Rebecca Sugar's Steven Universe

Illustration // Friday, May 24, 2013
Cartoon Network recently released a teaser of their upcoming "Steven Universe" pilot, created by the Annie and Emmy award nominated composer/director/writer/storyboard artist Rebecca Sugar. Sugar is known for her work on the hit cartoon series "Adventure Time," and brings a similarly offbeat sense of style and storytelling to her new show. The pilot also marks the first time Cartoon Network has greenlit a solo project spearheaded by a woman, and from the looks of it, this will hardly be Sugar's last for the network.

Ben Newman's Pony Play

Erotica // Friday, May 24, 2013
"I like to put fun and filth into erotic art," says English illustrator Ben Newman. "My paintings are captured moments from ongoing stories, inviting the viewer to be emotionally drawn into the scene rather than observing dispassionately from a distance... My art celebrates women who embrace their sexuality and desires; these are no ethereal waifs but earthy and hungry creatures, eager for feeling and experience. They encourage viewers to connect with them, demanding attention. They whisper you closer and invite you to join them."

Sexy Pin Ups by Mike DeBalfo

Erotica // Friday, May 24, 2013
Mike DeBalfo was born and raised in Hewitt, New Jersey, later moving to Raleigh, NC, where he studied computer animation at The School of Communications Arts. He also attended the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art in Dover, NJ, focusing mainly on comic book illustration. DeBalfo broke into the industry doing covers for Zenescope Entertainment in 2009, and in the last two years he has illustrated more than 48 covers for Zenescope, Big Dog Ink, Moonstone, and Jay Company Comics.

Sarah Gee Miller's Primal Geometry

Illustration // Friday, May 24, 2013
Sarah Gee Miller is a Vancouver-based artist making hard edge abstract collage and geometric drawings in ink and acrylic. Finding balance and harmony between shape and color, her hypnotizing works conjure dreamlike impressions of tribal art from around the world, delving back into the most basic and primal visual concepts artistically conceived and symbolically interpreted by our ancestors. 

Digital Art by Jakob Pierzyna

Illustration // Friday, May 24, 2013
Based in Bensheim, Germany, Jakob Pierzyna is a freelance art director, illustrator, and digital artist with long-term experience in the fields of advertising and conceptual art. His portfolio runs the gamut, showing versatility in everything from humorous cartoons to hardcore science fiction to charming editorial pieces, all accomplished through the skillful use of digital illustration tools.

Illustrator Amanda S. Lanzone

Illustration // Friday, May 24, 2013
Amanda S. Lanzone is an award-winning illustrator based in Broad Channel, NY, and she received a BFA in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts in 2011. Lanzone has won numerous awards since her recent graduation, including the Society of Illustrators Student Competition two years in a row, and is also a recipient of the School of Visual Arts Alumni Society Scholarship award. Her work has been featured in both online and print publications, including Illustration Mundo, Get Inspired Magazine, Bitch Magazine, and Adweek.

Strange Hybrids by Marcin Schleifer

Illustration // Thursday, May 23, 2013
Marcin Schleifer's monochrome illustrations consist of odd juxtapositions, strange combinations set in stark and simple compositions. 'I live and create in Gdynia. I graduated in Graphic Design from Fine Arts Academy in Poland. Graphic masters, like Albrecht Durer, Gustave Dore and M.C.Escher have placed great influence on me. My technique is similar to engraving, however I draw on paper and use fineliner...'

'Brother in Green' by Maxfield Bala

Illustration // Thursday, May 23, 2013
Watch a work of art come to life in this time lapse video of 'Brother in Green' by 19 year old artist Maxfield Bala. A part of Bala's 'Brothers in Color' series, the artist created his psyched-out flag bearer using Montana spray paint, paint pens, and ink on a 14" x 14" canvas.

Illustrations by Simon Prades

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 23, 2013
This morning we take a look at the work of Saarbrüken, Germany-based artist Simon Prades. Simon teaches illustration at the university of applied sciences in Trier and mainly works in ink, pencil and aquarelle.

MESTREFUNGO's Trippy GIFs

Illustration // Wednesday, May 22, 2013
We don't know much about Mestrefungo other than that he's really good at making trippy gifs. These goopy, glowy, sickly, stripy, smoky, tweaky, freaky gifs are mostly portraits altered to throw us into some weird grinding loop. These gifs are nauseatingly awesome, a fantastic exercise in illustration-meets-animation, and a visceral commentary on whatever altered state of mind these figures occupy. Head to Mestrefungo's website and get the full experience scrolling down through this neon jungle of an art series.  

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