Dear Every Artist and Illustrator Ever,

Illustration // Friday, February 17, 2012
First off, I would like to genuinely thank everybody that has sent submissions into Juxtapoz for review. I will occasionally promote a 'Call to Illustrators' encouraging reader submissions, and it has just occurred to me that you may have ZERO idea how to go about doing this. So, I'm going to do you a favor and write up some quick guidelines to follow when submitting to anyone, to make all of our lives less painful and better your chances for future success, recognition, white tigers and rooftop jacuzzis. You're welcome....

George Bletsis

Illustration // Friday, February 17, 2012
Ever since George Bletsis was born, he has been drawing on something with something else. He has since grown into an adult, and abandoned crayon on wall as a medium. He now works as a freelance artist based in the South of England, and spends his days creating unusual, whimsical and colourful illustrations. He is currently producing imagery for the print, film and games industries. Great work from an avid Jux follower and reader submission, thanks George!!

Iain Macarthur's Stunning Portrait

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 17, 2012
'My work can be described as surreal and unique in its own way. Using mostly pencil, watercolours and pigment pens, I create portraits of ordinary people but create them in a unusual way by, embellishing patterns and watercolour effects into the portrait to give a vivid explosion effect—transforming their faces from something plain to something entirely bizarre and wonderful at the same time.'

Coco

Illustration // Friday, February 17, 2012
Living between Paris and London, French designer and graphic artist Coco finds inspiration in the visual landscapes of her adopted cities. She tends to start her work by experimenting with traditional processes such as painting, drawing, and ceramics before designing the final image digitally, aiming for restraint and minimalism in her finished illustrations.

Metroplastique

Illustration // Thursday, February 16, 2012
If you need something to help get your creative juices flowing, then this video exactly is the artistic foreplay you've been looking for. With the sleek production value and sex appeal of a mainstream music video, we follow the work process of Swedish artists Supakitch and Koralie, aka Metroplastique, as they collaborate on a massive (and totally rad) wall painting.

Lee Misenheimer

Illustration // Thursday, February 16, 2012
Graduating from East Carolina University School of Art in 1994, Lee Misenheimer's intensely detailed illustrations are indicative of his admitted "repetitive line syndrome," compelling him to obsessively build up layers and layers of intricate linework. Misenheimer draws his inspiration from Japanese art, organic textures such as mushrooms, and eastern concepts of art, wind, and breath.

Barbarian Queen

Illustration // Thursday, February 16, 2012
Gorgeous, high contrast vixens and muses from Seattle Art Institute graduate Adam Jaxon. Sharp, crisp portrayals of icons and beauties with a hint of darkness.

Seinfood: Illustrations Inspired by Seinfeld Food by Rinee Shah

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 16, 2012
Party trick that works ever time; Seinfeld references. We like where Rinee Shah has taken this idea. She created an entire series of illustrations based on food references on the seminal sitcom. From soup, to Snickers, to pretzels, to the infamous Monks, Shah has created work based on countless food moments on Seinfeld. An exhibition of Seinfood opens at San Francisco’s Pot + Pantry today, February 16, 2012.

Desire and Indulgence

Illustration // Wednesday, February 15, 2012
My all-time favorite epic metal goddess and illustrator Andy Paerels, hailing from the grimy Philly zoo has updated her site with some new Black on Black Mayhem. Keep your eye this young artist and illustrator in the days, months and years to come. I promise something evil is brewing. OHLAYDOIT!!

Damien Hirst Fresh Meat

Illustration // Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Cachetejack is a team of artists and illustrators, Nuria Bellver and Raquel Fanjul, working out of London and Spain and creating hunorous, witty work often fueled by iconic, well known characters or narratives in the art world.

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