I started this illustration with a light watercolor base and continued adding values using Prismacolor Soft Core pencils. I don't have much to say today. Except for the fact that I got home from work extremely tired and, though I would really like to continue with my painting of a cracker assortment, I have to cook some chicken and possibly squeeze in a short workout. Not having time to draw and paint really gets me down sometimes. :(
Today I came across the work of this amazing ink/watercolor artist named Peter Sheeler. I highly recommend watching his process and work through his YouTube channel (you can get there by clicking on his name above). Lately I have been working on improving my own artistic skills and trying to find my own style. To do this, I am drawing everyday and trying to pinpoint what it is that catches my attention about the work and process of other artists. As much as I admire people that produce super realistic/hyperrealistic work, there's something about art that is slightly sketchy and raw that I really love. There is a lot of personality in Sheeler's work.
Ohara Hale is a multitalented artist with a very fun, whimsical style. Her work includes fine art, illustration, animation, and graphic design. I love the way she is able to integrate illustrations into logos!
Check out more of her stuff at http://cargocollective.com/hale and visit her tumblr site at http://oharahale.tumblr.com/.
Amy van Luijk is an illustrator and textile/stationary designer who currently lives in Berlin.
To view more of her wonderful work, visit her site at: http://www.amyvanluijk.com/
Visit the artist's website at: http://www.mathiole.com/
Miki Sato is a Toronto based illustrator that creates layered, three-dimensional illustrations using pieces of textiles. I find her work unique and extremely inspirational.
To view more of the artist's incredible work, visit: http://www.mikisatoillustration.com/
Bessermachen put together two of my favorite things in the world (pin-up art and chocolate), when they created these lovely
tin boxes for Chocolates with Attitude. To create their pin-up girl illustrations, they kept as faithful as possible to the way it was done in the 50´s, by first photographing a model and then painting over the picture to recreate the desired effect.
They decided to give each type of chocolate an ¨archetype¨, represented by the image of a specific girl and general design.
I think the idea and the execution is amazing!
Here's some absolutely amazing work by Eleanor Grosch, a Graphic Designer/Illustrator from Philadelphia. To view more of her
work, visit: www.justeleanor.com
Dmitriy Ligay is an illustrator and painter from Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Found his work in a downloadable version on Moloko magazine and found it absolutely amazing.
Joël Penkman is a freelance graphic designer that studied Fine Arts at Canterbury University, New Zealand. He is truly an inspiration for both designers and artists (and people who want to do both like me!). Check out his work at http://www.joelpenkman.com/
I first came across the print work created for their yearly festival and loved it SO much that I had to visit their site. It is just as great. The look & feel of everything is too fabulous not to include on my blog.
LUCKYRICE is a media and marketing company located in Manhattan that loves Asian-style cuisine and culture so much, that they work with hundreds of chefs/restaurants and corporate/culinary partners to bring Asian culinary culture to consumers in North America. The company organizes an annual week of festivities called the LUCKYRICE Festival.
For more about the company & festival, visit www.luckyrice.com
Wow! Wow!! Wow!!!
Came across work from this Ukrainian illustrator today and was completely mesmerized by it.
Came across this illustrator´s site today, and all I can say is... wow. The style, the colors... I loved every piece I saw. Go check it out for yourself, cus it´s all freagin´ fantastic (his site address is down below).
See what I am up to on: