I’d seen this guy’s illustrations before and then I found out he was going to do one of me, so was pretty made up. His style is so cool and he has worked for many great mags and brands already.
The artist Chan Hwee Chong really caught my attention when I stumbled into this amazing series of drawings made for Faber Castell. These reinterpretations of classic masterpieces show crafts and skills no less stunning than the old great masters’ and are really deserving of your attention.
The art of Jessica Ward is beautiful, macabre, and haunting but charming and all done with graphite on paper. Her female figures stare quietly, despondently, deformed and captivating.
Izziyana Suhaimi blends black and white pencil and watercolour drawings with colorful ornate embroidery in her seductive textured illustrations. Using craft based techniques, she is attracted to the evidence of the hand and its time-consuming aspect, which runs counter to the instant gratification and mass-production centered age of today.
Japanese artist Nobuhiro Nakanishi has a thing for layering multiple translucent frames of pictures to get a rather gasp-worthy effect. His works are probably best experienced live, though we are already quite happy to look at pictures of these pictures.
Human behaviour linked to places is what fascinates me as a writer. Its patterns, impact and influence, all combine to create tangible location-based experiences. And these days, wherever you go, there you and your smartphone are, and thus, the joys of GPS art.
Jane Kim is science illustrator and founder of INK-DWELL, a studio she set up to catalyse love, awareness and protection of the natural world. I met Kim at the Summit Series, which is an extraordinary annual event described by its founders as the love child of Davos and Burning Man. Here are some of her incredible life-like drawings of sharks for the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, as well as a doodle of herself as a cat which she drew especially for me.
As we are approaching summer here in Philadelphia, I am preparing to stay inside for the next three and a half months. Hot and humid is an excellent motivator to lock yourself in the studio. My most recent work seams to be infused with some sort of rites of Spring/rebirth vibe. Strange for a guy who prefers a foot and a half of snow over a sunny beach any day of the week. Must just be something in the air.
I would like to introduce the super-talented Russian illustrator Mina-milk, who graduated from Camberwell College of Arts roughly a year ago and since then has worked for clients such as Diesel, Lazy Gramophone, Fantastica London, and the Russian magazines Snob and ProSport. Mina-milk is inspired by fragments, patterns and collections, animals, fashion and traditional printmaking.
There are people who play DrawSomething and then there are creative geniuses like Sarah Sitkin who use the app to create works of art that should be published in a graphic novel. Here’s a look at some of Sitkin’s creations. Be prepared to feel inferior.
Rose Nestler’s work causes me to reflect on the nature of objects: their present uses and uncertain fates once no longer needed, their effect on our subconscious states, and the memories they can hold. Nestler’s work combines the emotional life cycle of objects in all forms through moving and reflective drawings, paintings, and installations.
Nina Carelli’s workstems from a strange, reflective land where the cosmos dances with the man-made. It calls upon ideas of death and the experiences beyond, while tethering our thoughts back to Earth with images of pop culture seen through coke bottle lenses. Carelli currently has a solo show at Brooklyn’s Causey Contemporary through May 27.
In my new series of drawings, An Emptiness, I aim to create a scene of loss and despair, an aloneness in a world of chaos. The scenes are set in an old house by the sea in New England. I draw a lot of inspiration from the passing of time in the structure and the loneliness of its inhabitability.