Post by Jeanine
The Month of Love is a weekly art challenge started by illustrator Kristina Carroll. Every week in February, there’s a new challenge related to the subject of “Love”. Participating artists respond by creating a new piece and posting throughout the week. There’s an impressive roster of core artists, but the challenges are also open to anyone who wants to submit a piece by posting to Tumblr with the hashtag #monthoflove. The month is coming to an end and there’s some fabulous work up on the site, including the three images below, by Kristina Carroll, Lee Moyer, and Michael Marsicano.
Be sure to check it out and follow along at monthofloveart.com. Much of the work is available as prints through Society6 and you can also see the past two years’ worth of challenges and art here. Also, keep an eye out in October for another monthly challenge called Month of Fear.
© Kristina Carroll
© Lee Moyer
© Michael Marsicano
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From the editorial submissions:
While the spotlight shines on London Town, London based graphic artist Jenni Sparks collaborates with Evermade for the long-awaited ‘London by Hand’.
This stunning hand-drawn map meticulously highlights the London boroughs and neighborhoods, complete with the quirky in-the-know hallmarks and landmarks that make the city so unique. With the print designed and produced from the mapping of an actual geographic tube map; not only is this print beautiful, it’s also a handy reference. It’s full of fun facts about celebrity birthplaces, local markets, social stereotypes, and favorite pubs. Hopefully you’ll be able to spot your favorite London haunts!
Check out more images and info here.
Poster Child Prints is featuring a gorgeous new giclée archival print by Deedee Cheriel. It’s 10×13, printed on Entrada Rag 100% Cotton Paper, embossed with the PCP seal, and numbered and signed by the artist.
Michelle Armas is an Atlanta-based artist who does amazing abstracts. Check out her bio here. A step-by-step here. Her blog here. And more work here.
Blanca Gómez is an illustrator and designer living and working in Madrid. Her artwork is whimsical, retro and fun. Visit her site, blog and shop.
Kerry Layton is an illustrator living in North London. Visit her website, etsy shop and blog. Also read a little interview with her here.
Kate Boxer is a painter and printmaker working in London. Look at more of her work on her site, and learn more about her here.
Illustrator Nate Padavick created this map as a catalyst to raise money to support the Turtle Conservancy. Madagascar is home to such an amazing array of exotic and beautiful wildlife. This map represents only a sample of just the reptiles that are at risk, not to mention all the mammals, birds, fish, insects and plant life that are also threatened. If you like this artwork, please click here to purchase a print or make a donation via PayPal (just $5 will pay a security guard’s wage for 2 days!). All donations and print profits will be given to the Turtle Conservancy on behalf of Nate and his website, They Draw & Travel, and are tax-deductible to you.
Go here to see a larger version and help save turtles: http://www.theydrawandtravel.com/turtles
Vancouver Island-based artist Drew Mosley’s work is started from coffee and tea stains. He then adds inks and/or acrylics. Lovely! Check out more here on his tumblr. And perhaps buy a print on Etsy.
Amy Borrell is an illustrator, designer and pattern maker living in Melbourne. Her work is very simple and sweet. Check out more on her site here and her blog here and her shop here.