Ballpoint Illustrations by Chamo San

Illustration // Friday, April 19, 2013
Chamo San uses ink and black and blue ballpoint pen to create stunning photorealistic illustrations. Chamo studied Fine Arts at UB (Universitat de Barcelona), Barcelona, and ENSBA (Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts), Paris. Though he considers himself above all a draftsman, he's a fan of all artistic media. He is based in Barcelona, Spain.

Star Wars Maps by Andrew DeGraff

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 19, 2013
Philadelphia-based designer Andrew DeGraff has meticulously illustrated Star Wars maps, starting the journey on Tatooine and winding through the Death Star, Hoth, Degobah, and the adventures in between. 

Hand Created CMYK Halftone Printing at The Human Printer

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 19, 2013
A collection of students at the University of Derby has been taking photographs and manually creating CMYK halftone printing effects by hand in an ongoing project titled The Human Printer. Watch a video after the jump...

Jacob Everett's Ballpoint Portraits

Illustration // Thursday, April 18, 2013
Jacob Everett is an artist and illustrator from the UK. He creates large scale black and white portraits using biro brand ballpoint pens. His work varies in subject from well known faces of popular culture to homeless men from the streets of Bradford. He use an intricate technique of overlapping elliptical marks, which gradually build to represent the subtle contours of the face. In common with digital images, his works, close up, appear as thousands of tiny ‘pixels’. When viewed from a distance they reveal the subtleties and nuances of individual character.  

Mario Kolaric's Line Patterns

Illustration // Thursday, April 18, 2013
These experimental drawings are part of an ongoing series by artist Mario Kolaric. The simple, meticulous linework conveys materiality, structures, perspectives and different shapes or premises. Like the careful needlepoint of an artist at a loom, Kolaric creates patterns that evoke movement and energy, waves and patterns both naturally-occurring and not. These are strange and unique relics of sketchbook explorations, a lovely representation of the goings-on of one artist's idle mind.   

Steve Scott Illustration

Illustration // Thursday, April 18, 2013
Steve Scott demonstrates a powerful usage of shape and line in his beautifully absorbing character designs. Designing the likes of LA Rockers, Harajuku Girls and Sushi Trains, Scott has a penchant for contemporary fashion and scenes of young urban life. Steve Scott is a London-based animation director and illustrator whose work reveals notable control over the nuances of palette, design and silhouette. His website is endlessly fun to look through and we highly recommend that you do.  

Brigette B.'s Spunky Character Design

Illustration // Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Brigette B. has an amazing knack for giving charming kid's illustrations a spunky older twist. Brigette Graduated from CalArts in Character Animation in 2007, and says she likes "tea and books and general old lady-ish stuff, and I hate it when people's toes hang over the edges of their sandals." Her illustrations of popular cartoon characters, bands, actors and children's figures all have an irresistible sens of whimsy and contemporary edge.   

Nick Thomm's Trippy Illustrations

Illustration // Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Nick Thomm is an Artist, Designer & Director from Melbourne, Australia. Nick's work is trippy, kaleidoscopic and riffs off the visual cues of popular culture and foreign culture. He is the founder of The Drop Studio and co-funder of SRC783 Magazine. Nich has exhibited internationally and was recently showcased publicly around London city leading up to the 2012 Olympic games. Nick has produced work for major international brands including MTV, Nike, Red Bull, The BBC and Monster. He was invited to speak at the Australian Graphic Design Association's First Out 5 Conference. 

Michael C. Hsiung's Nautical Line Drawings

Illustration // Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Michael C. Hsiung describes himself as "characterized by a large mustache, a herbivorous diet and a thin yellow protective skin." His artwork consists of line drawings that take on a whimsical, nautical and often comical tone. Hsiung draws things like drug rugs, narwhals, centaurs, wizards and the ouroboros. His work sometimes ends up as tattoos on people's bodies. Hsiung says that he has a "relatively small brain for a mammal of his size," but if that is true his artwork doesn't reflect it.    

James Julien's "Bruises"

Illustration // Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Jules Julien is an illustrator living and working in Paris. His series of digital illustrations called "Bruises" capture a sleek, graphic vision of the nominal bodily affliction. Using a strict palette of greys to denote features and hair, the bold red circles are emblematic of much more than bruises. These illustrations bring to mind visuals of national colors, the sun, flags and warnings, to name a few. The omission of eyes gives each drawing a mysterious factor. These illustrations are lovely and strange, framing Julien's work as that of a highly talented and thoughtful artist.   

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