Illustrator from Hokkaido, D[di:] has become well-known for her graphic novels “Fantastic Silent” and “Kigurumi”, while she was still a student at the Tama University of Arts studying oil painting. Her illustrated books have created a new genre called “Novel-Comic”. Within her work, D[di:] mainly uses colored pencils; she also uses gouache and watercolor. With an incredible mixture of talent, she writes and draws. With her delicate touch of illustration, unique sense of rhythm and lyrical wordings, she has energetically continued to create cynical but sweet world of works. As a rare artist in wide range of genres such as novels, comics, illustrations, fashion and design, she has many celebrities from various fields to support her. To see more of D[di:]‘s work or purchase her books and prints, visit her website and blog.
When asked about her pen name,
“I wanted to sign a name like I do not know nationalities and gender” - D[di:]
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Tags: Art, colored pencils, Design, D[di:], Fantastic Silent, graphic novels, Illustration, Japanese Artist, Kigurumi, Novel-Comic, Pastel, Tama University of Arts, Watercolor
Rena Littleson, an artist working out of Australia, received her B.A. in contemporary arts in 2005 and Post Graduate Degree in Graphic Design at RMIT in 2006-2007. Rena created a series of self portraits for a group show in Melbourne entitled Drawn Again. Armed with pencil and watercolor on paper, she creates incredible photo-realistic drawings. On her website, you can see many pictures of her remarkable lifestyle and other cartoon inspired pieces which make up her versatile portfolio. As described by her representing agency, Just Another Agency, “Rena has a bit of a dark sense of humour at times, often producing work which can be grotesque or violent yet playful and beautiful at the same time. She works in a photorealistic style, with a focus on portraiture, which has more recently been influenced by her growing interest in graphic design and graphic novels. She is currently working on a series of comics for her first graphic novel.”
To see more of her work, visit her website and flickr page.
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Tags: Art, Australian Artist, Graphite, Illustration, Just Another Agency, Pencil, Photo-realism, Portraits, Rena Littleson, self portraits, Watercolor
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Gabriel Moreno, Madrid-based illustrator, has been creating beautiful art since he graduated from the University of Sevilla in 1998. But it wasn’t until he was selected by Computer Art magazine to be the top 20 new talents in 2007 that his career took off. He now has worked for virtually every major agency and numerous international publications and it is very easy to see why. Gabriel’s unique inky-style of flowing lines and sensual women has seduced the world over. His nimble lines have created a signature look within his delicate portraits. Gabriel stays in touch with his fan base and regularly posts his works in progress on Facebook. To keep in touch and join his social network, check out his Facebook page, here! To see more of Gabriel’s art, check out his website here. And to purchase limited edition prints, please visit his gallery, here.
(Work in progress via Gabriel Moreno’s Facebook page)
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Tags: Art, Computer Art magazine, delicate portraits, Design, Facebook, Gabriel Moreno, Illustration, Illustrator, Ink, Inky Art, limited edition prints, Madrid Artist, Mixed Media, Portraits, Prints, University of Sevilla, Watercolor