The Art of PodgyPanda

Illustration // Wednesday, September 25, 2013
PodgyPanda is Richard Kuoch, an artist, illustrator, animator and grpahic designer from Auckland, NZ. Based in London, PodgyPanda's motto is "Blink, Smile, Share," and he directs the upbeat attitude of this motto toward his artwork,  which isn't hard to see. PodgyPanda's projects range from commercial designs, character diesng, apparel and even vinyl toy projects. If you're into pandas and the incessantly cute, this guy has some art for you.

Abi Daker's Cityscapes

Illustration // Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Abi Daker specializes in creating unique, hand-rendered geographic visualizations for her clients. Abi's attention to detail and strong drawing technique is ideally suited for illustrative maps, panoramic cityscapes and perspective drawings. Her work reflects an interest in the graphic and linear qualities of the world, and aims to reflect these in an imaginative and engaging way. All work is drawn freehand. 

Joy Ang's Children's Illustrations

Illustration // Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Joy Ang is a freelance artist living in Edmonton, Canada. We've posted on her before but wanted to focus in on her children's artwork, which has a particularly charming whimsy while maintaining a darker edge. Ang also works in game art/concepts, but has also done editorial, comic and advertisement work. Ang was born in Calgary and graduated from the Alberta College of Art & Design in 2007. 

Digital Art by Adam Spizak

Illustration // Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Some rad digital art created by artist Adam Spizak. Spizak uses a combination of photoshop and 3D rendering to create his images which are full of vivd colors, textures  and stunning compositions. His pop art is great but he’s also got a large collection of impressive fantasy landscapes as well.

Ben The Illustrator

Illustration // Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Ben O'Brien is a highly experienced illustrator, renowned for a positive, creaive oulook and a solid understanding of commercial design, the visual arts and successful business. He relishes diversity and welcomes all opportunities. Clients include Delta Airlines, Honda, Pixar, The New York Times, Nickelodeon and Virgin Media.

The Art of Tin Can Forest

Illustration // Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Pat Shewchuk and Marek Colek are Canadian artists based in Toronto, Ontario, who work collaboratively under the name "Tin Can Forest." Together they produce art, film and books. They draw inspiration from the forests of Canada and Slavic art and folklore. Their work has appeared in The New Yorker, Oaken Thrown and Drawn and Quarterly.

N.C. Winters' 100 Drawings

Illustration // Tuesday, September 24, 2013
N.C. Winters completed a series of 100 Drawings to re-invigorate his love for drawing outside of the strictures of the deadline. While many of us would consider these sketches and studies highly polished works, Winters demonstrates his amazing abilities in this intense project. "In a way, the drawings became a sort of artistic release from my other work," said Winters upon finishing the series.

Photorealism by Viktor Jung

Erotica // Monday, September 23, 2013
Viktor Jung is a thirty-three year old photorealist artist from the Czech Republic. After losing his job at the age of twenty-one, Jung began to draw for fun and quickly found that he had discovered a newfound talent and passion: pin-up art. Jung then began his career as a full-time artist, finding himself somewhat addicted to the pin-up genre and fully dedicated to painting beautiful women with considerable skill and technical precision, resulting in photorealist works of art that pop from the screen with sensuality and vitality.

Creative Duo NastPlas

Illustration // Monday, September 23, 2013
NastPlas is a creative duo based in Madrid, Spain. Formed in 2006 by illustrator Fran R. Learte, aka "drFranken," and creative director Natalia Molinos, aka "Na," their work combines an impressive range of digital motifs and abstract patterns that imbue their elaborate illustrations with great visual charge and dynamism. Pieces by NastPlas never fail to possess vivid color that pops and intricate forms that entrance the eye with their beauty and complexity.

Ruben Ireland's Ghostly Enchantresses

Illustration // Monday, September 23, 2013
Ruben Ireland is a graphic artist and illustrator based in London. His art fuses traditional techniques with digital processes, creating thoughtful, dreamlike images of seemingly magical beings in abstract spaces, these pensive enchantresses often interacting with mystical elements and wild creatures. Ireland's eclectic tool kit includes ink, acrylic, dirty water, foods, and weathered paper, all used in conjunction with Photoshop and a wacom tablet.


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