The Art of Naranjalidad

Illustration // Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Naranjalidad is an architecture student living in Madrid. She began doing commissioned portraits as a teenager and has now chosen to dedicate herself to this world. Apart from traditional drawing and illustration, she also has experience in the field of web design and branding. Her work focuses on themes of fashion and female beauty.

Alessia Iannetti's Girls on Wood

Illustration // Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Alessia Iannetti's chosen medium of graphite, watercolor and ink on wood is fascinating and befuddling. Her ability to capture nuance of detail and smooth textures is astouding, and these images of young girls with birds and foliage are enchanting to look at for hours. Her handling of color against a monochromatic scene creates a sense of tension and focus as well. These are beautiful works rendered in a highly unique fashion.

Mirai Mizue's A Long Day of Timbre

Illustration // Monday, August 05, 2013
Mirai Mizue was born in 1981 in Tokyo and studied animation at Tama Arts University. He is representative of a budding generation of independent Japanese animators who are taking the artform into new territories of abstraction and eccentricity. With an unabating affection for cells and their strange microscopic behaviors, Mizue uses their mutative powers in every frame as they flow in and out of eachother in rhythmical patterns, eventually overtaking the screen in a strange and hypnotic cellular ballet.

Masahiko Saga's Old World Artistry

Illustration // Monday, August 05, 2013
Based in Kyoto, Japan, Masahiko Saga brings an old world sensibility to his contemporary computer generated works, stylistically fusing the art of ukiyo-e, or Japanese woodblock prints, with the modern technology of digital illustration. With one foot in the past and the other placed firmly in the present, Saga's vibrant and complex pieces employ traditional compositions and symbolism with a fresh twist, utilizing the crispness of detail afforded by programs such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to enhance the sumptuous content of his work and essentially blur the lines between old world craftsmanship and present-day art-making methods.

The Dark Whimsy of Fuco Ueda

Illustration // Monday, August 05, 2013
Born in Japan in 1979, Fuco Ueda graduated from the Tokyo Polytechnic University of Arts Graduate School in 2003. Her fanciful and surrealistic paintings are rendered in acrylics and powdered mineral pigments on paper, cloth, and wood, depicting sprightly young girls in fantastic abstract worlds surrounded by vibrantly colored flora and fauna of every shape and size. Her whimsical pieces seem to capture the chimerical sensations of a vivid afternoon daydream, where enigmatic visions are suspended in the floating spaces of the unconscious mind. Ueda has been showing her work in Japan and in the USA since 2000, and she is currently living in Tokyo, Japan.

Adams Carvalho's Seductive Illustrations

Erotica // Monday, August 05, 2013
Based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Adams Carvalho is an illustrator and animator with a penchant for scantily clad women sporting tough tattoos and devil-may-care attitudes. With his distinctive light touch and sparing use of texture and color, his work possesses a soft melancholy tinge and an almost vintage vibe, qualities that only serve to enhance the charm of his girls with their coquettish postures and come-hither glances.

Cartoon Erotica by Reeg

Erotica // Monday, August 05, 2013
Cartoon sass meets real-life sex appeal in the work of London-based artist and designer Ray Edwards, aka REEG. Reminiscent of an old-school animation style ala Max Fleischer and Ub Iwerks, Edwards' illustrations are both classically cheeky and sexually provocative, a combination that delights the inner child as much as it titillates the seasoned adult.

Watercolor GIFs by Kim Roselier

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 05, 2013
We are thoroughly enjoying the watercolors of Paris-based artist Kim Roselier this morning. In addition to an extensive portfolio of colorful, dreamlike and illustrations, Kim has also created a series of watercolor GIFs where the colors of the work change color. Take a look after the jump...

Robert Frank Hunter Illustration

Illustration // Saturday, August 03, 2013
Robert Frank Hunter is a London based illustrator working on a range of projects in both print and moving image, and he is keen to keep applying his work to new disciplines. Robert currently works from Lighthous Studios in East London and is signed to Blink Art. Selected clients include the New York Times, The Guardian, ASOS, BBC, Picador, Random House and Guinness. His work is always elegantly designed in favor of promoting a clear narrative, and his execution is always stunning and clean. 

Benjamin Constantine's 'Oysterboy'

Illustration // Friday, August 02, 2013
The slightly disturbing comics of Benjamin Constantine stem from a very, very strange place in Brisbane, Australia. With stories like 'Oysterface', a zine about a boy that was evicted from his river-side apartment 50 miles away from the beach and took it upon himself to evolve into shellfish and live in a dank, wet rock-hole by the sea, Benjamin's reads are generally for Adults Only.

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