‘The Mega Behive’ – A Short Comic by Carolyn Alexander

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I like Carolyn Alexander. She’s got a great style and a wonderful sense of humor. A graduate of the Glasgow School of Art; Carolyn studied Visual Communication where she says she specialized in “illustration and smoking”.

The image above is the first page of a two page comic called The Mega Behive. Inspired by an article in a fashion magazine, Carolyne’s black and white images are beautiful and I just love the story.

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According to her bio – after graduation – Carolyn decided to run off and live up a mountain in France for five years. While there she became proficient in “speaking terrible French, shrugging her shoulders and the eating of cheese”. She has recently returned to civilization where she spends her days drawing haughty ladies. You can see more of her drawings and comics on her website here.

Philip Kennedy

June 6, 2014 / By

A New Sketch Everyday from Pascal Campion

Pascal Campion

Pascal Campion is a French-American illustrator and animator living in San Francisco. Since 2006 he’s been creating a sketch a day, everyday Monday through Friday. It’s an impressive undertaking and the quality of these “sketches” is really quite something. Pascal is a master of capturing light and movement and every one of his images tells a story. Inspired by life experiences and moments from his day, his work is beautifully rendered and a story unto itself.

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Philip Kennedy

June 4, 2014 / By

Mike Ellis Illustrates Tiny Rooms in a Tiny House

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This is a great little project from Canadian illustrator Mike Ellis. Entitled Room For Rent, the work was part of an experimental installation show in Toronto and consists of a large three-dimensional miniature house filled with illustrated bedrooms. The house allows viewers to peer inside and scoop out the rooms. According to Mike, the piece uses multicolored LEDs which make the illustrations “come to life” – exposing things that may not be seen under normal circumstances.

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Philip Kennedy

June 2, 2014 / By

Bold, Brash and Brilliantly Fun Floral Prints by Elena Boils

Elena Boils

I think I’ve mentioned on here before about how much I like when somebody takes something pretty old and traditional and puts a fresh spin on it. That’s why I love these floral still lives by the Mexican-born and London-based illustrator Elena Boils. Passionate about nature, Elena’s illustrations are a mixture of digital and hand crafted work. The combination works really well; mixing bold splashes of solid colour with occasional subtle textures and patterns. I love them!

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Philip Kennedy

May 20, 2014 / By

‘My Famicase Exhibition’ Turns Video Games into Art for its Tenth Year

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It’s that time of year when Tokyo based game culture shop METEOR hosts their annual My Famiscase Exhibition, an art show unlike any other, featuring custom Nintendo Entertainment System cartridge designs. Entrants not only design original artwork, but also the creative concept behind the imagined video game. This year’s show marks the exhibitions 10th year and features talent from across the globe. It’s an interesting mishmash of video game culture and design with a unique twist on the traditional gallery experience.

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Nick Partyka

May 14, 2014 / By

Adorable Illustrations from Japanese Illustrator Kanae Sato

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Kanae Sato is a Tokyo-based illustrator whose portfolio is filled with hundreds of adorable illustrations. Made with bold and bright colors, her work is so perfectly simple that I can’t help but love it! Her images often feature concerned children and some fantastically quirky creatures. There’s a real playfulness to what she does that and the childlike innocence of her work is just fantastic.

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Philip Kennedy

May 12, 2014 / By

Portfolio Update: Justin Renteria

Illustrator and mixed media artist Justin Renteria is phenomenal talent who brings a ton of detail into his work. I love the color that he brings to each piece, using vibrant blues, pinks, and yellows, which contrast nicely with the heavy blacks he uses to give definition to many of his pieces. The collage nature of his work is also extremely well integrated, the tiger piece with the weapons as stripes is a real standout.

Justin Renteria Illustrations

Justin Renteria Illustrations

Justin Renteria Illustrations

Justin Renteria Illustrations

Bobby Solomon

May 9, 2014 / By

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