Digital :: Matt Andrews

by Wendy

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Matt Andrews is a digital illustrator, who is a graduate of Winthrop University. He currently resides in South Carolina. To see more of his stunning landscapes as well as concept work, check him out in the following locations online:

Tumblr | Twitter | Portfolio | Behance

Posted by Wendy Schiller on 03/25/14 under artists
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Editorial Submission :: Paul Rooms

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Editorial Submission :: Paul Rooms

Editorial Submission :: Paul Rooms

Editorial Submission :: Paul Rooms

Paul Rooms is an American painter living in New York. Watercolors are his medium, the “inner child” his inspiration.

Paul is influenced by the painting traditions and traveling nature of his ancestral countries—from the Flemish a surrealistic eye, from the Italian color and construction.

Paul has no formal education in art, which he credits for the development of his personal style. He’s had several solo exhibitions and sold his work to collectors from the world over.

You can see more of Paul Rooms’ work on his website.

Posted by James on 03/24/14 under editorial submissions
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Illustrator Claire Shorrock

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YOGAClaire Shorrock is a freelance illustrator based in Bristol, UK. She works with a variety of media including gouache, acrylic, and colored pencils and then compiles her images digitally. She is a member of the Drawn in Bristol collective and is currently working on her first children’s picture book.

See more of Claire’s work on her website.

Posted by Natalie on 03/18/14 under artists,editorial submissions
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Contest winners!

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Hi everyone!

I am pleased to announce, if a little late, the winners for both the book and the Jet Pens contests! We had so many great entries, just take a look at the archives to see all the incredible art.

If you are listed as a winner, below, please contact me with your name, address, phone, and email and I’ll get you set up with your prizes! (my email is listed on the left of my website here)

Topic: SPACE

The winner gets to pick three books, and the runner up gets one, from the good people at They Draw and Cook!

Winner: Jessica Grundy

Runner up and pick of the week: Camille Medina

 

Topic: VOICE

These two winners will each get some great prizes from our friend at JetPens!

Winner: John Steven Gurney

 

 

Runner up, Pick of the Week: Greg Newbold

Posted by Thomas James on 03/13/14 under artists,contests/projects
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Editorial Submission :: Kristy Lankford

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Editorial Submission :: Kristy Lankford

Editorial Submission :: Kristy Lankford

Editorial Submission :: Kristy Lankford

Editorial Submission :: Kristy Lankford

Editorial Submission :: Kristy Lankford

Washington D.C.-based illustrator and art teacher Kristy Lankford paints in watercolor, acrylic, gouache and digitally. Her work can be found in children’s illustrations, surface designs, still life paintings, and much more.

Kristy studied studio art and illustration first at Boston College and later earned her M.F.A. from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

You can see more of Kristy’s work on her website.

Posted by James on 03/11/14 under editorial submissions
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Pick of the Week for Voice and This Week’s Topic!

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Happy Friday!

We’re excited to announce this week’s topic, but first please enjoy the illustration above by Greg Newbold, our Pick of the Week for last week’s topic of ‘VOICE’. You can also see a gallery of all the other inspiring entries here.

And of course, you can now participate in this week’s topic:

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Here’s how:

Step 1: Illustrate your interpretation of the current week’s topic (always viewable on the homepage).

Step 2: Post your image onto your blog / flickr / facebook, etc.

Step 3: Come back to Illustration Friday and submit your illustration (see big “Submit your illustration” button on the homepage).

Step 4: Your illustration will then be added to the participant gallery where it will be viewable along with everyone else’s from the IF community!

HAPPY ILLUSTRATING!

Posted by Thomas James on 03/07/14 under weekly topics
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Editorial Submission :: Petra Hämmerleinova

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Freelance illustrator Petra Hämmerleinova was born in Prague and lived in Munich, where she graduated in fashion and graphic design in 1997.  After several years of working as an in-house designer, she decided to do what she loves most and started her career as an illustrator.  Petra’s style is a mix of hand-drawn characters, patterns, and lettering in pencil, watercolor, and ink. She combines all of these elements digitally to create beautifully detailed scenes and patterns populated by cute and quirky characters. Petra currently lives in Bavaria/Germany.

See more of Petra’s work on her website.

Posted by Natalie on 03/04/14 under artists,editorial submissions
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Pick of the Week for SPACE and This Week’s Topic!

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Happy Friday!

We’re excited to announce this week’s topic, but first please enjoy the illustration above by Camille Medina, our Pick of the Week for last week’s topic of ‘SPACE’. You can also see a gallery of all the other inspiring entries here.

And of course, you can now participate in this week’s topic:

VOICE

Here’s how:

Step 1: Illustrate your interpretation of the current week’s topic (always viewable on the homepage).

Step 2: Post your image onto your blog / flickr / facebook, etc.

Step 3: Come back to Illustration Friday and submit your illustration (see big “Submit your illustration” button on the homepage).

Step 4: Your illustration will then be added to the participant gallery where it will be viewable along with everyone else’s from the IF community!

HAPPY ILLUSTRATING!

Posted by Thomas James on 02/28/14 under artists,weekly topics
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4 Elements of an Ethical Art Competition

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Art Competitions can be a great way to challenge yourself and show your work to a wider, more relevant audience.

However, there is a difference between fair and unfair competitions, and sometimes even reputable organizations can miss the mark.  That’s why it’s important to evaluate each one on its own terms to ensure that your rights are protected and that you understand what is expected of both you and the contest holder.  Be sure to examine the terms of the competition closely and avoid any contests that potentially compromise your rights as an artist.

To help you determine whether a particular contest is worth your time and money, here are 4 elements to look for in an ethical art competition:

1.  Clearly Defined Terms

All contest holders should define all details of the competition in the call for entries, such as the rules, entry fees, list of judges, judging criteria, and intended usage of the artwork.

2.  Statement of Artist’s Rights

In a fair competition, the artist should retain all ownership and rights to the art, and the contest holder may only use or publish the image as defined in the call for entries.

3.  Fair Award Value

All winners should receive an award that is compatible with fair market conditions in exchange for any rights that are transferred to the contest holder.

4.  Insured Artwork

The condition of original artwork should be protected and insured by the contest holder against until it is returned to the artist.

Because every competition is different, you’ll need to decide for yourself which ones are right for you.  Hopefully, these 4 key factors will help you to separate the fair from the unfair and protect yourself from unethical practices.

How do you choose which contests to enter?  Please share your thoughts in the comments section.

Posted by Thomas James on 02/26/14 under artists,contests/projects
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This Week’s GIVEAWAY: 3 Books from They Draw and Cook

Hellooooooo Illustration Friday artists!

Thanks to your sharing, we have a new giveaway this week. And again, we’re on the hunt for more sponsors, so the more you share, the more giveaways we can get for you.

The good people at Studio SSS have donated two great prizes this week. The winner will get to pick 3 of Studio SSS’s book series, and the runner up will get to pick 1.

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You can see all the books in the They Draw and Cook shop.

How to Enter

Just leave a comment on this post by next Friday, February 28th telling us that you want to be entered. You don’t even have to submit an illustration to the weekly topic to win! It’s that easy! We will pick one grand prize winner at random from the comments, and one runner up will get the single book pick.

How to Help IF Get More Giveaways

SHARE the heck out of this to let companies know that you’re excited about it and you want this to happen all the time! Share everywhere you can, and tag them so they know. Here are a few specific ways to do that.

Thanks again to Studio SSS for their generous sponsorship of this exciting giveaway.

HAPPY ILLUSTRATING!

Posted by Thomas James on 02/21/14 under contests/projects,giveaway
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