Illustration

In Graham Franciose’s ‘Morning Coffee Paintings,’ Dreamlike Watercolor Works Capture the Day’s Unmediated Emotion

Day 75, “Always There, Always Changing.” All images © Graham Franciose, shared with permission Many days, artist and illustrator Graham Franciose sits down with watercolor, gouache, and a small sheet of cotton paper to paint a whimsical scene or surreal moment. A skateboarder carries a tree in a backpack, an anxious figure peeks through a …

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Digital Collages by Beto Val Splice Vintage Illustrations into Surreal Hybrid Creatures

 Illustration #animals #Beto Val #collage #digital #nature #surreal July 28, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Beto Val, shared with permission Ecuadorian artist Beto Val alchemizes vintage illustrations into bizarre compositions that blend fruits with fowl and aquatic life with land animals. Using imagery available through the public domain, Val cuts and repositions fins, …

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A New Book Plunges into the Vast Diversity of the World’s Oceans Across 3,000 Years

 Art History Illustration Photography Science #books #coral #drawing #fish #installation #oceans July 28, 2022 Grace Ebert Carl Chun, Polypus levis, from Die Cephalopoden (1910–15), color lithograph, 35 × 25 centimeters. Image from the Biodiversity Heritage Library/Contributed by MBLWHOI Library, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Library, Massachusetts. All images © Phaidon, shared with …

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Enchanting Vignettes Illustrated by Melpomeni Chatzipanagiotou Nestle Inside Small Wood Cuts

 Illustration #acrylic #gouache #ink #landscapes #Melpomeni Chatzipanagiotou #nature #pen #wood July 27, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Melpomeni Chatzipanagiotou, shared with permission Encircled in roughly textured bark, thin woodcuts become canvases for the whimsical landscapes and scenes illustrated by Melpomeni Chatzipanagiotou. The Greek artist uses a combination of pen, ink, gouache, and acrylic …

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Figures and Events Are Transfixed by Time in Pep Carrió’s Extensive Daily Visual Diaries

 Art Illustration #drawing #illustration #pep carrio #sketchbooks July 21, 2022 Kate Mothes All images © Pep Carrió, shared with permission. Photographs by Antonio Fernández In 2007, Madrid-based artist and illustrator Pep Carrió’s expansive diary project began as a challenge with a simple premise: to draw something every day. No matter what materials were at …

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Simple Lines and Shapes Comprise the Lavish Yet Minimal Animal Drawings of Jochen Gerner

 Illustration #animals #birds #dogs #Jochen Gerner July 8, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Jochen Gerner, shared with permission Lines and basic shapes are the basis of Jochen Gerner’s distinct, almost paradoxical style that’s sometimes referred to as “abundant minimalism.” The French artist, who lives and works between Lorraine and Burgundy, draws birds and …

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Jewels Encrust Ornamental Insects in Sasha Vinogradova’s Digital Illustrations

 Illustration #digital #insects #jewelry #Sasha Vinogradova July 8, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Sasha Vinogradova, shared with permission Los Angeles-based artist Sasha Vinogradova merges her fascination with nature and ornate design in a series of jewel-coated specimens. Sculptural in form to evoke a brooch or other piece of wearable art, the digitally illustrated …

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Plants, Motifs, and Cultural Symbols Are Superimposed onto Digital Portraits by Sam Rodriguez

 Art Illustration #digital #portraits June 30, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Sam Rodriguez, shared with permission San Jose-based artist Sam Rodriguez might liken an abstract leaf sprouting from a young woman’s garment or a Pac-Man-esque rendering floating near a subject’s face to scenic elements. His portraits, which he’s been referring to as “cultural …

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An Exhibition Unearths Rare Production Drawings from the Futuristic Neo Tokyo of the Anime Classic ‘Akira’

 Animation History Illustration #anime #architecture #drawing #film #science fiction June 9, 2022 Grace Ebert Akira, cut #1, Final production background detail, Toshiharu Mizutani, poster color on paper, 93 x 53 centimeters. All photos from AKIRA (Movie), based on the graphic novel AKIRA by Katsuhiro Otomo. First published by Young Magazine, Kodansha Ltd. © MASH …

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Minimal Lines Contour the Expressive Women in Luciano Cian’s Bold Portraits

 Art Illustration #acrylic #digital #painting #portraits #posters and prints May 27, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Luciano Cian, shared with permission Rendered in sparse, sweeping lines and textured shapes, the women of Luciano Cian’s Tête portraits embody proximity and escape from formality. The digital series, short for tête-a-tête, is the latest in the …

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