesmerizing gestural quality. Cara has worked in many different areas, including animation and game design, and her artwork spans many mediums and genres while retaining a strong recognizable character. Some of her recent projects include hand-made 3D hologram illustrations, paintings that are accented with geometric string-work and GIFs that are nothing if not visual candy.

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