Elise Gravel :: author and illustrator

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Elise lives in Montreal and draws lots and  LOTS of wonderful monster characters – but the illustrations I love best are her children and animals…





Take a look at her website

Posted by Alice Palace on 02/04/15 under Alice,art for sale,artists,books,freelance
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Editorial Submission :: Ana Rudak

Post by Natalie

Ana Rudak is an illustrator based in Poland. Her work is influenced by daily life, emotions, and most of all the sea. She hopes to publish her first illustrated book this year. In addition, she has developed a beautiful line of textiles featuring her sea-inspired designs. See more of Ana’s work on her website.


Posted by Natalie on 02/03/15 under artists,editorial submissions
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Stunning book covers by artist Iacopo Bruno

Post by Jeanine




Beautiful drawings, stellar storytelling, and gorgeous typography are among the many skills and expertise of Italian illustrator, Iacopo Bruno. They are also the key components of truly successful book covers, so it’s no surprise that Iacopo’s portfolio is jam-packed with delightful covers and his client list inclusive of many major publishers.

His style varies just enough to adapt to an impressive range of audience and subject matter. Sometimes his covers feature delicate hand lettering, vivid silhouettes, lively characters, or a touch of vintage or steampunk details—and often a combination of these elements. But the end result is always an inviting cover, drawing any reader into the world that lies within.

Iacopo founded DOT, a graphic design studio based in Milan that specializes in editorial and book design, illustration, and typography for a range of client markets. He’s created over 300 book covers, always bringing enthusiasm to each new project.

More of his work can be seen here: studio site | cover blog |sketch blog 

Posted by Jeanine Henderson on 02/03/15 under artists,books,design,Jeanine,Lettering,typography
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Creative Pep Talk Podcast – Episode 23

Creative Pep Talk

A podcast of quick casual thoughts on finding your thing in the design and illustration world by illustrator and designer Andy J. Miller.

One of the worst feelings for a commercial artist is to put work out there that no one seems to care about. In this episode we will talk about how to find the cross section between the work you do best and the highest demand in the market place.

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Andy J. Miller’s Website


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Posted by Andy J. Miller on 02/02/15 under Don'tMiss,Featured,Podcast
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How to Be More Creative Every Day


As inspired and creatively enthusiastic as we are, there are times when we can’t be as fully creative as we want to be. Whether you’re a creative pro taking a break after long hours at the drawing board or you’ve got to take time away from your creative life because of school, these things happen and we have to prioritize them over our creativity.

However, have you found when the pencils, paint brushes, graphics tablet or camera are put down, we don’t quite know what to do with ourselves? We’re creatively restless and eager to do anything but relax or what we’re supposed to. So to soothe your creative side while taking a break or trying to focus on other life “to-do’s”, here are a few small ways you can be creative everyday:

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Posted by Kate Leonard on 02/01/15 under artists
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Pick of the Week for PASSION and This Week’s Topic


Happy Friday!

We’re excited to announce this week’s topic, but first please enjoy the illustration above by Anna Marie Farmer, our Pick of the Week for last week’s topic of PASSION. 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:


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!


Posted by Thomas James on 01/30/15 under artists,weekly topics
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Creative Pep Talk Podcast – Episode 22

Creative Pep Talk

A podcast of quick casual thoughts on finding your thing in the design and illustration world by illustrator and designer Andy J. Miller.

022 – 10 Ways to Grow Your Commercial Art Practice

Let’s be honest, who doesn’t want bigger and better work? Or just more work? Or to make more money doing what you love? Here are some real ways that I’ve been able to successfully grow my art practice.

Listen to more episodes:


Andy J. Miller’s Website


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Posted by Andy J. Miller on 01/29/15 under Don'tMiss,Podcast
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Sonia Kretschmar’s Old Modern Styling


Sonia is a Melbourne based illustrator whose work features on book covers, editorial and now homewares. Sonia works in traditional and digital media and is also an animator, her sense of colour and pattern, juxtaposed with the characters in her work that seem to come from another time, makes her work unique. She also loves sloths!

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Posted by Andrea Innocent on 01/29/15 under Don'tMiss,New Illustration
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Hand lettering Artist :: Linzie Hunter

Posted by Jeanine




UK based artist Linzie Hunter’s typographic illustrations are so fun to look at! Her bright and playful work often has a vintage flair, and she mixes unique type styles with color and pattern to create whimsical pieces from often complicated, text-heavy content.

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Posted by Jeanine Henderson on 01/28/15 under artists,Jeanine,Lettering,typography
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