Caramelaw's Candy Art

Illustration // Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Caramelaw AKA Sheena Aw is a mad motion graphic designer/video editor by day and a candyland superhero by night. She was raised in Singapore and majored in animation in college, then ventured into broadcast. When Caramelaw stumbled across the work of Takashi Murakami she was inspired to generate her current style, the crazy candy art she continues to make today.

Vector Art by Denis Gonchar

Illustration // Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Vector artist Denis Gonchar masterfully displays his control of shape and silhouette throughout his works. These lovely portraits utilize thin lines and series of shapes to evoke the graceful personality of the illustrated women. Gonchar utilizes a limited palette to further emphasize the delicacy of the vectors.

Silk Me Back Arterial Kimono

Illustration // Tuesday, July 23, 2013
This gorgeous kimono features the human arterial system represented in handwritten calligraphy from the Buddhist Sutta. This one-of-a-kind garment was designed by FMR for an exhibition in France called "Silk Me Back" at Nesle Gallery, created to support victims of the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster. The exhibition will feature 25 stunning silk kimonos like this one. Check out the blood drop details on the collar!

Pharaonic Profiles by Laura Hines

Illustration // Monday, July 22, 2013
Based in Tucson, AZ, Laura Hines is an illustrator with a background in natural science illustration and a fascination for all things macabre and cadaverous, in particular the royal mummies of ancient Egypt. Their presence in the modern world affords an intimate human link to the mysterious past, as well as the ability to look upon their features and see parts of ourselves in their reposed expressions. From the leathery surface of the skin to the most delicate stroke of a still extant eyelash, Hines portrays these cherished archeological relics as individual people, each projecting a unique spirit and prevailing vitality never lost through the ages.

Self-Dissections by Danny Quirk

Illustration // Monday, July 22, 2013
Massachusetts-based artist Danny Quirk specializes in photo realistic watercolors of anatomical structures, painting what cameras cannot capture with quite as much precision and delicacy as the artist's hand. Quirk's work combines classic poses in dramatic chiaroscuro lighting with a contemporary twist, creating portraits of self-discovery through dissection. This intimate uncovering of the structures that lay beneath the skin mirrors humanity's quest for self-understanding, whether in an emotional, spiritual, or physical sense. 

Stardust by Sergio Albiac

Illustration // Monday, July 22, 2013
Sergio Albiac is a visual artist based in Barcelona, Spain, whose process of production involves writing computer programs to generate complex images of beauty and emotion. In his latest artist foray into "generative portraiture," Albiac employs the concept of nucleosynthesis, essentially the cosmic creation of stardust, to compose automated collage portraits that source photographs from The Hubble Space Telescope. The resulting images are not only universally appealling as works of abstracted beauty, but also representative of our place in the cosmos as material beings essentially made of star stuff.

Lin Xue's Organic Meditations

Illustration // Monday, July 22, 2013
It's a true visual feast to study the fine lines and curving shapes of  Hong Kong-based artist Lin Xue's intricate and contemplative work. Intuitively created after long sojourns into the mountains of China, Xue's tools of choice reflect the raw, elemental contents of his drawings; sharpened shards of bamboo dipped in pools of ink depict the most basic structures of life in a thriving ecosystem, interpreted on paper through a dreamlike veil of almost otherworldly beauty. The self-taught artist has always been drawn to the "orchestral energy" of the natural world, attempting to recreate its resonating vibrations through the meditative process of his art.

The Work of Wham Bacabac

Illustration // Sunday, July 21, 2013
Wham Bacabac is an illustrator based in the Philippines. These vibrant, graphic illustrations promote street culture and fashion through a colorful lens. We have a feeling his work would look really great animated.

KC Burney Illustration

Illustration // Saturday, July 20, 2013
KC Burney is a Brooklyn-based artist and self-proclaimed necromancer whose work draws from the dark arts and the occult. Featuring wicked figures and images of the mystical and satanic, Burney's illustrations are not for the light-hearted.

Yann Legendre's Clean Elegance

Illustration // Friday, July 19, 2013
Born in France in 1972, Yann Legendre commutes between Paris and his adopted hometown of Chicago, working as an internationally recognized illustrator, designer, and art director. His illustrations have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, GQ, and Creative Review, to name a few. He is the art director of the French publishing house Inculte, designing each book and every illustrated book series, and he also regularly works for Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago as well as Janus Films and the Criterion Collection in New York City.

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