Archive for the ‘pen/brush and ink’ Category
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
Post by: Kristen
Tubi Du’s beautiful Paris-inspired themes are stunning. These scenes offer such a quality of perspective that you feel as though you are actually standing in her illustrations as fish swirl above your head or as you admire the Eiffel Tower, and her use of bright colors in her illustrations is captivating.
Tubi Du studied architecture and interior design before moving near Versailles, France, to begin her graphic artist career with her business, Tubidu Graphics. Her appreciation for the architecture in Paris has inspired countless designs and illustrations. “I love various kinds of themes: serious, emotional, surreal and architectural themes all inspire me. I also love to use strong colors because they make me happy and always fill me with energy.”
View her portfolio of illustration and design at Tubidu Graphics on Etsy.
posted by Wendy
I love portraiture. Capturing the humanity in a person is no small feat, and these sketches by Paula Bonet show such imagination and character, that they basically stare back up at you from their 2 dimensional planes. She works both large and small scale, mostly in paint and ink, and hails from Spain.
If you’re as obsessed as I am, check out the rest of her portfolio.
Post by Sarah Palisi
Michael Hirshon works as an illustrator and designer in Amsterdam. He expertly pairs clear lines with loose coloring and a great sense of composition. His work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators, 3×3, American Illustration, Creative Quarterly, CMYK, Gestalten, and the AIGA.
Post by: Kristen
Muralist Ursula Barton strives to use art as a language. Her fluid illustrations of Portland, OR, bridges capture the movement of the city and the Willamette River that flows under each bridge. Her love of the city is evident in her contributions for the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences in Ashland and P:EAR, a local program committed to creatively mentoring homeless youth, which are among a long list of clients for her artwork.
Ursula graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration from the Pacific Northwest College of Art. She launched a series of greeting cards with her ink artwork called Rainy City Scapes, and her murals can be found at The Rose Lounge (below) and The Daily Café in the Pearl. View her full portfolio at ursulabarton.com.
Post by Penelope
Over the past few weeks Chrysa Koukoura has been developing fine-line pen mountain-scapes which are beautifully done.
With a slight hesitancy in working with color, Koukoura uses fine pen on paper with meticulous detail, aiming to draw the viewer in for a closer look. She loves the simplicity and the restrictiveness of working in black and white, as it requires her to bring something extra out of an image that wouldn’t usually be there had a color been involved.
Find out more about this series here :: Tumblr Site
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.
Post by Wendy
Comic books and film compliment each other really well. Jake Wyatt is an artist that does both, when he’s not illustrating something equally as awesome. He works traditionally, on bristol or vellum with paint and ink, and then adds more texture using photoshop. His short film about a girl, a fox, and public transportation is currently making the rounds online and is definitely worth checking out.
Post by Sarah Palisi
Angie Wang works as a cartoonist and illustrator in the editorial field in Los Angeles (previously
Portland). Matching her cheekily described entry to an artistic life – painting a “snot mural” on her child room’s wall – her style remains playful, imaginitive and uninhibited. Clients include The New Yorker, The New York Times, Hi Fructose, Nylon Magazines, Image Comics and Nobrow Magazine.
Chrysa Koukoura hesitates to work in color, instead choosing to use a black fine pen on paper and drawing with meticulous detail. Her aim is to draw the viewer in for a closer look. She loves the simplicity and the restrictiveness of working in black and white, as it requires her to bring something extra out of an image that wouldn’t usually be there had a color been involved.
View more of Chrysa Koukoura drawings on her website.