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Very clever ‘cartoonbombing’ by French illustrator Troqman

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Friday 12 September 2014

Art director and illustrator Troqman has introduced us to a very cool trend sweeping the web-cartoonbombing. Instead of photobombing pictures, this artist is taking it a step further and drawing cartoons to fit in with his surroundings.

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Artist creates an IKEA-style instruction manual on how to create your own monsters

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Tuesday 9 September 2014

Your dream of becoming a mad scientist is now one step closer, thanks to illustrator Ed Harrington’s IKEA-style instruction manuals on how to make movie monsters. Inspired by the wordless, line-drawn instruction manuals of the Swedish furniture company, Harrington illustrates the origins – and assembly process – of well-known bad guys like Alien, Jason Voorhees, and Cenobites.

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Artist creates illustrations based on the weird shapes of clouds

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Friday 5 September 2014

Argentina-based artist Martin Feijoo takes cloud spotting to the next level by drawing on them to make them look entirely something else. On his website, ‘Shaping Clouds Project’, he posts illustrations of dinosaurs, birds, and spaceships, which were all inspired by the cloud formations he’s seen in his travels.

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Artist makes witty illustrations around everyday household objects

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Thursday 4 September 2014

Who knew a slice of orange could also be a slice of pizza? Or that a soda can tab can be a penguin? Toronto-based engineering student Hyemi Jeong takes ordinary, everyday items and gives them a fresh perspective by drawing around them. Some of her works include a croc with a clip for a mouth, […]

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This artist paints hyperrealistic 3D scenes of people swimming and then interacts with them

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Illustration on Wednesday 20 August 2014

Venezuela-based artist Gustavo Silva Nuñez is a hyperrealistic painter whose oil paintings of watery subjects seem so real you may just want to take the plunge with them too. He teases you one step further by posing with his completed works in a very interactive manner, ‘grabbing’ the swimmers by their limbs as they ‘swim’ […]

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When you ask a bunch of gay men to draw a vagina, hysterical mayhem ensues

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Illustration on Friday 15 August 2014

Well, what did you expect? What began as a fun, informal project three years ago has since blossomed into a fully fledged Kickstarter project for a 220 page book of ‘full-color vag drawings all inside a handsome hard cover’. Huh. Shannon O’Malley is the creative whirlwind behind the concept which began at a dinner party […]

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This is what happens when a 4-year-old finishes her mother’s illustrations

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By Emily Rowe in New Illustration on Wednesday 13 August 2014

Illustrator and mother Mica Angela Hendricks did not expect her daughter to turn her own ‘mommy words’ against her when she bought a new sketchbook. Hendricks’ daughter Myla said to her mother: ‘If you can’t share, we’ll have to take it away!’

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Your favorite cartoon characters all meet gruesome deaths in these disturbing illustrations

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Tuesday 12 August 2014

There are no happily ever afters in this series of illustrations depicting famous cartoon characters meeting horrific deaths. Illustrator Ben Chan uses a lot of dark humor and wit to portray his characters, who have all died through the very things they are known for.

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Everybody Dies: a cheerfully depressing children’s book

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Illustration on Tuesday 12 August 2014

Let’s get this out in the open shall we, there’s not use beating around the bush. The sorry fact is that, unless you’re an immortal jellyfish, you’re eventually going to die. But it’s not all bad! Once you get over the initial hump of accepting you’re inevitable doom there’s actually a funny side to death… […]

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Paddington Bear gets a horror movie makeover!

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Friday 1 August 2014

Whether you like it or not, Paddington Bear is being made into a CGI blockbuster movie and will be released later this year. In honor of the movie’s upcoming release, a new (and quite awesome) Tumblr account has documented Paddington Bear in all the creepiness we knew was always in him!

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You’d think these letters are alive, but they’re really just 3D calligraphy!

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Thursday 31 July 2014

The letters, they are alive! Or not. Turkish graphic designer Tolga Girgin illustrated these calligraphy pieces that seem to rise up from their 2D canvas, but are actually just products of some clever use of shadow and perspective! Amazing how many people you can deceive with a pen, yeah? If that’s not enough to satisfy […]

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Harry Potter’s middle aged life is depressing in these imaginary book covers

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Thursday 31 July 2014

‘The 40-year-old man with erectile dysfunction who lived’ doesn’t seem to have much appeal as ‘the boy who lived’, doesn’t it? J.K. Rowling recently came out with a short story that revolves around Harry Potter’s life as an adult.

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This artist made 50 random profile photos more awesome by turning them into sloths

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Wednesday 30 July 2014

Selfies are so 2013. If you want to up your Facebook profile game, you gotta have a watercolor painting of yourself as a sloth! UK-based illustrator Hector Janse Van Rensberg, more popularly known as ‘Shitty-Watercolour’, chose 50 random Facebook friends to be the subject of his next series: Facebook profile photos turned into sloths. He then painted over their human faces, morphing them into slow-moving but adorable mammals.

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Mum drew beautiful illustrations on sons’ lunch box napkins for 9 years and counting

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Illustration on Tuesday 29 July 2014

Since 2006, Nina Levy of Brooklyn has been drawing on the napkins for her two sons’ lunch boxes every single day! That’s like nine years and counting. The beautifully illustrated napkins are drawn mostly with ‘art markers’ and a few paint markers. Over nine hundred of the school lunchbox napkins are posted on her blog […]

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Hilarious captions for historical art: women listening to men

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Illustration on Tuesday 29 July 2014

There’s nothing quite like adding satyrical commentary to old paintings. Seriously you have to try it. Mallory Ortberg, a writer for The Toast brings us a hilarious series of captions for paintings entitled Women Listening To Men. In case it wasn’t clear, the title is rather ironic, as Ortberg’s humour unfailingly makes us chuckle. Her […]

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