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Artist :: Yan Nascimbene

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Artist :: Yan Nascimbene >> Illustration Friday

Artist :: Yan Nascimbene >> Illustration Friday

Artist :: Yan Nascimbene >> Illustration Friday

Artist :: Yan Nascimbene >> Illustration Friday

I am in awe of Yan Nascimbene’s breathtaking watercolors. Such a sense of stillness, light, and life.

Yan Nascimbene was raised in France and Italy. After working as a photographer in a Paris fashion studio, he studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York and at the University of California at Davis. He later spent many years living variously in California, France, and Italy. His illustrated edition of Marcel Proust’s Swann’s Way. Antibes, Clarievere et Autres Couleurs, his first book as author and illustrator, won the Graphic Award at the Bologna Book Fair in 1992. Yan illustrated Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities, PalomarThe Baron in the Trees and others. Nascimbene has illustrated over 50 books and 300 book covers. He passed away in Mexico on Feb 1st 2013.

Here is what he had to say about working with clients:

Rather than feeling limited by a client’s idea, I find that the challenge of expressing precisely his/her idea in my own aesthetical terms forces me to think harder, to search deeper and ultimately to create a much stronger and interesting image than if I had been given total freedom of style, format and subject-matter. I try to illustrate a literary piece between the lines, and I feel that an illustration must reflect at once the client’s idea and my identity.  First and foremost comes the need of the client, then my understanding of such a need and the elaboration of a concept.  This is the most taxing and important phase of the work, often the one that will require most time.  A thorough sketch (or sketches) will allow me to explain the concept to the client and structure the image (composition, balance, etc.) until his/her unequivocal satisfaction.  The final painting, although still an emotional and creative task, will rely at least as much on technique and my ability to translate our early discourse and sketches into a factual image, as it does on pure imagination.  In my case, it is usually a quicker stage, as all but a few challenges have already been resolved.

See more of his work on his portfolio site and his Behance.

Posted by Naomi Bardoff on 04/11/13 under artists,children's art,freelance,Naomi,pen/brush and ink
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Geometric Illustration :: Dadu Shin

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Artist :: Dadu Shin >> Illustration Friday

Artist :: Dadu Shin >> Illustration Friday

Artist :: Dadu Shin >> Illustration Friday

Artist :: Dadu Shin >> Illustration Friday

Dadu Shin was previously featured on Illustration Friday in an Artist’s Palette Entry and I was so enchanted by the muted colors and geometric shapes that I sought more of his work. Although his compositions are mostly comprised of triangles, circles, squares, and other simple forms, his pieces still look mystical and naturalistic. I’m also impressed with how populated the worlds depicted in these images seem, even when the compositions are sparse and minimalistic.

See more: Portfolio | Blog | Fashion Illustration Blog | Prints for Sale

Posted by Naomi Bardoff on 04/09/13 under artists,digital,freelance,Naomi
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Artist :: Teagan White

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Artist :: Teagan White >> Illustration Friday

Artist :: Teagan White >> Illustration Friday

Artist :: Teagan White >> Illustration Friday

Teagan White’s fantastic linework pulls together these gorgeously colored digital illustrations. In addition to the editorial style of work above, she also does children’s illustration and typographic illustration. See more of Teagan White’s work on her portfolio and blog!

Teagan White is a freelance designer & illustrator from Chicago, currently living and working in St Paul, Minnesota, where she recently earned her BFA in Illustration from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design. Her body of work encompasses intricate renderings of flora and fauna, playful depictions of cute anthropomorphic critters, illustrative typography, and everything in between. The subtleties of nature and reciprocal relationships between organisms are her primary inspirations, and her work typically incorporates flat, limited color, decorative arrangements of organic forms, and obsessive detail.

Her clients have included Nike, Wired Magazine, Anthropologie, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Target, and many small businesses, independent musicians, and individuals.

Posted by Naomi Bardoff on 04/04/13 under artists,freelance,Naomi
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Artist :: Yasmeen Ismail

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Artist :: Yasmeen Ismail >> Illustration Friday

Artist :: Yasmeen Ismail >> Illustration Friday

Artist :: Yasmeen Ismail >> Illustration Friday

Yasmeen Ismail is an award-winning, London based illustrator and animator, who has worked on a wide range of projects, but with a particular emphasis on children’s illustration and character design. She has a love of inks, paints and watercolours, and is interested in paper craft, design, typography and collage. Yasmeen is a versatile illustrator with a great eye for colour, detail and composition.
Since graduating from art school in Dublin in 2002 she has worked closely with a range of clients including advertisers and directors, and has fulfilled the role of producer and director on many projects.

See more of her work on her portfolio and blog!

Posted by Naomi Bardoff on 04/02/13 under artists,freelance,Naomi
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Artist :: Tatsuro Kiuchi

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Artist :: Tatsuro Kiuchi >> Illustration Friday

Artist :: Tatsuro Kiuchi >> Illustration Friday

Artist :: Tatsuro Kiuchi >> Illustration Friday

Artist :: Tatsuro Kiuchi >> Illustration Friday

I’ve fallen so hard for Tatsuro Kiuchi’s illustration work that it was so hard to pick just a few pieces to share with you! You simply must visit his portfolio website right now and take a gander at the rest of his work. His use of texture and negative space just fills his works with depth and light.

Tatsuro Kiuchi was born in Tokyo, Japan. After studying biology at the International Christian University in Tokyo, he made the switch to an art career after graduating with distinction from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Tatsuro began illustrating children’s books with several publishers in the US and Japan, eventually branching out into editorial work for magazines, book jacket illustrations and advertising commissions.

Posted by Naomi Bardoff on 03/28/13 under artists,Naomi,silkscreen
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Artist :: Heather Ross

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Artist :: Heather Ross << Illustration Friday

Artist :: Heather Ross << Illustration Friday

Artist :: Heather Ross << Illustration Friday

Artist :: Heather Ross << Illustration Friday

Heather Ross is a talented illustrator and textile designer. Her quirky linework, ingenious use of negative space, and clever perspective create images that are at once charming, traditional, and fresh and dynamic. And those colors! Swoon.

Check out more of Heather Ross’s work on her website, blog, and on her online store.

Posted by Naomi Bardoff on 03/25/13 under artists,freelance,Naomi,pattern
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Artist :: Riikka Sormunen

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Riikka Sormunen

Riikka Sormunen

Riikka Sormunen

Artist :: Riikka Sormunen << Illustration Friday

Riikka Sormunen is a Finnish illustrator who draws luxurious figures, brilliant patterning and ornament, and swirling perspectives. Delicious!

More of Rikka’s gorgeous work: Portfolio

Posted by Naomi Bardoff on 03/20/13 under artists,freelance,Naomi
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Artist :: Rachel Bone

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Rachel Bone

Rachel Bone

Rachel Bone

Rachel Bone’s gouache and ink paintings are inspired by Scandinavian folk art and design as well as children’s book illustration and choose-your-own-adventure novels. In her paintings, she seeks to mix a lighthearted sense of humor with an admiration for pattern and line, with subjects ranging from the beauty of animals to the challenges faced by women in the modern business world.

My favorite part of Rachel’s work is how the richness of the patterning combines with the sparseness of the composition. Her pieces are composed of flat colors and patterns, but have a visual depth that’s irresistible.

More of Rachel’s work: Portfolio

Posted by Naomi Bardoff on 03/18/13 under artists,freelance,Naomi
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Artist :: Kali Ciesemier

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Kali Ciesemier

Kali Ciesemier

 

Kali Ciesemier

I love Kali Ciesemier’s colors most of all, but everything about her illustration is stunning. The light, the poses, the whimsical subject matter. Her pieces make me feel like I’m in a sunny, whirlwind fairytale, even when they illustrate everyday or conceptual topics.

Kali Ciesemier is a freelance illustrator and adjunct faculty in the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) Illustration department. She has illustrated for such clients as The New Yorker, The New York Times, Harper Collins, Amtrak, United Way, LA Times, and the Boston Globe, and previously worked as a concept artist for Big Huge Games.

See more of her elegant and colorful work: Portfolio | Blog

 

Posted by Naomi Bardoff on 03/15/13 under artists,digital,freelance,Naomi
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