Julio Cesar Morales' Undocumented Interventions

Illustration // Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Artist, curator and educator Julio César Morales' ongoing ink and watercolor series "Undocumented Interventions" are sourced from real discoveries by US Customs and Border Protection, presenting a surreal view of attempted border crossings and human trafficking. They depict children concealed in piñatas, washing machines, train and car seat cushions, stereo speakers and other unlikely spaces to transport a person.

Update: Nikita Kaun's Dreamlike Darkness

Illustration // Thursday, May 14, 2015
Nikita Kaun is a self taught artist based out of Saint- Petersburg Russia. His style is a mixture of predominantly black and white realistically rendered forms falling into a dreamlike darkness with minimal pops of color...

Enter BC Applied Arts’ #IAPortfolioContest

In Session // Thursday, May 07, 2015
BC Applied Arts (BCAA) is currently hosting an Instagram contest in collaboration with The Illustration Academy, an immersive, five-week, in-person workshop taught by the art industry’s top talent, such as Sterling Hundley, Jon Foster, Francis Livingston and John English. The winner of the Instagram contest will receive a Wacom Intuos Pro Pen & Touch Medium Tablet ($350 value)! The contest is simple, show your best work and you’ll have a shot at winning. Acclaimed illustrator, Edward Kinsella, who will be instructing at The Illustration Academy in June, will be judging and selecting the winner. 

Benjamin Sack Draws Complex Imaginary Cityscapes

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 07, 2015
Benjamin Sack's incredible cityscapes are drawn with extraordinarly complex detail and filled with myriads of miniature and sometimes recognizable buildings. "The overarching theme of this 'symphony,' Sack says, "is the hero's journey (viz the viewer’s) into drawings detailed, complex and rich in metaphor; a sort of modern, existentialist epic." Watch several videos after the jump...

Illustrations by Mario Sughi

Illustration // Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Italian artist and illustrator Mario Sughi aka Neurosuro, started off his career in the late 70's working as a cartoonist in Italian satirical magazines. Moving to Dublin the late 80's, Mario studied Medieval History, received a PhD and currently publishes and exhibits his work worldwide!

Kotaro Chiba's Girlish Innocence

Illustration // Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Kotaro Chiba is a professional freelance illustrator, designer, and animator based in Niigata, Japan. Her work is clearly heavily influenced by her home country, containing elements of traditional Japanese art as well as anime and manga, showing lithe young women with long delicate necks and soft features in a variety of natural landscapes.

ONEQ and the New Art of the Pin-up

Erotica // Monday, May 04, 2015
ONEQ does phenomenal pinups. She grew up on a small island in Japan completely separated from the flash and pop of Tokyo culture and gathered all her influences from a neighbor who loved art and Japan’s insistence that schoolchildren spend part of the day drawing. As she grew up she taught herself how to draw completely by herself...

Graphite Illustrations by Joe Fenton

Illustration // Monday, May 04, 2015
Joe Fenton is a London-based artist and illustrator. Skulls, monkeys, eyeballs and figures from Eastern spirituality abound in his spooky large-scale drawings, all meticulously rendered in black and white with graphite, ink, acrylic and gouache.

Update: Lucy Hardie's Intricate Illustrations

Illustration // Friday, May 01, 2015
Lucy Hardie was born in the Goulburn Valley region of Victoria, Australia. She began her education at a Waldorf School that her parents built on their farm and it was here that her love of art was encouraged... 'To help others experience Life's infinite beauty and mystery more deeply, is my greatest aspiration. Art as a catalyst for a more liberated and embracing self and worldview. I am influenced by the work of Ernst Fuchs, Vali Myers, Zdzislaw Beksinski...'

Illustrations and Animations by Carlín Díaz

Illustration // Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Some of Carlin Diaz's works have organic shapes, others geometrics. Shapes, he always thinks about shapes: of a circle, a flower, the shape of a woman... But, how represent them graphically? It all depends in the personality of each and every shape and the vibe transmitted by them. Every project have his own personality, every project creates his own feeling. 

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