Rupert Smissen

Illustration // Monday, August 06, 2012
Rupert Smissen is an illustrator currently living and studying at Norwich University College of Art in England. With pencil in hand, Smissen renders the complex shapes and patterns of nature, intensifying their impact through his emphasis on capturing the spaces between the lines. His careful balance of light and shadow infuses his work with a haunting and surreal quality that leaves an indelible impression.

David S. Goodsell's Biomolecular Art

Illustration // Monday, August 06, 2012
Art and science elegantly converge in David S. Goodsell's striking biomolecular illustrations. "Biological systems are a source of constant amazement for me," says the artist and Associate Professor of Molecular Biology at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, CA. Using a combination of hand-drawn and computer graphics illustrations, Goodsell reveals an invisible world that is as intellectually astounding as it is visually captivating.

Works of Frank Stockton

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 06, 2012
This isn't the first time we have shown the works of Frank Stockton, and it probably won't be the last: "My work evolved very quickly both during school and after I graduated... Since the unifying element in all of my work has been my drawing, it was only a matter of time until I found a way to add color that was exciting to me. After lots of experimentation..."

Illustration by Erica Williams

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 06, 2012
'Erica Williams is an artist and illustrator from Colorado who currently resides in Minneapolis, MN. She enjoys collecting beautiful images, books, music, and cats (mostly the cats). Her illustrations combine fine art, design, and a love of nature into a subtle and sometimes dark fantasy realm inhabited by creatures and persons from various myth or lore.'

Ink Illustrations by Erica Williams

Illustration // Sunday, August 05, 2012
'Erica Williams is an artist and illustrator from Colorado who currently resides in Minneapolis, MN. She enjoys collecting beautiful images, books, music, and cats (mostly the cats). Her illustrations combine fine art, design, and a love of nature into a subtle and sometimes dark fantasy realm inhabited by creatures and persons from various myth or lore. She takes much of her inspiration from gig and movie posters, album art, photography, dystopian movies, and books.'

Shoey Nam: Loved and Labored

Juxtapoz // Sunday, August 05, 2012
"‘Loved and Labored’ is an open project that required one to extensively explore personal interest. I decided to produce series of portraiture pieces to scrutinize my curiosity of people’s faces as I think each tell a story of their own. I chose to illustrate a set of literature figures, as writers have the tendency to carry a certain haggardness and cynicism of the world on their faces, which are often reflected in their words..."

"Nostalgia" Featuring The Art of Shawn McKinney

Illustration // Saturday, August 04, 2012
Arbor Collective artist Shawn McKinney discusses his love of motorcycles, outlaw culture, and his skateboard collaboration with Kody Noble. This video is the second in a series of artist profile pieces to be released throughout 2012.

Illustrated Works by Zoran Pungercar

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 03, 2012
We featured Zoran Pungercar's work a little while ago in 2011, and now we're back featuring more. Here are some of Pungercar's more recent illustrated works for zines and show posters. His folk art aesthetic and attentive yet imperfect renderings simplify characters into compelling narrative icons that shudder with dark undertones and mysterious and pseudo-mythical imagery, and he does show posters for some great musicians like Tune-Yards to boot.

Getting Hairy with Lara Mendes

Illustration // Friday, August 03, 2012
Lara Mendes' fine linework is perfectly suited to her representation of what seems to be a favorite subject - hair. We like this small series of freehand black and white illustrations done on a Wacom tablet. Mendes is an illustrator, designer and 2D animator from Porto, Portugal.

Works by Sean Wei

Illustration // Friday, August 03, 2012
  Shih-Po (Sean) Wei's illustrations of shrieking dragons and demonheads are electrified by their dynamic compositions and hallucinatory color palettes. Wei is a commercial designer, illustrator and graffiti artist based in Taipei, Taiwan. He is chief designer of Love Attack Design Co. Outside of commercial design, Wei is deeply passionate about street and sub- cultures.

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