Illustrator Kevin Tong has been on a roll this year with some seriously amazing prints created for the likes of Mondo and Spoke Art. He is about to drop some new prints this week and that makes it as good a time as any for the uninitiated to check out his work.
Gerhard Human is more than just an awesome name, he’s an illustrator who generates colorful, poppy and gyrating images of crazy characters.
Japanese illustrator Tatsuro Kiuchi has a nice gritty yet dreamy style that feels hand-rendered. It’s a nice juxtaposition of style and content that makes for a likeable image.
“Follow Marie’s adventures and misfortunes through mountains and seas in her no-go quest to become the super powerful La Fabuleuse, the chick illustrator capable of conquering the entire universe in a blink.
Illustrations, Screenprints, Comics and Stupidity.”
I think ‘stupidity’ might be a little strong but it’s used in the spirit of ‘fun’ and ‘fun’ is definitely the right word to describe Marie’s work.
Joshua Andrew Belanger creates illustrations that are wicked evil head-bangingly good. He also documents a lot of his process which is super informative if you are a digital illustrator. He captures his efforts in ‘speed drawing’ videos and there is a lot to pick up on with technique if you watch closely.
Michael Meier is a German illustrator and designer. He is also a cofounder and member of the publishing company rotopolpress in Kassel, Germany. He has a loose, interpretive style that starts from a sketch and is finished digitally.
Don’t ask us dumb Americans how to pronounce Mateus Zkolek’s last name but his kinetic, colorful and simply drawn illustrations need no translation.
“A Beast Every Week is an illustrative collective inspired by the bestiary of yore. Every week a different illustrator will compose a new illustration of a beast, creature, monster, etc. from their own unique perspective.
A new Illustration will be added every Monday.”
Wow, this is a pretty kick ass little gallery of famous skeletons available in the Flickrfolio of MOTO. I can’t tell you much about MOTO but what I can tell you is that this series of images is super fun.
Michael Marsicano is an ‘enthusiastic purveyor of embellished realities seeks like-minded, inspired patrons’. Enthusiastic is definitely the word as his illustration work is absolutely inspired and infused with a vibrant and kinetic passion. Keep an eye on Michael and his excellent work.
Jesse Tise earned his BFA in illustration from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena and has since developed a strange, loose and printerly personal style that has stretched across various mediums for multiple applications.
Illustrator Sam Green has updated with a new website and a few new images of illustration created for recent projects. I am still loving what he is producing.
Grzegorz Domaradzki updates his portfolio with some new (and as could be expected) excellent illustration work. I really love how he translates his graphite drawings into digital illustrations and achieves a much more photographic look as an end result. His use of color and nuanced type is also very nice.
Michael Byers gyrating characters are painted with poppy colors and drawn in over-dramatized perspectives. The images themselves are a lot of fun to look at. Byers is based in Guelph, Ontario where after a bit of life and times trial and error he managed to find himself through illustration.
A-FACE-A-DAY is a self initiated project by an Austrian art director/ illustrator based in VIENNA who wanted to capture the fascinating people that occupy the city. There is a lot of fun to be had here.
I recently discovered that illustrator Krzysztof Domaradzki has a website featuring some of his older works called ‘The Other Me‘. There is some tasty stuff in there that seamlessly combines traditional drawings with digital illustration along with some simple but effective graphic typography.
Goni Montes has some vivid and kinetic imagery in his portfolio. It’s a nice marriage of digital, pop and traditional methods all shaken and stirred to create some memorable imagery.
Matthew Woodson whom you likely know as Ghostco has updated yet again with more fantastic illustration work for just about every editorial publication you can think of. He’s a juggernaut and must never sleep.