Paul Jackson Can See Your Skeleton

Illustration // Wednesday, July 08, 2015
The death-and-anatomy-focused drawings of Toronto-based Paul Jackson feature portraits of humans or animals. In one series, he meticulously inks portraiture details and adds anatomically-researched skeletons. In another, animals are merely vessels for the humans operating them. In some, the images appear as technological projections, fading into visual interference. 

Classic Heavy Metal Magazine Covers

Erotica // Friday, July 03, 2015
The American version of Heavy Metal Magazine began in 1977 as a magazine for adult comics, a blend of dark fantasy, science fiction and erotica. Initially it displayed translations of graphic stories originally published in the French version, Métal Hurlant, and included work by Enki Bilal, Philippe Caza, Guido Crepax, Philippe Druillet, Jean-Claude Forest, Jean Giraud (aka Moebius) and Milo Manara. Work by international fine artists such as H. R. Giger and Esteban Maroto have been featured on the covers of various issues.

Alberto del Pozo's Deities

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 03, 2015
The Orichas Collection consists of the series of drawings by Cuban-born artist Alberto del Pozo of the deities of Afro-Cuban Santería. There are approximately 25 orichas in the Santería pantheon, 17 of which were depicted by del Pozo in this series. Santería refers to the Afro-Cuban practice of Lucumí or Regla de Ocha, a religious system originating with the African Yoruba people. The Orichas Collection includes the original pen, ink, and crayon illustrations.

Sara Antoinette Martin's Illustrations

Illustration // Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Sara Antoinette Martin's illustrations draw on religious imagery and betray her roots as a tattoo artist. Her pieces often resemble gothic-themed tarot cards; the illustrations are visually bright but often include images of vomit, clowns and severed fingers. 

Tina Lugo's Dark Illustrated Erotica

Erotica // Wednesday, July 01, 2015
We've posted before about Tina Lugo's illustrations—dark erotic scenes, influenced by her childhood immersion in cartoons, comics and videogames. Lugo lists as her biggest influence the Ero Guru Nansensu art movement of Japan—a name comprised of fractions of the english words erotic, grotesque, and nonsense. 

Biro Pen Illustrations by Helena Hauss

Illustration // Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Helena Hauss is a Paris-based illustrator who uses all bic pens to draw large detailed drawings. Helena strated drawing with bic pens in high school and became so accustomed to using them that she never found herself at ease with anything else. "...no other medium allows me to put so much emphasis and details into hair, reflects and patterns as I so much love to do."

Digital Illustration by Dhanank Pambayun

Illustration // Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Dhanank Pambayun is a digital illustrator who lives in Jogjakarta, Indonesia. He started his career in 2002, building a personal playground website which evolved into a professional illustration studio in 2007. After trying a variety of different jobs, from graphic designer to animator, he focused on digital illustrator as his occupation. Dhanank’s work is composed of complex compositions with a high level of detail. Each piece combines vintage looks, disharmony, rich color, and both surreal and grunge effects. His artwork has been featured in outstanding graphic magazines and websites, as well as in commissioned work for major brands.

An Update with Mrzyk and Moriceau

Erotica // Tuesday, June 23, 2015
We have been long-time fans of Petra Mrzyk and Jean-François Moriceau's illustrations. Working collaboratively since 1998, the Châtillon-sur-Indre, France-based artists are known for their "detailed black-and-white ink drawings, their work teeters on the absurd, humorous, and perverse. With an ironic nod to commercial illustration, comics, and graphic design, they pluck imagery from contemporary visual culture. In their work, anything becomes possible. Animals take on human traits; inanimate objects disturbingly come to life; and the surreal is the norm."

New Awesome Work By Federico Babina

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 19, 2015
Federico Babina is at it again! Twenty-seven imaginary houses that correlate to the best and most famous film directors, from Jim Jarmusch to Lars Von Trier. The varied styles of the directors are intrepreted as architecutral designs, creating charming images. Babina believes that it's similar with architecture details, where even the most subtle of details helps create an imprint of the creator.

Mu Pan's Illustrations of Plague and Battle

Illustration // Wednesday, June 17, 2015
We've discussed illustrator Mu Pan's work before. His dark work implies stories, not simply static images. They show dismal battles, fantastical for their participants who are often animals and imaginary creatures. 

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