Brigette B.'s Spunky Character Design

Illustration // Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Brigette B. has an amazing knack for giving charming kid's illustrations a spunky older twist. Brigette Graduated from CalArts in Character Animation in 2007, and says she likes "tea and books and general old lady-ish stuff, and I hate it when people's toes hang over the edges of their sandals." Her illustrations of popular cartoon characters, bands, actors and children's figures all have an irresistible sens of whimsy and contemporary edge.   

Michael C. Hsiung's Nautical Line Drawings

Illustration // Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Michael C. Hsiung describes himself as "characterized by a large mustache, a herbivorous diet and a thin yellow protective skin." His artwork consists of line drawings that take on a whimsical, nautical and often comical tone. Hsiung draws things like drug rugs, narwhals, centaurs, wizards and the ouroboros. His work sometimes ends up as tattoos on people's bodies. Hsiung says that he has a "relatively small brain for a mammal of his size," but if that is true his artwork doesn't reflect it.    

James Julien's "Bruises"

Illustration // Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Jules Julien is an illustrator living and working in Paris. His series of digital illustrations called "Bruises" capture a sleek, graphic vision of the nominal bodily affliction. Using a strict palette of greys to denote features and hair, the bold red circles are emblematic of much more than bruises. These illustrations bring to mind visuals of national colors, the sun, flags and warnings, to name a few. The omission of eyes gives each drawing a mysterious factor. These illustrations are lovely and strange, framing Julien's work as that of a highly talented and thoughtful artist.   

James Jirat Patradoon Illustration

Illustration // Tuesday, April 16, 2013
James Jirat Patradoon is an australian artist and illustrator. He creates character-driven visual art, born of fictional worlds of borrowed imagery that act as distorted mirrors to our reality, mashed-up and remixed to create new stories. Inspired by the fashion and costume of black music, gangster rap, professional wrestling, sci-fi films, and superheroes. James' work is an irreverent take on the stoic nature of macho pop culture. His illustrations are intense, grimy, powerful and unmistakeably Patradoon. Patradoon has done work for Mishka, RVCA, MTV, Ray Ban, Diesel and Nike.   

Everything I Can See From Here

Illustration // Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Directed by Sam Taylor and Bjorn Aschim for the London-based animation collective "The Line," this haunting and somber short animation possesses a narrative simplicity that is almost hypnotizing in its mysterious ambiance. The quality of the short's storytelling and visual artistry is all the more impressive considering that  "Everything I Can See From Here" was created with no budget over the course of two years during the filmmakers' evenings, weekends, and days off.

Terby Wonder's Offbeat Sex Appeal

Erotica // Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Terby Wonder is a part time artist and apprenticing carpenter based in Vancouver, Canada. He practices his illustrative craft in his spare time, creating loosely rendered and free-spirited drawings of very flirty and sexy ladies. "I don't really have an artist statement," admits Wonder, "I just love to draw and create, it fills a part of me that would be otherwise empty if I did not have it in my life." 

Eric Pfeiffer's Comics Prowess

Illustration // Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Born in 1987, Eric Pfeiffer is an illustrator and cartoonist currently based out of Richmond, VA. While attending VCU, Pfeiffer began freelancing for small publications as well as ESPN The Magazine. He also directed and published the local comic anthology "The RV Anthology" in 2010 and is the creator behind Kid Havoc, an industries mashup of comics and fashion that utilizes the unique storytelling abilities of both mediums.

New Work from Scott Campbell

Illustration // Tuesday, April 16, 2013
A maker of paintings, illustrations, comics, kid's books, and video games, NYC-based Scott Campbell studied illustration at the Academy of Art in San Francisco, focusing on comic and children's book illustration. In addition to working as a kid's video game concept artist at Lucas Learning and art directing video games with Double Fine Productions, he has also published numerous comics and has appeared in galleries and publications around the world.

Illustrator Cam Floyd

Illustration // Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Cam Floyd is a freelance illustrator and gallery artist who works mostly in editorial and publishing. Floyd graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA in Illustration and he currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. Some of his regular clients include such publications as The New York Times, Portland Mercury, Plansponsor, and Disney Hyperion.

New Hybrid Bird illustrations by Liqen

Street Art // Monday, April 15, 2013
What does a watermelon mixed with a toucan looks like? How about a bird with a telephone for a body? This new series of highly imaginative illustrations by Spanish artist, Liqen are dedicated to birds and were drawn while in Ecuador. The difference with these particular feathered and winged creatures is Liqen has drawn their bodies mixed with fruits, manmade objects, and various other geometric shapes. These illustrations will be published in a book this summer and we will have more information about that in the future.


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