To Illustrate a Beast

Illustration // Friday, June 01, 2012
Great little process video from Blanka Studios (Estudio Blanka) out of Jaragua do Sul in Brazil- a small creative firm specializing in all assets of illustration, design and fashion. Giving you a simple step-by step in creating a finished ink on paper, pointillism and all. Always a nice watch...

The work of Rachel Fagiano

Illustration // Thursday, May 31, 2012
Through her work, Rachel Fagiano uses illustration, painting, sculpture and installation art to explore the ways in which representations of bodies can explicitly or implicitly reflect on cultural and political issues in the spaces we occupy. 'I am particularly interested in formative moments--corporeal and cerebral--and how they are instrumental in creating individual and collective identities.' Thanks for the reader submission Rachel!

Ben Blatt: Anatomy of a Landscape

Illustration // Thursday, May 31, 2012
'I’ve always loved drawing and painting... ever since I was too young to remember. As a kid I would catch bugs and draw them obsessively with a magnifying glass... It is a surprisingly organic process. There isn’t a clear vision in the beginning - more of a feeling of what I am going for…a mood. ...

52 Aces: Artist Series Deck

Illustration // Thursday, May 31, 2012
52Aces is a deck consisting of 52 different illustrated cards, each individually designed by an international designer or illustrator in their distinct style. The unique ensemble comes together to form an interesting compendium, done up in high-quality packaging and sold in a limited edition of 999 copies. See more cards and info on the 52Aces site!

Digital Death and Grime

Illustration // Thursday, May 31, 2012
Dela Deso is the digital death, grime, infected empty eyes and melting flesh re-mix illustrations of Richie Velaquez.  Specializing in zombified photos of celebs, street style and half-naked women, Deso's re-created dripping, oozing illnesses and diseased skin portraits put a refreshing spin on all of those stupid dumb 'regular' photos we're so used to looking at. Muerte mas Muerte.

The Work of France's Nicolas Le Borgne

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 31, 2012
A bit of tattoo, throw in a little pop-surrealism, and solid illustration chops, and you have the work of France's Nicolas Le Borgne. We just saw on Fecal Face that Le Borgne has new paintings and drawings done, and from what we saw in 2009, we really like the artist's progress...

String Installations by Sebastien Preschoux

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 31, 2012
Not only are these geometric string installations well-constructed by French artist Sebastien Preschoux, but the way they are lit and photographed makes them seem even more profound. The thread installations transform otherwise dark locations into spaces that appear ready to jump through for optimal time travel.

The YokYok

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 31, 2012
Yok started his droopy eyed drawings in a salty sea shack down under in a town called Perth. He developed a passion for loopy moustaches, seaworthy beards and potato headed rad lads. Yok works from a home studio in Brooklyn, New York and has exhibited in Berlin, New York, Tokyo, Sydney, Taipei, Beijing, Singapore Bangkok and Hong Kong, As well as unoficalial displays of street art in weird parts of the world that usually involve surf.

Marynn Up

Illustration // Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Graphic design student at VCU, Marynn Up is an amazingly talented 21 old creative, living in Nantes, France. Guided by her search for realism, her illustrative endeavors touch on the romantic side of traditional portraiture, with hints of text work and appealing hues.

The Yok

Illustration // Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Yok started his droopy eyed drawings in a salty sea shack down under in a town called Perth. He developed a passion for loopy moustaches, seaworthy beards and potato headed rad lads. Yok works from a home studio in Brooklyn, New York and has exhibited in Berlin, New York, Tokyo, Sydney, Taipei, Beijing, Singapore Bangkok and Hong Kong, As well as unoficalial displays of street art in weird parts of the world that usually involve surf.

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