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Book Illustration Competition

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The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories by Angela Carter. House of Illustration/Folio Society    

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Hand Drawn deadline 15th sept

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Hand Drawn. What is illustration today? Is it pen-and-ink on paper? Vectors on pixels? A cut-paper scene captured in a photograph? A hand-stitched portrait...

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brussels in shorts – graphic novel competition

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brussels in shorts | het beschrijf. deadline October 31st HOW TO APPLY? - Read the competition rules (download below). - Contact us for more...

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Bologna Children’s Book Fair- competition

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http://www.bolognachildrensbookfair.com/en/mostraillustratori/partecipare How to take part The Exhibition is open to: > illustrators, including professionals and newcomers, submitting unpublished works or works published in the last...

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Visual Language

How to draw a simple bird on Vimeo

July 22, 2011
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Grady McFerrin

July 1, 2011
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Paolo Garretto

June 29, 2011
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Steven Heller at imprint “Garretto’s graphic approach was based on simplification of primary graphic forms into iconic depictions and loose, but poignant likenesses. Vibrant, airbrushed color was his trademark, and he also experimented with different media to create exciting new form, including experiments with collage and modeling clay which proved fruitful. Without his superb draftsmanship what is now pigeon-holed as Deco styling would surely have been a superficial conceit, but his conceptual work was so acute, and his decorative work was so well crafted that he eschewed these pitfalls.”

Brian Rea

June 28, 2011
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Illustration Friday interview with Brian Rea by Yoko Shimizu “Nowadays everything from the studio is done by hand, and always starts with writing or drawing words whether pencil pen or ink. Sometimes the words turn into images, sometimes the words stay as words. I strip away all excess marks and decoration and always make sure my voice is the most important thing in all the pieces.”

 

Sideshow Banners

June 27, 2011
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Sideshow Banners

via http://www.aiga.org/ article about Johnny Meah ‘the last sideshow banner painter’ here ” In 1980 the Smithsonian mounted a show of carnival banners, and Life magazine did a story on them. This caught the eye of the Chicago dealer Carl Hammer, whose gallery also specialized in outsider artist, tattoo “flash” or designs, and other...

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Tetsuya Ishida

August 19, 2010
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Tetsuya Ishida

here

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Portfolio

August 15, 2010
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  “WHY SPEND THAT last year on getting a portfolio together for a job, when you could spend that year getting you ready for 10 years from now?” asks Paul Sahre. Art school is your chance to spend some time learning about what you believe as well as what you can do.

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Visual Narrative

August 14, 2010
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Visual Narrative

One of my favourite ideas for an illustration brief that we have never run as yet is to create title credits for a film or story that already exists. It is all about creating atmosphere and emotion without giving too much of the story away. Some great title sequences by Saul Bass here

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Visual Literacy

August 14, 2010
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With newsnight offering mainstream debate on the subject of infographics, are we now acknowledging the dominance of image, or image+text over text solo as the primary means of information these days? If so that is good news for illustrators, as that is what we do, really well. Infographics sites for those interested in pursuing...

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Betsy Walton

August 13, 2010
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Betsy Walton

http://www.morningcraft.com/ I am loving the strange delicate surreal spirituality of these paintings…

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Neighborhood Flags

May 22, 2010
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Neighborhood Flags

GOOd magazine commissioned artists to create a flag for their local community. link

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The London Jungle Book

February 15, 2010
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The London Jungle Book

“I have combined the rooster, which is the symbol for time in Gond art, and Big Ben, which is the symbol of time for London. I have turned the dial of Big Ben into the eye of the rooster, because it seemed to me that Big Ben is like a big eye, forever watching...

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Jean Julien

November 14, 2009
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Jean Julien

sorting a lecture on paper cut illustration and came accross Jean Julien, a nice antidote to the intricate doily/ Rob Ryan style cuts abounding. http://www.jeanjullien.com/               This reminded me of a fairy tale workshop I did with L5 students a while ago, where we cut out story characters...

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Stefan Kanchev

November 4, 2009
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http://stefankanchev.com/ “The purpose of this project is to fill the information vacuum about the life and art of Stefan Kanchev. The quality of his works is so high that they are worthy to be shared with more people. Kanchev is the author of more than 1000 trade marks and symbols, 650 stamps, posters, post...

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Nepomuk

October 28, 2009
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Nepomuk

Berlin based graphic design/illustration collective. Loving the side slider navigation on their site, and the pencil menu bar … some lovely projects link

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Os Gemeos

October 27, 2009
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Os Gemeos

link amazing show by Brazilian street artists Os Gemeos. Love the panoramic 360 degree effect of the side slider website. Also really great use of projector screens in the show…have a look

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Anatomy of Japanese Monsters

October 16, 2009
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Anatomy of  Japanese Monsters

link from chris

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Chad Kouri

October 14, 2009
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Chad Kouri

http://www.longliveanalog.com/ could give dan a run for his money in the eye-hurtingly intense doodling department…

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Leah Beeferman

October 13, 2009
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Leah Beeferman

http://www.inkbox.org/

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Damarak the Destroyer

October 5, 2009
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Damarak the Destroyer

I am really liking this photo + drawing thing that is going on. http://www.damarakthedestroyer.com/

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