Archive for the ‘celebrate’ Category
Here’s some things we (Editors -at- illustrationfriday.com) have been told about recently and enjoyed:
- Polish up your Spanish and check out Anika Burton’s free-form sketch blog.
- Fancypantsrodgers.co.uk has a clever picture-framed portfolio design, as well as some greeting cards you might like.
- Erin Green is just finishing up her ultra-cute kid’s book, Usyou, with nifty found-object photographic illustrations, and has added a downloadable PDF of the whole thing!
- Eva-Lena Rehnmark is giving away a georgeous painting in a georgeous gesture in support of giving and the 29-day Giving Challenge.
- Dan Swartz is a vector expert with an impressive gallery.
A reminder: If you’re interested in joining the ad rotation over there on the right, we’ll need a “skyscraper” image 160 pixels wide by 600 pixels high. Then we can feature your work (at our entire discretion) occasionally/sporadically in the ad space. (See Brianna‘s original idea in this post for more information.)
Susan Schwake is another veteran IF’er in the news of late: The City of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Cultural Commission‘s very-cool Overnight Art program chose her as one of the artists for this summer’s public installations. Susan’s Dialog is a BIG window banner that makes finding a spot in the Portsmouth parking garage a little more fun:
Susan’s official unveiling for Dialog is at the Hanover Street Parking Garage in Portsmouth, Wednesday, May 21 at 10:00 AM EST. New England IF’ers could stop in for the event, then do a tour of the other 5 Overnight Art displays; the installations dot Portsmouth, Stratham, Rye, and Rochester, NH (PDF).
Long-time IF’er flossy-p, whose drawings have graced our weekly topics since 2005, was selected for Curvy 5, Australia’s YEN magazine‘s annual collection featuring “100 of the most exciting female graphic artists and illustrators in the world.”
Congratulations, Sarah! Check out flossy-p’s blog for more details and viewsâ?¦
free comic book day is the first saturday in may! every year, comic book stores across north america give away a selection of free comics to lure naive readers into a downward spiral of myopia and geekdom. find a comic shop near you for your free taste.
new yorkers do have all the fun. the illustration conference, ICON, comes to new york city July 2nd – July 5th. it starts with a sketch crawl and ends with a big party. i mention it now because there are discounts for early registrations.
the icon poster above was drawn by edel rodriguez.
Here’s another fantastic art project: “The Campaign for Drawing‘s aim is simple: to encourage everyone to draw. Its annual showpiece, The Big Draw, proves that drawing can be a public activity as well as a private passion.” The ninth Big Draw will run throughout October 2008 but I mention it now so that you have plenty of time to register.
This Campaign for Drawing illustration is by Quentin Blake.
The Portrait Party is one year old today! To celebrate, everyone gets a birthday card and a few of you get presents!
P.s., The birthday illustration above was drawn by Christine Castro.
Poketo will celebrate the launch of its new space with â??First Editions,â? a show featuring limited edition letterpress and giclee prints by 25 international artists. Attendance is open to the public but they ask that you please r.s.v.p.
Each of the portraits above was drawn by Christine Castro in just two minutes!
My friend, Connie, alerted me to a fantastic art project: the SketchCrawl. In short, it is a world-wide drawing marathon. Visit the website for details, tell your friends, and sharpen your pencils because the next crawl is scheduled for March 29th, one month from today!
The SketchCrawl map above was drawn by Enrico Casarosa, the fella who founded this foolishness.