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Oliver Towne is the alter-ego of illustrator Michael Mullan, an artist based out of rural Vermont. His work is textural, colorful & bold, and both distinct portfolios of this talented artist are equally impressive. I chose to share some of Oliver’s beautiful & inspiring sketchbook pages today—amazing stuff!
He’s worked with editorial, advertising & book publishing clients as well as licensed his work for wall art and products. Clients including Hallmark, Target, Trader Joe’s, HomeGoods, Bloomingdale’s, Kohl’s, Family Circle, Christianity Today, Diabetic Living and many more.
DKNG are probably one of my favorite studios out there. They make incredible work, and design geeks like me will spend hours browsing their breakdown videos. Their work is done through a combination of Illustrator, Photoshop and hand drawn techniques. Sometimes they silkscreen. Often they sell limited edition runs of their posters, but you gotta grab ‘em quick because they sell out fast.
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Sam Pash was born in Auckland, New Zealand, and grew up in Western Australia. He currently lives with his wife in south London, where he works as a freelance illustrator. Sam uses traditional and digital methods in his work, and specializes in highly detailed ink and brush illustrations, colored digitally or with watercolor or gouache.
See more of Sam’s work on his website.
Posted by Jeanine
I love Julia Bereciartu’s lovely watercolor girls, each with distinct personality and charm. Julia is from Spain, where she lives and works as a freelance illustrator. She’s worked for a wide range of clients all over the world, including American Girl, Nickelodeon, Simon & Schuster, Today’s Parent Magazine, Moo.com, Lürzer’s Archive, and many more.
Animator Lindsey Olivares is illustrating her life with animated gifs, loving character designs, and some pretty fantastic caricatures. I met her recently at the CTN Animation Expo where she was drawing portrait. I especially like how she handled my hairline below. See more of her work HERE.
I don’t know how long this offer lasts, but Ellen Lupton (a curator of contemporary design at Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City and the director of the Graphic Design MFA program at Maryland Institute College of Art) is teaching a FREE typography class on Skillshare. Even if you can’t start the self-paced online class today, enrolling now gives you lifetime access. So, it’s a pretty great deal. Follow THIS LINK to check it out.
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UK illustrator Tracey English started out as a textile designer and silk painter and then progressed into illustration work. She has illustrated greeting cards, educational books and children’s books. Her style has developed by combining hand drawn elements with collage, texture and digital work. Recently, she has been creating colorful collage images with tissue paper.
See more work of Tracey’s work on her website.
Daniel Danger makes incredible illustrations that remind me of a crisp October night, just after Halloween. His site identifies him as “ The son of a middle school art teacher married to a professional potter, Daniel was never going to be a mathematician or claims adjuster for a top rated insurance agency.” And he’s from Boston! My city!
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Brooke Albrecht is a freelance illustrator and designer based in Columbus, Ohio who clearly loves observing life with a quirky eye and a smile.
See more of Brooke’s work on her blog.
I got a kick out of these monsters painted by Nate Wragg. He’s a dynamic illustrator that is featured in Gallery Nucleus and hangs out on the internet as a professor at CGMA. Check out his work: Nucleus | Blogspot