James Murphy's Candy Coated Erotica

Erotica // Tuesday, October 02, 2012
I absolutely love the playful, candy-coated, dark erotic work of artist and illustrator James Murphy. He has some new provocative rainbow rendered imagery up on his site since I last checked, full of seductive skin, daggers, guts, cartoon babes and monsters- the usual for him.

Kittozutto Design Studio

Illustration // Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Gorgeously realistic work from Singapore based illustration and design studio Kittozutto. Featuring an array of lust-worthy ladies, conceptualized imagery and liquid anatomy renditions, there is no shortage of skill or talent coming out of this portfolio.

Michael Wertz Illustration

Illustration // Tuesday, October 02, 2012
The illustrations of Michael Wertz start with the pencil, and finish as digital collages, monoprints, and screen prints. He love bold, bright color in all formats. His work has been recognized by Communication Arts, American Illustration, and the Society of Illustrators (LA). Check out some of his beautifully graphic pieces in addition to a video documenting the process of making a hand printed book.

Pardee's Pick: The Art of Gris Grimly

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Among all of the random filing cabinets labeled anywhere from "reference pics of ewoks" to my "Amazon wish list" that are cluttered inside of my brain, there's a specific cabinet labeled "Artists Who I Will Always Look Up To For The Rest of My Life No Matter What". Inside that cabinet is a small list of names, and Gris Grimly is at the top.

Portraits by Serena Cole

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 01, 2012
Serena Cole was born to Californian suburban parents who lost their love for each other as soon as the pool was built on the honeymoon home. Afterward, her mother married a man because he looked like Tom Selleck, who lived on the top of mountain. Forced to leave the roller-skatable sidewalks of San Jose, at age nine she found herself living off-the-grid in the Sierra Nevadas and spent the rest of her childhood looking for the mall....

Pardee's Pick: The Art of Shawn Pacheco

Juxtapoz // Sunday, September 30, 2012
Whenever I rant to people who haven't seen his art, the way I always describe the work of Bay Area illustrator Shawn G. Pacheco (SGP) tends to go something like this: "Imagine if a real cartoon character, like Bugs Bunny, Stimpy, or Finn were inspired by OTHER cartoons and spent their free time drawing fucked up NEW cartoons."

Fashion Illustration with Ricardo Fumanal

Illustration // Sunday, September 30, 2012
Ricardo Fumanal was born in Huesca in 1984 and moved to London after cultivating his youthful spirit in Barcelona and Madrid. Fumanal’s artistic training began at the Lleida Secondary School of Arts, where he specialised in graphic and advertising design. He later moved to Barcelona, where he worked as a graphic designer while extending his studies in printing techniques and illustration...

Drawing with Diodes

Illustration // Saturday, September 29, 2012
The electronic mandalas of Leonardo Ulian are like beautifully arranged scientific geometry. Arranged using the vary careful and tedious placement of electronic components and microchips, Leonardo creates delicate, technological snowflakes out of their parts. Born 1974, Gorizia, Italy, he currently lives and works in London.

Pardee's Picks: The Art of Hill Hudson

Juxtapoz // Saturday, September 29, 2012
I was up in Portland a few months ago eating donuts and playing dress up at Upper Playground when I crossed paths with an artist named Hill Hudson who, after talking for a few minutes, handed me a sticker that was cooler than any sticker I had seen since the Zorlac and Santa Cruz skateboard days. When I say cool, however, I mean cool as in "disgusting."

The Animated Gifs of James Jirat Patradoon

Juxtapoz // Saturday, September 29, 2012
'James Jirat Patradoon (born 1985) is an Australian Artist/Illustrator. He creates character driven visual art, born of fictional worlds of borrowed imagery that act as distorted mirrors to our reality, mashed-up and remixed to create new stories. Inspired by the fashion and costume of black metal music, gangster rap, professional wrestling, sci-fi films, and superheroes, James' work is an irreverent take on the stoic nature of macho pop culture.'