Archive for the ‘digital’ Category
Post by Kristen
Rich Gemmell combines pencil and ink washes with digital elements to create a deep, rich texture for each of his illustrations. Rich keeps sketchbooks during travels through other countries, such as Scotland, France, and the United States, and his illustrations are developed from these entries with tracing paper. After pencil lines are thickened and ink washes are added, Rich scans his work into the computer to add some final touches.
My absolute favorite of his works is Falls, which he designed from one of his sketches observing kayakers descending some falls at the foot of the Ben Nevis mountain in the British Isles. This particular piece (below) is available on The Working Proof, where 15% of the sales from his illustration goes to profit Transportation Alternatives.
Located in Cambridge, UK, Rich has worked as a freelance illustrator for a variety of sources including The Guardian, Future Snowboarders Magazine, and Sunday Times Magazine. View more of his absorbing artwork on his website, richgemmell.net.
Post by Clio.
I had the utmost pleasure of hearing British illustrator and designer Kate Moross speak last weekend at the Offset Design Conference in Dublin.
At just 27 years old Moross blew the crowd away with her witty banter, unbelievable charm and incredible work. Never taking herself or her work too seriously Moross gave the crowd advice on fear (ignore it), the creative ‘wall’ (it doesn’t exist) and following one’s desires (always, always).
Kate Moross is unbelievably cool and mature and you’ll want to hop on twitter right away and follow her. Be sure to check out her website too for more beautifully illustrated type work and video work and design work and branding and clothing and shoes and and and…is there anything this girl can’t do?
Post by Naomi
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.
Up in Boston the weather is still nowhere near spring-like, and I’m growing impatient. Juan Bakea’s work made me feel much more cheerful, even though I’m still trapped in my winter coat. It’s so playful! And Monsters! I’m a huge fan of mixing media, and he does it so seamlessly; I’m in awe. None of his sites post any sort of background….but they do have a lot of work so you should go and take a look!
Posted by Angie Brown
Pascal Campion is a French-American illustrator and animator. He has worked in a wide variety of media, illustrating games, music videos, feature films, and books for such clients as Dreamworks Animation, Disney TV, MTV, Nickelodeon, Bent Image Labs, Cartoon Network, Hulu, They Might Be Giants, and PBS. Pascal has been working professionally for about ten years and currently lives in San Francisco with his wife and daughter. He finds inspiration in the everyday people and objects around him and believes that color is as essential to the piece as the composition itself.
He’s got an amazing sense of light and emotion, and his scenes glow with feeling. A lot of his work involves couples in love, young families, crowded and lonely cities, and sometimes cats.
If you’re a fan of indie games, you’ve probably seen the work of Jen Zee, who is best known for her work on Bastion, a fantasy RPG that became an overnight success. She is the lead artist over at SuperGiant, which is working on its next RPG title, Transistor. I had the opportunity to talk to her and the SuperGiant team, at PaxEast last weekend, and was floored by how friendly they were. Jen’s work brings the gameplay in both Bastion and Transistor to the next level. Painterly styles stand out a lot in games, because they still feel so rare and atypical. Personally, I picked up Bastion because of her artwork and stayed for the soundtrack. I have a feeling I’m going to do the same with Transistor. I’ll stop gushing.
Jen hails from Seattle Washington and works exclusively digitally. She uses an Intuos tablet and Adobe Photoshop to do everything. When she’s not working on Transistor, she’s freelancing.
Post by Clio.
Fuchsia MacAree’s crayon-like illustrations are rooted in humour and wit. They are colourful, bright and simple and definitely smile-inducing.
Since graduating from college three years ago MacAree has hit the ground running and not stopped since, working as a freelancer on a multitude of both editorial work and personal projects. Featured above are a selection from the Lookalikes series.
Most recently MacAree participated the Offset Creative Project 2013 by illustrating a quote from a previous conference speaker on a number of household items which were then sold for charity.
Find out more about the Offset conference for creatives on their website.
Post by Clio
Kate Bingaman-Burt’s hilarious illustrations can’t help but put a smile on my face on this dreary Friday morning (is it nice and sunny where you are? Ireland isn’t quite aware that it’s Spring yet). For this particular project Kate posted an open call for mix-tape submissions and drew all of the tapes sent to her by strangers. The resulting images are sweet glimpses of a fleeting period of time when the mix-tape was the height of romantic.
Kate works for lots of brands as a commercial illustrator, as well as teaching, giving talks, designing textiles and drawing everything she buys every day. See more of her work on her website and blog. You might just like to check out her shop too…it’s full of lovely stuff.
Posted by Wendy
Sam Bosma graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art and now lives in Baltimore. He works both digitally and traditionally, for clients such as The New Yorker, MTV, and Muse Magazine.
Post by Naomi
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.