Lisel Ashlock

Her art works are like vivid dreams, strangely familiar but from a time long passed. I think the following comment illustrates her work  almost perfectly: “Lisel’s illustration work has been described as being expressive and semi-surreal, while still maintaining a tangible quality. Being the daughter of a photographer, she strives to bring a clear breath of reality to her paintins, while never ignoring humaity’s perplexed but subtle ambiguities.” – Unknown Critic

Hope you enjoy the art work:

School of Visual Arts Exhibition: April-30 to May-15

The exhibition brings together books, figurative paintings, comic books and narrative series by 19 students graduating from the MFA Illustration as Visual Essay Department.

I recommend anyone who is either an artist or is an art lover to make a trip to the exhibition as I’m sure it will be very inspiring . It starts at the end of the month, April 30, and will run till May 15. For more details click here. I truly wish I could attend but unfortunately I wont be able to make it to New York.

If you have not already heard of SVA then you should know that it is arguable one of the worlds most prolific schools when it comes to the visual arts. To mention a few of the well know illustrators who attended the school: James Jean, Sam Weber and Yuko Shimizu. The other faculties such as film, photography and design have equally impressive credentials.

Below is a selection of beautiful illustrations from the Thesis Projects all of which will be on show:

Hope you enjoyed the illustrations and are able to make it to the event.


Istvan Banyai – Politics, social absurdities, american pop culture

Istvan is a very successful commercial illustrator and animator who gained prominence in the mid-1980s in the USA.

Its odd but I find his illustration unusually easy to visualize – flavor and setting. He seems to have a real knack for isolating the subject matter through clever use of colors and layout. Politics, social absurdities, american pop culture, war and sexuality are all things he infuses in his art. Enjoy!

Illustrations by Scott Musgrove

It wasnt easy finding images, even on his illustration blog, of Scott’s work but above is a decent collection of his wonderfull work.

Lovely Illustration’s by Mateusz Kolek

Mateusz has a playful feel to his illustrations but maintains an edge on his work through the subject matter. I like both the bright colors and the softer color sets which where used for the Coco Rosie pieces. I’m particularly fond of Tokyo Rain and Yakuza – almost ended up buying one of these pieces!

I hope you enjoy his illustrations as much as I have!