Tilman Faelker

Illustration // Friday, September 02, 2011
German freelance illustrator Tilman Faelker's images deftly balance a sustained sense of elegance with a subdued undercurrent of playfulness. Weaving delicate lines with structured shapes and a subtle color palette, his illustrations are visually restrained yet contextually absurd, creating an incredibly engaging and beautiful body of work.

In Illustration: The Dude Abides

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 02, 2011
A time-lapse video of drawing The Dude from "The Big Lebowski." A good Friday watch and learn...

Camille Rose Garcia

Illustration // Friday, September 02, 2011
Camille Rose Garcia was born in Los Angeles, visiting Disneyland and going to punk shows with the other dissenchanted youth of that era.Her paintings of creepy cartoon children living in wasteland fairy tales are critical commentaries on the failures of capitalist utopias.

Drawings by Gala Bent

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 01, 2011
Gala Bent's drawings are whimsical to say the least. They give us the feeling that we're seeing some dreamy reinvention of Dr. Seuss, with playful, flowing vegetation, strange, outlandish structures, and bright colors and patterns. The drawings take you into a world of metaphor and supernatural imagery that are quite eye pleasing.

Mark Ryden's Pop Surrealism

Illustration // Thursday, September 01, 2011
Cute, disturbing, and masterful all at once, LA-based artist Mark Ryden's work could be described as both kitsch and fine art. The soft glaze of his brush and the cherubic sweetness of his wide-eyed girls thinly veil a sinister and surreal undercurrent of anguish. Beautiful and elusive, Ryden's work fully embraces the mysteries of the soul and the dark underbelly of innocence.

The Art of Amy Sol

Illustration // Thursday, September 01, 2011
Amy Sol is a self-taught Las Vegas-based illustrator who spent her childhood years in Korea. She has been greatly influenced by a combination of manga, folk-art, vintage illustration, and modern design. Her work is peaceful and refined, depicting reflective young women in whimsical landscapes populated by exotic plants and animals.

Grotesk

Illustration // Thursday, September 01, 2011
Kimou Meyer, aka Grotesk, is a Swiss-born, NYC-based designer and artist. Finding inspiration in the visual language of the Brooklyn streets, his work intentionally blurs the line between social commentary and corporate branding. His tee shirt and apparel designs are in particularly high demand, and his clientele continues to rapidly expand all over the world.

The Dude Abides

Illustration // Thursday, September 01, 2011
A time-lapse video of drawing The Dude from "The Big Lebowski."

In Illustration: Luis vs. The Skeletons

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 31, 2011
A charming short animation by Jon Carling and Matt Sessions. The animation is based on Luis vs. The Skeletons, a comic by Jon Carling.

Seonna Fed The Bears

Illustration // Wednesday, August 31, 2011
The gears turn and shift in Seonna Hong's career as an artist and animation art director. After college, she spent several rewarding years teaching art to children. She then transitioned into the animation industry and received an Emmy award for her work.

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