Wednesday, 15 December 2010

lovely collage

Whilst compiling research upon research for my recent college project, I stumbled across the work of Bindi Booth and Kat Mcleod and I simply adore their stuff. I love when you discover potential new favourite artists! Both tie in illustration with collage, incorporating delightful and quirky patterns into fashion-esque drawings.

Bindi Booth:

More here.

Kat Macleod:

More here.

Also, I really want this book illustrated by Kat, ugh!
That and many other items her artwork is used presents, anyone?

Friday, 3 December 2010

the wonderment of vania

I think I have found a new love! Uh, in terms of Illustrators of course. I can't believe I haven't come across Vania Zouravliov before. I just saw him on feautured artists on today, checked out his portfolio on this other site and was captivated by his work! His highly detailed, painfully inked pieces are so beautifully drawn yet at the same time he is daring and contempary with his risque themes:

You know when you see an artist who's work you just really admire straight away? He definintely had this effect on me! I tried to look up some of the books and such he's illustrated but I couldn't find much and what I did find seemed to be erotica, haha. There is this compilation of this work in a book called Vania but it's hard to find and really expensive! T_T I just wish there was more information to find out about the concepts and meanings behind his work.

You can check out Zouravliov's portfolio here. :)

Sunday, 28 November 2010

jessica singh!

So I've noticed Jessica Singh now has a profile on indies art, an illustrator who's work I've admired for a while now. Following her by her alias jesskajuice, she's one of the few artists I go back on deviantart for from time to time, haha.

She creates such lovely and quirky digital illustrations and I adore all of her pieces, she's really consistent with me. It was hard not display all of them:

She's also delved into the world of textiles and craft and sells some of her products online!

You can buy some of her stuff here! To see more of her art work check out her indies art profile or her deviantart. :)

So yeah, I haven't been posting much on here lately I do admit. Ironically I made a tumblr as a side blog for more self indulgent stuff, but I tend to be using that more, haha. I'll have to get some photos up from the current project I'm working on at college...I think I'm making story boards to illustrate Amelie! Also getting my uni application in next week, 'bout time! Now if you excuse me I need to finish reading Maus for my essay on infulencial graphic novel artists...of which I have less thant two weeks to complete! :U

Sunday, 7 November 2010

final prints

Holla! So we just finished our landscape/printmaking project and here are some of my prints mounted;

 Tyre print, inspired by Rauschenberg.
 Rubbings of a car.
 Screen print.
 Screen print.
 Screen print.
 Prints on fabric.

 Digital prints.

I felt that I pushed myself to be more experimental with printmaking and I'm just relieved I got all my work in on time! Pending on what mark I'll recieve, eek! So yeah we've started a new brief, it's based on personal representation and at the moment we're constructing auto biographical sculptures which will then incorporate into work around our specialist fields. I think I'm basing mine on my favourite films and incorporating illustration into it! Should be interesting. I'll keep you updated on this. c:

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

guilty pleasure guro

Guro, which may be considered somewhat tasteless and grotesque to others, is depicted in colourful and delightfully quirky illustrations by the guro pioneer himself, Shintaro Kago;
 On the cover of Vice magazine!
I think I did a good job in not using his more graphic pieces! I'm not sure why I entitled this post as a "guilty pleasure" because I really dig his work. His concepts are really creative and it just proves that guro can be an art form and not just the kind of stuff you see plastered on 4chan.

You can purchase pieces and I think even commision from him here!

My friend had the opportunity to commision Kago to do an album cover for his band, and he said he'd do it, but the other band members didn't like his style. Fools. :)

Sunday, 24 October 2010

rhys cooper!

I regret that I haven't discovered this guy's work earlier as I think I'm in love with his posters;

Oh my goodness! His concepts for music posters, movie posters and the like are just luscious. The highly detailed illustrative works with in your face colours are definitely something you'd want to showcase on your walls. The compositions and themes he chooses for each band are always on the money!

I also paticulary enjoy his "Of Fur and Felt" series, quite feral interpretations of beloved muppets and sesame street characters;


I can't seem to find an offical portfolio or web page to link to you (if you have one do holla!), but for now you can browse a selection of prints to purchase here.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

intuition exhibition

On Sunday I checked out the Whitworth gallery on Oxford road (manchester!), as I heard about this outsider art exhibition called "intuition". It sounded like the type of art I'd be interested in. Don't ask me why but for some reason I managed to get me and my friend lost trying to find oxford road which is incredibly easy to find, didn't realize it was actually near Manchester and MMU uni and that we could have hopped on a bus to make our lives easier. Also, to add insult to injury, I realized I had been to this gallery a while ago! But yeah, we got there in the end...

 I was quite fond of the work of Madge Hill and her attention to detail and lovely feminine figurative faces. My friend  didn't quite "get her" but then again, she's not an arty type! I personally found Hill's illustrative style lovely.

It was great to see Chris Hipkiss' work in this exhibition, I actually researched him for my latest college project! The piece displayed was one of those with so many details that draw your eye and attract you to different parts of the composition.

Here's a few more photos from these artists and others for your liking!

I really wanted to steal this gorgeous guest book! teehee.