illustrator

Ruby Taylor

Ruby Taylor is a London based illustrator who produces editorial illustrations, t-shirt designs, stationery and prints. she has done lots and lots of cool work, so if you’re someone looking for an illustrator best get in touch, ya hear? follow at her portfolio & tumblr.

Ruby Taylor Illustration
Ruby Taylor Illustration
Ruby Taylor Illustration
Ruby Taylor Illustration
Ruby Taylor Illustration
Ruby Taylor Illustration
Ruby Taylor Illustration
Ruby Taylor Illustration
Ruby Taylor Illustration
Ruby Taylor Illustration

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Ryo Takemasa

i don’t think i have ever spent so much time looking at illustrations of vegetables (if only i would spend as much time actually eating them). these wonderful renderings are by Japanese illustrator Ryo Takemasa who has done work for a number of international publications. check out his work at his website & blog. he also has a shop – so you can buy some veggies in print!

Ryo Takemasa

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Kemi Mai

Kemi Mai is an eighteen year old illustrator from Manchester who i am SUPREMELY JEALOUS OF. this girl can do amazing things with pixels. she makes her art using a tablet and photoshop. she is amazing, check out her work here and here.

My work starts with an idea derived from thoughts or abstract feelings, which I aim to express in a way that also appeals to me atheistically. Colour has become incredibly important to me, it can be so influential in setting the overall tone of the piece. I like to think of the majority of my paintings as visual representations of things that couldn’t exist organically in real life. Whilst an element of realism is important to me, I haven’t ever been interested in depicting a scene that resembles a photograph without a concept. My work isn’t weighted with messages intended to change the world, but it’s something through which I can be honest, and I appreciate that freedom greatly.

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Chris Turnham

the modernist feeling in these rad illustrations by the very talented LA based illustrator & printmaker Chris Turnham made me want to watch Mad Men right away. luckily the last season is just around the corner, my pretties.

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Eleanor Taylor

i discovered the wonderful work of Brighton based illustrator Eleanor Taylor while catching up with all the goodness over at Design Work Life. the first image of Hawaiian queen Ka’ahumanu really captured my imagination, a piece that Eleanor was commissioned to do for Julia Rothman’s upcoming book The Who, The What and The When: 65 Artists Illustrate the Secret Accomplices of History.

I illustrated Queen Ka’ahumanu, the favourite wife of King Kamehameha I and the most powerful woman of her time in Hawaii.  Upon her husband’s death she donned a feather cape and called herself Queen Regent.  When the missionaries came in 1820 she ended up destroying all the ancient gods and temples leading to the ultimate downfall in a kingdom she helped create.

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Ben Phe

i looooooooooove the work of illustrator Benjamin Evenett aka ben phe. he has done some wonderful reworks of classics pieces by Manet, Renoir, Bonnard, Lautrec & Matisse… i just really dig his style, his imagery puts a smile on my face. be sure to check out his website and his tumblr for more.

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Fumi Koike

Fumi Koike is an illustrator & designer from Fukuoka, Japan. i was first drawn to her work because of her wonderful illustrations of food – wouldn’t it be cool to capture every plate you eat in this way? she has a great way of using colour and texture to make her beautifully simple compositions stand out. you can view her work on her blog and her flickr.

all illustrations by Fumi Koike

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The Missed Connections of Sophie Blackall

i watched this Etsy interview with illustrator Sophie Blackall over a cup of coffee this morning and it left me feeling so incredibly happy and warm. she has such a wonderfully inviting and serene way of talking about her work…

“i like drawing animals, but i’m ashamed to say i almost always want to put clothes on them”

you’ve probably heard about her project Missed Connections where she illustrates stories from the missed connections section of Craigslist (which is now available as a book). if you haven’t definitely have a browse through her blog, and also check out her new project Drawn from my Father’s Adventures.

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Illustration Station

someone emailed me the other day asking what happened to my illustration section. i decided to group illustrations under art when i did the blog’s redesign – but you can still browse the illustration tag if you like.

which reminds me, i have been seeing some great stuff around lately. really need to get my drawing on again.

cotton candy by mick alister:

dark waters by riikka sormunen:

work in progress by denise nestor:

by lizz conley:

2012 calendar by camilla engman:

nosebleed by sepehr nabi:

by tatsuro kiuchi:

merci by emma block:

untitled by melissa castrillon:

valentino 2012 beauty by madame lolina:

les confitures bonne maman by laura manfre:

french women by isaac bonan:

yawn for me by mina milk:

the room #1 by jiiakuann:

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