Tara Krebs: Childhood Memories

Illustration // Friday, March 08, 2013
In these works, Tara Krebs draws from her childhood memories of impossible worlds made tangible by her imagination and connectedness to nature. The ripped-from-a-storybook quality to these pieces, along with their vague titles and lack of narrative text allow only a brief glimpse or scene of a story, requiring the viewer’s imagination to fill in the blanks, much in the way that the artist’s own memories of childhood reach out to her through briefly illuminated fragments.  

Terra Gammatron

Illustration // Friday, March 08, 2013
Hailing from Norway, artist and illustrator Terra Gammatron is creating insanely intricate and surreal drawings, that are filled with classic occult imagery. For example, “The Day Aleister Crowley Made The Golem Of Flesh”, is a gorgeously layered rendition of the English occultist, mystic, ceremonial magician, poet and mountaineer, who was responsible for founding the religious philosophy of Thelema, a personal favorite of mine.

Priscilla Wong's Great Escape

Illustration // Friday, March 08, 2013
  Priscilla Wong is an illustrator, designer and visual development artist that is currently working on Peabody and Sherman at DreamWorks Animation. Her endeavor is to keep growing as an artist and designer. Her renderings of various transportation machines and RV campsites make me feel like getting out and doing some traveling, even more than I already do.  

The Shadowy World of Sam Ballardini

Illustration // Thursday, March 07, 2013
The illustrated universe of Sam Ballardini might be defined by its obscurity - shadows, veils, and foggy mists shroud his mysterious figures. All the while, the darkness of these monochrome compositions provides a backdrop for the artist's remarkably fine detail and delicate linework. Ballardini is based in NYC and currently designs for Psyop.  

Nomi Chi Illustration

Illustration // Thursday, March 07, 2013
Nomi Chi is an illustrator and tattoo artist working in Vancouver, Canada. Nomi’s been tattooing since she was 15 years old. Now in her 20s, she attends Emily Carr University for illustration. She currently tattoos at Adorned Precision Body Arts in Vancouver...  

The Work of Antonio Sortino

Illustration // Thursday, March 07, 2013
Antonio Sortino, a.k.a. Rom, is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer currently living and working in Sicily, Italy. Stylistically, his work ranges from digitally rendered, clean vector drawings, and more traditionally rendered works. In an intensively deep and introspective portion of his biography, he states, 'I drink blueberry tea and I can't play football.'

Todd Hale's iPhone/iPad Drawings

Illustration // Thursday, March 07, 2013
”Drawing using only my finger is an interesting marriage of the digital world and the primal act of making marks. I think that notion seeps into the work itself, and has manifested into a type of organic technology, from which I am mining artifacts and images... I want to approach making visual art as if I was a musician on the road, experimenting with and refining my work in front of people on a consistent basis...'  

Cat and string illustration by Phlegm

Street Art // Thursday, March 07, 2013
  Another inventive and playful illustration from Sheffield-based artist, Phlegm, whose new book should be released shortly with many drawing similar to this. More information on that soon.

Seb Lester's Blackletter

Illustration // Wednesday, March 06, 2013
'Blackletter was used throughout Europe from about 1150 until the end of the 17th century. One of my current preoccupations is developing a set of modern BlackLetter capitals that are highly legible, in Blackletter terms, and yet retain the richness and beauty inherent in this ancient category of letterform. From time to time I will film clips like this to record my progress.' Seb Lester

Marina Muun's Magical Illustrations

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 06, 2013
  Marina Munn was born in Bulgaria in a town by the sea, grew up all over the place and is currently based in the UK. She enjoys drawing and painting various things – but mostly in the form of acrylic paintings and digital illustrations or the odd object picked up from the street. She gets her inspiration from the natural, unnatural and supernatural and everything else that might be lying around.   

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