It is my pleasure to present the autobiography and artwork of illustrator, Ken Graning. Ken Graning's impressive career as an illustrator spans an astonishing forty six years.
The video game industry is a multi-billion dollar industry. In March, Forbes reported that Gabe Newell, founder of Valve Corporation, is "one of the richest people on the planet".
Ed Fella is one of the most prominent graphic designers of our time, and as you can imagine, a conversation with Ed Fella is both inspiring and enlightening
Artist and designer J.R. Mounger has a passion for illustration and you sure can tell by the artwork he creates.
I first learned of Maria's work last year, when I featured the artwork of surf lifestyle artist, Drew Brophy, here on Illustration Pages - I've been a loyal fan and avid follower of both ever since.
Derek Ring is an illustrator with a passion for the undead, ghouls, zombies, mermaids, devils, frankensteins, draculas, robots, and sea monsters, girls in bikinis fighting sea monsters, comic books, ghost stories…you probably get the picture.
The funk of forty thousand years
And grizzly ghouls from every tomb
Are closing in to seal your doom
And though you fight to stay alive
Your body starts to shiver
For no mere mortal can resist
The evil of the thriller
1 Night of the Living Dead
2 Lyrics from Michael Jackson’s Thriller
As illustrators, we don't get out much. The few and lucky among us have a studio with studio mates who become our buddies, our confidants, and supporters or critiques. So if we're not lucky, where do we find these other art buddies or how do we even find time to hang out with them? Well, never fear, "Escape From Illustration Island" (EFII) is here!
Illustrator & writer, Thomas James wanted to tackle this isolation problem, so he created EFII. It's a blog, and a podcast that tries to break down these barriers and provide resources and useful content to illustrators.
Right now, he has about a year's worth of podcasts you could listen to while you're drawing and painting for your clients. Some of the subjects include interviews with illustration stars like John Hendrix, and art directors who hire illustrators like Stephanie Glaros. He also discusses style, art representation, and promotion among many more fun and useful discussions. Check it out and get inspired!
You might remember not too long ago when we featured seven year old Gwen who sells artwork online that she and her friends create. Her cause is to help a family who lost a devoted wife and loving mother to melanoma cancer. Gwen’s efforts continue today at gwenart.com if you wish to visit and participate.
nonprofit organizations featured on Illustration Pages. Artists for Humanity bridge economic, racial and social divisions by providing under served youth with the keys to self-sufficiency through paid employment in the arts.
Art with Heart is a charitable, nonprofit organization that creates and distributes therapeutic books and offers supportive trainings that are aimed at helping high-risk youth learn to manage their emotions and stress, and express their needs in healthy ways.
Their books are unique in that they combine engaging art with therapies that help youth cope with overwhelming feelings – even in the midst of crisis, such as after a diagnosis of cancer, a natural disaster, or the tragedy of a school shooting. In this way, Art with Heart supports their emotional and social growth, paving the way for success in school and in life.
To explore other nonprofit groups featured on Illustration Pages please click on the “nonprofit” link under Categories in the sidebar. As stated above, helping raise awareness is a major goal of the Illustration Pages site.
If you wish to have an art related, nonprofit organization that is very dear to your heart featured on the IP site simply let us know in the comments section of this article.
Erin creates such awesome posters that after featuring her work on the Illustration Pages site back in March, I knew I had to have a poster for the IP site.
To download the poster click one of the two links below. One file is setup as a standard 8.5 x 11 so you can simply download it and print it out. The other link is setup as 11x 14 which you can print to tabloid paper and trim it to the edges if you wish to have a larger size poster. Both posters are high resolution PDFs for the best quality print output so depending on your connection speed they might take a couple of minutes to download.
I already have my poster framed and hanging in my studio. Thank you everyone and enjoy the poster. Here’s to continued success in the future.
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About Erin Klauk:
A native of Boston, Massachusetts, Erin Klauk moved to NYC in 2002 to study illustration at Pratt Institute, where she received her BFA in 2004. She went on to receive an MA in illustration from the Fashion Institute of Technology in 2009. Her clients include Arthur Magazine, Crawlspace Magazine, The Boston Historical Neighborhoods Society, SBRA Architects, Gerard & Sarzin Publishing, Mark, and L’Oréal Paris. She creates gig posters, album artwork and music merchandise for a number of local bands such as Traveling Circle, Heavy Hands, Sorceress, Whooping Crane, Anorak, The Actual Facts and The Broken Reed Saxophone Quartet.
To see more of illustrator Erin Klauk's work visit her blog, Erinaceous Illustration, The Art and Design of Erin Klauk.
Mark McGuinness of Lateral Action recently had the opportunity to interview Steven Pressfield about The War of Art. Among some of the things discussed during the interview are overcoming "Resistance", the digital publishing revolution, distractions of the web and social media and what it all means for writers and artists.
Please take this opportunity to read Mark McGuinness’ complete interview with Steven Pressfield and perhaps also take some time to explore more of the web publication, Lateral Action.
Click here to read the interview.
As quickly as her dance routine was over, she began to create another persona for her shadow; her dancer quickly metamorphosed into a broad-winged butterfly, arms fluttering like delicate wings. Within seconds, the graceful butterfly became a fierce lion, hands and fingers transformed into a gaping jaw replete with ten ominous fangs. A quick shift of the hands, and the shadow lion was now a regal queen with an impressive crown.
I marveled at how effortlessly the girl’s shadow shifted into different identities, limited only by imagination and sunshine. Could it be that our shadow selves are not necessarily our less desirable personas, but simply varied aspects of our personalities? Or are they apparitions of our aspirations – prima ballerina, graceful butterfly, courageous lion, the royal class? Who would we be if we were unencumbered by our biological, dimensional, and obligatory parameters?
Who are your shadow selves?
Article by LYDIA GNAU
Illustration courtesy of ROSALIE STREET
Rosalie Street has been working as a freelance illustrator and artist since 1998, mainly focusing on children’s books and editorial illustrations. Her background training was in Fashion Design at RMIT and Theatre Design at NIDA. She currently works from her home studio on the Mornington Peninsula, Australia, where she resides with her husband, young children and a dog named Marlo.
You can view her folio at www.rosaliestreet.com
What's the most talked about museum exhibit in the last couple weeks? It's the Art from the New World at Bristol Museum! This is a huge group exhibition, showing off the USA's best artists in England. Many of them come from the West coast, including Natalia Fabia and Kent Williams who both call L.A. their home. Going to a show like this can make an artist proud to be a part of such a new world of artists and inspired to keep making great art and illustration. If you're in or around Bristol, check it out. If not, click here to see a few more photos of the work.
Beautiful girls, beautiful patterns, lovely colors, long legs and limbs, curving gestures and elongated torsos---what's not to love about fashion illustrations! Below is a collection of fashion illustration that is meant to be inspiring to all those who love decoration and beauty. It's a fun mix of great illustration from Patrick Nagel to less well know illustrators of today.
emerging young illustrator from Tegucigalpa, Honduras. As a child he grew up in a creative environment drawing imaginative creatures and making puppets.
illustrations of Marcus Cutler are full of bounce and delight. His work is jam-packed with fun characters, unique concepts and a great sense of humor. His style is so inviting. He breaks the world down into simple shapes and relies on color and contrast to separate elements. In other words you won’t see any lines in most of his work – not an easy task. Marcus however makes it seem effortless.
Canadian based artist illustrates for several markets - magazine editorial, advertising, children's literature, and giftware. He also designs logos and corporate identity materials such as business cards, letterheads, and brochures.