I reaaaalllly need to start updating this more! Ive been working on so many new things! Here are a few little dudes to start out with :-}
These first two are small spots illustrations for my editorial class! They were supposed to be readable when printed at 1in x 2in, so I kept them super simple. I had a lot of fun designing these cute little ladies!
This third piece is actually about a year old now, but it took me forever to scan it in. It was based off of a fortune; "Love is for the lucky and the brave." Definitely one of my favorite pieces still! More to come super soon this time, I swear!
Matthew Lyons is a young up and coming illustrator hailing from Britain. His retro style really appeals to me, as well as his architectural type figures.Also the contrast and colors involved in his images are lovely, they really draw your eyes into them!
Tadahiro Uesugi is a great illustrator I found through Pascal Campion's website. I love his compositions, and his unique perspective he gives in his images. His style is fun and simple, and uses a lot of flat colors.
Pascal Campion is probably my new favorite illustrator. His simple style, and his colors and use of light is stunning. All of his illustrations are of him and his family, looking at his illustrations is like looking at a sort of diary into his life. I am channeling his style into my ipad 2 project for my image making 2 class, I cant wait to start it!
Art Nouveau is one of my favorite art movements, and Alphonse Mucha is like the epitome of the style. I love almost all of his pieces, but the two here are ones I find particularly inspiring because of their lush color and altogether elegance. His pieces are like beautiful waves of design and loveliness, your eye just flows through the piece, finding hidden details that make them even more enjoyable.
Don.Kenn.is.awesome. And all this series of his work (which is quite large) is all on post it notes! dang! His illustrations remind me a lot of Edward Gorey, whom I am also a giant fan of. Ive always enjoyed charcters that had a creepy, mysterious quility to them, which Kenn encapsulate completely.I am in love with all of his characters, although my particular favorite is probably his ghoulish creatures with the antlers.
This fellow (at least I think hes a fellow...) uses a lovely muted palette for almost all of his designs that I really enjoy. Although I really love the concept and design of the man made of birds, my favorite is definetly the bottom image. I love the idea, and I think he executed it wonderfully. Also it reminds me of the song, Sea of Love by Cat Power which is just great.
Patricio Betteo is a Mexican illustrator I have just found and immediately fell for. His works are tradigital, he takes his drawings/paintings into photoshop and goes haywire with it. His results are lovely, fun, almost cubist works that are fun to look at. I also love his use of textures and colors in the second piece especially.
Looking at Rick Leong's paintings and drawings is like looking into a whimsical dream world of wonderfulness. Many of his paintings explore the use of a curved, often tangled line that captures you and further brings you in and around his pieces. The top tree piece is a particular favorite of mine because of its dream-like quality and how the colors seem to meld together.
ah! finally here are a few of my more recent pieces. The first I did for my brother, the second was for my illustration techniques class last semester. I know, the picture quality is pretty awful because I only have a cheapo digital camera, but I'm planning on having them more professionally done soon! Cheers!
Victo, short actually for Victoria, is a Chinese born artist that I really love. Her paintings are so whimsical and imaginative, and have this warmth to them I just really enjoy. Her compositions and perspectives are always playful and unique. Such an inspiration.
Sam Wolfe Connelly works are lovely, fantastical pieces that inspire the imagination. The bird piece is my favorite, I love the way he handles the dripping wax, and the whole idea of it, with the bird holding the burnt out match with his feet is kinda fascinating. Most of his images are created by combining both traditional painting/ drawing with digital editing, something I would like to bring into my work as well.
This women's work is absolutely lovely. The women she paints have so much emotion and intensity in their looks. The fact that she paints mainly on wood panels is something I too have been experimenting with, and might just be becoming my favorite surface to paint on. Immediate plus: FOX MASK, adorable.
Hi! Including in my blog now will be posts dedicated to certain pieces I find inspiring. Each week i will have a new image/images/video/ect.
This lovely owl piece is done by the illustrator, Jacqui Oakley, an artist i find particularly inspiring. Her intriguing use of line in this particular piece, especially the outlining around particular shapes is a technique I am just starting to delve into more in my own paintings. Although the owl subject is one that is becoming increasingly popular lately, this owl is unique in its style and its exquisite coloring! I love the circular juxtaposition behind and around the owl as well.