Star Wars and Disney characters collide for a bizarre mash-up of galactic goofiness. In the past Disney has made Star War action figures out of their characters. Nathan H. Boyd created his own versions here: [Read more...]
French illustrator Ëlodie specializes in fashion illustration and portraiture. These softly colored works are quickly setting themselves apart with their tasteful young exuberance and fine balance of detail to carefully chosen space, . Each piece is hand drawn by the Paris based artist, and afterward as she puts it, “digitally enriched.” She has worked for La Marelle, Cosmopolitan France, So’Chic magazine and Paulette magazine as well as producing her own line of stationary based on her illustrations. Find all her work at: elodie-illustrations.net
Josh Holland says he got his artistic start drawing Sesame Street characters from memory, creating “Crayola caked” notebooks in the process. It’s good to see young enthusiasm pay off. His vibrant illustrations play with pop culture references and often center on catchy character design. You can see more of his 2D work, along with giant size plush sculptures at art.josholland.com
Anamorphic drawings are distorted pictures requiring the viewer to use a special, often reflective device to reconstitute the image. István Orosz is a Hungarian illustrator and a master of the technique, hand drawing his images where every straight line is a complex curve. Taking the technique as far as he could, his images contain hidden anamorphic images inside an incredibly complex picture viewable with the naked eye.
Dying to see a zombie T-Rex? Itching to see what Abe Lincoln would look like as a caveman? Look no further than Jacob Borshard’s silly comics. Using a cross section of popular archetypes he created a grid where all characters get crossed with each other, making for unusual and entertaining genetic results. We’d love to see more comics or hear some of Jacob’s sweet ukulele music, but he’s currently “taking a break from pretty much everything” so he can build his own Batmobile.
Using satire and colored pencil to deal with tough and poignant issues, Polish artist/cartoonist Pawel Kuczynski works with global issues like pollution, child labor and wage disparity while turning a clever and humorous eye on the situation. By taking familiar issues out of context, his works ask the observer to re-examine world issues from previously un-considered perspectives, challenging viewers to assess their part in the whole. For more of Kuczynski’s artwork or to buy prints, head to toonpool.com
With protesters in Egypt still filling the streets, fighting in many Libyan cities and much of northern Africa in some state of upheaval, Visual News artist Robbie Douglas was inspired to create a pencil drawing, titled Breaking Chains, that illuminates the situation and it’s vast scale. [Read more...]
With Valentines Day quickly speeding our way and the number of passé holiday cards stacking up, we though we’d bring you some designs that break the normal pink hearts and cute puppies mold. [Read more...]
Whether you consider Julian Assange to be a hero or a traitor, or something in between, we do know that the Wikileaks controversy has tremendous implications for the future of journalism and the freedom of speech itself. [Read more...]