Divine Inquiry by Michelle Anderst

Illustration // Monday, July 29, 2013
Michelle Anderst is a Seattle-based fine artist whose paintings of biological structures serve as both works of art as well as aesthetic statements on ecological consciousness in the modern world. Through her use of vibrant colors and organic subject matter, such as bone, stem, and vein, Anderst creates unique microcosms of the greater natural world, illustrating the interdependence of all living things with one another, no matter how seemingly small or distantly related. 

Alma Haser's Cosmic Surgery

Illustration // Monday, July 29, 2013
London-based artist Alma Haser's series "Cosmic Surgery" combines the traditional conceit of the self-portrait with the meditative art of origami to create other-worldly portraits that almost seem to come from another time and place in the universe. To create this effect, Haser photographs her sitter then prints multiple images of the subject's face, folding each image into a complicated origami structure. She then rephotographs the portrait with the origami placed on the sitter's face. The resulting photograph is both unsettling and intriguing, like a glimpse into a possible evolutionary path for humanity or a window to a far-off alien species. 

Pop Anatomy by Antoni Tudisco

Illustration // Monday, July 29, 2013
Self-taught artist Antoni Tudisco may be only 21 years old, but his facility and artistry belie his young age, showing an extraordinary capacity for craftsmanship and innovation. Having mastered the Adobe Suite and 3D illustration entirely on his own, Tudisco has been sought after by major companies such as MTV, Coca-Cola, Louis Vuitton, and Nestle for his intricate and sleek digital work. Skulls and organs feature heavily in his illustrations, lending an almost clinical detachment to his otherwise chaotic pieces, in turn grounding them in a contemporary style that is very current and in demand in the mainstream pop art scene.

Harvey Moon's Drawing Machines

Illustration // Monday, July 29, 2013
Even for the most accomplished artist, translating the images of the mind to physical form is often the most daunting and difficult part of the creative process. Add to that the practice of collaboration, where two minds must meet and intimately connect, creating art can seem a formidable task. Yet new media artists such as Harvey Moon are pushing conceptions of creation, collaboration, and artistic license to new extremes, where through designing, building, and programming machines to draw in place of the human hand, Moon both works in concert with and relinquishes control to his mechanical collaborator, a drawing robot. 

Ise Ananphada's Pin Ups

Erotica // Monday, July 29, 2013
Ise Ananphada is a freelance digital artist currently living and working in Bangkok, Thailand. Ananphada is known for her feminine and figurative style, using delicate details and pastel color palettes to create soft and elegant compositions. She also has a penchant for symbolism in her work, preferring the deep mystery of its meaning to pervade her illustrations rather than be immediately recognizable and understood. The passion Ananphada feels for her art is most perceptible through the depth of expression in the eyes of her beautifully rendered women, full of soul and subtlety.

Erotica by Calibos

Erotica // Monday, July 29, 2013
Go ahead and indulge in some gratuitous nudity from sci-fi and fantasy artist Calibos, a veritable expert on sexy gore, seductive witches, and erotic guns for hire. Although the information available on him is slim, we are nonetheless enjoying perusing his work in all its bad-ass, fantasy infused, stark naked glory.

Monday Sucks

Erotica // Monday, July 29, 2013
There's no two ways about it: Monday sucks. It's another working week and, like all the weeks before it and all the weeks to come, time stretches into an interminable path of tedium and drudgery. Well, that's a rather cynical way to describe it... How about a better visual homage to the dreaded day, like this cheeky and sexy interpretation by Brazilian artist Barbara Kramer. Thanks to this illustrated eyeful, we can already feel the Monday doldrums start to dissipate.

Art by Rad Sechrist

Illustration // Saturday, July 27, 2013
Rad Sechrist is working on a comic about a gang of skateboard kids kicking around the city and, uh, skateboarding. What's outstanding about Rad's work is the intuition he has for shape and pose through simple, sketchy lines. The comic will be in black and white, giving emphasis to light and value in these urban settings. .

Jack Teagle Illustration

Illustration // Friday, July 26, 2013
Jack Teagle is a freelance illustrator based in South West England. He keeps many sketchbooks and goes through many tubes of paint. Jack loves collecting action figures, reading badly written silver age comics and watching classic horror films.  

The Illustration Work of Frank Stockton

Illustration // Friday, July 26, 2013
'I try to keep my work experimental, although there has to be a degree of consistency in order for someone to feel comfortable hiring you. I approach each assignment as a new challenge, and try to push myself every time, whether it be in aesthetics, concept or composition.' Frank Stockton is a Brooklyn, NY based illustrator.  

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