Tag Archives for illustration
New art for the house.18. February 2014
A while back I did a post about the extremely talented Miss Lorraine Loots and today I’m posting about my very own piece that I bought. Lorraine hand delivered it over the weekend and I couldn’t be happier with it if I tried. It truly is such an amazing piece of art. This is the first miniature of hers in this series that I have seen up-close and the sheer size of it and the detail in the painting is mind blowing. I cannot believe that she gets so much detail into something so small – it’s crazy!
My new Lorraine is now sitting next to the the very very first piece of art we ever ever bought from Wolves, when we first started. It’s a very cool piece by Michael Linders, we call it giant face and I think these 2 next to each other are perfect.
Oh I love art so flipping much, cannot get enough of it. One day I think I may land up on an episode of Art Hoarders (not that such a show exists, but if it did, I would want to be on it).
Modern Hieroglyphics – Mike Giant17. February 2014
This is the work of Los Angeles based artist Mike Grant. This series is called Modern Hieroglyphics, all the illustrations are hand done and sold out, which is not cool, would of loved to get my hands on one. I think it’s so awesome how he’s signed each print with a signature and fingerprint. I found Mike via my friend Daniel Ting Chong, who by the way is another damn talented artist – check him out. These remind me a bit of the Russian Tattoo book I bought a while back…
- Los Angeles based Mike Giant has achieved fame as a graffiti artist, illustrator and tattooist. Black ink is Giant’s specialty and whether his medium is concrete, paper or skin, his signature style – inspired by Mexican folk art and Japanese illustration – is unmistakable. Mike Giant has worked in media covering, graffiti, design, fine art, photography and tattooing, making him one of the most celebrated and versatile artists of his generation. He has shown in galleries around the world.
I started to look at modern tattoo designs as well as corporate and band logos as “modern hieroglyphics”. I thought a lot about how the symbols of our time would be objectively translated by future generations. And instead of trying to explain it, I made drawings to codify the symbolic language of our time for future observers to translate for themselves. -Mike Giant
Judith van den Hoek09. January 2014
These illustrations are by Judith van den Hoek, she’s a fashion illustrator from the Netherlands and a blogger for the Dutch Vogue. If you want to see more of her cool illustrations all you have to do is click here. These are my favourites…
*I think her ‘back of head’ drawings are the best.
Ellen Surrey16. December 2013
Marija van Rensburg sent me a cool link to Ellen Surrey’s work, she has a cool sketchbook collection of characters that I really like, you can check out all her stuff here. Thanks Marija for thinking of me, you were right, I did like her stuff.
- Ellen is a Los Angeles based illustrator currently studying at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. She loves to create things that people of all ages can enjoy. After graduating, Ellen would like to write and illustrate children’s books and create her own line of greeting cards. When she isn’t making art Ellen enjoys watching old movies, finding treasures in thrift shops, and going on adventures to new places.
Amy Dover – illustration10. December 2013
Thanks Leigh face for pinning the double fox faces by Amy Dover this morning, I went to go check out the rest of her work – she’s really good. Her drawings are detailed and delicately intricate and her subject matter is right up my alley, a little dark and out of the ordinary.
-Amy Dover is a UK based and internationally recognised artist and illustrator. In her intricate, and beautifully executed graphite drawings she explores primal and human desires, complex narratives, and traditional tales. Through dark characters, melancholy tones and the anthropomorphization of animals, Dover invites the view to enter a world which challenges traditional perceptions, and nature becomes the central focus. Her influences come from growing up in a small village in the North of England, playing in the woods and reading folk tales. As well as a love of Victorian paintings, Natural History books and Nature itself.
Jack Teagle06. December 2013
Found this cool illustrator called Jack Teagleonline. He paints and draws and sketches and makes really cool, simple stuff. I like his crazy characters and his play on old comic book icons.
- Jack is an illustrator living in the UK. This is where Jack posts his work in progress, sketchbook drawings and photos - jackteagle.tumblr.com