Submitted by Lia for the Illustration Friday topic PASSION.

Posted by Thomas James on 01/26/15 under artists,weekly topics
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Conceptual Illustrations by Beady Eyes

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Keep your ‘eye’ out for this guy’s work near you. More HERE>>

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Posted by Michael Byers on 01/26/15 under Don'tMiss,New Illustration
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a print designer named Aless Baylis

Post by Alice Palace

Aless has just set up her own studio label called ‘This is gold’. Based in London, she is available for freelance surface pattern, illustration and childrenswear graphics. I love her characters…


See her New Website

Posted by Alice Palace on 01/26/15 under Alice,artists,children's art,creativity,design,freelance,pattern
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Jenni Desmond: delightful characters, striking atmospheres

Post by Heather Ryerson

Jenni Desmond

Jenni Desmond

Jenni Desmond

Jenni Desmond

Jenni Desmond

Jenni Desmond is a London-based illustrator who combines wet washed backgrounds with cut and collaged textures to create whimsical characters within evocative settings. Her technique has been used to great effect in her four published children’s books; two more—The Blue Whale and The First Slodge—are due out in spring 2015. In addition to books, Desmond’s work can be found on a range of textiles and stationary as well as adorning maps at the National Portrait Gallery.

Check out more work on Jenni Desmond’s website »


Posted by Heather Ryerson on 01/25/15 under artists
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Emma Rios

HOF1s  mouseywoo


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Emma Rios is an Illustrator, art director and set designer based in London. She illustrates with pen and ink and also builds pictures, scenes and sets, using paper and a variety of props. Her clients include Liberty, Cosmopolitan and House of Fraser to name a few. I think the whimsical charm of Emma Rios work is very beautiful.

To see more visit her website  

Posted by Jessica Holden 

Posted by Jessica Holden on 01/24/15 under artists
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Tumblr Launches Agency to Match Artists With Brands


Tired of hearing about Tumblr artists getting their work stolen by some of the biggest retail brands without credit or compensation? Well there may be a light at the end of the tunnel.

According to a recent WIRED article:

“Tumblr announced the launch of the Creatrs Network, a sort of creative agency for Tumblr bloggers that will help connect them with brands and other organizations that want to use Tumblr artist content in their ads and marketing.

The appeal for artists is obvious. This network gives them access to potentially gargantuan audiences they probably never would have reached otherwise, and Tumblr pays the artists their regular rate for the work. And for brands, Tumblr is promising access to the very artists who have helped make Tumblr a user-engagement powerhouse.”

Sounds potentially awesome. But how does it work?

“Brands will join the Tumblr Creatrs Network, outline their goals for a given campaign with the team, and the team will present the company with a hand-picked selection of artists from a pool of 300 Tumblr users who are currently part of the network. Creators who Tumblr selects for the network get more than just publicity, too. Creatrs promises them access to legal assistance as they develop contracts and broker licensing deals.”

For now, creators have to be selected and can’t sign up on their own, but that may soon change as Tumblr continues to test the model and see increased demand from advertisers.”

I’m still waiting to see how this all plays out, but so far it sounds like a promising opportunity for those artists out there creating amazing work and sharing it with the Tumblr world everyday.

Read the original WIRED article here >>

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Posted by Thomas James on 01/23/15 under alphabet,Don'tMiss,Featured,Letter,Tumblr
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Beautiful Illustrations by Lily Padula

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For more of Lily’s fantastic work go HERE>>

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Posted by Michael Byers on 01/23/15 under Don'tMiss,New Illustration
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Pick of the Week for TOY and This Week’s Topic

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Happy Friday!

We’re excited to announce this week’s topic, but first please enjoy the illustration above by Paula Pang, our Pick of the Week for last week’s topic of ‘TOY’. Thanks to everyone else for participating. We hope it was inspiring!

You can also see a gallery of all the other entries here.

And of course, you can now participate in this week’s topic:


Here’s how:

Step 1: Illustrate your interpretation of the current week’s topic (always viewable on the homepage).

Step 2: Post your image onto your blog / flickr / facebook, etc.

Step 3: Come back to Illustration Friday and submit your illustration (see big “Submit your illustration” button on the homepage).

Step 4: Your illustration will then be added to the participant gallery where it will be viewable along with everyone else’s from the IF community!

Also be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter and subscribe to our weekly email newsletter to keep up with our exciting community updates!


Posted by Thomas James on 01/22/15 under artists,weekly topics
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Comics Illustrator of the Week :: Francesco Francavilla


















Francesco Francavilla is an Italian comic-book artist who’s fame has skyrocketed the last 5 years. He’d been working in the independent comics scene since the mid-2000’s on projects like The Black Coat, and Sorrow. Francavilla’s first high-profile project came in 2008 when he collaborated with Matt Wagner on a new Zorro series for Dynamite Entertainment. From there he got to infuse his classic pulp style art on Marvel’s Black Panther, and Scott Snyder’s first Batman story arc in Detective Comics.

In 2012 Francavilla introduced his own noir vigilante, The Black Beetle, to the world in the pages of Dark Horse Presents. Since then, 2 volumes of the critically acclaimed series have been published(No Way Out, 2013 & Necrologue, 2014).

Most of Francesco Francavilla’s recent work has been focused on the mega-hit Afterlife with Archie, which gives readers a more mature, horror take on those classic Riverdale characters. He also continues to work on various personal, and professional illustration projects, including some exclusive movie posters for Mondo.

Francavilla is frequently updating his blog with new art, so if you like what you see click here for more!

For more comics related art, you can follow me on my website - Andy Yates

Posted by Andy Yates on 01/22/15 under artists,comic,design,illustrationfriday,pen/brush and ink,weekly topics
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ICON9 Host City Announced!


“This is it! Can you feel the temperature rising? With the ICON8 attendee survey analysed, cities visited and venues scouted our intrepid search is finally over.

Austin, Texas will be the host city of ICON9 The Illustration Conference.

The city’s bustling arts vibe, World famous music scene and Tex-Mex infused culture makes Austin a natural destination for ICON9. The ICON9 Board of Directors is already hard at work crafting a program reflecting the independent sprit of the Lone Star State.

Save the date and join us “Deep in the Heart of Texas”. We look forward to seeing you in Austin 6-9 July, 2016.”


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Posted by Thomas James on 01/22/15 under Don'tMiss,Events,Featured
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