Illustrator Sam Wolfe Connelly has recently updated his website with more of his soft, contemporary pop-inspired illustration work that looks like it makes it to paper before it’s taken into the computer. He’s honing his craft and it shows in his recent work. Inspiring stuff.
Nick Cross is apparently animating an entire feature-length film titled Black Sunrise. This is the second trailer he has released. It looks promising.
“My work is illustrative, but I’m not an illustrator. My friend Jen said it best, I’m a Drainter: a drawer and a painter. I was trained to paint with oils at a small school in Michigan. These days I’m working with graphite and gouache a lot.
This is as close as I will come to maintaining a blog.
In my stream you will find art in progress, some finished pieces, polaroids, self portraits and snapshots from my life. I wish to live in Australia in the near future, making drawings and paintings for the rest of my days.”
He’s very good at ‘drainting’.
I am digging the nature/spiritually-infused work of Korean illustrator Egeen Koo. It’s even better to see her work utilized commercially in a public space. It’s a rare thing that genuine art squeezes it’s way through advertising.
The omnipresent force in the vector art for apparel game known as Hydro 74 (who goes by Josua Smith to family and friends) recently sat down to execute a little experiment before a live drawing session at a Tradeshow. This was the end result of a little at home drawing session. Pretty damned impressive.
Illustrator Edward Kinsella has updated since I last dropped in on his work. There is something eery and awkward about his imagery but it generates a specific kind of character that makes for a wholly unique image. I really dig his stuff.
I am really digging the varied styles of illustrator Pavel Ripley. There is some very nice work on his website that ranges all over the map for an illustrator but in every instance each image is highly realized at an accomplished skill level.
Akeno Omokoto is a young Spanish ‘digital’ illustrator living in Galicia. After spending nearly 10 years studying art he decided to quit his program and try his hand at working as a freelance illustrator. He has a varied style, a wealth of technical know-how and is always searching for new inspiration to enrich his work.
Andrede Freitas has a unique digital illustration style that still feels very painterly. His ‘zombie’ series of recognizable pop figures is pure genius and his work is all kinds of fun to look at.
This entire video was hand drawn frame by frame with markers on paper. ‘As simple as it looks’ but I would imagine it was anything but simple.
If you wanna learn more about how it was done you can do that here.
McBess has updated with some new work to his fantastic portfolio and added a little tweak to his wholly unique and totally recognizable style. That tweak arrives in the form of color and it’s something he swears he hates and will never do again but I kinda like it.
Illustrator Randy Ortiz is packing a lot of detail into his work. He still has a relatively small body of work but it promises an over pour of talent for those who are willing to stay tuned for more.
Nate Utesch has a loose throwback style that uses broad strokes of ink. It’s a very editorial look that references old school comics and it’s a refreshingly ‘non-digital’ affair.
Artist and illustrator Drew Millward has updated with several new works, many of which serve as a refreshing extension of his style. He’s experimenting more with color also which also serves as a nice break. In short, I’m digging it big time.
World famous doodler (that doesn’t sound quite right but you know what I mean) Jon Burgerman has updated his website with all manner of colorful new works. He’s also included a blog this go round that details some of the goings on in his life and that’s always a nice feature when you really love an artist and a lot of people love them some Burgerman.
Australian designer/illustrator/artist Zoran Nova has some excellent pop-inspired graphite drawings in his portfolio that are expertly rendered. We dig it.
James Murphy throws a little sex, cartoons, satanism and a dash of colorful pop into his cauldron and churns out some fun imagery that would make for a nice screen print or two.
There is some way good and way strange illustration work in the Flickrfolio of Canadian illustrator Connor Willumsen. The interesting thing is how different all of it is. Like he approaches each image, one at a time and just goes for it.