Pick of the Week for BEARD 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 Jill Howarth, our Pick of the Week for last week’s topic of ‘BEARD’. You can also see a gallery of all the other inspiring entries here.

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

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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!

HAPPY ILLUSTRATING!

Posted by Thomas James on 07/04/14 under artists,weekly topics
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Editorial Submission :: Anne Baier

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Editorial Submission :: Anne Baier

Editorial Submission :: Anne Baier

Editorial Submission :: Anne Baier

Editorial Submission :: Anne Baier

Anne Baier is a Potsdam-based illustrator. She studied visual communication in Weimar and Toulouse.
and graduated in 2012. She’s currently working as a freelance illustrator for publishers and
magazines.

You can see more of Anne’s work here.

Posted by James on 07/03/14 under editorial submissions
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Illustrator Submission :: Jack Hudson

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Jack Hudson is an illustrator from East London whose retro style has attracted a lot of big clients such as Google, Channel 4, Toyota and many press publications. He is inspired by fashion, photography, mid-century design and adventure. His illustrations are textural which really makes them pop and feel warmer rather than flat vector images. The colours used are usually bold and work beautifully together.

Want to explore more of Jack Hudson’s world? Visit his portfolio here.

Posted by Chloe Baldwin on 07/03/14 under artists
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Comics Illustrator of the Week :: Lauren R. Weinstein

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Lauren R. Weinstein is a cartoonist, illustrator, and graphic storytelling teacher based out of New Jersey. Her work is distinct in it’s raw, humorous approach to the human condition, and sometimes ventures into the realm of a dark, surreal head trip. After graduating from Washington University in St. Louis, her first comics would start popping up in various publications like the Seattle Stranger, and gURL.com. Then, a few years, she would debut the critically acclaimed Inside Vineyland, her first collection of comics. Girl Stories, a memoir of her teenage years, and the over-sized Goddess of War, a tale about the God of Thunder’s great-granddaughter’s exploits, would soon follow.

Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Glamour, Nautil.us, Lucky Peach, and Kramer’s Ergot.

She was a recipient of the Xeric Foundation’s grant for self-publishing comics for Inside Vineyland, and her comics have been featured in The Best American Comics book series twice.

She is currently teaching at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, and working on her next graphic novel, a follow-up to Girl Stories.

You can read her latest work Carriers, a very personal webcomic about a very serious health situation with her unborn child, and the life lessons she took away from that experience.

You can keep up with the latest news, and see more of Lauren R. Weinstein’s art on her website.

Click here to read my interview with Lauren R. Weinstein.

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

Posted by Andy Yates on 07/02/14 under artists,comic,Interviews,weekly topics
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Illustrator: Travis Lampe

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What has a nose like a light switch, looks as though it escaped from a mid-century storybook, and is either weirdly endearing or actually sort of hideous depending on your point of view? A clue, you say? OK, well it probably also has bandy shoelace arms, and looks like it should be jigging up and down hypnotically in time to a crackly jazz soundtrack.

Give up? Why, it’s a character by Travis Lampe! Obviously. And there are plenty of them to see in his portfolio, so head on over and have a look. You will see eloquently executed editorial illustrations aplenty, plus a gallery of personal paintings featuring black and rubbery nightmare trees playing out their unsurprisingly problematic relationship with lumberjacks. Smashing!

In case you missed the link earlier, his website is here.

Posted by Oli Rogers on 07/02/14 under artists
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Illustrator: Michelle Thompson

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Michelle Thompson graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1996. Her techniques include mark-making and photography. She also combines traditional collage with digital technology, often working with found materials. She has worked internationally most notably collaborating with Vaughan Oliver. Michelle Thompson’s clients include Royal Mail, BBC and the Guardian amongst many.

You can see more of her work on her website or her facebook page.

Posted by Jessica Holden on 06/30/14 under artists,collage
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Illustrator Meg Hunt

 

 

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Meg Hunt is a fabulous illustrator and hand-letterer, although her aesthetic is informed by the printmaking process as well. In her own words, she’s inspired by “a sense of delight and the ability to tell stories.” She’s a self-described bookworm, nature buff, and former aspiring Muppeteer.

It’s obvious that Meg has a sincere love of nature and animals, a fondness acquired during childhood and one that flourished once she moved out west. A native of New London, CT, Meg attended the University of Connecticut and received a dual degree in printmaking and illustration. She’s mentioned that attending an interdisciplinary college aided in her own abilities to explore and play within her art–while there are obviously some pros and cons of attending state schools, I definitely agree with her sentiment on this. After finishing up college, Meg moved out to Phoenix, AZ for 4 years, then to settle in Portland, OR.

Meg turns to a variety of literature and comedic podcasts to help her draw out ideas. Her process shifts between analog and digital–she employs different physical tools such as watercolor paint, powdered graphite, mechanical pencils, wax pastels, and many more to add texture to her final compositions.

In addition to her work as a freelance illustrator, Meg has also taught at Portland State University and currently teaches Visual Techniques at Pacific Northwest College of Art. She is represented by Scott Hull Associates and her client list includes Nickelodeon Magazine, Junior Scholastic Magazine, Radiolab, Chronicle Books, and Threadless.

Follow along with Meg on her websiteblog, and Twitter.

Posted by Rachel Frankel on 06/28/14 under artists,cartoon,pattern,pen/brush and ink
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Janice Nadeau: Illustrations with Charming Honesty

Post by Heather Ryerson

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Janice Nadeau

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Montreal illustrator Janice Nadeau has won three Governor General’s Awards for her poetic, evocative illustration. She uses watercolor and pencil (and sometimes charcoal and ink) to create her sophisticated color palettes and detailed characters and scenes. Nadeau has illustrated three books including Harvey, a long-form graphic picturebook that appeals to both children and adults for its honest portrayal of loss. Nadeau is now working on an animated short.

To see more of her work visit her website and read her blog.

Posted by Heather Ryerson on 06/27/14 under Blogroll,children's art,editorial submissions
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Comics Illustrator of the Week :: Tradd Moore

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Tradd Moore broke into the comics scene with the indy series The Strange Talent of Luther Strode, and it’s sequel The Legend of Luther Strode with writer Justin Jordan. His distinct, dynamic style, and liberal use of squash & stretch with his characters has quickly propelled Tradd Moore to the top of the mainstream comics world. He graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2010, and jumped right into illustrating comics after that.

Today, Tradd Moore has a bonafide hit on his hands with his work on the new, revamped Ghost Rider with writer/artist Felipe Smith for Marvel Comics. He also provides cover art for other Marvel books, like Secret Avengers, and Deadpool. When he can find the time, he continues to work on independent comics like the new Image series Zero.

You can see more artwork, and follow Tradd Moore on his blog.

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

Posted by Andy Yates on 06/25/14 under artists,comic,weekly topics
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Little Nemo Lives Again!

 

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If you aren’t familiar with Little Nemo, it’s time for a trip to the library. (You won’t regret it.) If you ARE familiar with Little Nemo, you might want to consider THIS Kickstarter campaign to create an enormous anthology of NEW Nemo comics. The list of contributors is amazing. The project is already funded. So, this is just your chance to support the project and to get your own copy of the huge art object along with those exclusive Kickstarter goodies.

Posted by rama on 06/25/14 under artists
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