Nicole Bustamante: Not For Sale

Illustration // Friday, May 10, 2013
Nicole Bustamante is illustrator and designer in Sao Paulo, Brazil. As a vegan animal & nature lover, she intends to always work in a ethical manner with people who identify with her style and life philosophy. She's interested in doing beautiful, new, different and challeging work and genuinely dreams to be a part of a new world were all the living thing could coexist in peace and harmony.  

Ise Ratta Ananphada Illustration

Illustration // Friday, May 10, 2013
Ise Ratta Ananphada is known as an illustrator with a feminine style that incudes intricate rendering, delicate detail and pastel color palettes. 'I'm always interesting in symbolic meaning, it's mysterious, deep and succulent,' she states 'I like to collect pictures of beautiful women... I always study about the symbolic meaning in them.'  

SF This Saturday: The Days End @ Om Studios

Illustration // Thursday, May 09, 2013
Attention all San Franciscans-- Art, music, drinks and food, what more could you ask for? With artwork by Aaron De La Cruz and Erik Otto, a live performance by A Million Billion Dying Suns, food by Rocky's Frybread and much more, "The Day's End v.2" party is not one to miss!

Works by David Biskup

Illustration // Thursday, May 09, 2013
David Biskup incorporates both hand drawn and painterly elements in his narrative led, sequential illustrations. This, alongside an ingrained sense of character and humor shine through in his numerous editorial, advertising and children's book projects. After the success of ‘Yuri’, which was a finalist in the ‘Ligatura Pitching’ competition from Poland’s Centrala Press and was Highly Commended at the Macmillan Children’s Book Prize 2012, David has already made a start with his next ‘silent graphic novel’. 

Amy Borrell's Illustrated Taxonomies

Illustration // Thursday, May 09, 2013
Amy Borrell specializes in crafting carefully ordered displays and neatly labelled charts, rendered delicately in pencil and watercolor. Borrell is a freelance Illustrator and Designer based in Melbourne. She has a BA in Design (Honors) from RMIT and spends her days working on all kinds of lovely projects with clients across publishing, fashion and retail; whilst drinking lots of tea!

Emily Walus Illustration

Illustration // Thursday, May 09, 2013
Emily Walus' works speak to the artist's profound understanding of the intricacies and subtleties of the natural world. Her portfolio ranges from detailed portraits of flora and fauna, to evocative gouache landscapes, in which she perfectly captures the glowing red light of a sunlit canyon or the moody ambiance of a glen at dusk. Walus graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in Illustration. She currently resides in Burbank, CA.

Bows and Beetles: Aubrey Learner

Illustration // Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Aubrey Learner has put her talents of photorealism to whimsical use, arranging butterflies, snails, bows, candy and other insects into constellations and geometric compositions to generate these gorgeous double-images. Operating somewhere between scientific study and illustration, Learner has a fantastic eye for the beautiful and absurd, creating frilled dresses out of dessert foods and faces out of ants. These works are fascinating to look at up close. Learner's talent for capturing photorealistic qualities is undeniable, yet it is the fact that she arranges her objects in such strange fashion that gives her work a unique edge. Learner lives and works in San Francisco.  

Badass Movie Portraits by Mike Mitchell

Illustration // Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Mike Mitchell is an artist based in Los Angeles. His awesome series of digital portraits of characters from awesome movies are simply awesome. Mitchell puts his talent for capturing likeness with style and dynamism to great use in these colorful homages to cinematic greats, including but not limited to David Bowie in The Man Who Fell to Earth, Winona Ryder in Heathers, Uma Thurman in Kill Bill, Ryan Gosling in Drive, Min-Sik Choi in Oldboy and Will Ferrell in Zoolander. Mitchell has a wife named Lauren, one normal cat, one cross-eyed cat, a dog who isn't normal but does have great vision. Check out the entire series, it's a whole lot of fun.     

JooHee Yoon Illustration

Illustration // Wednesday, May 08, 2013
JooHee Yoon's illustrations are lovely and painstaking. The sheer number of layers put into these prints show that JooHee is really dedicated to her craft, generating a vibrant visual sensation of overlapping elements, textures and transparent inks. A RISD illustration grad, Yoon has a great sense of character and shape, generating exaggerated caricatures of people and animals in a bold stylistic bent. These images include some illustrations inspired by Hitchcock's "The Birds," a sophisticated cartoonization of the classic film. Yoon has worked for the likes of NPR and Vegetarian Times Magazine.  

Art by Ariel Stater

Illustration // Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Ariel Stater is an art student whose colorful compositions are a unique-minded combination of portraiture, myth and geometry. Stater's characters are strong, heavy-lidded fantasies studded with extra eyes, jewels, flowers, skulls, disembodied creatures and fascinating pattern-work. Stater's series of these purple-and-blush tinted works is cohesive and exotic, exhibiting her personal style with strength.  

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