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Jenni Desmond: delightful characters, striking atmospheres

Post by Heather Ryerson

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Jenni Desmond

Jenni Desmond

Jenni Desmond

Jenni Desmond

Jenni Desmond is a London-based illustrator who combines wet washed backgrounds with cut and collaged textures to create whimsical characters within evocative settings. Her technique has been used to great effect in her four published children’s books; two more—The Blue Whale and The First Slodge—are due out in spring 2015. In addition to books, Desmond’s work can be found on a range of textiles and stationary as well as adorning maps at the National Portrait Gallery.

Check out more work on Jenni Desmond’s website »

 

Posted by Heather Ryerson on 01/25/15 under artists
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Emma Rios

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Emma Rios is an Illustrator, art director and set designer based in London. She illustrates with pen and ink and also builds pictures, scenes and sets, using paper and a variety of props. Her clients include Liberty, Cosmopolitan and House of Fraser to name a few. I think the whimsical charm of Emma Rios work is very beautiful.

To see more visit her website  

Posted by Jessica Holden 

Posted by Jessica Holden on 01/24/15 under artists
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Pick of the Week for TOY 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 Paula Pang, our Pick of the Week for last week’s topic of ‘TOY’. 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:

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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!

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 01/22/15 under artists,weekly topics
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Comics Illustrator of the Week :: Francesco Francavilla

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Francesco Francavilla is an Italian comic-book artist who’s fame has skyrocketed the last 5 years. He’d been working in the independent comics scene since the mid-2000’s on projects like The Black Coat, and Sorrow. Francavilla’s first high-profile project came in 2008 when he collaborated with Matt Wagner on a new Zorro series for Dynamite Entertainment. From there he got to infuse his classic pulp style art on Marvel’s Black Panther, and Scott Snyder’s first Batman story arc in Detective Comics.

In 2012 Francavilla introduced his own noir vigilante, The Black Beetle, to the world in the pages of Dark Horse Presents. Since then, 2 volumes of the critically acclaimed series have been published(No Way Out, 2013 & Necrologue, 2014).

Most of Francesco Francavilla’s recent work has been focused on the mega-hit Afterlife with Archie, which gives readers a more mature, horror take on those classic Riverdale characters. He also continues to work on various personal, and professional illustration projects, including some exclusive movie posters for Mondo.

Francavilla is frequently updating his blog with new art, so if you like what you see click here for more!

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

Posted by Andy Yates on 01/22/15 under artists,comic,design,illustrationfriday,pen/brush and ink,weekly topics
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Dinara Mirtalipova

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The first time I came across Dinara Mirtalipova’s work, I spent a few days pouring over her website. Her command of patterns, her linework, the worlds she created in her paintings were so captivating, and I was instantly hooked. Her compositions are lush and whimsical. There is a beautiful tension in her pieces that is all at once energetic and quietly meditative.

In addition to children’s magazines such as Storytime and Girls’ World, Dinara’s work has appeared on sleeping bags and rugs for Land of Nod, her own line of dishtowels entitled Mirdinara Kitchen and a fabric collection for Windham Fabrics. She has also hand-painted beads, nesting dolls and clay eggs. Her work is inspired by folklore, fairytales, textiles, and songs her mother used to sing to her.

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Be sure to follow Dinara on Instagram where she shares process shots, projects and other little glimpses into her world. You can see the rest of her work on her website, too!

Written by Bryna Shields

Posted by Bryna Shields on 01/22/15 under artists,pattern,textiles
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TOY by Sophie Crichton

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Submitted by Sophie Crichton for the Illustration Friday topic of TOY.

Posted by Thomas James on 01/22/15 under artists,children's art,weekly topics
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TOY by Matthew Cleveland

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Submitted by Matthew Cleveland for the Illustration Friday topic of TOY.

Posted by Thomas James on 01/21/15 under artists,weekly topics
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Artist :: Jonathan Bartlett

Posted by Jeanine

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Jonathan Bartlett isn’t just an incredibly talented artist, he’s also a fantastic storyteller. His work has a nostalgic feel reminiscent of Norman Rockwell, but his subject matter is very contemporary and always delivered with a deeply thought-provoking point of view. This juxtaposition of golden-age type imagery and modern day content make his work truly special; It’s as moving & meaningful as it is beautiful, and really what great illustration is all about.

Jonathan’s worked with a long list and wide variety of clients across editorial, advertising & book markets. Most notably was his recent collaboration with Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply to illustrate a full-building exterior mural for their flagship store (shown above) as well as window displays and other assets to promote the brand. His work has been recognized by Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, and the Art Directors Club, among others.

It was hard to choose just a few pieces from his portfolio to share here, so definitely stop by Jonathan’s website to see more!

Posted by Jeanine Henderson on 01/20/15 under artists,Jeanine
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Editorial Submission :: Angela Rizza

Post by Natalie

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Angela Rizza is a freelance illustrator currently living and working in New York. She graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in 2011 with a BFA in Illustration. Since then she has been featured in a number of magazines and shows. Her work is a combination of traditional and digital media which is reminiscent of classical storybook illustration. Besides artwork, she enjoys traveling, birdwatching and crossfit. See more of Angela’s work on her website.

Posted by Natalie on 01/20/15 under artists,editorial submissions
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TOY by Jeremy Edelblut

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Submitted by Jeremy Edelblut for the Illustration Friday topic of TOY.

Posted by Thomas James on 01/18/15 under artists,weekly topics
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