Fashion Savvy from Shouta Sanoda

Illustration // Monday, August 19, 2013
Shouta Sanoda began his education working in product design but quickly found that illustration piqued his interest as a career. His mastery of the mechanical pencil and his unique blend of realism and graphic elements have made him a rising talent in the fashion illustration industry of Japan. Fully devoted to his hand-made craft, Sanoda's detail-rich and finely precise illustrations take about 20 to 30 hours to complete and are completely rendered without any computer manipulation.

Sakuan Izumi's Bright Simplicity

Illustration // Monday, August 19, 2013
After graduating from art school, Sakuan Izumi worked as a graphic designer for 10 years before deciding that she wanted to become an illustrator. She has since developed a style that combines whimsy and humour with clear, simple lines and bright, garish colors. "It is always my goal for my illustrations to make people happy and surprise them at the same time," says Izumi, who often fuses traditional Japanese art techniques with a distinctively modern sensibility. As the artist explains, "I like to boldly defy boundaries and cherish traditions at the same time."

Illustrator Marta de Andres

Erotica // Monday, August 19, 2013
Marta de Andrés is a 24 year-old artist based in Spain who is currently working as an illustrator and matte painter. She has a love for all artistic disciplines, but after completing her Fine Arts degree she discovered her passion: matte painting and concept art. Digital art has enabled Andrés to work freelance and embark on a variety of projects from music album covers to background illustrations, amongst many others.  Her mastery of digital painting techniques is especially evident in her fantasy and nude artwork, where her women possess sex appeal, poise, and a true individual nature that sets them apart.

Jonny Ruzzo's Norns

Erotica // Monday, August 19, 2013
Born in 1990, Jonny Ruzzo currently resides in New York City, where he works as an artist, illustrator, and graphic designer. His art touches upon conceptions of superficiality, sexuality, gender, and social views, and for his first solo exhibition, "Norns," Ruzzo tackled his own perceptions of femininity and beauty, as well as his own attraction to the female gender as a gay man. His work has received recognition from publications such as American Illustration, Society of Illustrators, and 3x3 Magazine, and in 2013 he was listed as one of CMYK Magazine's Top 100 New Creatives.

The Art of Noah Frase

Illustration // Saturday, August 17, 2013
Noah Frase's frenetic illustrations are cluttered with linework as if he is racing himself to get as much on the page as possible. These dense, textured images of places and figures express a kind of figurative debris, the material output of human lives clashing in history and time. Frase received a BFA from RISD in 2011. 

Benjamin Garcia's Abstracted Portraits

Illustration // Friday, August 16, 2013
Benjamin Garcia was born in Venezuela and graduated from the Caracas Institute of Design specializing in illustration for animation. His first influences came from comic artists like Moebius and Bill Sienkiewicz, and then later from his true master Lucian Freud...

Weston Wiener's Renderings

Illustration // Friday, August 16, 2013
Weston Wiener is an artist living in San Francisco. He is the leader of Psychic Films. He grew up on a mountain in Park City, Utah where he spent his time playing in the forest with his brothers and friends, playing D&D, drawing, hunting, fly fishing, and making movies when he received his first video camera in sixth grade...  

Holly Sharpe's Fashion Renderings

Erotica // Friday, August 16, 2013
'Holly Sharpe brings the elegance of a fashion designer’s line to the observation of human sympathies, discords and curiosities. Her fluid draughtsmanship and freedom with paint contribute to the creation of dynamic, vibrant pieces whether in colourful abstraction, or monotone drawings...'  

Patricia Ariel's Visionary Inspirations

Illustration // Thursday, August 15, 2013
Artist of surreal and visionary themes, Patricia Ariel was born in 1970 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where she lived and worked until moving to the United States. Although part self-taught, she has had some formal training in visual arts that included academic drawing classes and a degree in Fashion Design. But it was just after leaving her homeland that she considered the possibility of becoming a fine artist more seriously. Currently she has been consistently working as a fine artist, illustrator, and designer, basing her images on her passion for the figurative art combined with geometric and expressionistic abstracts...

Hannah Stouffer's 'E.P.S.T' Time-Lapse Video

Illustration // Thursday, August 15, 2013
Contributing writer and editor for Juxtapoz, Hannah Stouffer, recently sent over the completed video time-lapse from her 'E.P.S.T.' (Existence, Possibility, Space and Time) installation at The Standard in downtown Los Angeles, CA, that she completed in June of this year. The wall is running until the end of the month, so if you havn't had the chance to check it out, now is your chance to do so- or watch the exclusive video with us here! 

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