Latest sketchbook series by French illustrator and graphic designer Pierre-Yves Riveau aka PEZ, based in Nantes.
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Introducing Philip Harris!
Over the years, the more I drew, the more I understood my style and technique of creating. It’s learning process. There’s no limits or boundaries to how far our gifts and talents can take us. As a human being, I believe we’ve all been blessed with special innate gifts. Being mediocre about them is like having the ability to fly but you would rather walk. I believe in the unbelievable and I am inspired with the idea of pushing yourself to a level beyond the norm.
Kelvin Okafor (born 1985 London)
Joe Fenton is a London based artist that works mainly in monochrome. His large drawings are produced using graphite, ink and acrylics on paper.
Joe’s art work is influenced by many of the early surrealists. Embracing the grotesque by his employment of Hieronymus Bosch like figures that are gangly, writhing and cramped.
Introducing Stefan Zsaitsits!
New sketches from an amazingly talented Austrian artist.
South Korean fine artist, RISD graduate and Associate Professor at the Department of Visual Art, University of Kansas, Yoonmi Nam, creates exquisitely delicate sumi ink drawings of deconstructed pieces of architecture that are utterly breathtaking.Taking her Kansas surroundings as inspiration, Yoonmi Nam rips apart the structures that populate her locale, using the broken masses as “a metaphor to communicate transience and impermanence, and perhaps our desire for permanence and immortality.”
Artist Keita Sagaki intricate drawings of classical sculptures and figures are not what they appear to be. As you walk closer to the intricate drawings you’ll notice a sea of cartoonist and playful doodles that cover every inch of the drawing surface. These doodles not only differ greatly from the subject matter that you first see but they are continuously contracting and expanding to create the light and shadows in Sagaki’s pleasantly misleading drawings.
Today’s UE artist on Tumblr feature - Olivier Menanteau aka moon!
Please introduce yourself and your artwork to the world of Tumblr!
Hello my name is moon, I’m 34 years old and I live in France in Nantes. I am a freelance graphic designer and illustrator. I also give lessons in a school of visual communication in graphic design.
Why do you do what you do?
In 1993 I opened a graffiti magazine (Spray can art) and I took the slap of my life that will guide my choices and my passion for drawing, painting and all forms of graphic designs.
At this time the Parisian graffiti scene was very early and it was really very motivating for me.
Since that time I filled sketchbook therefore (still) …
Then the German scene takes over and becomes more illustrative, new perspectives creations arrive.
In 1999 I started a school of applied arts where I will train to graphics, to As I walk away to go to the graffiti painting on canvas and computer.
I always fed on manga (gunm, Akira, Appleseed …), animation (Miazaki, Akira again, Pixar movies …) and the great masters of painting (especially Klimt, Schiele, Art Nouveau in general …).
Today I try to maximize the side and less illustrative graphic design even if I keep projects because I still love it.
I also like working on set designs, video mapping, photography.
Anyway, I love all the means of creating, but a pencil and my sketchbook is still the more personal.
What are your favorite mediums to work with?
Graphite, color pencils.
Which medium would you love to pursue but haven’t yet?
What are your favorite colors to use?
1 > Black
2 > All the rest
Do you have any art related plans for this year?
Collaboration with a company of hip hop, video mapping, costumes, set design and graphic design around the color red.
Finally to illustrate a beautiful story … Make a book and sell it :)
What would you like to achieve the most and why?
Be able to draw exactly what I have in my head …
More seriously, I’d really like to finish this story to illustrate that I speak it, dedicate it to my son and daughter to read them :)
But it is a project in the short term to really see it, I rarely plan very long term I’m rather leave things come to me at random.
In your opinion, which place you have ever visited was the best and why did you enjoyed it so much?
ROME, so many beautiful things to see…
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Portraits byLangdon GravesThese portraits by Langdon Graves have an eerie and indescribable quality about them. Whether it’s the fact that Langdon purposefully doesn’t complete all details found in faces or how he focuses on specific and peculiar aspects, these drawings leave a certain feeling of intrigue and mystery.
Illustrations | Rafal Wechterowicz
Originating from Poznan, Poland, Rafal Wechterowicz’s art is extraordinarily detailed. Well-known for his affinity towards skulls, Rafal creates designs for many big-time clients, such as the Rolling Stones, Iron Maiden and Metallica. A lover of food, Rafal is a vegan and enjoys cooking delicious meals as another hobby.