Gerhard Human has got to be one of my favorite illustrators ever. Hailing from Cape Town, South Africa, his very unique and detailed linework takes on an effortless, rounded, highly-stylized life of it’s own. Beautiful angles and unusual points of view, minimal color usage, and edgy subject-matter all add to the intrigue. He includes a […]
US-based Educause Review recently commissioned me to illustrate three stories in their March/April issue. Educause Review is an award-winning magazine which takes a broad look at current developments and trends in information technology and how they may affect colleges and universities.
Sam Weber, a favorite illustrator of mine, has a podcast where conversations and interviews are shared with the public. On his podcast, he has invited star illustrator friends of his, such as Josh Cochran and Yuko Shimizu, to discuss things about their careers and lives as illustrators. [Listen to episodes below]
By Emma Johnson in New Illustration on Wednesday 25 July 2012
I recently came across the work of illustrator Enzo Pérès-Labourdette for the first time at Schiphol Airport while leafing through Dutch fashion magazine, Jackie. He creates amazing illustrations, filled with vibrant colours and detail.
Eemz is an illustrator and mixed-media artist from Cairo. She has recently come up with a one line drawing series that I find quite adorable. Lots of her motifs look like minimalist doodling interpretations of characters from the Arabian Nights or the Pharaonic period. I would really love to see these turned into t shirt motifs or printed on postcards, so I can send them around to my friends.
Photoshop-manipulating pictures before posting them on Facebook? Nothing unusual about that. But UK-based illustrator and graphic designer Ewa Mos takes this idea in a different direction, illustrating over pictures of faces in a delicate and divisive manner.
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.
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.
Illustrator Hollie Chastain illuminates the tattered pages of antique books with these forest, fairy tale, and music inspired collages. The results are sweet little bursts of magic.
Emily Warren is an amazing illustrator and paper mache artist whose muses are woodland animals and nature. She has been commissioned to create many things, including giant animal heads as decorations for an outdoor stage at a music festival. Most of her animals are trophy heads, but some are masks.
Brazilian-based artist Tati Ferrigno is an amazing illustrator known for her detailed works and especially her pin-up style of art. Her works are so beautiful that some people actually ink them on their skin.
I consider myself a very lucky person to get to draw pictures for a living. I find inspiration in many things, including the culture that I live in, the art I look at, the food I eat, the people I interact with, and the music I listen to.
Jess Yeomans is an illustrator from Brooklyn who specializes in animals and children’s books. She has a way of drawing animals that capture their spirit and makes you wonder what they’re thinking.
Laura Wesson is a British illustrator. In 2008, she graduated from the University of Westminster, London, with a degree in Illustration and now lives and works in Australia where her love for all things fashion fuels and inspires her designs.