Katsuya Terada is an illustrator from Japan concentrating on detail driven sketchbook-like artworks. A prolific artist, he has done more than 1000 sketches and recently had a ten year retrospective show at the Kyotos International Manga Museum. He was also the character-designer for many video games, including Sega’s ground breaking fighting game, Virtua Fighter 2, […]
In this collection of paintings, the themes of sex, drugs and debauchery are merely just subtle undertones to the classic noir genre, flipped on it’s head. The scenes aren’t as in your face as some of Jack Vettriano’s work, or as light-hearted as the large comic panels of Lichtenstein, but somewhere in between is a […]
Bob Al-Greene recently teamed up with Emil Lendof (who did the layout) and Nina Frazier (who did the art direction) for Mashable to illustrate just how much it costs to be a superhero back then and right now. Yep, even superheroes have to grapple with rising living costs, that’s the hard truth of life.
Lately, I have found myself back playing with collage. There is something so simple and intuitive that comes with collage. Process becomes such a huge aspect of collage work, and in that way, it becomes a very cathartic activity to sit down and start cutting and gluing. Collage also flirts with one of my biggest […]
I am a Swedish illustrator and designer who works in London. I love character design, doodling and patterns, being inspired by childhood memories, my bad sense of humour, and my love for nature. With my constantly growing Animal Kingdom collection, I combine all that with a bit of “nature strikes back”.
The harsh line weight and graphic style of comic books and superheroes, mainly Marvel Comics, is what got my brain to start working with my hand and drawing from my first time through the rest of my life. As I hit puberty, like many kids, I became more angsty, emotionally volatile, and increasingly risk taking. […]
This glue paste gal is a collage storm. The current global trend of art collage has its strong roots in Kristen McCrea’s self expression. From huge ink and collage installations to marketing her magazine Papirmasse, this artist combines the written word with international social art experiments.
Strongly influenced by early golden age animation, comics, advertising and outsider culture, I’m often interested in things that can be positive, happy, fun but at the same time unsettling and slightly sinister. My work at the minute aims to accomplish a variety of things, but first and foremost I produce stuff that I find funny, If I don’t find it a little humorous, then I don’t draw it.
Malaysia-based illustrator Vince Low has a portrait style all his own. His series of celebrity portraits look like elaborate doodles with a remarkable realism to them. You can see the smooth, fluid motion in each stroke, and his drawings almost look effortless.
Brooklyn-based illustrator Michael Molfetas’ work is a treat to look at, his simple and effective line-work, along with his abstracted characters, make for some really strong imagery. He has a brilliant understanding of colour, which really ties the whole look and feel of his playful illustrations together.
Molfetas has an ongoing project on tumblr where he has been illustrating an apple a day in his own unique character driven style. The resulting images are always fun and witty.
Daniel Martin Diaz’s artwork belongs in two places: a place of worship and a place of study. This past year, a Kickstarter was set in place to fund the creation of his new book, Soul Of Science. Within these pages are the illustrations of scientific observation and mystical experience. Blending the lines of theory and […]
I love everything about Fab Ciraolo’s artwork: the hues, warped placement, and his imagination. In particular, I dig the way he magically portrays characters and pop icons (Ms. Monroe, The Exorcist, Dorothy, Mother Teresa, Edward Scissor Hands and Aaliyah, to name a few). It’s seductive, you can’t ignore it.
Nebraskan-born Celeste Pille has put our kiddy-imaginations to rest, drawing images of popular cartoon characters appearing adult-like and all grown up! Those who watched Rug Rats, Hey Arnold, Pepper Ann and The Magic School Bus in the 90’s will understand.
This Tumblr just goes to show that ‘even world famous rappers have problems’. Ali Graham illustrates one of Jay-Z’s “99 problems” every day for 99 days, giving Jay-Z’s lyrics a whole new meaning. These illustrations are hilariously witty, and now you have something to look forward to for the next 53 days.
Helen Jones stunning charcoal drawings are explosively powerful and wonderfully crafted. They conjure space, light, power and serve as a stark reminder of the force of mother nature. Her piece, In The Wake, is so absorbing that you find yourself invited into the plume, however dangerous it looks.