Willis Earl Beal: Evening's Kiss

Illustration // Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Willis Earl Beal wandered through most of his 28 years on the planet without a steady job or much direction until his loneliness become so consuming that he began to sing. This animated graphite and charcoal video to Beal's 'Evening’s Kiss' and the song were both created by Mr. Beal himself.

Chris Ware's Social Isolation

Illustration // Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Chris Ware is an American comic book artist. He writes and draws stories using text and pictures. He is best know for his graphic novel, Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth, and the comic book series where it began, Acme Novelty Library. His works explore themes of social isolation, emotional torment and depression...

Photoreal Drawings by Paullung

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Wow, if you think this image looks like a photo, wait until you get to the ones of the cats. We just stumbled across the work of Paullung in the wee hours of the morning, and it took us a bit to start seeing that what we were looking at were illustrations. The Hong King-based artist definitely has a good hand.

Alvaro Tapia's Portraits

Illustration // Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Chile-born Alvaro Tapia Hidalgo uses an even mix of digitally and hand crafted marks to create his illustrations and portraiture work. His vivid illustrations and collages of faces range from being precise and realistic to eerily abstracted layers of line and color. The addition of the watercolour textures he uses in some of his more collaged pieces adds another level of depth and complexity to his already intricate work.

Kali Eats!

Illustration // Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Kali Eats is an illustrated food diary by Kali Ciesemier- cleverly depicting and describing her daily adventures in the world of delicious cuisine. Kali Ciesemier is also a freelance illustrator and adjunct faculty in the Maryland Institute College of Art Illustration department and has illustrated for such clients as The New Yorker, Harper Collins, Amtrak, LA Times, and the Boston Globe, and previously worked as a concept artist for Big Huge Games. Let's do lunch!!

Inca Pan

Illustration // Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Taiwanese illustrator Inca Pan works in mixed media and watercolor to create magical surreal illustrations of animals and characters in the fantasy world she has created. Her minimal palette and abstract narratives are playful and pleasing, full of imagination.

Maurice Sendak, author of Where the Wild Things Are, RIP

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 08, 2012
We lost another legend this week, with the passing of Where the Wild Things Are author Maurice Sendak early this morning. He was 83. Sendak illustrated over 100 books and authored over 20 more, but it was his 1963 landmark illustrated book, Where the Wild Things Are, and his character Max, that made Sendak one of the most famed authors of children's literature ever.

The Work of Santiago Salvador

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Chilean artist Santiago Salvador paints images of tiny, anonymous people often arranged in patterns reminiscent of traditional South American weaving. “I think of my paintings and drawings as constructions. I include recognizable elements in them and others that are not, creating a composition in a way loses a narrative logic, but maintains in itself a friendly and mysterious stability."

Jon Boam

Illustration // Monday, May 07, 2012
'Jon Boam describes his style as a comic/cartoon/graphic mix, creating images initially drawn in pencil and before tracing the lines with fine tip pens and adding colour digitally. Much of his personal work is littered with characters, strange technological devices, foliage, futuristic cityscapes, mystical caves & happy animal friends.'

Séverin Millet's Playful illustrations

Illustration // Monday, May 07, 2012
As a children's book illustrator (among other things) Séverin Millet's playful illustrations are created with a decorative and explosive transcendence of shape, color and object, making him the perfect visual candidate for such a profession. Livley, beautifully created rendered scenes from French illustrator, Millet.

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