Peter Donnelly is an Irish illustrator who lives and works in Dublin. Strongly influenced by 1950′s modern design, his work is inventive, bright and cheerful. Frequently his images feature lively scenes, with each one bustling with interesting characters and lively action. There’s a great harmony to his compositions and I love the vibrant energy in his work.
I don’t know anyone who quite makes art like Miroco Machiko. An artist and illustrator from Osaka, Japan, Machiko work is raw and expressive. I really love it. There’s a real purity in the way that she creates images and the work feels kind of primitive but in the best possible way.
Over the last few months Astrid Yskout has been adding a steady collection of new work to her site and I’ve really been enjoying it. Living and working as a freelance illustrator in Belgium, Astrid has been creating illustrations for a selection of interesting projects for a while.
Take for example the picture above, it’s called ‘The Wardrobe of Fantasy’ and it was made for elmonstruodecoloresnotieneboca; a project that aims to illustrate the dreams of children from all over the world. The dream was dreamt by Adriana, a 9 year old from Spain: “One day I got inside the wardrobe and there was ice and it snowed, and I was the queen there.” she says. It’s a pretty great concepts and a really cool illustration.
I came across the illustrations of Tadahiro Uesugi completely by chance and they immediately caught my eye. I poured through his work, delved into the depths of Tumblr, tryig to find as much of as I could. That’s because Tadahiro creates fantastic pieces which envelope these tall, beautiful women in lush, near-overwhelming environments. These world’s that he creates are filled with nuance and detail and most of the people residing in them are a footnote to the overall work.
Midwest illustrator and longtime friend of the site Andy J. Miller recently updated his website with some beautiful new work, like what you see below. What I love about Andy’s work is the fluidity and playfulness of it all, and the bright colors and interesting patterns he creates.