Archive for the ‘painterly’ Category
Post by Alice Palace
Claire Desjardins has a love of painting! Her personal mantra is that each of us is the maker of our own destiny, and her bold, colourful work exudes this energy…
See her website
To me, sketchbooks are the most interesting part of an artist’s body of work. They show thoughts and observations before they become hidden in a more complex piece. I love the finished quality to Nicholas Stevenson’s sketchbooks so much, I just had to share! I have such a weakness for saturated color palettes and hectic compositions. Nicholas Stevenson is an illustrator based out of London who works mostly in Gouache. When he’s not painting, he plays a lot of music. I highly recommend checking out his portfolio, and all of his other internet hangouts: Portfolio | Twitter | Tumblr | Behance | Music
Posted by Angie
Daniel Ursache was born in Romania and grew up on the coast of the Black Sea. He studied art in Timisoara, Romania, before moving to Montreal, Canada to complete his post-graduate studies. A regular participant in Illustration Friday challenges, Daniel also creates fine art and graphic design, and has illustrated for books and magazines.
Daniel’s work is characterized by energetic linework, bold mark-making, the exploration of various media, occasionally appearing to mix traditional techniques with digital manipulations. His style tends toward surreal imagery and slightly dark, melancholy subject matter.
Posted by Angie
Alessandra Cimatoribus was born in Spilimbergo (Friuli, Italy), where she continues to live and work. She has illustrated children’s books, games, packaging, advertising, and provided designs for theatre costumes.
Check out more of her work on her website.
Posted by Angie Brown
Erin Bennett Banks has a passion for rich narratives and culturally distinct visual storytelling. She has illustrated three nationally published children’s books, and has won several awards for her work. She has also created illustrations for clients such as Highlights for Children Magazine, McGraw-Hill, The Weekly Reader and Harvard Business Review, and her paintings have been licensed artwork for JCPenney and Bed, Bath & Beyond.
Erin lives in Charleston, SC with her husband, two cherub babies, and a couple of pugs.
She paints in oils, and I love the vibrant red outlines that electrify her compositions, and the angular planes of her “primitive” style, and the expressiveness of her characters.
View more of her work on her website.
Post by Sarah
As some of you may have noticed I am a fan of line based illustration in particular. Another big plus for me is when illustrators add something fresh to traditional techniques. Michael Wandelmaier from Toronto, Canada checks both those boxes: His penciled and inked lines are paired with a modern touch by color choice, settings and themes. I particularly love the warmth and depth that the coloring and its texture add to his works.
His website seems somewhat new and there is not a lot of info on the blog yet (there is a mention of an “illustration hiatus”), but I highly recommend keeping an eye on his work: Portfolio
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.
Post by Penelope
I wrote about Anne-Marie Jones’s work last year, but I keep going back to check out her work and I love it more and more. She experiments a lot, it seems, and I like that in particular. I’ve found that playing with mediums and trying techniques teaches me more than anything else – it’s better than any book I’ve read or class I’ve taken so far. So I like that a lot of what Jones posts on her blog are little trials. Her work comes across as playful to me. She’s even got some simple, fun animations on her portfolio site.
Post by Sarah
Chuck Groenink illustrates books and works as an editorial illustrator. Born in the Netherlands he now lives and works in Portland, Oregon. His works are mainly directed at a younger audience, his style with an exquisite feeling for textures and colors and capturing moods surely delights a much broader audience.
Post by Kristen Nelson
Elina Lorenz studied in Moldova, Eastern Europe, for her diploma in art. Her bright, vivid paintings and illustrations are created with acrylic, pastel, ink, and sometimes organic honey-based watercolor paint. She now lives in Princeton with her young daughter and husband. Her husband is a professor for the philosophy department at Princeton University.