John Shaw's Layered Cityscapes

Illustration // Thursday, February 13, 2014
Canadian artist John Shaw explores the process of deconstruction and assemblage. His work is created through a process of paint, collage, ink and texture applications. John says he interprets and reworks...

The Incomparable Yuko Shimizu

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 13, 2014
In the past few years NYC-based illustrator Yuko Shimizu's career has risen to the highest of heights in the illustration community, garnering limitless praise, attracting an impressive list of clients, and earning the sincerest admiration of fellow illustrators around the world. Her prolific output and visually sumptuous images never fail to stimulate the senses and elicit a sense of awe regarding her technical and compositional prowess. 

Tran Nguyen's Dreamscape Works

Illustration // Thursday, February 13, 2014
Georgia based artist Tran Nguyen was born in Vietnam and raised in the states. She received her BFA in illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Tran says she is "fascinated with creating visuals...

Anna Dittmann's Earthly Portraits

Illustration // Wednesday, February 12, 2014
This series by San Francisco illustrator Anna Dittmann demonstrates a metamorphosis from human to the earthly. Her subjects are beautifully adorned with scales, plants and creatures as if it was a part of them...

Bold Illustrations from Randy Ortiz

Illustration // Wednesday, February 12, 2014
"Randy Ortiz began life as a burrowing freshwater larva. At this stage, he was toothless, with rudimentary eyes, and fed on microorganisms. He transformed into an adult through metamorphosis similar to most...

The Works of Cam Floyd

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Cam Floyd is a freelance illustrator living in Los Angeles working with clients in editorial, apparel, film, print, and the web. He graduated with a degree in Illustration from Maryland Institute College of Art. When not chained to his drawing table he likes to hike, surf, read, and make music.

Rorik Smith's Polyhedral Panoramas

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 12, 2014
If you want to be disoriented, as well as impressed, then these "polyhedral panorama" illustrations from Rorik Smith are quite amazing to behold. The North Wales based artist says of his work, "Dedicated to the solution of visual problems, the development and application of graphical representation systems to investigate and record the character of collections..."

Ekaterina Koroleva's Watercolors

Illustration // Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Ekaterina Koroleva is an illustrator working in Berlin, Germany. Her gorgeous figure drawings are accented with lush swaths of watercolor hues, and we love her series of Zodiac illustrations. Brilliant gestural creations!  

Ramadhan Edwin's "Aves"

Illustration // Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Ramadhan Edwin created this project entitled "Aves" as a contribution to an exhibition organized by his college. The project illustrates two parrots in flight and a mocking bird that was perched on a tree trunk. These illustrations were designed using many small triangles in order to make it look like a work of mosaic. By displaying the linework and colorwork and then removing the lines, we are able to see the painstaking and very clever method Edwin used to create this bold piece of artwork. 

Louise McNaught's Celestial Realm

Illustration // Tuesday, February 11, 2014
"Louise McNaught‘s creations feature nature, animals, and the celestial realm in glorious, blazing neon hues, where the animals are God-like, Sublime and ethereal in their luminescence. Not wishing to limit herself or her subject matter, McNaught has a mixed-media approach which usually manifests in painted-drawings on traditional and sometimes unusual supports, such as celestial maps. Her soft style suggests a delicate relationship between nature and ourselves, making a clear point about man’s destruction of nature - which flutters jewel-like in the balance. By subverting traditional representation she hints at darker consequences, yet paradoxically giving animals an elevated status with the neon paint making them look as though they have their own inner light and are literally shining from within. Just as we use highlighter pens to mark areas of importance, McNaught is doing this with fluorescent paint. By drawing the viewers attention to the animals presence and energy, McNaught is hoping to share with the viewer the awe that the natural world inspires within her."  

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