The Shadowy World of Sam Ballardini

Illustration // Thursday, March 07, 2013
The illustrated universe of Sam Ballardini might be defined by its obscurity - shadows, veils, and foggy mists shroud his mysterious figures. All the while, the darkness of these monochrome compositions provides a backdrop for the artist's remarkably fine detail and delicate linework. Ballardini is based in NYC and currently designs for Psyop.  

Nomi Chi Illustration

Illustration // Thursday, March 07, 2013
Nomi Chi is an illustrator and tattoo artist working in Vancouver, Canada. Nomi’s been tattooing since she was 15 years old. Now in her 20s, she attends Emily Carr University for illustration. She currently tattoos at Adorned Precision Body Arts in Vancouver...  

The Work of Antonio Sortino

Illustration // Thursday, March 07, 2013
Antonio Sortino, a.k.a. Rom, is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer currently living and working in Sicily, Italy. Stylistically, his work ranges from digitally rendered, clean vector drawings, and more traditionally rendered works. In an intensively deep and introspective portion of his biography, he states, 'I drink blueberry tea and I can't play football.'

Todd Hale's iPhone/iPad Drawings

Illustration // Thursday, March 07, 2013
”Drawing using only my finger is an interesting marriage of the digital world and the primal act of making marks. I think that notion seeps into the work itself, and has manifested into a type of organic technology, from which I am mining artifacts and images... I want to approach making visual art as if I was a musician on the road, experimenting with and refining my work in front of people on a consistent basis...'  

Cat and string illustration by Phlegm

Street Art // Thursday, March 07, 2013
  Another inventive and playful illustration from Sheffield-based artist, Phlegm, whose new book should be released shortly with many drawing similar to this. More information on that soon.

Seb Lester's Blackletter

Illustration // Wednesday, March 06, 2013
'Blackletter was used throughout Europe from about 1150 until the end of the 17th century. One of my current preoccupations is developing a set of modern BlackLetter capitals that are highly legible, in Blackletter terms, and yet retain the richness and beauty inherent in this ancient category of letterform. From time to time I will film clips like this to record my progress.' Seb Lester

Marina Muun's Magical Illustrations

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 06, 2013
  Marina Munn was born in Bulgaria in a town by the sea, grew up all over the place and is currently based in the UK. She enjoys drawing and painting various things – but mostly in the form of acrylic paintings and digital illustrations or the odd object picked up from the street. She gets her inspiration from the natural, unnatural and supernatural and everything else that might be lying around.   

Dimas Forchetti: Strange Religon

Illustration // Wednesday, March 06, 2013
The work of Brazilian artist Dimas Forchetti is full of detailed local symbolism, strange iconic elements and a touch of religious imagery. A little while back, hs he told us, "These new works are a little darker than they used to be. Unlike the latter, these new ones go deeper in aspects of religion that contemplate good and evil, being heavily influenced by "Umbanda", a Brazilian religion. It is worth mentioning that elements such as disease hypertrichosis and Indians are an influence in this new work as well."  

Miguel Arias' colorful illustrations

Illustration // Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Miguel Arias' playful illustrations capture the weird, colorful ethos of life in San Francisco. Originally from Puerto Rico, Arias is a self-proclaimed coffee-addict, food junkie and collector. His bold compositions of color and form lend a lyrical element to each story they accompany.   

Anna Roberts: Out to Play

Illustration // Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Anna Roberts specializes in portraits in pastel and pencil. Her light-hearted, luminescent renderings have a common thread that all of her models are forever 'Out to Play'. She has a beautiful sensibility of color, light and space, and merges that together perfectly with sentiment and emotion in her beautiful creations.

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