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Amazing blind contour drawings by Ian Sklarsky

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By Vicky Mather in New Art on Saturday 12 January 2013

Ian Sklarsky is a New York-based illustrator and filmmaker. Famous for his ‘blind contour’ portraits (he will draw with one line that doesn’t leave the paper, looking only at his subject), Sklarsky has drawn 700 plus people this year and I’m impressed with the nuances he finds in his subjects. He’s produced these illustrations in […]

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Two Words and a Coffee: an illustration blog

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By Vicky Mather in Cool Websites on Friday 11 January 2013

Super talented animators and illustrators Elena Pomares and Toby Jackman have a doodle blog called Two Words and a Coffee. While they live in the middle of France surrounded by mountains, their concept is to take two words, one in Spanish (because Elena is Spanish) and one in English (Toby is English), make a coffee (which often features in the drawings), and then each illustrate around that concept. Delightfully bizarre and showcasing their pencil skills and day to day activities, it’s a nice blog to visit for a break. And a coffee.

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Monsters: a short film by Robert Morgan

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By Vicky Mather in New Film on Friday 4 January 2013

If Robert Morgan’s work was an ice cream, it would be a gut wrenching mix of maggot infested meat, vile vein-y fleshy filth, clipped toenail sprinkles, and a generous squeeze of dark humor. I discovered Rob’s work about five years ago when watching his animation, The Cat with Hands, and was blown away by his […]

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White Hot Grid: new video by Jess Inglehart

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By Vicky Mather in Video on Friday 28 December 2012

I discovered Jess Iglehart’s work about five years ago when I purchased one of his paintings. Since then, Iglehart’s expertise has expanded as he’s studying Experimental Animation at CalArts. His illustrations take influence from Egon Schiele, Edward Gorey and Japanese ghost stories. Raised on MTV animation in the 90’s, his recent animations contrast his illustration […]

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