I’m a freelance illustrator and designer from the UK working in the realms of vector illustration, photo montage and manipulation, and mixed media. My work is influenced by contemporary graffiti and lowbrow art, along with almost anything from the natural world. As well as the great outdoors, I gain inspiration from the more bizarre world of humans. Walking around antiques shops is a favourite. It’s like a sensory overload a lot of the time.
Portland based illustrator Brooke Weeber’s work instantly charms. Her meticulous line work, together with soft water colour palettes, make for a modern vintage feast for the eyes. Weeber’s subject matter spans from Narwhal whales, bicycles, to my personal favourites, her many bearded men.
Muxxi is an illustrator and graphic designer from Guatemala City. Her work depicts imaginary creatures and surrealistic worlds. Ever since I discovered Muxxi’s work around a year ago, I have been hooked. Her beautifully composed arrangements of characters, colour, and shape take you to a fanciful world that you will rarely want to step out of.
Amanda Mocci is a freelance graphic designer and illustrator from Montreal. Her work is influenced by the minimalism of black and white as well as the chaotic beauty and mystery of the universe. The first thing you notice when viewing one of Mocci’s pieces is the photo-realistic nature of her work and the insane amount of detail that is put into it. The thing that really sets this of,f however, is the contrast between the photo-realistic and the more surreal and colourful elements of her work. The marriage of the two makes for something very special.
I consider this man a modern master of applying paint onto an array of different canvases. Bryan Keith Lanier is inspired by dreams, mythology and pop-culture. Among my favourite pieces are his wonderfully well-painted studies of Greek and Roman stone sculptures, which he then throws into these dream-like settings.
Young Ju Choi is a freelance illustrator from South Korea, currently attending Savannah College of Art and Design. I recently stumbled upon Young Ju’s work and instantly became a fan. If you’re feeling a little down and need some cheering up, then her work will surely remedy you. She uses vibrant washes of colour together with a very distinct drawing style that makes her work accomplished and cute at the same time.
I’m a big fan of illustrators that really put a lot of time and detail into their craft, and UK based illustrator, Jamie Mitchell, does just this. His well dressed animals certainly bring a smile to ones face at first glance, but I also like to think he’s attempting to bridge gaps between humans and the natural world that we inhabit.