Works by David Biskup

Illustration // Thursday, May 09, 2013
David Biskup incorporates both hand drawn and painterly elements in his narrative led, sequential illustrations. This, alongside an ingrained sense of character and humor shine through in his numerous editorial, advertising and children's book projects. After the success of ‘Yuri’, which was a finalist in the ‘Ligatura Pitching’ competition from Poland’s Centrala Press and was Highly Commended at the Macmillan Children’s Book Prize 2012, David has already made a start with his next ‘silent graphic novel’. 

Amy Borrell's Illustrated Taxonomies

Illustration // Thursday, May 09, 2013
Amy Borrell specializes in crafting carefully ordered displays and neatly labelled charts, rendered delicately in pencil and watercolor. Borrell is a freelance Illustrator and Designer based in Melbourne. She has a BA in Design (Honors) from RMIT and spends her days working on all kinds of lovely projects with clients across publishing, fashion and retail; whilst drinking lots of tea!

Emily Walus Illustration

Illustration // Thursday, May 09, 2013
Emily Walus' works speak to the artist's profound understanding of the intricacies and subtleties of the natural world. Her portfolio ranges from detailed portraits of flora and fauna, to evocative gouache landscapes, in which she perfectly captures the glowing red light of a sunlit canyon or the moody ambiance of a glen at dusk. Walus graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in Illustration. She currently resides in Burbank, CA.

Bows and Beetles: Aubrey Learner

Illustration // Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Aubrey Learner has put her talents of photorealism to whimsical use, arranging butterflies, snails, bows, candy and other insects into constellations and geometric compositions to generate these gorgeous double-images. Operating somewhere between scientific study and illustration, Learner has a fantastic eye for the beautiful and absurd, creating frilled dresses out of dessert foods and faces out of ants. These works are fascinating to look at up close. Learner's talent for capturing photorealistic qualities is undeniable, yet it is the fact that she arranges her objects in such strange fashion that gives her work a unique edge. Learner lives and works in San Francisco.  

Badass Movie Portraits by Mike Mitchell

Illustration // Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Mike Mitchell is an artist based in Los Angeles. His awesome series of digital portraits of characters from awesome movies are simply awesome. Mitchell puts his talent for capturing likeness with style and dynamism to great use in these colorful homages to cinematic greats, including but not limited to David Bowie in The Man Who Fell to Earth, Winona Ryder in Heathers, Uma Thurman in Kill Bill, Ryan Gosling in Drive, Min-Sik Choi in Oldboy and Will Ferrell in Zoolander. Mitchell has a wife named Lauren, one normal cat, one cross-eyed cat, a dog who isn't normal but does have great vision. Check out the entire series, it's a whole lot of fun.     

JooHee Yoon Illustration

Illustration // Wednesday, May 08, 2013
JooHee Yoon's illustrations are lovely and painstaking. The sheer number of layers put into these prints show that JooHee is really dedicated to her craft, generating a vibrant visual sensation of overlapping elements, textures and transparent inks. A RISD illustration grad, Yoon has a great sense of character and shape, generating exaggerated caricatures of people and animals in a bold stylistic bent. These images include some illustrations inspired by Hitchcock's "The Birds," a sophisticated cartoonization of the classic film. Yoon has worked for the likes of NPR and Vegetarian Times Magazine.  

Arles Gayo's Surrealist Landscapes

Illustration // Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Arles Gayo's intricate surrealist landscapes feature characters from either end of the spectrum--some are completely imagined while others are realistic and even familiar. Gayo says of his work that "they are like a little ethereal space where I record the most important events of my life as an emotional symphony where everything interacts in unison." He finds drawing to be an escape from reality. Looking at this drawings, you get the sense that Gayo is translating his internal landscape into a series of marks, trying to record an amorphous emotional state into representational forms.   

Art by Ariel Stater

Illustration // Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Ariel Stater is an art student whose colorful compositions are a unique-minded combination of portraiture, myth and geometry. Stater's characters are strong, heavy-lidded fantasies studded with extra eyes, jewels, flowers, skulls, disembodied creatures and fascinating pattern-work. Stater's series of these purple-and-blush tinted works is cohesive and exotic, exhibiting her personal style with strength.  

Jillian Tamaki's Folkloric Illustrations

Illustration // Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Jillian Tamaki is an illustrator and cartoonist from Calgary who lives and works out of Brooklyn. She wrote and produced a graphic novel called "Skim," a collaboration with her cousin Mariko, whoch is a coming-of-age story about a private school girl's forays into romance and death. Tamaki's illustration demonstrate wonderfully expressive linework, delicate, muted color application and a strong link to folklore. Tamaki teaches illustration at SVA.   

Tower Hamlets' Wall Doodle

Illustration // Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Students of Access to Commercial Graphics and Illustration at Tower Hamlets College worked together to make this massive wall doodle at their school. The eleven students' aim was to encourage others positively through this one-liner of motivational text, "The difference between who you are and a who you want to be is what you do." The students worked on this project over the course of three days, using only black ink to make geometric designs and embellishments on the creative injunction. This bit of advice is not one to be forgotten, especially if it's permanently on  your wall.  

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