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1. Pick of the Week for PET 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 Oriol San Julián, 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:

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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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2. Comics Illustrator of the Week :: Enrique Alcatena

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I was turned onto artist Enrique Alcatena’s work by my friend Jon Vinson(DUB Comics). Alcatena is well known in his native country of Argentina and has garnered international respect for his dark surrealist art. There are many comics by Alcatena still unpublished and untranslated here in the States. Hopefully some independent(or major) publisher picks up the slack soon and gives us some English language editions of his work.

In the meantime, you can still track down some of his earlier work in back issue bins, such as Predator vs. Judge Dredd and various Batman comics, including The Batman of Arkham Elseworlds Special with writer Alan Grant.

You can read more about the art of Enrique Alcatena in a recent article The Comics Exotic by the aforementioned Jon Vinson.

You can find Enrique Alcatena’s Art & Comics Facebook page here.

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

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3. Whimsical Illustrated Prints and Products by Marc Johns

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March Johns is both clever and prolific, and his well loved drawings are available in a wide variety of products in his online shop here.

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4. PET by Michael Robertson

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This crazy cute little guy was submitted by Michael Robertson for the Illustration Friday topic PET.

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5. Cool Illustrated Phone Case by Lukas Brezak

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Check out this super cool illustrated phone case and tons more great prints and products by Lukas Brezak.

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6. PET by Christophe

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Submitted by Christophe for the Illustration Friday topic PET.

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7. Mixed Media Submission :: Yves Geleyn

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Yves Geleyn is an award winning director and story teller. Geleyn began by studying graphic design, motion graphics and character development which has allowed him to have a multidisciplinary approach to work. He combines traditional techniques and media to bring sensibility and a tactile quality to his work. Geleyn is inspired by Japan, art and birds.
If you like Geleyn’s work, please visit his portfolio.

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8. Iconic BB King Illustration by Mark Hammermeister

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RIP BB

Mark Hammermeister Website >>

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9. PET by Vale Xn

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Submitted by Vale Xn for the Illustration Friday topic PET.

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10. Pick of the Week for TRIANGLE 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 Juan Devesa, our Pick of the Week for last week’s topic of TRIANGLE. 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:

PET

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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11. Comics Illustrator of the Week :: Steve Rude

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Comics artist Steve “The Dude” Rude(note: he was The Dude before Jeff Bridges’ infamous character was..) graduated from the Milwaukee School of Art and Design, before co-creating one of the 80’s most iconic independent sci-fi/fantasy comics Nexus. Rude drew most of the 100 or so issues of the Mike Baron written series, which spanned from 1981 to 2009. Rude has proven himself to be one of the modern masters of comics illustration and I hope to see his work in a future “indy” comic, although for what he can make drawing popular comic book characters, he doesn’t really need to do that.

Steve Rude has also worked for many of the major comics publishers including a Batman/Superman World’s Finest mini series in 1990 for DC and Spider-Man: Lifeline mini series for Marvel, just to name a couple.

Rude won the Russ Manning Outstanding Newcomer Award in 1984 and is a rare recipient of all 3 of the following awards: an Eisner, a Kirby, and a Harvey for Best Artist.

You can get the latest updates and see more of Steve Rude’s artwork on his website here.

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

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12. Nina Cosford: charming, vibrant editorial and reportage illustration

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Nina Cosford’s work is charming and playful. Her vibrant use of color and expressive mark-making fill everyday scenes with beauty and intrigue. Her illustrations appeal to children and adults alike and easily translate across advertising, education, and publishing.

Not long after she graduated from Kingston University, Cosford’s love of travel and architecture led to a series of pop-up accordion travel guides with Walker Books. Meanwhile, HBO noticed one of Cosford’s personal projects inspired by their hit television show Girls and commissioned her work to promote the show’s next season. Since, she has worked with the Scouts, The Foundling Museum, and Nokia while her work as been in publications as varied as Bloomberg Businessweek and Marie Clare.

Frances Lincoln Publishers released Cosford’s most recent book series on May 7. The first two illustrated biographies of exceptional females—Virginia Woolf and Jane Austen—will be followed by an additional title on Coco Chanel in September.

See more of Nina Cosford’s illustrations on her website.

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13. TRIANGLE by Haley Sherman

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Submitted by Haley Sherman for the Illustration Friday topic TRIANGLE.

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14. TRIANGLE by Avita Flit

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Submitted by Avita Flit for the Illustration Friday topic TRIANGLE.

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15. Paul Thurlby

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Paul Thurlby has provided work for children’s books, editorials, advertising and design. His clients include; The Guardian, Pimm’s and Vanity Fair to name a few. He is inspired by Mid-century design and illustration, his style is described as Retro-modern.

To see more work from this fantastic illustrator see his website and agency.

Post by Jessica Holden

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

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Happy Illustration Friday!

We’re excited to announce this week’s topic, but first please enjoy the illustration above by Martyna Wójcik-Śmierska, our Pick of the Week for last week’s topic of TENSE. 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:

TRIANGLE

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 :: Robert Hack

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Artist Robert Hack is anything but a “hack”evidenced by his recent work on Archie Horror Comics’ Sabrina and various cover illustrations. Based out of Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, Hack was obviously exposed to old pulp novels, film noir, and classic horror TV/movies. He’s a prolific sketch card artist and has drawn/designed multiple book covers & posters.

Hack’s clients include IDW Publishing, Archie Comics, Dark Horse, and Cult-Stuff.

You can find more delectably dark artwork by Robert Hack on his website here and you can keep up with the latest news on his twitter page here.

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

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18. WIGGLE by Patrick Girouard

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Submitted by Patrick Girouard for the Illustration Friday topic WIGGLE.

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19. Aitch

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Aitch is a Romanian illustrator whose work often features botanicals and animals. She finds inspiration in travels, folklore and childhood memories. Her intricate patterns are mesmerizing and keep the viewer exploring. Her work has appeared as wallpaper, playing cards, packaging, ceramics and window decorations, adding her own playful and sophisticated voice to items we often overlook.

One of the other things that sets her work apart is that she uses patterns in unusual contexts, as evidenced in her figurative/portrait pieces, where patterns appear on the skin of her characters.Lo-Aitch-08
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You can connect with Aitch via Behance or Facebook!

Written by Bryna Shields.

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20. Comics Illustrator of the Week :: Stacey Lee

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I’m having trouble finding background information on Stacey Lee, so I’m mainly going to be sharing links to her social media presence. She’s new to me, but I think her work on the new Marvel series Silk is exceptional, so I thought I’d share some of her work here. Lee is from Boston, currently lives in New York, and specializes in graphic design and illustration. I hope her run on Silk is a long and memorable one; she’s doing great things with that character!

Stacey Lee’s website.

Her art blog and twitter.

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

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21. TENSE by Blule

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Submitted by Blule for the Illustration Friday topic TENSE.

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22. Pick of the Week for TENSE and This Week’s Topic

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Happy Illustration Friday!

We’re excited to announce this week’s topic, but first please enjoy the illustration above by Paula Pang, our Pick of the Week for last week’s topic of TENSE. 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:

WIGGLE

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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23. Leah Reena Goren

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Leah Goren is a NYC-based illustrator and surface designer. Her patterns feature soft representations of people, florals and geometrics. Her color palettes are unexpected, making her portfolio a treat to sift through – you never know what you’ll find next! In additional to her own product range, Goren’s patterns have translated into numerous partnerships with brands including Anthropologie, Land of Nod, Evian and Frankie Magazine. Her work maintains a consistent and unique voice across all the products she touches, from scarves to editorial illustrations to dresses to paper products and soap packaging. Her portfolio is a shining example of how one artist’s voice can successfully span across a variety of media and applications. I can’t wait to see what she’ll do next!

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Post written by Bryna Shields.

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24. WIGGLE by Jane T

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Submitted by Jane T for the Illustration Friday topic WIGGLE.

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25. WIGGLE by Maria Taylor

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Submitted by Maria Taylor for the Illustration Friday topic WIGGLE.

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