Concept Art Legend Gustaf Tenggren

Illustration // Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Gustaf Tenggren was a Swedish-American illustrator whose concept art for The Walt Disney Company in the late 1930s was responsible for much of the legendary visual style that founded the company's sweeping impact in the world of animation. His work is influenced heavily by artist Arthur Rackham's fairytale imagery and the heavy use of silhouetted figures with caricatured faces. Take a look at some of these gorgeous illustrations used as references for scenes in Snow White, Pinocchio, Bambi and many of Grimm's Fairytales.

Geffen Refaeli's Daily Doodlegram

Illustration // Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Geffen Refaeli started Dailydoodlegram started as a fun experiment for himself to practice doodling every day, using Instagram photos as an inspiration bank. By interposing drawn elements from photos in his feed, Refaeli transforms the imagery from users' everyday lives into a visual cache to be mined. He calls it "a new and amazing way to reach out and communicate with new people around the world." Check the project out @Dailydoodlegram  

Priscilla Wong's Girls on Bikes

Illustration // Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Priscilla Wong is a bay area concept artist whose signature flowing, organic texture-filled designs have a natural inclination toward storybook narrative. Many of her illustrations feature characters on bikes, or interacting with bikes in lovely, light-flooded settings. "There's nothing I love more than girls on bikes," says Wong. Many commuters might agree--take a look at her homage to the simple but essential mode of transportation.

New Work from Sagaki Keita

Illustration // Tuesday, January 07, 2014
An illustration favorite, Sagaki Keita has recently updated his portfolio with a few new works featuring his maddeningly intricate doodle-infested renderings of huge and notable works of art and architecture. This is art that combines the high and low, the part and particle, contemporary and classic. Spend some time with these pieces, they're well worth a long look!

Jessica Jenkins Life Drawings

Illustration // Monday, January 06, 2014
Jessica Jenkins has a self proclaimed facination with creating harmony and unity through the discord of unexpected pairings. Her pencil drawings display human innards in a strangely beautiful and delicate way.

Works of John Coulthart

Illustration // Monday, January 06, 2014
John Coulthart created this series of illustrations on a Wacom Intuos drawing tablet. They were created for a fiction anthology entitled 'Lovecraft's Monsters'. He expressed the ability to create what he normally would with ink on paper at a much quicker pace with the tablet.

Lea Vervoort's Children's Illustrations

Illustration // Monday, January 06, 2014
Lea Vervoort (aka Lea Illustraties) is an illustrator based in the Netherlands. She believes that the world is even more beautiful, crazy, fun and mysterious than we already think. With her young -and slightly naive- view of the world Lea delivers illustrations that stand out.

Sheet Music Art by Mike Lemanski

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 06, 2014
Mike Lemanski (b. 1986) hails from Huddersfield, UK and graduated from the Highlands School or Art and the Bradford School of Arts. Since then, he has been a successful freelance illustrator creating posters, album covers, book and periodical covers and a gorgeous and playfully intricate series of sheet music illustrations.

Illustrations by Zhao Na

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 06, 2014
There was so much good work from Beijing, China-based artist Zhao Na, that we couldn't single out what to feature. Her works are large format, pencil on paper universes, occasionally adding a subtle and sweet use of colour. The sprawling scenes are bursting with rich detail.  

The Work of Joseph Parra

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 06, 2014
We stumbled across some great works by Baltimore-based Joseph Parra this morning, a wonderful collection of screenprints, digital prints, and charcoal on paper works. Some of the works have an eerie, distorted effect applied to them, where the charcoal drawings are highlighted by expressive linework.


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