Iain Macarthur's Kingdom of Line

Illustration // Sunday, November 17, 2013
Iain Macarthur's texturally sureal work of embelishing patterns, animals and portraits create a vivid explosion of intricacy and line. Born in 1986 in england swindon, Iain became engulfed in the quickly growing cartoon and comic book medias- like most of us did.  He proceeded on to take his obsession further with what he had seen and make it his own.

Illustrations by Iain Macaruthur

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 28, 2013
Born in Swindon, England in 1986, Iain Macarthur became a fanatic of art at the age of eight when he was first introduced to art through the medium of cartoon television shows and comic books. As he grew older, he diverted from Anime drawings to more realistic figures and faces, always striving to make them more detailed and photorealistic. Iain describes his work as surreal and unique in its own way.

Iain Macarthur's Tattoo Leggys

Tattoo // Monday, August 20, 2012
Check out this rad illustration of super-tattooed legs from UK-based artist Iain Macarthur. A graduate of Swindon College and a seasoned alternative illustrator, Macarthur's defined, graphic style lends itself well to rendering some bad-ass flash.

Iain Macarthur's Stunning Portrait

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 17, 2012
'My work can be described as surreal and unique in its own way. Using mostly pencil, watercolours and pigment pens, I create portraits of ordinary people but create them in a unusual way by, embellishing patterns and watercolour effects into the portrait to give a vivid explosion effect—transforming their faces from something plain to something entirely bizarre and wonderful at the same time.'

Iain Macarthur

Illustration // Wednesday, February 15, 2012
'My work can be described as surreal and unique in its own way. Using mostly pencil, watercolours and pigment pens, I create portraits of ordinary people but create them in a unusual way by, embellishing patterns and watercolour effects into the portrait to give a vivid explosion effect—transforming their faces from something plain to something entirely bizarre and wonderful at the same time.' Iain Macarthur

Works by Iain Macarthur

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 30, 2011
We have shown the work of Swindon, England-based artist Iain Macarthur a few times on the site this year, but we were looking at his sketchbook works this morning and compiled a new grouping of works. Iain's list of influences is a good one: lphonse Mucha, Gustav Klimt, Lucian Freud, Jenny Saville, James Jean, David Choong Lee, Sergio Toppi and Ashley Wood.

Iain Macarthur

Illustration // Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Iain Macarthur's work can be described as surreal in a different way. Inspired by cartoons, he takes the faces of people and transforms them into a bizarre and wonderful entity that can be seen in his artwork.

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