Illustrations by Aurel Schmidt

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 30, 2013
We are thoroughly enjoying the illustrations of Aurel Schmidt this morning. Her intricately detailed drawings include objects and creatures such as flies, condoms, and cigarette butts that are pieced together to form larger figures. One such figure, the FlexMaster 3000 is a portrait of the Minotaur, the half-man, half-bull mythic creature who represents both creation and destruction.  

The Bold Digital Work of Kent Floris

Illustration // Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Kent Floris is a Norwalk, CT based illustrator. His work is a blend of traditional rendering with bold graphical elements inspired by what's in front of him at any given time. Kent graduated from the Maryland Institute Collece of Art and quickly became an in-house illustrator for Marc Ecko's Cut & Sew clothing line. He is now a full time freelancer. Whether it's commercial or personal illustrations, it is evident the amount time and attention spent on each piece. Floris loves highlighting subtle moments of beautiful energy in his work. 

Jay Dart: Colored Beards and Sticks

Illustration // Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Jay Dart's whimsical graphite and watercolour drawings feature brightly-colored beards and magical mysterious sticks prominently. In 2013, Jay released his first picture book, Wanderer of Yawnder, featuring his artwork, with themes and scenes reimagined from his own Wanderer series of drawings, and words by Jiggs (his alter ego). He currently works some days in Toronto as a graphic designer while living and drawing "in the sticks," whatever that means.

The Dress Up Box

Illustration // Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Searching for Halloween inspiration? Check out The Dress Up Box, an amazing real-time illustration project founded in facepaint. The Dress Up Box is Hannah Concannon, an SF-based makeup artist who creates a uniqe character every day. Concannon says the project began in January of 2013 "as a way of keeping myself accountable for creating daily and sharpening my costume skills. What started as a friendly artistic challenge soon morphed into an addiction and passion for makeup and character design." 

Illustrations by Ahu Sulker

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Istanbul-born, New York-based Illustrator Ahu Sulker has been drawing since she could hold a pencil. Drawing influences from fashion photography, folk art, pin-up poster, art and voluptuous women characters. Sulker graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art and current works as an apparel graphic designer and freelancer.

Caroline Larsen's Woven, Illustrative Paintings

Illustration // Monday, October 28, 2013
Caroline Larsen is an emerging artist based in Toronto, Ontario whose work resembles pixilated neo-impressionist textile weavings and illustrative renderings that are really oil paintings. Her amazing work is broken up into series' like 'Burning Up', mountain paintings and series of cargo ship works entitled P.A.N.A.M.A R.E.N.A. Her paintings are created by her decision to use oil with no added thinner and the result is mesmerizing.

Myah Bailey

Illustration // Monday, October 28, 2013
Boulder based artist Myah Bailey uses muted tones and supernatural imagery to create noir scenes from a larger narrative.  Each series is compromised of parts of an ongoing story with intersecting characters and overlapping themes.

The Work of Geoffrey Chadsey

Illustration // Monday, October 28, 2013
“Resolutely unglamorous, Geoffrey Chadsey' young men, no hunks, preen and pose, sometimes grotesquely transformed by superimpositions that seem to be materialized projections of their fantasies…. These drawings in water-soluble colored pencil on mylar are skillfully delineated, visually powerful, and, even these days, disturbing and provocative.”   

The thief, the poet, the warrior

Illustration // Sunday, October 27, 2013
SADDO is an artist from Romania who now makes Berlin his home, as a skilled illustrator, he never stops experimenting with his visual language.

Luciana Rondolini's Gemstones

Illustration // Friday, October 25, 2013
Luciana Rondolini is an artist and illustrator currently living and working in Buenos Aires, creating remarkably rendered gemstone portraits and glistening jewels out of graphite. Having graduated from the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urbanism of  Buenos Aires with a focus in Graphic Design and attaining a Bachelor of Visual Arts at the National Art Institute, there is no shortage of training or talent here.  

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