Chandler O’Leary’s sketches from the road

Caitlin Sullivan Reader Find

By Caitlin Sullivan in New Illustration on Thursday 5 September 2013

As an avid traveller and professional illustrator, Chandler O’Leary often sketches what she sees on the go. With hundreds of sketches that didn’t quite fit her work projects, she decided to share them with the world.

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Original Disney character sketches

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Illustration on Monday 8 July 2013

Disney has arguably produced some of the most iconic animated films of all time, with famous characters that have sparked the imaginations of both children and adults alike. It’s intriguing to see these original sketches of Disney characters that we all know so well. We’re kind of curious as to what these films would be […]

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Fatma loves to draw

Eric Petersen Reader Find

By Eric Petersen in New Illustration on Thursday 22 November 2012

Fatma’s sketches are some of my favorites. Drawn with a combination of blue ball-point pen, pencil and colored markers, these sketches are breathtaking. I love the flowing lines in the hair; there is just something about the way she draws eyes that really captures my attention. Her use of color is stunning without overpowering the sketch. View her sketchbooking and her main tumblr.

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Fragments: a body of work by Sophia Ainslie

Diana Zlatanovski Reader Find

By Diana Zlatanovski in New Art on Tuesday 3 April 2012

Sophia Ainslie’s body of work, Fragments, speaks to the human body becoming frag­mented as well as the land­scape we live in. Using imagery collected from an X-ray, residential Google Earth maps, and tiny areas of photographs and sketches made while walking in the New England landscape, the works are very specific to place, both exterior and interior, as well as the space in between.

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Lehel Kovacs sketches Google street views

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Illustration on Wednesday 21 July 2010

These days, what with reality becoming increasingly digitized, it’s almost like you don’t have to travel to a place to experience it. Illustrator Lehel Kovacs riffs on this fact with her series of sketches, done from Google street views, of various cities around the world.

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Archigram Archival Project

Andy Reader Find

By Andy in Architecture on Tuesday 18 May 2010

Archigram is recognised as an influencer of many of the world’s greatest contemporary architects and buildings. Exhibitions of their work from 1961-1974 have been touring major institutions worldwide since 1992, and Archigram was awarded the RIBA Gold Medal in 2002. Despite this, the architectural vision of Archigram is mainly unbuilt and the bulk of their visionary work remained difficult to access, largely stored domestically or in temporary storage. 

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A collaborative, interactive gallery show

Tin Salamunic Reader Find

By Tin Salamunic in New Events on Thursday 3 December 2009

About three weeks ago, a fellow professor approached me and demonstrated several sketchbook pages from a student who was taking notes with little doodles. He gave a painting demo and the student was illustrating individual paint tubes, labeling them with the recommended colors, and sketching out any other suggested materials. Several days later, during an in-class lecture, I noticed another student using small iconic exemplifications of the material I was discussing.

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Daniel J Diggle

Deanne Cheuk Reader Find

By Deanne Cheuk in New Design on Wednesday 8 July 2009

UK-based designer Daniel J Diggle has some beautifully obsessive illustrative work on his site, with nice photos of the beginning sketches and process.

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Tin Salamunic’s sketchbook

Yuko Shimizu Reader Find

By Yuko Shimizu in New Illustration on Tuesday 30 September 2008

People tend to think we illustrators carry around our sketchbooks everywhere. A confession: I don’t. That is one of the reason why I love looking at other illustrator’s sketchbooks. Virginia-based Tin Salamunic’s sketchbook tells me a bit about an everyday life in Richmond. And his obsession for cars.

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Doug Cowan can draw

Ilana Kohn Reader Find

By Ilana Kohn in New Illustration on Friday 30 May 2008

Doug Cowan is an artist’s artist in the purist sense: an illustrator who truly loves his sketchbook. That said, his work is clearly permeated by an overarching sketchbook aesthetic. Cowan doesn’t so much sketch in his book than thoroughly loses himself in it. The result being the most hauntingly beautiful drawings of nature, forlorn figures and everyday ephemera.

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Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Illustration on Friday 11 April 2008

I like the sense of escapism in the offbeat work of illustrator, Wacso. By his own admission, his illustrations are ‘all about getting out there and finding cool stuff — a hot dog stand, a cool old building, an old bar, a county fair, a rusted out truck, old people, dogs. Whatever it is you groove on’.

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