Sergio Membrillas

Illustration // Sunday, January 29, 2012
Sergio Membrillas is a freelance illustrator based in Valencia, Spain. He graduated from San Carlos University with a degree in Fine Arts and has been working for clients all over the globe, including Bust Magazine NY, Ling Magazine, and Amelia's Magazine, among many others. These charming illustrations are from his postcard book of folk tales for Slaughterhouse publishing.

My Country is Full of Ghosts

Illustration // Friday, January 27, 2012
'An artist should observe and describe the time in which they live. They should SEE the world around them, the people that fill their lives, the places that they populate. The artist should attempt to record and reflect the important issues of their time and bring attention to those things that matter. I believe this and I consider myself to be an observant person and yet I refuse to see people everyday...' Illustrator Siolo Thompson.

I love the 90's TGIF

Illustration // Friday, January 27, 2012
Nothing says 'Get me the eff outta here' like a school desk populated by the entire Saturday morning cartoon crew. I can't even count how many notebooks I filled with drawings during class, not just doodles, like entire books. I'm not going to tell you that learning isn't cool, but I will say that spending 5 days out of your week drawing with some learning in the background is much cooler. TGIF.

Oriol Angrill Jordà

Illustration // Friday, January 27, 2012
Endlessly rendered rainbow gradients and the magic of the hand drawn line... Oriol Angrill Jordà is an artist and illustrator in Spain that has a tremendous skill for drawing magically vibrant portraits, perfectly blending the colors to create a full spectrum of rich, prismatic illustrative lust.

American Royalty "Matchstick" Video

Illustration // Friday, January 27, 2012
Place some watercolors and crayons in the hands of Brooklyn-based filmmaker/animator Jeff Scher and you’ll get this mesmerizing (mostly) nonfigurative music video for the band American Royalty.

Austin Ansbro

Illustration // Thursday, January 26, 2012
Austin Ansbro is a Brooklyn-based illustrator whose work is immediately recognizable for its subtle sense of humor. With its think lines and bold application of color, the aesthetic of Ansbro's work is reminiscent of the cutting-edge illustrations of the early 90's, but with a contemporary twist of dark satire.


Illustration // Thursday, January 26, 2012
Illustrators everywhere know the feeling: the hard knot churning in your stomach, the single trail of sweat dripping down your brow as you silently panic after hours of knocking your head against the desk, trying to wrestle a single line onto paper. You are not alone; you are suffering from Illustraphobia, the fear of a blank sheet of paper, and we're here to support you through your recovery.

Post-Apocalyptic Time-lapse

Illustration // Thursday, January 26, 2012
Character designer Dei Gaztelumendi presents a time-lapse video showing his process of creating a post-apocalyptic cover illustration for Xabiroi Comic Book Magazine.

Rik Lee's Tattoo Flash

Illustration // Thursday, January 26, 2012
Rik Lee lives and draws in Melbourne, Australia. He works with grey lead pencils, watercolours and his computer. When he’s not drawing Rik tries not to fall off his skateboard and enjoys talking in detail about the weather, storms are his favorite. In the future he intends to draw more, travel more, get more tattoos, drive a ’67 Chevy Impala and move down the coast with his girl and his dog.

Eye on Seattle: Chris Crites

Illustration // Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Chris Crites' startling series of mug shots reveals the essential humanity of the dehumanized criminal, reduced to a series of numbers and a list of offenses and locked away from sight. Using paper bags as a canvas and deftly exploiting the material's sharp folds and wrinkles, Crites provides a new context for these criminal portraits, employing a disposable frame for socially disposable people


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