Artist draws intricate patterns on skulls and stones: we interviewed him

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 21 March 2014

French artist DZO creates highly-detailed illustrations on skulls like it was plain paper. He then posts his amazing artworks on Instagram for all the world to gawk at. In this exclusive interview, we ask him about his style of art and how he lays out plans in creating such intricate images. [Read our original post about DZO here]

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We just can’t get enough of these genderswapped Disney and Dreamworks characters

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Wednesday 19 March 2014

Who knew the scruffy Captain Hook could look so seductive? Or Frozen’s Queen Elsa to be such a debonair gentleman? Italian artist and DevianrArt user, ‘Maby-chan’, illustrated our favourite Disney and Dreamworks characters, but with a genderswapped twist. Disney princesses like Rapunzel and Merida became dashing princes, while leading men like Captain Jack Sparrow became leading ladies.

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Helmets of famous pop culture characters made from one unbroken line

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Wednesday 5 March 2014

When they said, ‘less is more’, I don’t think they meant reducing your drawing to one unbroken stroke. French graphic designer, Quibe, specializes in drawing portraits of famous people and characters using only one line of pencil. ‘One Line Masks and Helmets’ is his latest series of one liners featuring the masks and helmets of characters like Magneto, Iron Man, Judge Dredd, and Dr. Doom.

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Winnie the Hulk: The Avengers drawn in the style of Winnie the Pooh

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Wednesday 29 January 2014

A word of caution: the images you are about to see are so fluffy, you might die. Illustrator and co-creator of the New York Times best-selling graphic novel series ‘The Stuff of Legend’, Charles Paul Wilson III, has created a mash-up that’s surprisingly adorable.

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Villains hanging out in hell

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Tuesday 19 November 2013

Villains in TV and movies most of the time do not get their demented, twisted, and morbid happy endings. But they do end up somewhere. Any guesses? I’ll give you a clue. It’s a place with brimstone and fire and there are little guys who poke you with sticks all day.

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Masterpieces of superheroes: illustrations by Olly Moss

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By Mareike Muller in New Illustration on Thursday 3 October 2013

UK-artist Olly Moss fascinates with his posters and illustrations which are mostly focused on superheroes. He creates outstanding pieces that sometimes appear as ‘simple’ as a paper cut but always impress with their richness of detail.

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Powerful illustrations by Oregon artist Meg Adamson

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By Conrad Crespin in New Art on Wednesday 18 September 2013

I found out about Meg Adamson’s work through my time at Breeze Block Gallery. Her compositions are intense arrays of flora and fauna; a delicate world full of fierce creatures and powerful myths. Fantastic stuff.

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Amy Casey’s imaginative paintings of post-industrial Cleveland

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By Micha Hilliard in New Art on Tuesday 10 September 2013

In Amy Casey’s imaginative world, cities are creatures, constantly shifting and growing. Inspired by the post-industrial landscape of Cleveland, which is beset by decay and vacancy, she has made it her task as an artist to imagine a new empire that will rise out of the rubble. Her paintings combine nature and cities in amazing […]

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P for Pizza: drawings by Kimiaki Yaegashi (aka Okimi)

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By Mareike Muller in New Illustration on Saturday 7 September 2013

Who would have thought that an illustrator from the wonderful land of sushi dedicates a series of drawings to profane pizza? But the “P is for Pizza” series speaks for itself and as well as for the artist Kimiaki Yaegashi aka Okimi. The Tokyo-based illustrator and graphic designer seems to be a huge fan of […]

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Detailed animal drawings by Tim Jeffs

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Illustration on Wednesday 4 September 2013

Tim Jeffs’ incredibly detailed ink drawings give us another reason to marvel at the beauty of nature. His series of black and white animal illustrations captures the form of these creatures in an almost hyperrealistic way. For such detailed drawings, his compositions are refreshingly simple and balanced

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Cachetejack tells you not to worry

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By Wendy Denissen in New Illustration on Tuesday 3 September 2013

In their book project, What do you want to do when you grow up?, Spanish illustration duo Cachetejack advises people to stop worrying about the pressure of taking part in society: just do whatever you want to do, without thinking about what others will think. Their illustrations are full of humor and they have a […]

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Cool illustrations by Hedof

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By Wendy Denissen in New Illustration on Tuesday 3 September 2013

Illustrative designer Hedof joined The Jaunt project, in which artists are sent to locations all over the world to get inspired. His destination was Helsinki, a beautiful city surrounded by rough nature.

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Playful illustrations by Lee Hasler

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By Junishi Tsuneoka in New Illustration on Monday 2 September 2013

Once you see Lee Hasler’s illustrations, you’ll never forget them. His signature parallel perspective style will let you dive into his world of imagination. His character creation is also unique and makes you smile. Hasler, a UK-based illustrator, talks about his style as ‘technical yet playful, fun but thoughtful, and I strive to inject charm and personality, into an ever-expanding world of virtual buttons and plastic facades’.

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New illustrations by Nate Williams

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By Junishi Tsuneoka in New Illustration on Saturday 31 August 2013

I was heavily influenced by Nate Williams. His style is so original, and children’s books are a great vehicle for his art. Williams, aka Alexander Blue, is an illustrator with a love for hand lettering, children’s illustration, and ‘Naïve art’. He is the creator of IllustrationMundo, letterPLAYGROUND, PROCONist, The creACTIVISTs, and he is currently writing and illustrating several funny picture books.

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Jeff Soto blends pop surrealism with street art

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By Ralph Lagoi in New Art on Thursday 22 August 2013

Jeff Soto is a contemporary American artist whose works are equally vibrant and full of character. His art has been said to bridge the gap between Pop Surrealism and street art and you can see those influences throughout all of his fantastic works.

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