Ken Graning Interview

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.

When It Comes To Logos These Companies Don't Play Around

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 Interview

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

The Amazing Illustrations and Sketches of J.R. Mounger

Artist and designer J.R. Mounger has a passion for illustration and you sure can tell by the artwork he creates.

An Interview with Art Licensing Consultant, Maria Brophy

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.

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Nakha Chitra - The Ancient Art of Nail Drawing

 
  
 
Nail drawing is an ancient art passed from generation to generation. It is exactly as it sounds. The artist creates an image or "drawing" on a piece of small paper (often times handmade paper) using no tools other than his nails. The ancient Indian artform is called, Nakha Chitra and artist, Suhas Tavkar is a master.

Graphic Designer and Illustrator Leighton Hubbell is on Facebook

Leighton Hubbell is the quintessential designer that every student in design schools across America aspires to become. Leighton runs his own successful studio. He’s won countless awards and competitions from the likes of How Magazine, Print Magazine, Clio Awards and PMA Reggie Awards. He’s had numerous designs published in several editions of LogoLounge, American Corporate Identity, and various David E. Carter and Rockport Publishing books. His clients include McDonalds, Frito-Lay, GMC Trucks, Hyundai, Toyota. Want me to stop? Well, just a few more off his long list, Warner Brothers, Blockbuster, Samsung, Hilton Hotels. You get the point.

 


Leighton’s Facebook page is adorned with his beautiful logos and designs and includes a peak at some of the books his work has appeared in. Like Jeff Fisher has done on his Facebook page, Leighton’s page has a feed from his blog. Leighton also keeps the fans of his Facebook page up-to-date on sales from his Zazzle shop. A nice idea for Leighton would be to take the images of those great tees he sells online and place them in the Photo tab of his Facebook page. That would enable his fans to have a quick preview of his products without having to leave his page. Then from there they can click over to his store.

 

 
There’s no doubt you’ll be following Leighton’s blog and bookmarking his beautiful website – and of course fanning Leighton’s Facebook page.

Sculptor Todji Kurtzman Movement Arts on Facebook

If you think drawing in perspective is difficult try sculpting something so it's not in perspective. Confused? Don't be. Just have a look at the amazing work of sculptor Todji Kurtzman.

There's a technique in art known as "forced perspective". This is when the artist manipulates our perception of things to make an object appear farther away, closer, larger or smaller than it actually is. As Todji explains on his website, Michelangelo employed this technique on his masterpiece, David. The statue was originally intended to be placed on a church facade or high pedestal so David's torso, hands, shoulders, and head were enlarged to create the illusion of correct perspective when viewers looked up at it from below.


Todji's work has the opposite intent and it's simply mind-blowing. The lower portions of his subjects are enormous while the upper portions are much smaller. The results are some of the most unique and extraordinary sculptures you'll ever see. They must be awesome to experience in person.


The first thing you said when you saw these photos was, "Wow!"

Did you not?

Illustrator Diego Lara's Neuropeurto on Facebook

There's so much of Diego Lara's work to look at it's hard to believe one person produces it all. The guy's packing some serious talent. This is just a small taste of what's on his Facebook page, blog and unique website.

 
 
One of the fans on Diego's Facebook page describes his work as "super cool". That description is spot on. His work is definitely "super cool".

Animated Short "EndLessNess"



A fun, animated short from film student, Jasper Kort. This short won Jasper a Best of the Rest award at the MidWest 3 Minute Festival last year. That was the launch year for the festival which was held at the Civic Theatre in Farmington, Michigan. It’s a small festival created to serve as a platform for filmmakers of all levels to boast their work. The organizers are looking forward to many more years, expanding each year to include more filmmakers, a bigger audience and filmmaking workshops.

Two Continuous Line Illustrators - Two Different Styles

Continuous line drawing is a fascinating style. Some illustrators execute the style simplistically while others create images so complex it's close to impossible to follow the line without using your finger to trace it. Illustrators Rachel Ann Lindsay and Will Scobie produce work that is more on the complex end of the spectrum yet their work is so different.

Rachel Ann Lindsay


 

Will Scobie

 
 
 

Patrick Mcquade's Facebook Page for an Illustrated Collection of Writings

Illustrator Patrick McQuade has a really cool Facebook page. His page is based off his book, Magical Tales of Enchanted Mysteriousness, which he wrote with his wife and illustrated himself. As described on his Facebook page the book is an illustrated anthology of fantasy, horror, humor and the absurd. His page also has two trailer videos for the book.

Aside from The Magical Mysteriousness, Patrick has done illustrations for The SciFi Channel, MTV Books, Revolver Magazine and more.

You have to love his Frank Zappa lettering and his illustration of Marilyn Manson.

Illustrator Nathan Schroeder - The Wolfman and More...



 

Nathan Schroeder is among the many illustrators and storyboard artists that worked on the new movie, The Wolfman, starring Benecio Del Toro and Anthony Hopkins.















Nathan Schroeder has worked as a concept artist in the motion picture industry, creating artwork for such films as, X Men, Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of The Crystal Skull, Star Trek XI, Fantastic Four: The Rise of The Silver Surfer, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, National Treasure 2, Chronicles of Narnia, and more. His work is magnificent. He creates his art almost exclusively in Photoshop and Maya.

How do you choose what to post from a portfolio like this?

Some Weekend Inspiration from Blue Sky Studios' Animator Lluis Llobera



Here's a clever video from animation artist, Lluis Llobera. The "kicker" is at the end. This film was created by Luis in 2006 when he was an animation student. Lluis is now an animator at Blue Sky Studios, where he has worked on Horton Hears a Who and Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs!

Illustrator Mitch O'Connell on Facebook



Mitch O'Connell has his hands in just about everything and he seems to have no problem mastering it all. Tattoo designs, logos, comics, caricatures, cartoons, cute, realism and pin-ups, he executes his illustrations and designs in any one of these styles like he had multiple personalities. We might have to perform an exorcism on him to expel all these demons from his body.

How would you like to have a Mitch O'Connell original tat adorn your body? Betcha wouldn't mind at all.

Facebook – Elliot Likes This – A Graphic Design Studio



Elliot is a graphic design studio based out of Canada – Montreal to be exact. Here’s a clever video from the studio meant to feature numerous reasons to love the city of Montreal. It seems like a relatively simple idea but it’s a whole lot of fun and well put together, and after you see the video you say to yourself – “Damn! Wish I thought of that!” The video is also proof that you don’t need a huge budget, just a great idea to produce excellent work. The follow up images are some examples of the studio’s really nice design work.



Funny thing is the video is a take on the “like” feature on Facebook. But do you think the studio’s Facebook page could be found anywhere?

Quick Update: Okay, everyone - just heard back from Elliot. They do have a page - lol. Well, that's why Illustration Pages is here - now you can find Elliot easier on Facebook.

Melissa Kojima | facebook

Melissa Kojima describes herself as a crazy, fun illustrator and artist who's also known as, Artist in LA LA Land. A trip into Melissa's LA LA Land and you'll feel like Alice tumbling down the hole. You'll be in for one wild, fantastic ride.



Melissa Kojima is a Los Angeles based illustrator, fine artist, designer and mixed media sculptor. She is known as Artist in LA LA Land because she creates crazy, witty, strange, surreal art in the insane metropolis she is inspired by, Los Angeles. Using acrylic paint, India ink, paper mache, collage and mixed media, she creates images and sculptures that are disturbing, funny, bizarre and peculiar. She particularly loves illustrating monsters, caricatures, aliens, tentacles, multiple faced people, giant insects, robots and anything scary, odd or ugly.

10 Creative Facebook Page Designs To Inspire You

It's not too difficult to find 10 "cool" or "popular" Facebook pages. But searching for "creative" Facebook pages yields few results. The Facebook pages listed below were chosen for their creative use of graphics, layout, design and or technology. Not every page listed here has all of these characteristics but each page has at least one. And although they might be backed by large companies with big budgets the pages in this list are being presented as inspiration - to perhaps spark an idea or two for your own Facebook page.

Discovery Channel Man vs Wild

Pixar

Reese's

P Diddy Live

Mountain Dew

PUMA Employees

Xbox

Playstation

Dunkin' Donuts

Harley Davidson

If you have a Top Ten List that you would like to have appear on Illustration Pages please contact us at submission@illustrationpages.com We will of course, give you full credit on the site.

Saroj Patel | facebook

Some of Saroj Patel's illustrations and sketches have a graphic quality, solid black shapes and bold lines, depictions of animals and nature, and others possess fluid movement, varying line-weight and, in addition to animals and nature, have subject matter that is conceptual or abstract.


Saroj's paintings are reminiscent of Japanese woodblock prints and Japanese scrolls. Similar to the art of Japan and perhaps also the art of India and Persia, Saroj's paintings are elegant, rich in color, filled with mesmerizing patterns and great detail.

Saroj Patel's interpretation of the world around us is both alluring and beautiful.

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Matt Hendon | facebook

So let's talk a little bit about Matt Hendon. Matt is a California illustrator who received his BFA from the Art Center College of Design. Matt's work is a type of narrative art. Each image tells a story - not something easily done in one illustration. Narrative art has been depicted by artists throughout time on numerous surfaces such as painted pots, carved stone, tapestries and cave walls using paint, thread or chisel. Matt's stories are told on many different surfaces using a variety of materials but assembled into one illustration.

We asked Matt how he constructs his composite illustrations and found out that they're not done in Photoshop. They're traditional mixed media pieces that incorporate everything from acrylic, pen and ink, collage to transfers. Scrap paper, boards and book covers lay the foundation for his illustrations on to which he will then begin to craft his work. Matt feels that there is something about a solid white piece of paper that's intimidating, whereas a distressed board that's been damaged already allows him to work freely without the fear of ruining the piece. Seeing how talented Matt is though - it's hard to imagine him feeling intimidated before beginning his illustrations.

Matt's influences are Mort Drucker, Neo Rauch, Barron Storey, Charley Harper and Thrust Holmes. He recently had a show at the Phone Booth Gallery with fellow artist and friend Joel Zuercher.

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