The Future Colors of America @ Fecal Face, SF

Illustration // Wednesday, September 25, 2013
The LA-based trifecta of illustrators known as "The Future Colors of America" is comprised of Albert Reyes, Matt Furie and Aiyana Udesen. The trio's work is currently up at Fecal Face (FFDG), San Francisco, through October 12th. The work shown has been called "a psychedelic mashup," featuring both individual and collaborative drawings on paper. "There is a cartoon world, an alien world, a ghetto world and a psychedelic world," TFCA claims, "each of these worlds collide and feed off of ane another, making an interesting display to look at and think about." Indeed.

The Art of PodgyPanda

Illustration // Wednesday, September 25, 2013
PodgyPanda is Richard Kuoch, an artist, illustrator, animator and grpahic designer from Auckland, NZ. Based in London, PodgyPanda's motto is "Blink, Smile, Share," and he directs the upbeat attitude of this motto toward his artwork,  which isn't hard to see. PodgyPanda's projects range from commercial designs, character diesng, apparel and even vinyl toy projects. If you're into pandas and the incessantly cute, this guy has some art for you.

Abi Daker's Cityscapes

Illustration // Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Abi Daker specializes in creating unique, hand-rendered geographic visualizations for her clients. Abi's attention to detail and strong drawing technique is ideally suited for illustrative maps, panoramic cityscapes and perspective drawings. Her work reflects an interest in the graphic and linear qualities of the world, and aims to reflect these in an imaginative and engaging way. All work is drawn freehand. 

Joy Ang's Children's Illustrations

Illustration // Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Joy Ang is a freelance artist living in Edmonton, Canada. We've posted on her before but wanted to focus in on her children's artwork, which has a particularly charming whimsy while maintaining a darker edge. Ang also works in game art/concepts, but has also done editorial, comic and advertisement work. Ang was born in Calgary and graduated from the Alberta College of Art & Design in 2007. 

Digital Art by Adam Spizak

Illustration // Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Some rad digital art created by artist Adam Spizak. Spizak uses a combination of photoshop and 3D rendering to create his images which are full of vivd colors, textures  and stunning compositions. His pop art is great but he’s also got a large collection of impressive fantasy landscapes as well.

Ben The Illustrator

Illustration // Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Ben O'Brien is a highly experienced illustrator, renowned for a positive, creaive oulook and a solid understanding of commercial design, the visual arts and successful business. He relishes diversity and welcomes all opportunities. Clients include Delta Airlines, Honda, Pixar, The New York Times, Nickelodeon and Virgin Media.

The Art of Tin Can Forest

Illustration // Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Pat Shewchuk and Marek Colek are Canadian artists based in Toronto, Ontario, who work collaboratively under the name "Tin Can Forest." Together they produce art, film and books. They draw inspiration from the forests of Canada and Slavic art and folklore. Their work has appeared in The New Yorker, Oaken Thrown and Drawn and Quarterly.

N.C. Winters' 100 Drawings

Illustration // Tuesday, September 24, 2013
N.C. Winters completed a series of 100 Drawings to re-invigorate his love for drawing outside of the strictures of the deadline. While many of us would consider these sketches and studies highly polished works, Winters demonstrates his amazing abilities in this intense project. "In a way, the drawings became a sort of artistic release from my other work," said Winters upon finishing the series.

Drawings by Joe Biel

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 24, 2013
This morning we take a look at the drawings of Los Angeles-based artist Joe Biel. His most recent work has increased both in scale and complexity, addressing a theme of poetic collision between beauty and the (sometimes cruel) absurdity of the contemporary world. "This collision produces a variety of situations, ranging from the ridiculous to the sublime, all of which reveal a vulnerable sense of humanity."

Ray Leaning's Sexy Ladies

Erotica // Monday, September 23, 2013
Ray Leaning was born in Lincolnshire, England, in 1959. As a teen he fell in love with rock music, motorbikes, girls, and comic book art, and after a varied early career, Leaning began studying at the Exeter College of Art, graduating with a degree in fine art in 1984. Following a brief period teaching art, he began working as a graphic designer in the field of illustrated publishing, and over the years has found time and space to pursue his first love: painting sexy ladies.

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