Dynamic Characters by Guy McKinley

Illustration // Monday, April 22, 2013
Guy McKinley is a freelance illustrator, concept artist and painter who has been involved in a lot of projects relating to his strong character work since graduating in 2003. His work is appealing to a wide range of ages and tastes, capturing both charming and edgy subject matter in colorful, dynamic form. His drawings of Apache Girls and Calvin and Hobbes, for example, re-imagine familiar characters with wonderfully fresh twists. McKinley began producing hand-drawn and digital work for editorials, pre-production, character design, commercial and promotional campaigns then and continues to do so. However, more recently he has been taking part in more live exhibitions and gallery shows.   

Diego L. Rodriguez Illustration

Illustration // Monday, April 22, 2013
Diego L. Rodriguez is a Spanish illustrator and graphic designer who claims he has a secret base in Madrid. His illustrations are dynamically graphic, capturing the nuances of faces in swaths of color and form. These illustrations look almost abstract up close, sweepic compositions of moving colors, yet from further away they make up juicy, tongue-in-cheek images. His work is influenced by music, cinema, ancient cultures and myths, America, Japanese animation, comic books and science.   

Derek Albeck's Graphite Drawings

Illustration // Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Derek Albeck is an artist based in LA who draws faces made of flannel shirts, friends with shaky faces and rainbows. He's incredibly facile with a graphite pencil, and these large drawings are even more impressive in person. Albeck says that he spends his time playing cornhole, searching for Chupacabras and he can hardly hear out of his right ear. Albeck is a breath of fresh air in the contemporary art world. His drawings are familiar, friendly and thought-provoking at the same time.  

Illustrations by JJ Cromer

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 24, 2013
JJ Cromer is a self-taught artist who grew up in rural Virginia and re-discovered his love for drawing later on in life. A critical sevent-grade art teacher shut down his interest in drawing and it wasn't until he was married with degrees in history, French, and library sciences that his renewed interest became a passion.

Emile Morel's Digital Illustrations

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 24, 2013
This morning we take a look at the work of Lyon, France-based artist Emile Morel. His surreal, imaginary worlds linger halfway between hell and "wonderful medieval Dante, depicting primitive impulses, bestial and intimate and idyllic mythology."

Matt Leines "Hyperbolic" @ Beginnings, Brooklyn

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Via our friends at Juxtapoz Latin America, Brooklyn based Matt Leines recently opened a solo exhibition, Hyperbolic, at Beginnings in Brooklyn. After living in Philadelphia for a few years, the artist moved to New York and settled into a rhythm that was both fresh and cheerful, or as the gallery notes: "Those who follow (Leines') work may have noticed a shift in the last few years, somebody flipped a switch in the artist’s brain–or maybe spun a dial–and all sorts of things began to happen: visible spectrum increasing, palette spinning out, subjects becoming more universal and less referential.

Eika's Organic Illustrations

Illustration // Monday, April 22, 2013
Eibatove Karina is an incredibly talented illustrator who goes by "Eika." An illustrator and fine-artist born in Leningrad, Russia, Eika is specialized in a wide range of mediums, but these drawings and illustrations have captured our eyes with particular fascination. Intricate, finely-wrought renderings of organic forms, Eika's illustrations are strange and lovely, bringing the natural into an entirely unique realm of representation. Eika is inspired by the scientific and the surreal, combining the two in an artisan's rendition of psychedelic subjects.   

Daydreaming by Marina Muun

Illustration // Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Bulgaria born illustrator Marina Muun enjoys painting soft, friendly monsters with warm smiles embracing their surroundings. Mostly painting in acrylics, Munn gets inspiration from natural, unnatural and supernatural subjects. Creating a deliberate naive feel throughout her paintings... 

Dreamlike Drawings by Nick Sheehy

Illustration // Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Australian illustrator Nick Sheehy is based in South-East England painting whimsical animal-like creatures that echo his childhood imagination. After studying bronze sculpture in Tasmania, Sheehy discovered street art and graffiti while visiting London which sparked a love for drawing...   

The Nasa Project:"Stange Enough" animated by Stephan Doitschinoff

Illustration // Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The NASA Project: "Strange Enough," features Karen O of the band the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Fatlip of The Pharycyde and the last recorded lyrics of Ol Dirty Bastard who was the late member of the legendary hip-hop group, Wu Tang. With an infectious song and playful animation to go along with it...


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