Marcel Cowling

Illustration // Thursday, December 19, 2013
London based, mixed media artist Marcel Cowling is an observer and his surroundings are his subject matter. The texture of his pieces make his works fun and surprising. His website also has pages from his sketchbooks, giving us some insight into Cowling's process.

Helmi Sirola aka Minna Ainoa

Illustration // Thursday, December 19, 2013
'Helmi Sirola is a pseudonym of Minna Ainoa, that is my real name. I work also as an designer, so it helps me to keep things separate. Helmi Sirola does all b-to-b illustrations with a certain style. Pencil and paper are my favorite tools and I always start new illustration with them, even though the end result is always digital.'

Carine Brancowitz's Ballpoint Pen Illustrations

Illustration // Thursday, December 19, 2013
Carine Brancowitz uses only the 'biro' to create her works, which is simply a BIC ballpoint pen. Her intense attention to detail is notable in the fabrics worn by her subjects as well as in the background imagery. Carine's site reads 'The result is a series of works that combine the purity and passion of adolescent anxiety, an obsessive attention to detail, the uncluttered elegance of lines, the severity of the compositions…'

Michael Dotson: Future Forward

Illustration // Thursday, December 19, 2013
Michael Dotson (born 1982, Cleveland, OH) lives in Brooklyn, NY. He received his MFA from American University in Washington, D.C. and his BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art in Cleveland, OH. His work has been included in exhibitions at DCKT, New York, NY; Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY; and throughout the United States. He has received press coverage in Dwell Magazine and New American Paintings.

The Illustrated World of Eero Lampinen

Illustration // Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Eero Lampinen is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Helsinki. With a portfolio comprised mainly of comic like, graphic work and stylized characters, there is a distinctive feeling to each piece in the artists collection.

Brutally Yours, Sam Taylor

Illustration // Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Sam Taylor is an artist and illustrator born in Leicester after he studied at Camberwell. He is currently living in London. His raw, graphic and sometimes grotesque illustrations have been commissioned by clients worldwide, such as Businessweek, Converse, Nike, Nickelodeon, Mentos, Time Out NY, MGM, VICE, FHM, and i-D to name a few.

The Work of Frieke Verlé

Illustration // Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Frieke Verle is an Illustration art student, based in Bruges, Belgium. Her work has an element of mystery to it- a sad softness with muted gentleness that we find rather appealing and intriguing.  

Best of 2013: The Sketchbook of Anton Vill

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Originally published on January 4th, 2013: The great website Empty Kingdom found a good one in the sketchbook art of Estonian artist, Anton Vill. A great mix of both a lowbrow style and incredible craft, Vill's work reminds us of the sketchbook of one of the great animated movies you would find from European production company. Come to think of it, maybe its been Vill the whole time...

June Glasson Illustration

Illustration // Tuesday, December 17, 2013
June Glasson is an artist and designer based in Laramie, Wyoming. Her watercolor paintings draw inspiration from a wide variety of sources, including fashion, wildlife and portraiture. She uses mirroring in many of her recent works to generate a sense of repetition and duality of character. Her paintings have been exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in London, Nature Morte Gallery in Berlin and various New York and stateside galleries. 

The Art of Travis Lampe

Illustration // Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Travis Lampe grew up in a small town in Texas. After earning a degree in graphic design, he became an art director in Chicago, and began developing his personal illustration style over the course of several years. His work is highly influenced by the fluid, flat anatomies of old-timey cartoons, and is akin to the work of contemporary artists like Camille Rose Garcia. He contines to live and work in Chicago today.

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