Sketch Pages from Dave Mott

Illustration // Thursday, July 26, 2012
Its fun to take a look into the sketchbooks of talented artists to see their imaginative ideas before they come final works of art. Here we have some sketches from illustrator Dave Mott's sketch blog where you can see some of his works in progress as well as observational drawings and more. Dave uses a combo of both traditional and digital drawing to create his works for a variety of clients.

A Reminder from Chuck Groenink

Illustration // Thursday, July 26, 2012
Here is a friendly reminder from illustrator Chuck Groenink. He says that someone commissioned him to remind them of their art school duties. This piece is also motivating to us as well!

Animated Gifs by Mimi Leung

Illustration // Thursday, July 26, 2012
Check out these colorful & fun animated gifs brought to you from the hand of Mimi Leung. Mimi says of her work, "I dream up frenetic compositions and think of funny/gross things to draw using pen, paper and paint. Sometimes, I colour digitally in Photoshop but nothing beats using a fine brush to paint all the tiny details and leaving fine white lines between blocks of colour. I love the effect and find the whole process really satisfying."

Skateboarding Is A Crime

Illustration // Tuesday, July 24, 2012
In an attempt to both raise awareness and generate funds to build a skatepark in Cape Town, South African art director and illustrator Gerhard Human hosted an exhibition of his illustration series "Skateboarding is a Crime." In this set of illustrations, Human depicts the "crime in progress" in his own simple and dynamic style, imbuing each skateboarder with a distinct personality and physical presence.

Alex Fine

Illustration // Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Alex Fine is a full-time freelance illustrator living and working in Baltimore, MD. He describes himself as an illustrator who works a lot and never sleeps. Fine focuses mostly on editorial assignments for a variety of publications, including The Washington Post, Wired, O Magazine, ESPN Magazine, and the City Paper in his hometown of Baltimore.

New Zealand's Andrew Archer

Illustration // Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Andrew Archer is a young illustrator from Auckland, New Zealand. He started early to draw and paint, then he was formed on computer to continue his art. He draws his inspiration from surrealism, cartoons, ideograms, wood block prints, edo period art, travel, and Asia. His agency work has allowed him to work for major brands...

12 Rising S.F. Artists on Refinery29

Illustration // Tuesday, July 24, 2012
In a city like San Francisco, you find inspiration lurking around essentially every hilly curve. In fact, this town is so rife with creativity and noteworthy talent that the local art community might soon be sending spots like L.A. and NYC some stiff competition. So, naturally, Refinery 29 was amped to shine the spotlight on 12 artists whose underground presence influences the budding S.F. contemporary-art scene from the ground up!

Stefan Zsaitsits

Illustration // Monday, July 23, 2012
Stefan Zsaitsits was born in 1981 in Hainburg/Donau in Lower Austria where he currently lives and works as a painter and fine artist. He attended the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, and after graduating in 2006 he quickly began garnering critical praise and attention for his beautifully haunting and enigmatic work.

John Martz's Monsters

Illustration // Monday, July 23, 2012
Invited by musician Jim Guthrie to animate a music video to a song from his soundtrack "Indie Game: The Movie," cartoonist and illustrator John Martz contributed this delightful animation for Guthrie's track "Monsters," based on Martz's online comic Machine Gum. Who can resist a dancing robot?

Kinfolk Presents: Hannah Stouffer's 'Visceral/Visible'

Illustration // Monday, July 23, 2012
Kinfolk Studios is pleased to present ''Visceral/Visible'', a new site specific installation by Hannah Stouffer exploring the concept of land, escape and nostalgic solitude within a space. Stouffer portrays a post-primeval desire for our natural environment, fully realized through both memory and beingness, and her new work aims to not only capture a reality but also represent an ideal. Opening: Thursday, July 26th from 7-12pm.

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