Sophie Roach, Repeat

Illustration // Monday, December 30, 2013
Sophie Roach (b.1988) is an artist and illustrator based in Austin, TX. By utilizing familiar shapes, patterns and her intuition, Sophie has created a unique visual language based on spontaneity and rhythm. Her abstract style is playful yet austere, extremely detailed, and often vibrantly colored. When she’s not hard at work in her East Austin studio, she’s out traveling the world, sketchbook in hand.

The Work of Arthur D'Araujo

Illustration // Monday, December 30, 2013
Arthur D'Araujo was born in São Paulo, Brazil in 1984 and has had an affinity for illustration since he was a little kid.  Besides drawings, he is attracted to old school samba and colorful patterned shirts, it is clear that his talent for the illustrated line is quite profound.

RVCAloha x Pow! Wow! Hawaii

Illustration // Saturday, December 28, 2013
For six weeks, RVCA took up residency on the beaches of Hawaii with their skate, surf and art teams. Titled RVCAloha, tribe leader PM Tenore bridged the various disciplines through a variety of projects and events. Teaming up with POW! WOW! Hawaii and Montana Cans, Dmote, Remio and Katch...  

Best of 2013: Japanese Sci-Fi Art From the 70s and 80s

Juxtapoz // Saturday, December 28, 2013
Originally published September 16th, 2013: One of our favorite sites, 50watts' has a running feature where they showcase Japanese science-fiction scans from their ever-growing collections of books and catalogs on Japanese illustration and design. We love looking through old book illustrations, and the sci-fi genre always is chalk-full of he most surreal, colorful, and bizarre. 

Anthony T.W. Myers: Perilous Escapades

Illustration // Saturday, December 28, 2013
'Growing up terrorizing a small town in Oklahoma, Anthony T.W. Myers spent most of his childhood exploring abandoned structures, getting dirty in creeks, and pestering his fellow neighbor kids. During his perilous escapades, he’d hoped to discover a new unrecorded aquatic species, a real live ghost, or most importantly a true friend that was at least half as crazy as he was. Whether or not these aspirations ever became a reality is hardly relevant. His childhood ambitions stewed and fermented in his soul and his head throughout his life..'

Leilani Bustamante's Carved Nesting Dolls

Illustration // Friday, December 27, 2013
Leilani Bustamante's carved works are most interesting because they tell a story. Her wood-carved nesting dolls illustrate themes of mortality which is something she often explores. Leilani spent time growing up in rural Fort Bragg developing her interest in osteological motifs and the natural beauty found in decay.

The Embellished Insects of Alex Konahin

Illustration // Friday, December 27, 2013
Alex Konahin is a Latvia-based illustrator with an incredible ability to showcase the beauty of insects. Alex uses just pens and india ink to draw ornate scrolls and floral designs within the wings of his creatures. His use of black ink only showcases Alex's technical abilities which make his work in progress shots just as enjoyable to view as the finished product.

Niv Tishbi

Illustration // Friday, December 27, 2013
Niv Tishbi is an illustrator and photographer from Israel. Niv is currently a freelance illustrator for magazines and is also working on his own illustrated book.

Rebecca Chaperon's Antarticus

Illustration // Friday, December 27, 2013
With a compulsion to create unique visual stories, Rebecca Chaperon takes the imaginative subjects of her illustrative paintings and establishes an ability to engage people by speaking to the enchantment of our human experience. Her paintings act as a means of storytelling, conveying the notion of human struggle in the 21st century. Tempered by references to the synthesized, modern world she combines the classical landscape aesthetics of the past with an aspect of ambient self-reflective self-portraiture.

Best of 2013: Greg Guillemin's 'The Secret Life of Superheroes'

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 27, 2013
Originally published June 18th, 2013: Illustrator Gregoire Guillemin has introduced the second installment to his Secret Life of Superheroes series. Exposing superhero's daily lives, Gregoire features Marvel and DC characters doing normal things like Batman brushing his teeth, Wonder Woman stuffing her bra, Spiderman eating a burger, and Catwoman enganging in some NSFW activities with Ivy.

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