Illustrations by Matei Apostolescu

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 13, 2013
We are enjoying the work of Matei Apostolescu, a freelance illustrator and graphic designer based in Bucharest, Romania. He uses a wide variety of materials to create his vibrant and detailed images, ranging from pencil to markers, to spray paint to Photoshop.

Recent works by Mydeadpony

Illustration // Tuesday, March 12, 2013
  Raphaël Vicenzi, also known as Mydeadpony, is a Juxtapoz favorite. His lush, pastel multi-media portraits of women have been featured in Illustration now 3, The Beautiful, The New Age of Feminine Drawing, Advanced Photoshop and Digital Arts. These latest works are highly detailed and fresh in their approach to pop culture, fashion and street art.   

Simpsons Drawing Club

Illustration // Tuesday, March 12, 2013
"Simpsons Drawing Club" is 'a place where a group of close friends in the UK have come together to draw simpsons characters.' It's an awesomely eclectic collection of weird Zombie-David-Bowie-Anime-Caricature-Comic remixes of the familiar yellow family. The club is made up of eleven fantastic illustrators and an occasional guest drawing. Get your twisted Simpson's fix here.  

Illustrations by Harriet Lee-Merrion

Illustration // Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Harriet Lee-Merrion is an illustrator currently based in Falmouth. Her illustrations have a thoughtful, hand-made feel, capturing dilemmas of the body and mind in sparing lineart. Her illustrative interpretation of a Susan Sontag quote is a beautiful reminder of the strangeness of this world-- 'Most people in this society who aren't actively mad are, at best, reformed or potential lunatics.'   

Giulio Rossi's "Evil Beauty"

Illustration // Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Giulio Rossi is an Italian graphic designer whose illustrations depict all that is macabre, slick and sexy. Originally a traditional artist, he picked up a digital tablet one day and “discovered a new dimension, a brand new way to express my passion." The “Evil Beauty” series is a collection of Giulio Rossi’s characteristic pale, heavy-lidded beauties, many of which are revamped fairytale characters.  

Zé Burnay: Illustration and Gore

Illustration // Monday, March 11, 2013
Zé Burnay is an illustrator currently living and working in Sintra, Portugal. His gruesome renderings are filled with demons and gore, as he himself is a self proclaimed demon slayer. Burnay's works contain the best parts of comic culture and narrative and are based in his own fantasy environments.  

Illustrations by Alice Savage

Illustration // Monday, March 11, 2013
Alice Savage is an artist based in Italy, where she creates her artwork in a small home studio. Alice gets inspiration for her pieces from dark corners and the female figure. Alice Savage is on a quest for elegance by creating her illustrations, 'I consider myself, more than an artist, an artisan of beauty. I see my work as a daily love declaration, a committment, the fullfilling of a deep interior need.'  

Yana Payusova: Russian Folk Comics

Illustration // Saturday, March 09, 2013
Yana Payusova was born in 1979 in Leningrad, USSR. Classically trained as a painter at the St. Petersburg Fine Art Lyceé, she later immigrated to the US.   She received an MFA in New Media from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Payusova’s paintings blend the styles and symbols of folk art, Russian icons, graphic poster art, illustration, and comics, and reflect Payusova’s cultural heritage and her training in traditional Russian realist painting.  

Ze Jean 'San San' Shen Illustration

Illustration // Saturday, March 09, 2013
Ze Jean 'San San' Shen was born July 26, 2987 in Beijing, China. She went on to achieve a BFA Illustration & BFA Film/Animation/Video from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2010. She is working as an illustrator, animator, and cute animal petter, and is the editor of the DIMENSIONS anthology, which features 16 artists from the United States. She is currently attending the Beijing Film Academy, for her MFA in Art Direction for Film.

Tara Krebs: Childhood Memories

Illustration // Friday, March 08, 2013
In these works, Tara Krebs draws from her childhood memories of impossible worlds made tangible by her imagination and connectedness to nature. The ripped-from-a-storybook quality to these pieces, along with their vague titles and lack of narrative text allow only a brief glimpse or scene of a story, requiring the viewer’s imagination to fill in the blanks, much in the way that the artist’s own memories of childhood reach out to her through briefly illuminated fragments.  

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