Jenny Zych's Illustrations

Illustration // Thursday, September 12, 2013
Jenny Zych was born in Pennsylvania and graduated from The School of Visual Arts in 2013 with a BFA in Illustration. Her work resembles a raw, youthful portrayal of grimy pop-culture and social trends. Her series of edgy, hairstyle portraits won my heart.

Gemma Davis' 'Delusion'

Illustration // Thursday, September 12, 2013
Gemma Davis is a young freelance illustrator and designer from northern NSW, Australia. 'I want to create new things, create culture. I want to be a pioneer, an explorer. What other than the stars is there left to explore but ourselves?' She created this time-lapse video of her piece entitled 'Delusion' for your viewing pleasure...  

New Work by Lauren YS

Illustration // Wednesday, September 11, 2013
New illustrations by San Francisco based artist and illustrator Lauren YS. These paintings are done with ink, acrylic and watercolor on panel, employing a hot-pink-fueled color palette and detailed brushwork to create bizarre, animated illustrations. On display at FIFTY24SF Gallery until October. 

Fiona Strickland's Incredible Watercolor Work

Illustration // Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Fiona Strickland's watercolor work has breathtaking clarity, vibrancy and intensity of color. studied drawing and painting at the Edinburgh College of Art before spending the next 26 years teaching art and design at Scottish secondary schools. Her studio on the outskirts of Falkirk is full of dead things--a vase of dried-out tulips, fragile leaves pinned to walls and lots of lifeless stalks and stems. She renders these objects by layering transparent watercolors with tiny brushes on heavyweight paper.

The Fractal Paintings of Gustaf Lillestierna

Illustration // Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Gustaf Lillestierna is a Swedish artist who paints repetitive images of portraits, recreating a fractal effect through painstaking traditional means. This bizarre crossing of traditional and digital means defies the strictures of process. 


Illustration // Wednesday, September 11, 2013
"NOST EVERYDAY" is an artist who makes the most out of the sketchbook. As the title promotes, he does art everyday, a mish-mash of disney characters, cartoons and made-up monsters plastered across the infold of a large black sketchbook. He also does a lot of environment paintings and has a keen aesthetic for an animated look.

Alexey Romanowski's "Pure Geometry"

Illustration // Tuesday, September 10, 2013
A clean, sexy animation by Alexey Romanowski that utilizes basic principles of geometry to generate sleek animation merging the robotic and the tribal. Romanowski is a digital art, motion graphics and graphics design artist from The Ukraine whose impeccably crisp aesthetic gives basic shapes an entirely fresh take. Check out this animation.

Melinda Josie's Watercolor Work

Illustration // Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Melinda Josie's watercolor illustrations are a perfect intersection between ornamental and perfunctory, depicting foodstuffs, portraits and objects with clarity fit for telling a story. Josie's handling of the watercolor medium is robust, giving authoritative form to the otherwise delicate medium. 

Sloths and Sno-Cones by Kathryn Selbert

Illustration // Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Kathryn Selbert is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design specializing in children's book illustration and design. Her light-hearted aesthetic combines perfectly with an easy sense of color and shape to create fun, pleasing illustrations. Her series of animal heads mashed up with confectionery is particularly awesome, especially "sloths and sno-cones."

Process of Elimination with Chad Wys

Illustration // Monday, September 09, 2013
In his intriguing series "Process of Elimination," Peoria, Illinoise-based artist Chad Wys digitally deconstructs 18th century portraits through seemingly arbitrary additions and omissions of colors and smudges, experimenting with the concept of disharmony while still retaining a semblance of the paintings' original form and purpose. This technique of deconstruction plays a significant part in Wys' thought process and image-making, in which he enjoys shifting contemporary ideas into historical contexts to create reinvented artistic and cultural objects. 


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