Thursday, December 20, 2012

Lucie Rice - Limited edition print for An East Nashville Christmas

Lucie Rice created this fun holiday illustration for use as a commemorative poster for the benefit album titled An East Nashville Christmas.  The holiday themed compilation album and concert series is a group effort by 75 Nashville-based artists and musicians, and the proceeds directly benefit the National Health Care for the Homeless Council.  Lucie's Artist's Limited Edition Print is a special edition of 150 signed and numbered prints which features illustrations of East Nashville and includes the names of all the artists who participated in the project.  We love great artwork for a good cause!

Lucie Rice - An East Nashville Christmas commemorative poster

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Marco Wagner illustrates portraits of chefs for Rare Mediummagazine

Marco Wagner was commissioned to create illustrations of two chefs for Australian magazine, Rare Medium.  The client liked Marco's "pencil sketchy, texture layering" style, and that's exactly what Marco brought to these portraits.  Very nice!

Marco Wagner - Chef Tom Allen

Marco Wagner - Chef Georges Aoun

Sandwich Chef - Tom Aoun

Shawarma Chef - Georges Aoun

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Santiago Uceda - AI-AP International Motion Awards

We recently learned that Santiago Uceda was selected as a winner in the first annual American Illustration - American Photography (AI-AP) International Motion Art Awards (IMAA).  Santiago's winning entry was a commercial that he worked on for Oregon State University's economic impact, and his piece was 1 of only 46 that were selected in this inaugural IMAA juried competition, which "celebrates photographers, illustrators, and designers who make their work move in all media".  Congratulations, Santiago!

Santiago Uceda - selected work for the 1st annual International Motion Art Awards

Santiago Uceda - IMAA selected work

View more of Santiago's illustration and animation work

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Dave Stevenson - Bon Appétit Seal of Approval

Dave Stevenson was asked by Bon Appétit magazine to create these illustrations and hand lettering for their Bon Appétit Seal of Approval.  This is the first introduction of the Seal of Approval, and it is a list of 50 products that have been tested and approved by the BA staff as excellent ingredients that "will upgrade every aspect of your culinary life, guaranteed".  So, let's get cooking!!

Dave Stevenson - Bon Appétit Seal of Approval

Bon Appétit - December 2012

Friday, November 30, 2012

Charles Glaubitz Digital/Traditional illustration workshop

Below, Charles Glaubitz describes a technique for combining digital and traditional illustration, as he teaches it in his Digital/Traditional Illustration more about how he created this illustration of a stomach ache:

Final Art Digital mixed media

The illustration was created for my digital/traditional illustration workshop in my studio in Playas De Tijuana, Mexico.  Students learned how to digitally ink an image in Manga Studio, make hand made textures and traditionally inked shadow and light. Then it is all merged into a single image.

Sketch, light and shadows pencil on bond paper with scotch tape

Black and white drawing

The above image is the inked image in Manga Studio. In Black and white at 600 dpi then exported into photoshop.
Shadow drawing in sumi ink on paper

The above image is sumi ink on bristol, later scanned and combined with the black and white image in photoshop, where other paper and hand made textures are scanned in and incorporated into the image.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Martha Rich illustrates patterns for Hollywood Records

Martha Rich recently worked with Hollywood Records to create artwork the new Bridgit Mendler CD.  Martha was asked to illustrate a series of patterns and shapes, and here's how Martha's work was used in the CD booklet:

Martha Rich illustrated shapes and patterns for Bridgit Mendler CD booklet

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Here are a couple of random, gorgeous illustrations by Marco Wagner and Robin Moline to get us in the mood for Turkey Day...Happy Thanksgiving!!

Marco Wagner - Krocan

Robin Moline - Turkey

Monday, November 19, 2012

Cocktail time with Craig LaRotonda!

Craig LaRotonda contributed the latest super cool (actually, very hot!) illustration to our ongoing cocktail blog: illustrated  Craig's Firecracker Margarita is sure to heat things up - YEOW!!

Craig LaRotonda - Firecracker Margarita

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Jen Lobo illustrates The Story of Pines iBook

Jen Lobo has spent a lot of time this year working on this project, which we've had to keep under wraps until recently.  Jen illustrated the book titled The Story of Pines, written by musician Alison Sudol of A Fine Frenzy, and it has finally been released as an iBook.  Jen's illustrations bring this story to life, and you can learn more about the book on iTunes.  Here is a peek at just a few of Jen's beautiful drawings:

Jen Lobo - The Story of Pines cover illustration

Jen Lobo - Bird Intro illustrations

Jen Lobo - Gathering Deer

Jen Lobo - Flight

Jen Lobo - Sailor Hands

Jen Lobo - Whale Dance

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Livia Cives illustrates WARM things to do in Columbus, OH

Livia Cives created a series of illustrations for the current issue of Columbus Monthly magazine for a feature on WARM things to do in Columbus this winter.  The 13-page feature includes several B/W spot portraits and multiple full color illustrations by Livia.  Here are just a few of Livia's cool illustrations:

Livia Cives - Winter Grilling

Livia Cives - Curling

Livia Cives - Sledding

View more of Livia's illustration and motion work

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Election Day is upon us!

We've already blogged about this illustration of Romney vs. Obama that Simeon Elson recently created for Fund Strategy magazine, but we decided to post it again since Election Day is officially upon us.  It was just too timely to pass up a second posting!  Also, we just received jpegs of the magazine cover and article that we wanted to share.  Now, get out there and vote!

Simeon Elson - "Face Off" - Romney vs. Obama

Simeon Elson - Fund Strategy cover illustration

Simeon Elson - Fund Strategy magazine - feature illustration

Friday, November 2, 2012

Lucie Rice poster illustration for Southern Festival of Books

Lucie Rice designed and illustrated this poster for the recent Southern Festival of Books.  This was 24th annual festival, which is held in Nashville on the second full weekend of October every year.  Nice work, Lucie!

Lucie Rice - Poster illustration for the 24th Annual Southern Festival of Books

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Claudine Hellmuth's Halloween stop-motion movie

Claudine Hellmuth created this cute and slightly creepy little stop-motion movie using her downloadable printable kits.  We hope you enjoy it...and have a HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

And here's another timely illustration by Claudine:
Claudine Hellmuth - Trick-or-Treat

Monday, October 22, 2012

Simeon Elson illustrates Romney vs. Obama

Simeon Elson created this illustration for the latest issue of Fund Strategy magazine.  This piece, titled Face Off, is a perfect fit for the headline, "US Contenders Box Clever":

Simeon Elson - Face Off

Friday, October 12, 2012

Livia Cives illustrates En El Parque

Livia Cives recently teamed up with Spanish publisher Thule Ediciones to illustrate this wonderful book called "En El Parque", a comic genre that depict adults acting as children in parks.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Lucie Rice, saving one pet at a time with illustration

A wonderful set of posters illustrated by Lucie Rice for Animal Rescue Corps, a non-profit organization whose mission is to end animal suffering through direct and compassionate action, and to inspire the highest ethical standards of humanity towards animals.

Lucie Rice - poster Illustration for Animal Rescue Corps

Lucie Rice - poster Illustration for Animal Rescue Corps

Lucie Rice - poster Illustration for Animal Rescue Corps

Lucie Rice - poster Illustration for Animal Rescue Corps

Lucie Rice - poster Illustration for Animal Rescue Corps

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

JVA Artists showing at TractorBeam Gallery

The Jennifer Vaughn Artist Agency group is coming back to Dallas, and this time it's for a gallery show featuring the work of 12 of their artists here at TractorBeam Gallery from October 11 until November 9th, 2012.

If you're in the Dallas area this Thursday, try to make it to the opening which is from 7 to 10pm – there will be drinks, music and of course great art!

Artists showing: Calef Brown, Chris Buzelli, Bob Dob, Charles Glaubitz, Terri Fry Kasuba, Craig LaRotonda, Jen Lobo, Joel Nakamura, Martha Rich, Dave Stevenson, Santiago Uceda, and Marco Wagner
Jennifer Vaughn Artist Agency + Tractorbeam - October 11, 2012