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1. Yusuke Oono

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Yusuke Oono is an architect/designer, who currently works at an architectural design firm based in Tokyo, noiz architects. His projects have included working on landscape designs, interior, furniture, graphic and exhibition planning. He is keen to find new ways to express dimension using laser cutters and 3D scanners and printers. The booklets are created using laser cutting and have a beautiful and ethereal quality about them like stepping into a fairytale.

To view more from this amazing designer visit his portfolio 

Posted by Jessica Holden

 

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2. Pick of the Week for SMALL and This Week’s Topic

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It’s Illustration Friday!

We’re excited to announce this week’s topic, but first please enjoy the illustration above by Leticia Plate, our Pick of the Week for last week’s topic of MONSTER. Thanks to everyone else for participating. We hope it was inspiring!

You can also see a gallery of all the other entries here.

And of course, you can now participate in this week’s topic:

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Here’s how:

Step 1: Illustrate your interpretation of the current week’s topic (always viewable on the homepage).

Step 2: Post your image onto your blog / flickr / facebook, etc.

Step 3: Come back to Illustration Friday and submit your illustration (see big “Submit your illustration” button on the homepage).

Step 4: Your illustration will then be added to the participant gallery where it will be viewable along with everyone else’s from the IF community!

Also be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter and subscribe to our weekly email newsletter to keep up with our exciting community updates!

HAPPY ILLUSTRATING!

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3. Comics Illustrator of the Week :: Walter Simonson

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Legendary comics artist Walter Simonson gets honors this week, because of his excellent “Joker-shark” variant cover to the latest issue of Aquaman. Simonson helped define one of Marvel’s most popular characters with his run on The Mighty Thor starting with issue #337(1983). From very early on in his career Simonson was a frequent collaborator with fellow comics legend, writer/editor Archie Goodwin on DC comics such as Detective Comics and Manhunter. Simonson’s dynamic style pushes out in bold perspective and influenced many comics illustrators to come after him.

Walter Simonson has worked on many comics with his wife, writer Louise Simonson, including a memorable run on X-Factor, and later on the World of Warcraft comic for Wildstorm.

Simonson received the Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010, which was presented to him by his wife Louise.

You can catch the latest news/artwork from Mr. Simonson by following him on twitter here.

For more comics related art, you can follow me on my website comicstavern.com – Andy Yates

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4. Lieke van der Vorst

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Lieke van der Vorst is the founder of liekeland, which she founded in 2011. She gets her inspiration from daily life, such as baking, tending the vegetable garden and going to markets. Her illustrations are whimsically detailed and make use of beautiful textures and lines.

To see more from this fantastic illustrator visit her website and tumblr 

posted by Jess Holden

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5. SMALL by Richard Peter David

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Submitted by Richard Peter David for the Illustration Friday topic SMALL.

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6. Pick of the Week for VACATION and This Week’s Topic

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It’s Illustration Friday!

We’re excited to announce this week’s topic, but first please enjoy the illustration above by Julia Pieper, our Pick of the Week for last week’s topic of MONSTER. Thanks to everyone else for participating. We hope it was inspiring!

You can also see a gallery of all the other entries here.

And of course, you can now participate in this week’s topic:

SMALL

Here’s how:

Step 1: Illustrate your interpretation of the current week’s topic (always viewable on the homepage).

Step 2: Post your image onto your blog / flickr / facebook, etc.

Step 3: Come back to Illustration Friday and submit your illustration (see big “Submit your illustration” button on the homepage).

Step 4: Your illustration will then be added to the participant gallery where it will be viewable along with everyone else’s from the IF community!

Also be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter and subscribe to our weekly email newsletter to keep up with our exciting community updates!

HAPPY ILLUSTRATING!

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7. Comics Illustrator of the Week :: Joe Matt

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Small Press comics publisher Drawn & Quarterly just released their 25th Anniversary book and since it features the first new material by cartoonist Joe Matt in years, I figured now would be a good time to celebrate his work! Peepshow, Joe Matt’s long running biographical comic, started back in 1987(the last collection was printed in 2007). It would go on to become one of the seminal works of the 90’s alternative comics scene, along with Clowe’s Eightball, Seth’s Palookaville, and Ware’s ACME Novelty Library.

The 15 new pages featured in D & Q’s 25th Anniversary book are intended for Matt’s next book and are a work in progress.

Joe Matt has been nominated for multiple Eisner Awards and both an Ignatz and Doug Wright Award.

You can find him on Instagram (@joepeepshowmatt) now where he sometimes posts new art or you could find him surfing the web at a random Los Angeles, CA library.

For more comics related art, you can follow me on my website comicstavern.com – Andy Yates

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8. Illustrator Submission :: Lizzy Stewart

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Lizzy Stewart is an illustrator and artist currently based in London. She is inspired by writers such as Tove Janson and Doris Lessing, as well as museums and galleries. Her work is highly narrative and full of character. This is aided by her use of traditional media which gives Lizzy Stewart’s work a unique, quirky quality. If you’d like to find out more about Lizzy and her work please visit her portfolio here.

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9. VACATION by Chase Jensen

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Submitted by Chase Jensen for the Illustration Friday topic VACATION.

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10. Ella Doran

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Ella Doran is an award winning designer and entrepreneur who fuses art and design for the interior, creating photography based images and patterns. She pioneered their application onto everyday objects when digital printing technologies where first developed. She has collaborated with The Tate, vital Arts and Surface View to name a few.

To see more from this designer visit her website and blog

Posted by Jess Holden

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11. Comics Illustrator of the Week :: Stephanie Hans

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French illustrator Stephanie Hans has been painting some of the most striking covers of late for Marvel’s version of Neil Gaiman’s character Angela and other titles. Hans first started making a splash at Marvel with some of her Journey Into Mystery covers, that featured famed Thor/Avengers nemesis Loki. You can see the range that Hans has an artist with her interior line-work on the new Marvel Secret Wars crossover, 1602 Witch Hunter Angela. Hans’ strong painting skills and obvious appreciation of classic art is a welcome addition to today’s mainstream comics scene!

You can follow Stephanie Hans on her tumblr site here. There’s a nice painting process post on there, if you scroll down.

For more comics related art, you can follow me on my website comicstavern.com – Andy Yates

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12. AIRBORNE by Kat Uno

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Submitted by Kat Uno for the Illustration Friday topic AIRBORNE.

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13. AIRBORNE by Pipiola

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Submitted by Pipiola for the Illustration Friday topic AIRBORNE.

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14. Illustration Submission :: Alice Pattullo

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Alice Pattullo is an illustrator based in East London. Her work is inspired by British folklore, traditions and superstition. This has created a distinctive vintage style within her work with a handmade quality. It is full of character and texture. Her work depicts a variety of subject matter from food to whimsical scenes of people and animals.

To view more of Pattullo’s charming illustrations, please visit her portfolio.

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15. Make Seamless Patterns Quickly and Easily with Pattern Press

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Have you ever wanted to make seamless repeating patterns but didn’t know how to or tried and found it too difficult? Well now you can with PatternPress for Photoshop.
PatternPress makes the process of creating seamless patterns easy and also adds a heap of extra touches to make them look even more amazing!Click here to see a great video demo and learn how to get started making quick and easy seamless patterns!

 

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16. Pick of the Week for MONSTER and This Week’s Topic

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It’s Illustration Friday!

We’re excited to announce this week’s topic, but first please enjoy the illustration above by Joanie Stone, our Pick of the Week for last week’s topic of MONSTER. Thanks to everyone else for participating. We hope it was inspiring!

You can also see a gallery of all the other entries here.

And of course, you can now participate in this week’s topic:

AIRBORNE

Here’s how:

Step 1: Illustrate your interpretation of the current week’s topic (always viewable on the homepage).

Step 2: Post your image onto your blog / flickr / facebook, etc.

Step 3: Come back to Illustration Friday and submit your illustration (see big “Submit your illustration” button on the homepage).

Step 4: Your illustration will then be added to the participant gallery where it will be viewable along with everyone else’s from the IF community!

Also be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter and subscribe to our weekly email newsletter to keep up with our exciting community updates!

HAPPY ILLUSTRATING!

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17. Comics Illustrator of the Week :: Kyle Baker

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This week we celebrate the great Kyle Baker for Comics Illustrator of the Week! Baker contributed the variant cover to this week’s Bizarro Comics #1. I first saw Kyle Baker’s work gracing the covers of Web of Spider-Man and Marvel Age when I was a kid. The first full interior work I saw by him was DC’s excellent Mature Reader’s version of The Shadow with writer Andy Helfer.

After working as an intern for Marvel Comics during his senior year of high school and then working on art assists for a period of time, Baker started to pick up penciling & inking assignments for The Big 2, including drawing the Howard the Duck movie adaptation for Marvel. Not being satisfied with just doing work that others wanted him to do or drawing in the style that was considered popular & marketable for the time, Baker decided to write & draw his own comics. This led to the publication of The Cowboy Wally Show graphic novel. Although, it was a low-printed indy book, it was enough to get the attention of editors looking for new original voices. So, 2 years later DC Comics published Baker’s next original comic Why I Hate Saturn, which would go on to win an Eisner Award and help solidify Kyle Baker as a creative force in the industry.

During the 1990’s Baker began to branch out, contributing regular comic strips for major magazines & newspapers, as well as work on animation projects, including an animated music-video with KRS-One in 1994.

Kyle Baker, to this day, continues to be a diverse artist, working on films, games, music, comics, illustration, etc. You can see what he’s been working on, including animation storyboards and preview comics pages on his Quality Jollity website here.

Other notable works by Kyle Baker: Nat Turner, Plastic Man, Instant Piano, Deadpool MAX, Justice INC, King David, You Are Here, Special Forces, and Truth: Red, White & Black.

For more comics related art, you can follow me on my website comicstavern.com – Andy Yates

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18. MONSTER by Ben J Hutch

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Submitted by Ben J Hutch for the Illustration Friday topic MONSTER.

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19. Pick of the Week for MELT and This Week’s Topic

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It’s Illustration Friday!

We’re excited to announce this week’s topic, but first please enjoy the illustration above by Mariana Yatsuda Ikuta, our Pick of the Week for last week’s topic of PET. Thanks to everyone else for participating. We hope it was inspiring!

You can also see a gallery of all the other entries here.

And of course, you can now participate in this week’s topic:

MONSTER

Here’s how:

Step 1: Illustrate your interpretation of the current week’s topic (always viewable on the homepage).

Step 2: Post your image onto your blog / flickr / facebook, etc.

Step 3: Come back to Illustration Friday and submit your illustration (see big “Submit your illustration” button on the homepage).

Step 4: Your illustration will then be added to the participant gallery where it will be viewable along with everyone else’s from the IF community!

Also be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter and subscribe to our weekly email newsletter to keep up with our exciting community updates!

HAPPY ILLUSTRATING!

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20. MONSTER by Rita Kwong

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Submitted by Rita Kwong for the Illustration Friday topic MONSTER.

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21. Little Doodles – Kate Wilson

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Little doodles are the creations of London based Illustrator Kate Wilson. Her clients include Marc Jacobs, The Guardian and Selfridges to name a few. You can also purchase prints and cards online through Paper chase, The V&A shop and John Lewis. I think Kate Wilson’s work is so lovely! Her collection entitled “The little Birds” has a beautiful vintage feel. The style and tone give them a quirky fun vibe, which definitely make you giggle.

To see more of Kate’s work visit her blog, Twitter and Society6.

Posted by Jess Holden

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22. Sanna Annukka

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Sanna Annukka is a British designer with a heavy Finnish influence in her work. Having spent a lot of time with family in Finland growing up, she even calls it her spiritual home. It’s very fitting, then, that she has done quite a bit of work for Marimekko (surface design royalty). There is something so very charming and playful in each of her prints, that are unapologetically graphic and colorful. Her passion for pattern and decoration infuses her work with an energy that jumps out at those who take in her work. Sanna’s illustrations have appeared on tea towels, pillow cases, calendars, plates and tins.

Be sure to connect with Sanna on Twitter and Instagram.

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23. Gorgeous Taylor Swift Art Print by Alice Zhang

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Check out this beautiful portrait illustration of Taylor Swift by Alice Zhang.

Good news! You can even get this illustration as a print or tons of other products here!

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24. MONSTER by Michael Robertson

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Submitted by Michael Robertson for the Illustration Friday topic MONSTER.

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25. Incredibly Useful Digital Watercolour Tools for Illustrators

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If you’re a digital illustrator seeking a way to make work that looks handmade, you simply MUST check out this huge collection of digital brushes and tools from the great Nicky Laatz!

Equipped with just this pack – you will be an unstoppable watercolour design machine…without even picking up a paint brush :)

Get the pack here!

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