Ellen Weinstein Illustration

Illustration // Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Ellen Weinstein was born and raised in NYC and graduated from Pratt. She exhibits her work in local NY galleries as well as in the US and Italy, and is an instructor at the Rhode Island School of Design. Weinstein's illustrations utilize a combination of digital and collage techniques to create a whimsical and strange atmosphere of hybrid creatures.

Tyler Stout X Mondo X Ghibli

Illustration // Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Tyler Stout and Mondo are releasing a limited edition vinyl release of a compilation of selections from five different Studio Ghibli films, featuring performances form the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. The artwork depicts characters from Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, The Cat Returns and My Neighbors the Yamadas. The artwork remains very closely true to the original art produced by Studio Ghibli, but we love the way Stout has designed these illustrations in honor of the beautiful films.

Illustrations by Mario Sughi

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 07, 2013
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!

JW Lee's "Hopeful"

Illustration // Tuesday, August 06, 2013
JW Lee is an aspiring illustrator from KL, Malaysia. She is particularly interested in portrait and fashion illustrations like this one, entitled "Hopeful." JW draws from contemporary fashion cultture and animal life to create her delicate colored-pencil renderings. 

The Many Styles of Malachi Ward

Illustration // Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Malachi Ward is an artist, illustrator and cartoonist whose crisp, authoritative linework translates magnificently from highly graphic comics to more abstract landscapes of color and texture. Ward is currently working on comics with Matt Sheean and is constantly putting out new character designs, panels or lovely illustration work. Keep your eye on his tumblr for incoming updates.

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.

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