Drawings by Louise Despont

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 10, 2014
Louise Despont's intensely intricate graphite illustrations are created on delicate sheets of antique ledger paper, similar to those that turn-of-the-century organizations used for their accounting. Despont takes these mundane parchments and draws mysterious, graphite designs onto them, similar to renderings of architectural plans or portraits of deities, with an Art Deco aesthetic. The overall muted pattern works by this Brooklyn based artist are meticulously meditative and alluring.

Nicomi Turner's Intricate Renderings

Illustration // Thursday, January 09, 2014
Nicomi "Nix" Turner is a San Francisco based illustrator, recognized for her intricately detailed botanical-scapes, Esoteric symbolism, provocative renderings of The Sacred Feminine, and "Anatomical Deconstructionism". Her works are created using graphite on paper in a way that has been described as a rare talent for manipulating and "painting" with the basic medium.

The Brilliance, Passion and Aesthetic of John James

Illustration // Thursday, January 09, 2014
'I'm a four score hellride shredding a wave of whiskey into a bygone era where the ethical and cultural implications of standing tall atop an Everest of integrity wielding the ragged flag of authenticity wouldn't give a raging mob cause to bring you to sacrificial slaughter. I'm a fucking Centurion facing a gauntlet and I've come to give it the best that I've got. No holds barred, full transparency and armed to the teeth with an arsenal of creative thought...

Thomas Cian's Moleskine Sketchbooks

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 09, 2014
We're always fascinated with the sketchbooks of artists and Milan-based Thomas Cian's were no exception. His dedicated "Friendsbook - a mole for my friends" is filled with wonderful pencil drawings of those close to him.

Leanna Perry's Neon World

Illustration // Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Leanna Perry is not afraid to use color. In fact, her pieces resemble everything we loved about the 90s. Remember Scratch Art paper? I think we found her inspiration. Leanna says she is inspired by "the sum of everything fun on the planet earth."

Lela Shields' Natural Works

Illustration // Wednesday, January 08, 2014
'Lela Shields strives to reveal the fragility of life, utilizing delicate line work and detailing in an ultra-fine balance between human, animal and spiritual realms. Shields crafts subtle narratives while simultaneously playing with chance, technique and pure imagination...'

The Art of Cody Schibi

Illustration // Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Cody Schibi is a freelance illustrator out of Austin, Texas. His detailed character drawings are witty and often have an unspoken story with a hint of fantasy. Cody is a self proclaimed lover of Haribo Gummi Bears.

Wood Sculptures & Illustrations by Merijn Hos

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 08, 2014
This isn't the first time we have shown both the personal and commercial works of Utrecht, the Netherlands-based artist Merijn Hos on the site before, but we came across a beautiful series of China ink drawings from 2009 and wanted to showcase them alongside other more colorful works. Some many styles, so much to look at.

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  

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