Masahiko Saga's Old World Artistry

Illustration // Monday, August 05, 2013
Based in Kyoto, Japan, Masahiko Saga brings an old world sensibility to his contemporary computer generated works, stylistically fusing the art of ukiyo-e, or Japanese woodblock prints, with the modern technology of digital illustration. With one foot in the past and the other placed firmly in the present, Saga's vibrant and complex pieces employ traditional compositions and symbolism with a fresh twist, utilizing the crispness of detail afforded by programs such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to enhance the sumptuous content of his work and essentially blur the lines between old world craftsmanship and present-day art-making methods.

The Dark Whimsy of Fuco Ueda

Illustration // Monday, August 05, 2013
Born in Japan in 1979, Fuco Ueda graduated from the Tokyo Polytechnic University of Arts Graduate School in 2003. Her fanciful and surrealistic paintings are rendered in acrylics and powdered mineral pigments on paper, cloth, and wood, depicting sprightly young girls in fantastic abstract worlds surrounded by vibrantly colored flora and fauna of every shape and size. Her whimsical pieces seem to capture the chimerical sensations of a vivid afternoon daydream, where enigmatic visions are suspended in the floating spaces of the unconscious mind. Ueda has been showing her work in Japan and in the USA since 2000, and she is currently living in Tokyo, Japan.

Adams Carvalho's Seductive Illustrations

Erotica // Monday, August 05, 2013
Based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Adams Carvalho is an illustrator and animator with a penchant for scantily clad women sporting tough tattoos and devil-may-care attitudes. With his distinctive light touch and sparing use of texture and color, his work possesses a soft melancholy tinge and an almost vintage vibe, qualities that only serve to enhance the charm of his girls with their coquettish postures and come-hither glances.

Cartoon Erotica by Reeg

Erotica // Monday, August 05, 2013
Cartoon sass meets real-life sex appeal in the work of London-based artist and designer Ray Edwards, aka REEG. Reminiscent of an old-school animation style ala Max Fleischer and Ub Iwerks, Edwards' illustrations are both classically cheeky and sexually provocative, a combination that delights the inner child as much as it titillates the seasoned adult.

Watercolor GIFs by Kim Roselier

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 05, 2013
We are thoroughly enjoying the watercolors of Paris-based artist Kim Roselier this morning. In addition to an extensive portfolio of colorful, dreamlike and illustrations, Kim has also created a series of watercolor GIFs where the colors of the work change color. Take a look after the jump...

Robert Frank Hunter Illustration

Illustration // Saturday, August 03, 2013
Robert Frank Hunter is a London based illustrator working on a range of projects in both print and moving image, and he is keen to keep applying his work to new disciplines. Robert currently works from Lighthous Studios in East London and is signed to Blink Art. Selected clients include the New York Times, The Guardian, ASOS, BBC, Picador, Random House and Guinness. His work is always elegantly designed in favor of promoting a clear narrative, and his execution is always stunning and clean. 

Benjamin Constantine's 'Oysterboy'

Illustration // Friday, August 02, 2013
The slightly disturbing comics of Benjamin Constantine stem from a very, very strange place in Brisbane, Australia. With stories like 'Oysterface', a zine about a boy that was evicted from his river-side apartment 50 miles away from the beach and took it upon himself to evolve into shellfish and live in a dank, wet rock-hole by the sea, Benjamin's reads are generally for Adults Only.

Joseph Lambert Illustration

Illustration // Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Joseph Lambert is a highly accomplished cartoonist and illustrator whose work, no matter the assignment or prompt, is almost irresistible to look at. His high level of output and whimsical mind have served him well as his body of work is both incredibly diverse and accomplished. Lambert has put an astounding number of comics that uncover unique worlds populated by children and creatures that are distinctively his own. 

Owls by Shwa Keirstead

Illustration // Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Shwa Keirstead's contribution to the world of art takes one the form of masses of mashed entities, a twisted outlook on modern life and surrealist illustrations, mostly of owls. His work is influenced by cartoon cluture, antique aged textures and traditional styles of linework, specifically found in religious imagery. Shwa is an example of an artist who lives his art, and as a tattoo artist is adorned with many tattoos--even on his face--that reflect the unique artistry and sense of humor he channels into his illustrations. Check out this amazing Bob Ross owl, for starters...

Fatma Sketchbooking

Illustration // Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Here in the illustration department we love seeing artist's sketchbooks, the unfiltered sketches and brain-shreds of their finished work. Fatma Al-Remaihi has a lovely website dedicated to Her sketches. She uses ballpoint pens and markers to render strange, fantastical characters that could stand as finished illustrations on their own. Fatma is currently working on a rotoscope animation, which we hope retains some of the charm of these honest sketches. 

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