Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Ian Naylor In Alien Abduction Scandal!

Now on sale in all good American stores is Ian Naylor's new illustrated gift card for the Target Card Corporation. Commissioned by Kelsy Kormann, the brief was to produce a photo-realistic image of a pet dog being abducted by a UFO (no questions asked). Says Ian: "It was standard alien abduction stuff - though sadly the aliens with suckers on the ends of their fingers were not pictured!" Ian modelled the UFO in 3D, while the unfortunate canine was photo-montaged into the final artwork.

Monday, July 27, 2009

She's Unstoppable!

Andi Butler is one especially busy bee. Her fun-packed new book "Paper Flowers" hits the stores next month. Commissioned by April Chorba at Klutz, Andi illustrated all the prints, stickers and other little goodies inside: "It was a ton of fun to do" she says "they really let me get creative with it". Barely pausing for breath, Andi has also been a contributing artist in Von Glitschka's amazing "Crumble, Crackle, Burn" book, and has completed an educational book for EECI.
Andi Butler's portfolio.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

A Big Design Wrap Around

Shining brightly on both front and back covers is Sarah Beetson's standout illustration work for the book "Design Stars Boulevard", published by DPI magazine in Taiwan.
The book features selected work from 60 of the most exciting illustrators currently working the scene. Says Sarah modestly: "I was lucky in that Ariel, the art director liked my work which is how I made the cover!" DPI have featured Sarah's work twice before, and also interviewed her - we reckon there's more than just 'luck' going on here.

Pinch An Inch

Deceiving no-one with his eating habits is Steinar Lund and his sticky new book cover for "Cook Yourself Thin".
The book coincides with a new television series on Channel 4 of the same name, and was commissioned by Alex Smith of Smith and Gilmour Ltd. Says Steinar: "There was much scrutiny of cupcakes and chocolate muffins to get the right shape, and many visits to a local cake shop. Some cakes had to be consumed in the name of research."

Lucky 13!

The distinctive fashion art of Montana Forbes helps magazine Fashion Monitor celebrate it's 13th anniversary with this outstanding cover image.
Commissioned by editor Emily Fleuriot, the summery image reflects both the season's events whilst also giving a nod to the up-and-coming London couture shows and graduate fashion weeks. Says Montana: "I based the image on East-meets-West, a theme that echoed through some of the earlier couture shows."

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Road Trip

Two striking new illustrations by Paul Holland feature in the French science magazine, La Recherche this month.
The pictures were created to illustrate an article on the curious case of Monsieur Alain Bastien, a man who, having injured his brain in a road accident, has somehow become insensitive to all feelings of pain and emotion. Paul's bright graphic style is perfect in bringing vision to this intriguing story.

Friday, July 24, 2009

A 3x3 Hat-trick!

A big cheer for Andrew Selby whose talents have been accepted once again for the 3x3 ProShow Annual to be launched this January.
Andrew's dynamic entry (making this his third appearance in the annual), is entitled "On Every Street", and was originally commissioned to accompany a feature that lamented the rise of global coffee giants Starbucks.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

My Scrapbook

Use MyScrapbook to store the illustrations you like and to download hi-res versions of them http://bit.ly/EItKd

The following artists have updated their style galleries:

Wai, : galleries: Educational, Fashion, Graphic
Fujii, Koichi: galleries: Lettering
Wyatt, Kathy: galleries: 2D, Flash
Cazalet, Alyana: galleries: Animation

The following artists have updated their hi-res portfolios:

Wai, http://www.illustrationweb.com/illustrators/highresportfolio.asp?artist_id=3229
Fujii, Koichi http://www.illustrationweb.com/illustrators/highresportfolio.asp?artist_id=3243
Williams, Jonathan http://www.illustrationweb.com/illustrators/highresportfolio.asp?artist_id=3291
Baldwin, Talya http://www.illustrationweb.com/illustrators/highresportfolio.asp?artist_id=3315

The following artists have updated their homepages:

Palmer, Ruth http://www.illustrationweb.com/RuthPalmer

Williams, Jonathan http://www.illustrationweb.com/JonathanWilliams

Thom, Peter http://www.illustrationweb.com/PeterThom

The following artists have updated their portfolios:

Greenhead, Bill http://www.illustrationweb.com/BillGreenhead
Cleyet-Merle, Laurence http://www.illustrationweb.com/LaurenceCleyet-Merle
Robinson, Keith http://www.illustrationweb.com/KeithRobinson
Wai, http://www.illustrationweb.com/Wai
Fujii, Koichi http://www.illustrationweb.com/KoichiFujii
Williams, Jonathan http://www.illustrationweb.com/JonathanWilliams
Holland, Paul http://www.illustrationweb.com/PaulHolland
Wyatt Retro, Kathy http://www.illustrationweb.com/KathyWyattRetro
Wyatt, Kathy http://www.illustrationweb.com/KathyWyatt
Baldwin, Talya http://www.illustrationweb.com/TalyaBaldwin
Rafferty, Kavel http://www.illustrationweb.com/KavelRafferty
AT Roll, http://www.illustrationweb.com/ATRoll
Kilany, Natalie http://www.illustrationweb.com/NatalieKilany

Monday, July 20, 2009

Tensy Farlow

Sonia Kretschmar is the talent behind this beautiful cover for the children's novel ‘Tensy Farlow and the Home for Mislaid’ Children published by Viking Penguin (Australia).
The portrait shows orphan waif Tensy Farlow, surrounded by her guardian angels. Initially the book was intended as a paperback, but the publishers were so pleased with the artwork they decided to go hard cover.

Biker Tribes

Jonathan Williams was asked by The Times to illustrate a selection of Biker Tribes for a 'Great Outdoors' supplement.
Explains Jonathan: “It was a fun assignment. The descriptions were closely observed, allowing me to capture each tribe with forensic accuracy! The blogging cycling community picked up on the feature and it went 'viral', now the fixed-gear freaks are demanding equal recognition!”

Your Way Round Brisbane

This lively map of Brisbane is by Ruth Rowland for Hong Kong’s Wall Street Journal, Asia.
Illustrating a walk around the exciting city for the paper’s travel section, Ruth’s map follows the walk through the city. Says Ruth: “It was great fun to work on - having never been to Brisbane I now harbour a burning desire to visit - and I shouldn't have any problems finding my way around!”

Denis Zilber

We are over the moon to welcome the talented Denis Zilber to Illustration Ltd.
Israel-based Denis is already a familiar face in Russian editions of GQ, Playboy and Maxim, and his ingenious creations are bound to excite markets this side. Explains Denis of his remarkable work: "I enjoy exaggerating characters, ideas and shapes in my work, pushing things as far as I can, adding the grotesque to every possible thing I do."

Martin's Maze

Unsure of conditions on alien planets? Check out Mark Oliver’s nutty interactive science game ‘Martin's Maze’ on London’s Science Museum website, and you may know more.
Commissioned by Spiral Productions, Mark created and animated all the elements, characters and environments for ‘Martin's Maze’, and worked alongside Spiral’s Yoshiko Yano to assemble the finished interactive piece.

Friday, July 17, 2009

The following artists have updated their hi-res portfolios:

Kyprianou, Peter http://www.illustrationweb.com/illustrators/highresportfolio.asp?artist_id=82
Wai, http://www.illustrationweb.com/illustrators/highresportfolio.asp?artist_id=3229
Williams, Jonathan http://www.illustrationweb.com/illustrators/highresportfolio.asp?artist_id=3291
Hollings, Matthew http://www.illustrationweb.com/illustrators/highresportfolio.asp?artist_id=3388
Tallon, Ben http://www.illustrationweb.com/illustrators/highresportfolio.asp?artist_id=3378

The following artists have updated their homepages:

Beckett, Andrew http://www.illustrationweb.com/AndrewBeckett
Firmin, Hannah http://www.illustrationweb.com/HannahFirmin
Kyprianou, Peter http://www.illustrationweb.com/PeterKyprianou
Stones, Mike http://www.illustrationweb.com/MikeStones
Walker, Sholto http://www.illustrationweb.com/SholtoWalker
Vayssieres, Frederique http://www.illustrationweb.com/FrederiqueVayssieres
Williams, Jonathan http://www.illustrationweb.com/JonathanWilliams
Laznicka, Matthew http://www.illustrationweb.com/MatthewLaznicka
Zilber, Denis http://www.illustrationweb.com/DenisZilber

The following artists have updated their portfolios:

Akib, Jamel http://www.illustrationweb.com/JamelAkib
Baker, Alan http://www.illustrationweb.com/AlanBaker
Bannister, Philip http://www.illustrationweb.com/PhilipBannister
Corr, Christopher http://www.illustrationweb.com/ChristopherCorr
Kyprianou, Peter http://www.illustrationweb.com/PeterKyprianou
Ryan, Willie http://www.illustrationweb.com/WillieRyan
Stones, Mike http://www.illustrationweb.com/MikeStones
Walker, Sholto http://www.illustrationweb.com/SholtoWalker
Wai, http://www.illustrationweb.com/Wai
Fujii, Koichi http://www.illustrationweb.com/KoichiFujii
Jabenko, Daria http://www.illustrationweb.com/DariaJabenko
Williams, Jonathan http://www.illustrationweb.com/JonathanWilliams
Laznicka, Matthew http://www.illustrationweb.com/MatthewLaznicka
Le Pautremat, Bertrand http://www.illustrationweb.com/BertrandLePautremat
Walker, S.Timothy http://www.illustrationweb.com/S.TimothyWalker
Ede, Chris http://www.illustrationweb.com/ChrisEde
Hollings, Matthew http://www.illustrationweb.com/MatthewHollings
Tallon, Ben http://www.illustrationweb.com/BenTallon
Livings, Maria http://www.illustrationweb.com/MariaLivings

Thursday, July 16, 2009

The following artists have updated their style galleries:

Baker, Alan: galleries: Nature, People, GraphicBannister, Philip: galleries: Educational, People, Children, Nature, ConceptualWai, : galleries: Line, Graphic, Children, Educational, Fashion, Conceptual, PeopleWilliams, Jonathan: galleries: Storyboard, Lettering, Educational, 3D & TechWalker, S.Timothy: galleries: Graphic

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

New Artist Denis Zilber

I am a freelance illustrator and animator, based in Tel-aviv, Israel.
I studied at Betzalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem before starting a career as graphic designer and illustrator.
I work mostly digitally trying to incorporate traditional techniques into digital media as well.
I enjoy exaggerate characters, ideas and shapes in my work, pushing things as far as I can, adding grotesque almost in every possible aspect of things that I do.
While illustrating I put very special accent on lighting and color because I think these are two things that make 2D images look alive, along with designed shape, making an essence of my illustration style. www.illustrationweb.com/DenisZilber

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Sunday, July 12, 2009

A Paper Wonder

Gail Armstrong's unique paper art has found a happy home at Wausau Papers who are using three of her creations to promote their range of papers in their direct mail and poster campaigns.
Paul Wharton of Larsen Design commissioned Gail to design three animals: a dog, a giraffe and a horse – each representing a different aspect of the company. Wausau Papers evidently loved the work so much they have commissioned Gail to create their Christmas card this year.


Freakscape is the title of an installation by Philip Smiley starting June 17th and running to July 15th at the bstore, 24a Savile Row, London.
Inspired by the rural upbringing of his childhood in Virginia, Philip’s installation “explores the curiosity and carelessness of youth set in the mysterious environment of a surreal wilderness.” Philip will be working in various mediums including illustration, sculptural and found objects to convey the feeling of ever-encroaching nature over what appears to be an innocent, and perhaps naive, scene.

Plimsoll Artwork

These toe-tapping shoe designs by a whole host of our most talented illustrators form part of the great artwork produced for plimsoll people, Kings of Neon.
Selling hand-customised plimsolls, Kings of Neon sell via their site and have outlets in Asos.com. River Island and Topman. Anne Wilson, Ben Tallon, Max Gregor, Nadia Flower, Natalie Kilany, Nick Diggory, Patrick Boyer, Sarah Beetson, Tianyin Wang, Victoria Ball and Ella Tjader now have their images printed proudly on funky footwear.Anne Wilson's portfolio. Ben Tallon's portfolio. Max Gregor's portfolio. NadiaFlower's portfolio. Natalie Kilany's portfolio. Nick Diggory's portfolio. Patrick Boyer's portfolio. Sarah Beetson's portfolio. Tianyin Wang's portfolio. Victoria Ball's portfolio. Ella Tjader's portfolio.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Movie Travels

Tanja Szekessy's highly distinctive illustration style has found a happy home in Das Magazin in Germany.
Tanja was commissioned by Inka Baron to produce a cover illustration and three spreads on the themes of 'summer' and 'travel'. The three spreads are cleverly comprised of images and scenes that symbolize six well-known movies that all concern 'travel' in some way.
Tanja Szekessy's portfolio.


Illustration exclusively represnting GAIL ARMSTRONG the paper sculpture artist. GAIL has unique style of paper engineering skills, Read more - http://www.illustrationweb.com/illustrators/home_large.asp?artist_id=5

Stylish Teenage Issues

These wonderfully stylish and graphic designs are by Montana Forbes who has just completed seven cover illustrations for the author Mary Hooper, and published by Bloomsbury.
Originally asked to illustrate plain silhouettes of teenagers in various poses, Montana suggested adding highlighted detailing (floral, stripes and other patterns) to modernise the clothing and make the images more eye catching.

Sherlock Holmes Stamp Set

Just completed are these exciting Sherlock Holmes stamps by Keith Robinson for Guernsey Post.
Explains Keith “The brief was to create an issue of stamps for Alderney, that commemorate the 150th anniversary of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, but which focus on Sherlock Holmes. Although the theme has no local link to Alderney, they wanted to incorporate some local scenes. It was suggested that the stamps could tell a story and that a special 'invisible' printing technique could be used to incorporate a hidden image that collectors could find using a special lens.”

Detroitosaurus Wrecks

The demise of General Motors is one of the bleakest indicators yet of the world’s flailing economy, and this cover illustration by Derek Bacon for The Economist says it all.
Working from Economist Cover Editor Graeme James's original idea, Derek worked through the night to create the illustration of the dying monster grinding to its final stop. Readers in Europe and the UK however were treated to another kind of dying monster on their front cover —
Gordon Brown!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Baker Smith Returns

Making a most welcome return to form is the mighty Grahame Baker Smith.
Grahame has been illustrating since the 1980s, but after taking a break to run a greeting card company, is now back with a new approach to his style, which he describes as "a passionate involvement with paint, collage and graphite but with the addition of digital techniques." Recent commissions have included a major advertising job for the Hong Kong Land Corporation, and artwork for the last two Robert Plant albums. He is also currently completing his first children's book for Templar.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Baldwin joins the team

A warm welcome to the poignant and thoughtful linework of Talya Baldwin.
Talya's work combines drawing, text and imagery, much of which is created directly upon old letters, postcards and any variety of interesting textural surface. A graduate of St.Martins, Talya is also the in-house illustrator for the international human rights newspaper Epoch Times. Talya Baldwin's portfolio.


Vince brings with him a glowing portfolio that includes work for Hard Rock Café, Nintendo, Gretsch Guitars and Pepsi

Big Painting

Bright, trippy and wall-sized is this just-finished mural illustrationweb.com artist,
Working with colleagues and a team in New York, this colourful piece can be found inside Brooklyn's Hope Gardens Community Center. Explains Ami: "It was part of JWT Cares Day, an annual event where employees spend the day volunteering at various places throughout the city."

Monday, July 6, 2009

Best Animation video

Watch the most viewed video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiO_4YfgFCg created by illustrationweb.com animation artist.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

An English Summer

This glorious English summer scene is part of a campaign for Ribena, featuring equally-as-glorious illustrations by Fernando Juarez.
Commissioned by Neil McMahon at M&C Saatchi, the brief was to show a Ribena bottle made of blackcurrants with streams of juice flowing down, representing a typical English day in the country with people doing various summer activities. Fernando has done an amazing job incorporating all these details.

Anne Wilson Illustrates Campaign Appeal

Anne Wilson's delightful illustration work has been put to worthwhile use in a mailer for Save The Children's newest appeal. The Liberian Children Appeal aims to raise funds to help provide for healthcare for a number of easily-treatable diseases like dysentery, measles and pneumonia. Anne's illustrations bring the perfect visual element to the campaign.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Lexus Car

The lexus Car animation video. Buy now... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spSHENpPkOw