Friday, December 30, 2011

To a wonderful 2012!

Wishing you a safe and wonderful New Year's Eve and a prosperous and healthy 2012!!

Mariya Paskovsky - Champagne Toast

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Holiday illustrations - part 2

Claudine Hellmuth - Holiday Dogs

Martha Rich - Happy Holidays

Robin Moline - Winter Weathervane

Terri Fry Kasuba - Holiday Pattern

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Holiday illustrations - part 1

We hope that you are all enjoying a wonderful holiday season!  It always takes a little while to get back into the swing of things after the holidays, so we've decided to keep it light and just give you some post-Christmas / pre-New Year's eye candy for Christmas Week.  Enjoy!

Kim Rosen - Hugs

Robin Moline - Wintery Farm

Terri Fry Kasuba - Holiday Cheer

Chris Buzelli - Holiday Lie

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Questioning a Doctor's Loyalties - illustration by Kim Rosen

From Kim Rosen's Blog:

A woman with MS finds out that her neurologist is being paid large amounts of money from pharmaceutical companies to administer certain prescriptions. The patient quickly loses trust in her doctor and makes sure that her future doctor will have no industry relationships or conflicts of interest. This illustration appeared in The Washington Post the weekend of December 17th, 2011. 

Kim Rosen - "Trust"

Monday, December 19, 2011

The Wonderful Illustration World of Mariya Paskovsky

Mariya Paskovsky, a Russian-born artist now living in Canada, joins the Jennifer Vaughn Artist Agent group. Here are some of her wonderful illustrations:

Mariya Paskovsky - Love Me Love Me Not

Mariya Paskovsky - Fall Her

Mariya Paskovsky - Dreaming

Mariya Paskovsky - Girl's Talk

Mariya Paskovsky - Jardin d'Hiver

Mariya Paskovsky - Rain

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Marco Wagner in "Illustrators Unlimited"

The work of Marco Wagner is featured in the recently released book, Illustrators Unlimited The Essence of Contemporary Illustration, published by Gestalten.  Marco's artwork graces 2 spreads in the book:

Marco Wagner -2 spreads in Illustrators Unlimited

Cover of Illustrators Unlimited by Gestalten

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Robin Moline illustration: Winter Town

Robin Moline created this amazing winter landscape for Guideposts Magazine's "The Joys of Christmas 2011".  The piece was for the annual special issue, and Robin also did last year's cover illustration.  Just looking at these images gets us into the holiday spirit ... and makes us want to go skiing!

Robin Moline - The Joys of Christmas 2011

Robin Moline - The Joys of Christmas 2010

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Chris Buzelli illustration for NPR's 2012 calendar

Chris Buzelli, an avid NPR listener, was invited to participate in their 2012 calendar. Every year NPR chooses 12 artists to illustrate each month. Chris' piece was based on his favorite RadioLab episodes called "New Nice" which was about a Russian geneticist who domesticated the fox. After several generations of selective breeding, he was successful in creating a gentler, human-friendly pet fox.
Keep an eye out for this new 2012 calendar which is available for purchase from NPR.

From Chris' Drawger:

Chris Buzelli for NPR

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Martha Rich's Delicious Art

Martha Rich is one of four artists in a mixed media "pop-up" exhibit that just opened.   Food Lust: Shock Candy transforms a full city block of store front windows in the heart of Brooklyn.  This is the first exhibit curated by the new pop-up gallery Where Am I.  Martha created a bunch of new work based on the theme of food, and here is a glimpse of what can be seen gracing those store fronts for the next month... yum!
Martha Rich - Free Loves

Martha Rich - Easy Cheese with Bacon

Martha Rich - Ego Maniac

Martha Rich - Vanquish Nerve

Martha Rich - Yuck It Up

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Chris Buzelli for Asian Reader's Digest

This new Chris Buzelli illustration was for Reader's Digest Asia. It was a true story about a man named Mike who was kidnapped and buried alive for 5 days. Ants were biting his hands and eyelids while he was buried in small box in the ground. He lost 23 pounds but was eventually rescued by a inquisitive cop.

From Chris' Drawger:

Chris Buzelli - Mike

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Cathie Bleck's Krampus

Cathie Bleck's rendition of the mythical creature Krampus is yet another example of the evolution of her work. This particular piece is for a fun group show "Krampus" in Chicago at Curly Tale Fine Art, running from December 3rd, 2011 until January 31st, 2012. Other fellow artists will be joining, including our very own Chris Buzelli with his version of the beast.

Cathie Bleck - "Krampus"

Cathie Bleck - "Krampus" detail

Below are some of the very interesting references Cathie used for her piece - you can read more about the design process at Cathie's Drawger page.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Portrait of Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings by Kim Rosen

Wonderful portriat of Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings by artist Kim Rosen.

From Wikipedia:
"Gillian Welch (/ˈɡɪliən ˈwɛltʃ/; born October 2, 1967) is an American singer-songwriter. She performs with her musical partner, guitarist David Rawlings. Their sparse and dark musical style, which combines elements of Appalachian music, Bluegrass, and Americana, is described by The New Yorker as "at once innovative and obliquely reminiscent of past rural forms"

Kim Rosen - Portrait of Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings

Friday, December 2, 2011

Kim Rosen illustrates the many moods of pregnancy

Kim Rosen illustrated a great series called the Many Moods of Pregnancy for Today's Parent Magazine.

From Kim's blog:
"From all of the pregnant women I know, mood swings seem to be the common thread between them all. Here are six illustrations pin-pointing some of the moods one can expect during pregnancy. The AD wanted the illustrations to have a tarot card feel that would be placed throughout the article..."

Enjoy these six illustrations:

Kim Rosen - "Pregnant and Tired"

Kim Rosen - "Pregnant and Angry"

Kim Rosen - "Pregnant and Happy"
Kim Rosen - "Pregnant and in Rage"

Kim Rosen - "Pregnant and Relaxed"
Kim Rosen - "Pregnant and Sad"

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Calef Brown illustration in Picnic

Calef Brown's work is featured in a new book of illustration titled Picnic: Pop-Folk Contemporary Illustration.  The book is by the studio Retina & Retinette in Spain, and is published by Promopress.  It will be released in late January 2012, but here is a sneak peek of the spreads that showcase Calef's work:

Calef Brown featured in Picnic: Pop-Folk Contemporary Illustration

Calef Brown featured in Picnic: Pop-Folk Contemporary Illustration

Picnic: Pop-Folk Contemporary Illustration

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Santiago Uceda original artwork for Artcrank

Santiago Uceda created this illustration for Artcrank, a "show of bicycle-inspired poster artwork that introduces people to talented local artists and sends them home with affordable, original works of art." The art will be going on a 10-city roadshow where 30 screen prints of each art piece will be sold.
The cities include: London, Interbike, Portland, San Francisco, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Des Moines, and Bend.

More about Artcrank below image:

Santiago Uceda - illustration for ArtCrank 2011-2012

Bikes are the world’s most fun, accessible way to get around. Posters are the world’s most fun, accessible art form. ARTCRANK™ brings them together.

ARTCRANK is a show of bicycle-inspired poster artwork that introduces people to talented local artists and sends them home with affordable, original works of art. Every ARTCRANK show features posters created by local artists from the host city. Admission is always free, and posters are priced to let everybody take home at least one.

ARTCRANK began in Minneapolis in 2007, and has expanded to Denver, St. Louis, Portland, San Francisco, Des Moines and Bend. In September 2010, we held our first international show in London. And in September 2011, we’ll hold our first show at Interbike, the bike industry’s annual convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.


ARTCRANK uses creativity to change how people look at and think about bicycles, and grow the cycling community.

Bikes, Art and Doing Good.

The best part of our jobs is that we get to travel to some of the country’s (and the world’s) great cities and get to know people who are as head-over-heels in love with cycling and creativity as we are. This is a great privilege, and we channel that same energy into supporting people and groups who are out there doing good.

In every host city, we select a Cause Partner: A local, national or international organization that’s using bicycles to make a difference in communities, help people live better lives, or just make the world a better place. In concert with our sponsors, we use ARTCRANK as a means to help raise money and awareness for these organizations.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Charles Glaubitz illustrates Samurai Girl

Check out this amazing new image by Charles Glaubitz titled, "Samurai Girl"!  This is a personal piece that he created during a workshop that he gave in his studio, and he used his technique of ink and wash illustration with digital color added.  The concept of the project was about conveying a memory to communicate time and space.  This image was inspired by his oldest daughter, Luna, and also in part by his father who was a karate champion and instructor in Mexico - hence the samurai element.  Charles based the color palette on the passing of time chose seasonal Autumn colors. 
Charles Glaubitz - Samurai Girl

Monday, November 28, 2011

Coupling Illustrations by Kim Rosen - Boston Globe Magazine

Another round of Kim Rosen's fabulous 'coupling' illustrations for The Boston Globe magazine, November 2011.

Kim Rosen - Coupling November 2011 - 1

Kim Rosen - Coupling November 2011 -2

Kim Rosen - Coupling November 2011 -3

Kim Rosen - Coupling November 2011 -4

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Lucie Rice - A Brief History of Thanksgiving

Being that most of us are getting ready for Thanksgiving festivities of one sort or another tomorrow, it seemed fitting to share this new piece created by Lucie Rice.  It's pretty much Thanksgiving in a nutshell, and we hope you like it!

Oh, don't forget to check out more of Lucie's work here...

Lucie Rice - A Brief History of Thanksgiving (click to enlarge)
In case you want a little more, here's Wikipedia's version:
Thanksgiving in North America had originated from a mix of European and Native traditions.[1] Typically in Europe, festivals were held before and after the harvest cycles to give thanks for a good harvest, and to rejoice together after much hard work with the rest of the community.[1] At the time, Native Americans had also celebrated the end of a harvest season.[1] When Europeans first arrived to the Americas, they brought with them their own harvest festival traditions from Europe, celebrating their safe voyage, peace and good harvest.[1] Though the origins of the holiday in both Canada and the United States are similar, Americans do not typically celebrate the contributions made in Newfoundland, while Canadians do not celebrate the contributions made in Plymouth, Massachusetts.[2]

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Terri Fry Kasuba's Yeti travels to Paris

Terri Fry Kasuba just learned that one of her popular Yeti characters has been chosen for inclusion in the upcoming Pictoplasma Missing Link Research Exhibition.  More than 5,000 hairy creature characters were submitted for consideration by artists working in a variety of disciplines from around the world.  The 500 images that were chosen will be presented as part of an installation at the heart of the upcoming exhibition in Paris, at the new museum la Gaîté Lyrique, taking place from December 7 - 31.  If you happen to be in Paris during the month of December we hope you'll go check it out and send us pictures!

Terri Fry Kasuba - Yeti

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Kim Rosen Illustration: Thanksgiving-on-the-go

Kim Rosen did this illustration for an article about where to eat out - and take out - if you happen to be in Chicago this Thanksgiving.  The image and article are in the current issue of Time Out Chicago.  Nice!

Kim Rosen - Thanksgiving 2011

Source: Kim's Blog