29 posts tagged Illustration
29 posts tagged Illustration
Caux Collective Introduces: Rodolphe Guenoden
Named ‘The Ride’ this fantastic short comic strip, from Los Angeles-based Illustrator & Animator, Rodolphe Guenoden, quickly became one of my favourite pieces of comic art, having discovered it just a few days ago. Not only is it beautifully drawn, with every emotion and facial expression so intricately shown and every dashing movement ingeniously portrayed, but it tells of a genuinely gripping story. We are told a story of a man “flirting with death” over the duration of a thrilling bike ride, and had I not seen this comic strip I certainly wouldn’t have believed it would be possible to present such an engrossing, twisted story over just 11 pages of drawings.
If you would like to see more of Guenoden’s artwork, including his excellent animation work on large-scale projects such as the 2011 movie ‘Kung-Fu Panda 2’ then head over to his website, as linked at the beginning of this post.
Caux Collective Introduces: Andy Denzler
The sight of an oddly distorted VHS image is a vastly nostalgic one, with the VHS remaining as little more than a distant-memory for many of us. However, it’s disuse doesn’t stop its sometimes glitchy appearance directly inspiring the art of Zurich-based Fine Artist, Andy Denzler. By halting the fast-forwarding and rewinding of VHS footage, Denzler seeks to replicate this type of image. He uses these disfigured film stills as inspiration for the beautiful, vintage, hyperrealistic oil paintings he has become known for. Whilst the images allow their forms to be dictated by the unpredictability of the process, their conviction remains ultimately practiced.
If you’d like to see more of Andy Denzler’s fantastic artwork, you can find his complete portfolio on his website, as linked at the beginning of this post.
Caux Collective Introduces: Sandra Chevrier
In her beautiful, mixed media project, French Canadian Artist, Sandra Chevrier combines extracts from bright and busy comic books with delightfully illustrated human features, using her broad brush strokes of paint and watercolour to blend the two, with the finished article producing this gorgeous set of portraits.
If you would like to see more of these particular pieces, or of Sandra Chevrier’s various other projects, head over to her website, as linked above, or check out her Facebook page.
Caux Collective Introduces: Mike Mitchell
In his brand new exhibition (at the Mondo Gallery in Austin, Texas) named ‘The Portrait Show’ the wonderfully, multitalented American Artist, Mike Mitchell, presents an eclectic set of thirty-odd brand new, beautifully colour-specific portraits, featuring protagonists from a vast collection of our most-loved films, including the likes of Pulp Fiction and Django Unchained.
If you would like to see more from this exhibition, or you’d like to see more of Mike Mitchell’s work in general, head over to his website, as linked above. Alternatively, take a look at his Facebook or Tumblr pages, where you can find plenty more.
Caux Collective Introduces: Sergey Shapiro
These photographs take a fantastic, up-close look at the ingenious processes of Russian Designer, Illustrator & Calligrapher, Sergey Shapiro. Whilst his wonderful logo designs are perhaps most visually pleasing at their finished stage, seeing the simplicity with which these excellently crafted typefaces are born, I feel, really adds to the creative experience.
Caux Collective Introduces: Matthew Lyons
In a stunning, often-futuristic style, which appears to mix an idiosyncratic cross-genre approach with a storyboard-like method of presentation, the beauty found in the warm tones of British Multidisciplinary Artist, Matthew Lyons’ artwork is matched only by its fantastically creative and informative step-by-step process, an example of which you can find here.
If you would like to see more from the remarkable portfolio of Matthew Lyons, head over to his website, as linked previously, or take a look at his Tumblr where you can find plenty more of his work.
Caux Collective Introduces: Cronobreaker
Being from England, I’ve never paid too much attention to America’s favourite sports, with Football taking up the majority of my sporting affections. However, I’ve always appreciated the logos of the teams in the NFL, NHL and NBA, which have always been designed to be colour-rich and full of character, mimicking the creativity and variety in the team’s names. Add that genre of illustration to a deep-rooted love of Pokèmon, and the work of Australian Designer, Cronobreaker makes for the perfect gaming crossover.
If you would like to see more of Cronobreaker’s artwork, including more from this project named ‘Parody Stickers’ head over to his DeviantArt profile, as linked above.
Caux Collective Introduces: Joan Cornellá
Spanish Artist & Illustrator, Joan Cornellá brings a great sense of storytelling to his comic-based work, every piece heavily lined with a genuine humour and satire, these are often matched by a somewhat more serious, sceptical undertone, parodying the social normalities of the modern world. His simple, bold illustrations lie in the limbo-like space between the seriousness of death and the beauty of humour, in a way that mixes potentially distasteful subject matter with an altogether pleasing result.
If you would like to see more of Cornellá’s work, head over to his Facebook, where you can find many more of his pieces, as well as regular news and updates, or check out his Big Cartel store, where you can purchase prints of his work for yourself.
Caux Collective Introduces: J. Powers Bowman
Evident in each of his stunning large-scale pieces, through the constant development of an idiosyncratic methodology, American Illustrator, J. Powers Bowman is able to combine vast, soaring landscapes, with delightfully intricate details, in a staggering monochrome fashion.Bowman told us, “I begin with a large and growing pool of freehand illustrations, mainly landscape features such as buildings and other structures, trees, grass, ships, and water. I then photocopy the original illustrations onto acid-free paper, cut them out in as much detail as possible, and assemble them into collages.” Though time-consuming, the striking results show that this process is worth every second.
If you would like to see more from J. Powers Bowman, head over to his Flickr profile where you can find many more of his final pieces, as well as images including close up details of his technique and process.
Caux Collective Introduces: The Yok
With quite possibly the greatest told background story the art world has seen, Brooklyn-based Australian Street Artist, The Yok tells us that he “started his droopy eyed drawings in a salty sea shack down under in a town called Perth [before developing] a passion for loopy moustaches, seaworthy beards and potato headed rad lads” which clearly forms the basis of the stunning style of artwork, for which he is known across the world.
If you’d like to see more of The Yok’s fantastic street art, head over to his website, as linked at the beginning of this post, or take a look at his Behance profile where you’ll find plenty more of his work, alongside a more in-depth description of how he found his way into street art.
Caux Collective Introduces: James White
With his set of unofficial NASA mission patches, Canadian Illustrator & Designer, James White brings a passionate approach to a commercial genre of design, equipped with a beautiful, colour-rich execution. Taking references from his childhood such as Fisherprice Space Toys & LEGO, White’s self-initiated project brought to life a set of identities for a selection of space missions for his “dream client” NASA, using slick, bold imagery and an immediately recognisable style of illustration.
If you’d like to see more from James White’s stunning portfolio, including an array of fantastic personal projects, or commercial collaborations with the likes of Nike & Google, head over to his website, as linked at the beginning of this post, or take a look at his Behance profile here.
Caux Collective Introduces: Marwane Pallas
With a portfolio of work that amazes and confuses in equal measure, French Fine Art Photographer & Illustrator, Marwane Pallas boasts an artistic style that is slightly bizarre and undoubtedly beautiful. Throughout a set of five main project briefs, Pallas’ artwork explores the perception of humans, focussing on particular aspects such as ego and beauty.
If you would like to see more artwork from Marwane Pallas, take a look at his website, as linked above, or head over to his Facebook page where you will find plenty more of his art, as well as news and updates.
Caux Collective Introduces: Johnny Packham
Whilst it is great to see a line-up of completed pieces from an artist, to see their expressions the way they wanted them to be seen, sometimes it can be refreshing to look at the way an artist manoeuvres, with snapshots of work in progress, to gain a greater understanding of their processes. I thought this approach would tie in nicely with the work of Leeds-based Illustrator, Johnny Packham or ‘Jaypee’ as he is known within the art world. With his often deformed, slightly demented portraits, the use of bold colours and thick black lines produce stand-out pieces that both ooze personality and ooze in a literal sense, with merging shapes and colours, contorting the subjects features.
If you’d like to see more artwork from Jaypee, you can head over to his websiteor take a look at his Instagram, where you can find plenty more images of his process, as well as various other completed projects, from casual illustrations to street art-styled murals.
Caux Collective Introduces: Kristian Hammerstad
With what seems to be a heavy influence from a retro, comic-inspired approach, talented Norwegian Illustrator & Animator, Kristian Hammerstad boast a unique illustrative style which pops with a stark use of colour and a bold use of simple imagery. When you add these fantastic idiosyncrasies to his tendency to subtly line his art with an often satirical edge, it makes for a wonderful amalgamation of artwork.
If you’re a fan of what you see here, head straight over to Hammerstad’s website where you’ll find much more of his artwork, including personal projects, commercial projects and experimentation with animation.
Caux Collective Introduces: Erik B. Krenz
Erik B. Krenz, an American Fine Artist & Illustrator, who describes himself as a current resident of the “lovely, but sometimes very cold city of Minneapolis” is another of the many, hugely talented artists who maintain an active presence here on Tumblr. In a brief exchange of messages, Krenz told us that “[If he’s] not working feverishly on freelance or personal projects, he likes to jog around one of the cities many beautiful lakes, or play piano with his cat louie by his side” and whilst the lakeside-jogging and piano-playing does sound delightful, with such a stunning painterly style, as shown in his often gaming-inspired artwork, we can only hope his beautiful work long continues.
If you would like to see more of Krenz’s artwork, head over to his Tumblr, as linked at the beginning of this post, or take a look at his Society6 profile, where you can buy quality prints of his fantastic work.