Alessandro Pautasso's Prismatic Portraits

Illustration // Monday, September 02, 2013
Based in Turin, Italy, Alessandro Pautasso, aka Kaneda, is a graphic designer and illustrator whose specialty lies in vector art and mixed media. Attracted by the visual arts at a young age, he started working in the field of commercial art and simultaneously focused on digital art, developing a style that involves breaking down the faces of Old Hollywood icons into abstract and vividly colored geometric shapes.

The Glowing Visions of Andre de Freitas

Illustration // Monday, September 02, 2013
Andre de Freitas is a photographer and illustrator who studied at Full Sail University, earning a Bachelor's Degree in computer animation. After discovering that the concept of stillness inherent in static illustrations captured his imagination more than moving images, he began to focus on illustration but with a photographer's eye, hoping to recreate the serenity of portrait photography in his art. His glowing compositions certainly embody a sense of tranquility and calm, presenting otherworldly figures of beauty and mystery.

Empyrean Worlds by Celina de Guzman

Illustration // Monday, September 02, 2013
Celina de Guzman, aka Celdee, is an illustrator based in Manila, Philippines. Using a combination of traditional illustration and digital techniques, Guzman creates incredible compositions comprised of conceptual forms and loosely rendered figures, employing a beautiful digitally-applied pastel palette to enhance her delightfully topsy-turvy drawing style. She describes herself as the owner of a pair of caffeine-congested lungs and a lover of goldfish, mechanical pencils, and the Oxford comma.

Charlie Bearman's Pretty Women

Erotica // Monday, September 02, 2013
Charlie Bearman is an illustrator and designer based in Moscow, Russia, who looks for inspiration in everyday life, fashion, and music. His imaginative illustrations depict pretty young women set against whimsical and abstract backgrounds, each girl oozing with charm and vigorous sexuality. 

Jean Boullet's Homoeroticism

Erotica // Monday, September 02, 2013
Born in 1921 and deceased in 1970, Jean Boullet was a French cartoonist, illustrator, film critic, and writer, best known for his homoerotic sketches and unique representation of masculine beauty. Openly gay in cosmopolitan Paris following the second world war, Boullet's drawings depict beautiful young men, often sailors and soldiers, in situations both explicit and mundane, and at times even fantastical ala Jean Cocteau.

Supersonic Selects: Sachin Teng

Illustration // Sunday, September 01, 2013
Thoughts spoken outwardly and those ingested internally often share a distinctly opposite language and placed beside one another can often seem like some complex code waiting to be broken.  Thankfully Sachin Teng has a knack for solving these riddles, combining the two - one over the other - to reveal the beauty that awaits. Zach Tutor (Supersonic Electronic) asked the New York City illustrator 10 questions about various topics recently:  

Rachel Cassidy Yates

Illustration // Friday, August 30, 2013
Los Angeles based artist and illustrator Rachel Cassidy Yates has a certin affinity for rendering heavily inked beaus and vixens alike, recreating their original tattoo work in a range of vibrant colors and hues. I just can't say no to a Sarah Fabel portrait. 

The Whimsy of Meg Hunt

Illustration // Friday, August 30, 2013
Meg Hunt is an illustrator, educator and maker of things that llives and works in the wooded city of Portland, OR. Her goal is to fill the world with her creations, and make people happy in the process. 'Currently, my focus is creating charming  and colorful character-based illustrations, lettering and patterns for visual development and the editorial/publishing markets.' she states.   

Erik Svetoft Illustration

Illustration // Friday, August 30, 2013
Swedish artist and illustrator Erik Svetoft has a way with lines. His rendering style is often raw and aggressive, sketching through slightly grotesque compositions and narratives. Though with an extensive and cohesive body of work, Erik has convinced us that his style is all his own. 

Update: Borderline Disturbing Comics from Joan Cornella

Illustration // Friday, August 30, 2013
Its no secret that the misfortunes of others are often humorous, in the most sinful ways. Artist and illustrator Joan Cornella has make a career out of depicting these very unfortunate, often morbid occurances. This morning we take a look at some of her more recent pieces.


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