Nadezhda Illarionova's Dark Fairy Tales

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 15, 2014
Nadezhda Illarionova is a Russian graphic artist and illustrator. Her whimsical illustrations, with nude nymph harpists and a cathedral filled with grisaille human-swan hybrids, seem as if they are pulled right from children's stories. But with dark, earthy palettes and faces that range from surprised to devious, we suspect these images telling the Grimm not Disney versions.

The Trip

Illustration // Thursday, May 15, 2014
The adorably psychedelic little animation entitled 'The Trip', cautions that no matter how exciting it may look, please don't drive under influence of psychedelic substances. Music: 'Cheiro Verde' is the name of the song and the Kombi illustration is based on the original Jesus Cardenas art work. Enjoy!

Slow Motion Tattoos

Illustration // Wednesday, May 14, 2014
An incredible look at the process of applying ink to skin, slowed waaaay down. Ah, the beauty of slow motion. Great video of a tattoo getting done by GueT out in Paris on Fabrice, a gentleman from Switzerland. Who wants tattoos?! 

Andrew Archer is The One

Illustration // Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Andrew Archer is a New Zealand born illustrator, currently living in Melbourne, Australia. 'I originally studied graphic design and worked in the industry for a few years only to realize 80 percent of my "design" was actually illustration....'

Kotaro Chiba's Ghostly Scenes

Illustration // Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Kotaro Chiba is an illustrator living in Niigata, Japan. These works are reminiscent of a particular manga-influenced style, yet their power as illustrations and dynamic fine art pieces is undeniable. Chiba utilizes lineart to create bold images with a dystopic feel, generating a sense of ghostly loneliness.

Sean Mahan's Social-Realist Works

Illustration // Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Sean Mahan creates social-realist graphite renderings on oak and birch, colored with thin washes of acrylic. They depict a sense of wonder at the simple inherent sweetness of the human character and its conflict with structures of power and control.   

Yukino Fukumoto's Daydreams

Illustration // Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Gorgeous, lush watercolor illustrations from Japanese artist Yukino Fukumoto. These paintings express a vibrant kind of detachment, illustrating scenes that act almost as dream sequences, rendered in a palette that speaks of spirits and x-rays. Fukumoto is very skilled with a dreamy, hard-to-handle medium, which adds to the spirit of these works.

The Work of Jaime Molina

Illustration // Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Jaime Molina is an artist based in Denver, Colorado. He makes mixed-media paintings, sculptures and murals that often display a folk art influence. This artist is a multi-talented professional whose aesthetic is well-defined and evokes a ruminative yet dynamic atmosphere.

The Illustrative Works of Marion Fayolle

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 13, 2014
We have shown you the works of Marion Fayolle before on the site, but more of the sneaky perverse works that are slightly pornographic, but in a more tame sort of perverse porno way. Now we have a look at Fayolle's full illustrative repertoire, which has a little Marcel Dzama quality to it. We like it. 

okArt: Bird Meets Girl

Illustration // Monday, May 12, 2014
These illustrations come from a Korean artist who is most often recognized by the name "okArt." We do not know her real name but we do know that she has a definite affinity for the delicate nature of birds which is reflected in...

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