Pencil Illustrations by Gavin O'Donnell

Illustration // Saturday, March 30, 2013
At the young age of twenty Gavin O'Donnell creates highly realistic illustrations with just a pencil. Drawing from the age of thirteen O'Donnell was greatly encouraged by his aunt who he'd visit in England. Returning back to Ireland O'Donnell couldn't put the pencil down, "I didn't stop drawing for a few years I must of created over a hundred drawings. I look back on a lot of these now and feel like vomiting but they were necessary to get to where I am now"...  

Work by Barish

Illustration // Friday, March 29, 2013
Barish is a tattoo artist, illustrator and graphic designer - his fluency in these three media shows itself in the interdisciplinary visual vocabulary of his work. He is based in Queretaro, Mexico.

'Walk for Walk' by Amy Lockhart

Illustration // Friday, March 29, 2013
Amy Lockhart's 16mm film 'Walk for Walk' was created using over 1,000 hand painted cut-outs and paper puppets with paper backgrounds. The artist recorded the sounds in an isolation box she built in her living room, out of cardboard, insulation and drywall. As a bonus, Marc Bell's characters SHRIMPY AND PAUL make a cameo, can you spot them?

Fractal Fauna by Jordan Rogers

Illustration // Friday, March 29, 2013
  Jordan Rogers is an Illustrator and designer currently living between Bristol and Plymouth. Rogers' creativity is fed by a deep interest in Science, Technology and Surrealism. With a background in Physics, Science and a fascination with geometry and the nature of fractals informs much of his work. Through his Illustration Rogers hopes to share what he has learned himself, by presenting this information in visually engaging and aesthetically intriguing forms.  

Svetlin Velinov

Illustration // Friday, March 29, 2013
Svetlin Velinov is a freelance illustrator and concept artist from Varna, Bulgaria. His digital paintings are dynamic and full of life, from their vibrant color palettes to Velinov's spirited, gestural brushstrokes. Svetlin studied animation at the New Bulgarian University in Sofia.  

Sam Moss' Wintry Illustrations

Illustration // Wednesday, March 27, 2013
  Sam Moss was born in Labrador, Canada, and currently lives in Halifax. Moss's illustrations involve a mix of digital and traditional mediums, depicting dreamy scenes of myth and fairytale. Her characters exude a sense of whimsy and mystery, all figments of a frigid landscape. She draws inspiration from her home in northern Canada and considers herself and illustrator-painter. Moss drifts between design and fine arts and likes rabbits, collecting boxes and old things.

Pedro Lourenco Illustration

Illustration // Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Pedro Lourenco's illustrations are alive with spirited brushwork and organic texture. A world of owls, snakes, tigers, smoke and boldly-rendered greenery, Lourenco's artwork merges the natural with a contemporary black-and-white graphic sensibility to make hard-hitting images that are hard to forget. Lourenco has done poster art for numerous bands and magazines, as well as advertisement work for Addac Synths. Lourenco is based in Lisbon, Portugal.   

Sam Hiti's Brush Drawings

Illustration // Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Sam Hiti is an independent comic book author and illustrator based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His unique drawing style employs thick brush strokes and drybrushing, creating images that feel both graphic and hand-drawn. Hiti's drawings use imagery reminiscent of spaghetti westerns and Rambo films. He posts sketches and everyday drawings of his wife and the world around him, giving a unique look into the world of this talented illustrator. Hiti illustrated a comic adaptation of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events  for a special edition of Nickelodeon Magazine. 

Illustrations by Mapache Salado

Illustration // Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Mapache Salado is an artist from Spain whose pastel portraits of women have a gorgeous, tactile personality. Visibly hand-drawn with pencils and gold ink on informal surfaces like graph-paper, Salado's artworks take on a beautifully familiar look and feel. The sketchy, tentative linework and home-made patterning create layers of fresh, graphic imagery. Salado's work finds influence in Mucha, Klimt and Schiele as well as fashion and skate/BMX culture. Salado loves animated movies, punk music, Nietzsche and Bugs Bunny. 

Tessar Lo's Expressionistic Illustrations

Illustration // Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Toronto-based Tessar Lo has a unique expressionistic style reminiscent of Basquiat or Anthony Lister. His dreamy, motion-filled paintings represent fragments of some free-flowing consciousness. Lo's works draw energy from the visual language of children's drawings, mysticism, symbols and totems. We love being able to see the artist's hand so vividly in the strokes and lines of these dynamic, deeply engaging works.   

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