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