An illustrator based in Belgium, drawing for graphic comics, the doodles of this artist capture the imagination don’t they? Soft and sharp, shadows play, and creatures abound. This is the work of Yohan Sacré. Have a peek into the pencil world and see what you can discover! A tentacled monster sneaking through a doorway or small acorn beings living large in a chocolate chip infested landscape. The uncomplicated medium of paper and pencil just emphasise the detailed ideas, and makes me want to get out my moleskine and draw!
Always lovely to receive a collection of great illustrations from SVA. The exhibition brings together animations, children’s books, graphic novels, figurative paintings, comic books and other narrative works by 21 students graduating from the MFA Illustration as Visual Essay Department at SVA. Curated by faculty member David Sandlin, the exhibition will be on view April 29 – May 14, 2011 at the Visual Arts Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th Floor, New York City.
It’s a very diverse group of illustrators graduating from the MFA Illustrations as a Visual Essay Department at SVA. Some standouts include:
• Chi Birmingham’s The Plainview Dispatch: illustrated observations of a fictional town during the height of the Gold Rush.
• The Romance of Tristan & Iseult by Philip Cheaney: interactive animated eBook for the iPad. Video sample here: http://vimeo.com/22456387
• Pimlada Phuapradit creates a curious world of defective toys.
• Korean illustrator Jungyeon Roh celebration of the vegan diet.
Here is a collection of what will be at the exibition:
Working from his design studio “Sleeping House” in Sweden, Alexander Jansson creates mysteriously beautiful worlds where intricately drawn music vans fly through the air, cute characters play music and lively cities appear from the dark heavy mist. Although the artworks seem gloomy they evoke not feelings of darkness but rather feelings of life, light and music.
“Norman Rockwell was a 20th-century American illustrator. His works enjoy a broad popular appeal in the United States, where Rockwell is most famous for the cover illustrations of everyday life scenarios he created for The Saturday Evening Post magazine over more than four decades. Among the best-known of Rockwell’s works are the Willie Gillis series, Rosie the Riveter, Saying Grace (1951), and the Four Freedoms series.” – Wiki
Xabier Collette has a brilliant imagination especially when it comes to fantasy and creating magical worlds. I love his take on Alice in Wonderland and his other mystical creatures! Enjoy!
Every now and then there is an illustrator that blows you away and for me Sam Weber is one of those. We have posted Sam Weber before a long time ago – middle of last year. His new work is fantastic. I find them deeply physiological which make his illustrations absolutely captivating. Definatly worth adding to our Illustration Blog.
He has done a wide range of editorial as well as book illustrations. He was born in Alaska but has since moved to New York and lives there with his wife.
I hope you enjoy this selection: