Monday, January 30, 2012

Inheritance Can Be Deadly

 This poster by T.S Spookytooth was created to heighten the awareness of Familial Hypercholesterolaemia. Working closely with Andy Barnard at Langland, the client wanted non-human characters to represent a father and son. T.S Spookytooth says "..they'd seen a robot character that I'd done previously which they liked, so it was decided that they would be robotic characters. It was created with a paintbrush and a very old rusty version of Photoshop".

Friday, January 27, 2012

Kurt Vonnegut

Another wonderfully expressive portrait from Kathryn Rathke, who created this drawing of Kurt Vonnegut for The Stranger Magazine. The weekly Seattle magazine runs a "Regrets" page in which they list all of the mistakes/regrets of the staff and contributors, and this year they asked for 'regrets' from local artists & writers. Kathryn says " I wrote in that I regretted that I have drawn many authors, but had never yet had the opportunity to draw Kurt Vonnegut. The paper responded by asking if I would like to draw him as the feature illustration for that segment of the paper, thereby allowing at least one citizen the opportunity to conquer one of her regrets!". A truly original way to get a commission!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Echo in ImagineFX

Echo Chernik has been selected to be among some of the finest illustrators featured in ImagineFX issue #78. Out this month the issue focuses on modern Art Nouveau, a genre which Echo leads. Take a look.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Strictly Paper for Gail

'Strictly Paper', a blog that 'highlights the many creative uses of paper' has featured Gail Armstrong today. Gail is quietly content with the piece on this new, but growing site. Have a read of Gail's inspirations, dream commissions and background.

Madamesange in Heart Home

Madamesange aka Helen Lang has been interviewed by British interior design magazine Heart Home. 'The quarterly publication celebrates all that is unique and good about interior decor and lifestyle. Championing independent British Designers and inspiring readers to create their own great British Homes.' To learn more on what is a good and bad day for Madamesange and her inspirations and advice, take a look.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Simon Williams's Scrapbook

Traditional & Digital illustrator Simon Williams shares an insight into his creative worlds in both Wales & Kent. Simon's Scrapbook.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Lynx Angels Makes Images 36

Miss Led aka Joanna Henly is over the moon with the news that her brilliant painting for the Lynx campaign has been selected to appear in the AOI's Images 36: the best of new British illustration publication. Even Angels Will Fall was a big job for Miss Led last year, and has won her a page in the advertising section. This news is icing on the cake for Miss Led. Well done!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Chimes

Emily Carew Woodard's Christmassy commission from The Times 2 has used her artistic skills beautifully. Illustrating The Chimes, Emily's hand drawn, elegant cover design and inside image has made the supplement one to keep. She is also exhibiting at The Last Tuesday Society until 29th January 2012.

Thursday, January 12, 2012


just sleeves
Bill Greenhead has successfully completed his eighth ad for Bite in Romania. No stranger to the overhead shooting, Bill drew directly onto a whiteboard with no guides to help! And with 3 days to work out what they were going to do for the final shoot, Bill helped with the storyboard and design of the ad. Commissioned by award winning McCann Erickson Romania and alongside StudioSet TV, the job has proved to be a fun one, in the spirit of Bill's entertaining drawings. Bill says "We used cardboard cut-outs for the first time to reveal other drawings, an idea I brought over from another shoot I did recently in London, to great effect. I just wish I hadn't thought of wearing the Christmas jumper. It got quite hot under the lights. Luckily I only had to wear the sleeves."  Watch it now.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Rory McRory

Bee Willey has been working on the re-launch of Rory McRory; a book originally published some years ago. Along with the author Sandra Horn, and published by Clucket Press, Bee is excited about the new artwork and thrilled to give the story a new look. Bee says "We will be producing a small edition of signed copies, which will be available after February 15th 2012 on Amazon and via Tatty Bogle.

Ron Borresen's Scrapbook

Florida based illustrator Ron Borresen on working for National Geographic & other magazines he aspires to. Ron's Scrapbook.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Renault Olympics Poster

This piece of imagery by super talent Danny Allison has been created for Publicis Ireland for client Renault. Danny had one day to complete the poster, an extremely tight deadline which involved a working night, but with a successful result. Danny says "(The artwork was) all hand done, screen printed, painted. The man who is on the poster got in touch to say he loved it (Mark Rohan who is (the) Irish Paralympic handcycling champion)". Renault are so pleased they are also having a print to hang in their headquarters.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Haemophilia Monster

Sholto Walker has completed a fun yet sobering commission for a leading specialist UK advertising agency. The brief was to design a mostly friendly monster to represent the rare blood disorder haemophilia that predominately affects males. The aim of the campaign was to inform young children who suffer with the disease about how to live safely with it. The character had to be represented in a positive and entertaining way while reflecting the particular nature of the disorder as closely as possible. Sholto says " This I did by designing a bright red pet monster, Hemon, that was, while potentially threatening, mostly benign and friendly if looked after and treated with respect by his friend, Max, the ten-year-old boy he lives with. I drew the characters as vignettes in various scenarios and activities and also produced three four-page comic strips featuring Max and Hemon in various simple short stories."

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Beauty Editor Portraits

Alessandra Steinherr

Montana Forbes recently completed 17 bespoke portraits as gifts for various magazine beauty editors. Commissioned by COTY UK, she was also asked to create 9 other portraits for the company’s press office e-card. Each portrait was drawn from photographs with a tight deadline of 3 weeks! They were then Giclée printed on A3 William Turner paper for great archival quality. Montana says "Despite the tight deadline and some blurred photos I thoroughly enjoyed working on the project." The portrait here is of Alessandra Steinherr from Glamour magazine.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Aroma Art

Last month saw this graceful painting by Shannon Toth featured in Fashion Weekly magazine in Beijing. The piece, which is inspired by the perfume Love, by Chloe will also be featured in the Aroma Art Exhibition in Beijing.