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WIGGLE by Jane T

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Submitted by Jane T for the Illustration Friday topic WIGGLE.

Posted by Thomas James on 05/04/15 under artists,weekly topics
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Pick of the Week for TENSE and This Week’s Topic

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Happy Illustration Friday!

We’re excited to announce this week’s topic, but first please enjoy the illustration above by Paula Pang, our Pick of the Week for last week’s topic of TENSE. Thanks to everyone else for participating. We hope it was inspiring!

You can also see a gallery of all the other entries here.

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

WIGGLE

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!

Also be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter and subscribe to our weekly email newsletter to keep up with our exciting community updates!

HAPPY ILLUSTRATING!

Posted by Thomas James on 05/01/15 under artists,weekly topics
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Comics Illustrator of the Week :: Stacey Lee

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I’m having trouble finding background information on Stacey Lee, so I’m mainly going to be sharing links to her social media presence. She’s new to me, but I think her work on the new Marvel series Silk is exceptional, so I thought I’d share some of her work here. Lee is from Boston, currently lives in New York, and specializes in graphic design and illustration. I hope her run on Silk is a long and memorable one; she’s doing great things with that character!

Stacey Lee’s website.

Her art blog and twitter.

For more comics related art, you can follow me on my website comicstavern.com – Andy Yates

Posted by Andy Yates on 04/30/15 under artists,comic,cover,design,illustrationfriday,pen/brush and ink,weekly topics
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TENSE by Blule

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Submitted by Blule for the Illustration Friday topic TENSE.

Posted by Thomas James on 04/30/15 under artists,weekly topics
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Aitch

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Aitch is a Romanian illustrator whose work often features botanicals and animals. She finds inspiration in travels, folklore and childhood memories. Her intricate patterns are mesmerizing and keep the viewer exploring. Her work has appeared as wallpaper, playing cards, packaging, ceramics and window decorations, adding her own playful and sophisticated voice to items we often overlook.

One of the other things that sets her work apart is that she uses patterns in unusual contexts, as evidenced in her figurative/portrait pieces, where patterns appear on the skin of her characters.Lo-Aitch-08
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You can connect with Aitch via Behance or Facebook!

Written by Bryna Shields.

Posted by Bryna Shields on 04/29/15 under pattern
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Pick of the Week for WINDOW and This Week’s Topic

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Happy Illustration Friday!

We’re excited to announce this week’s topic, but first please enjoy the illustration above by Gayle Kayaker, our Pick of the Week for last week’s topic of WINDOW. Thanks to everyone else for participating. We hope it was inspiring!

You can also see a gallery of all the other entries here.

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

TENSE

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!

Also be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter and subscribe to our weekly email newsletter to keep up with our exciting community updates!

HAPPY ILLUSTRATING!

Posted by Thomas James on 04/27/15 under artists,weekly topics
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Su Blackwell

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Su Blackwell is an artist who works mainly in paper, she has illustrated books such as “The Fairytale Princess” by Wendy Jones, designed art fabric for Liberty London and contributed to columns in magazines such as Harpers Bazaar. Alongside art direction and theatre set design. Inspired by fairytales her work has a beautiful romance to it, that is just beautiful to look at. The designs look so delicate and interesting.

Too see more of Su Blackwell’s work visit her website  and blog

posted by Jessica Holden 

Posted by Jessica Holden on 04/27/15 under artists
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Comics Illustrator of the Week :: George Bletsis

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George Bletsis provided this week’s stunning Adventure Time cover, so he gets Comics Illustrator of the Week honors! Bletsis brings his carefully constructed drawings to life with rich, bold colors and seems to have a real knack for field of depth & space in his work. Working and living in Southern England as a freelance illustrator for print media and as an artist for the film/video game industry, Bletsis has collected quite an impressive list of clients thus far including Jamie Oliver, BBC, Penguin, and The Royal Academy of Dance, to name a few.

You can find more art by George Bletsis, including some pages of his own comic strip, on his blog here.

For more comics related art, you can follow me on my website comicstavern.com – Andy Yates

Posted by Andy Yates on 04/23/15 under artists,cartoon,comic,cover,design,digital,illustrationfriday,pen/brush and ink,weekly topics
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Increase Your Illustration Income with Tostadora

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Posted by Thomas James on 04/23/15 under business
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Livy Long

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Livy Long is an illustrator at Hallmark Cards. Her work fuses handmade elements with a refined & clean design approach. The subject matters of her work ranges from animals and characters to hand lettered quotes and botanical details. Her use of limited, but bright color palettes add to her unique style.
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Connect with Livy on Instagram or Tumblr.

Post written by Bryna Shields.

Posted by Bryna Shields on 04/23/15 under pattern
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