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Artist :: Fuchsia MacAree

Post by Clio.

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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.

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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.

For more of Fuchsia MacAree’s work check out her website, facebook and tumblr.

Posted by Clio Meldon on 03/29/13 under apparel / products,artists,cartoon,Clío,creativity,design,digital,everyday art,freelance,illustrationfriday
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Artist :: Kate Bingaman-Burt

Post by Clio

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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 Clio Meldon on 03/22/13 under art for sale,artists,cartoon,Clío,design,digital,everyday art,freelance,illustrationfriday
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Illustrated Wallpapers

Illustrated Wallpapers by Famille Summerbelle << Illustration Friday

Love these detailed wallpapers by Famille Summerbelle.

Morning in Manhattan (left) and Un Dimanche à Paris (right and bottom)

 

Posted by Thomas James on 02/06/13 under apparel / products,everyday art
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Art as Mobiles

I don’t know about you, but I have a thing for mobiles. I have always had a mobile of some sort suspended in my studio. I find them calming, and I think that relaxed feeling helps me come up with ideas for illustrations more easily. Maybe it’s just me? :)

In my search for something new, I ran across these that sparked my fancy.

1) Calder inspired by Julie Frith | 2) Origami cranes by MadebyJo | 3) Origami stars by theStarcraft | 4) Matisse inspired by Puka Puka

 

Posted by Thomas James on 10/25/12 under everyday art,papercuts/silhouettes,studio life
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Artist Diana Fayt

San Francisco-based artist Diana Fayt has makes beautiful ceramics with a delicate line work. Makes me want to get out a fine pen and doodle…

View more of her work: Website | Shop

Posted by Thomas James on 10/08/12 under artists,everyday art
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IF Kids Project :: Scribble Drawings

Materials needed:
Paper
Pencil
Scissors
Watercolors or crayons or colored pencils or oil pastels

Start your Scribble Drawing!:

1. Put your pencil down on your paper and scribble in slow circular motions around your paper.

(Tip: Use your whole arm for nice loopy loops.)

2. Try and make it one continuous line.

3. Stop drawing after a few minutes and pick up your paper and take a look inside your scribbles!

4. Don’t see anything? Turn your paper another way and again — you have four views per paper…

5. Still don’t see anything? Get a buddy to take a look!

6. When you find your special something inside your drawing, outline it with the pencil.

7. Cut it out! Add color and put glue it onto another background.

8. Find more scribble drawings inside your loops and add them to your picture!

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This fun project comes from my book Art Lab for Kids and has been done by hundreds of people with new results each time! Try it for yourself!

If you would like to post your photos of your scribbles, we would love to see them! Head over to our new IF Kids Facebook page or the Art Labs Kids Facebook page to share them!

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This post is brought you by Illustration Friday Contributor Susan Schwake. Susan is co-owner and curator of Artstream LLC and though the gallery runs an independent art school serving people of all ages and abilities. She is also the author of Art Lab for Kids: 52 projects in drawing, painting, printmaking, paper and mixed media by Quarry Books.

 

Posted by susan on 08/27/12 under children's art,everyday art,IF Kids,Projects
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