Naomi Elliott Illustration

Illustration // Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Naomi Elliott is an illustrator living and working in London after graduating from Goldsmith's College. Her process involved combining stencils with hand-drawn elements to create a rich and multi-textured final image. She is also a self-proclaimed reformed color-phob who is currently experiencing a profound appreciation for vivid magenta. We love the quiet simplicity of her work and the atmospheric wonder it is able to engender.

Kylie Hunt's Illustrative Textiles

Illustration // Tuesday, November 19, 2013
These hand-sewn pieces by Kylie Hunt are much more than textiles; their illustrative marks and lovely composition have earned them a space in the illustration department. Using a very selective color palette and the kind of gestural energy most often found in paintings and drawings, these beautiful hand-made artifacts are worth taking a closer look at.

Bruno Maiorano: Girls in Graphite

Illustration // Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Bruno Maiorano's graphite drawings are lovely, exactic portraits of women with more than a little spunk. From models with a dark glint in their eyes to Natalie Portman as Matilda from Leon the Professional--the ultimate adolescent badass--Maiorano's subjects have a character all their own. 

Art by Tuomas Ikonen

Illustration // Tuesday, November 19, 2013
"Joy and the adorably gross sit comfortably together in the world designed by Tuomas Ikonen. Whether it's a brain taking a stroll or a two-headed worlf taking on a bunch of snakes, it's the fun mix of light and dark that keeps Tuomas' work light-hearted." Based in Finland, Ikonen imbues the digital medium with a wonderful level of tactility, creating artwork that is incredibly clean while feeling almost hand-made.

Loïc Locatelli Kournwsky

Illustration // Monday, November 18, 2013
Loïc Locatelli Kournwsky is a French illustrator and comic artist that signed his first comics under the pseudonym "Reynard the Fox." He also works as a storyboard artist for advertising, and works within the Arbitrary workshop in Lyon. Kournwsky defines himself as neo-preppy rock. Ray-ban sunglasses, gray skinny jeans and boots type chelsea for low waisted shirt and little jacket top, denotes elegance with the vulgarity of cartoonists lambda.  

The Work of Cachetejack

Illustration // Monday, November 18, 2013
Cachetejack are Nuria Bellver and Raquel Fanjul, a Spanish illustration duo based in London. Their illustration universe is full of colors, energy, humour and irony. The hand drawn work of Cachetejack takes a fresh and unique style working in a variety of mediums, including—but not limited to—books, magazines, newspapers, clothing, drawing, painting, walls and illustration. Cachetejack combines reality with a cool point of view to create situations and environments closer to the viewer.

Paige Vickers's Sketchings

Illustration // Monday, November 18, 2013
Paige Vickers is  an illustrator and graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art currently living and working in New York. Her work has been honored by American Illustration, 3x3 and Society of Illustrators New York. Her style is defined by her loose, raw, sketch style illustrations. 

Robert Heindel's Heartsblood

Illustration // Monday, November 18, 2013
Born in Toledo, Ohio, in 1938, Robert Heindel recalls that both drawing and painting were a natural focus for him. A progression to art school simply wasn’t possible either financially or practically. Instead, like many young artists he found himself a job in a professional art studio. He became a correspondent of Famous Artists School during those years and comments "Famous Schools taught me self discipline...  

Marco Mazzoni and Lindsey Carr @ Roq La Rue Gallery, LA

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 18, 2013
Italian artist Marco Mazzoni and British painter Lindsey Carr both have an exhibition at Roq La Rue Gallery in Los Angles open now through November 30th, 2013. Marco Mazzoni creates beautifully disturbing drawings, dreamlike snapshots of faces flooded in an incandescent light as if in an overexposed photograph, and encircled by sumptuous flora and fauna. Lindsey Carr’s exquisite watercolor and gouache paintings evoke the specter of Audubon if he had spent time in a Chinese opium den.

Alberto del Pozo's Deities

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 18, 2013
The Orichas Collection consists of the series of drawings by Cuban-born artist Alberto del Pozo of the deities of Afro-Cuban Santería. There are approximately 25 orichas in the Santería pantheon, 17 of which were depicted by del Pozo in this series. Santería refers to the Afro-Cuban practice of Lucumí or Regla de Ocha, a religious system originating with the African Yoruba people. The Orichas Collection includes the original pen, ink, and crayon illustrations.

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