Yuta Onoda was originally born in Japan and presently lives and works in Toronto, Canada. He is an incredible illustrator / painter who has been commissioned for many magazine editorial illustrations. He has been shaping his art aesthetic through various forms of media, finding new avenues to express himself. Yuta is refining his style, based from his coursework from Sheridan College. Many of his personal pieces were drawn together using graphite, inks, and acrylics, combined with Photoshop to more or less define his style. Stemming from his childhood love of comics, Yuto outlines his images. He also likes to infuse his artwork with decorative elements and details, which comes from his love of Art Nouveau and Ukiyo-e, Japanese woodblock prints. Currently, he has been merging Eastern styles with North American content, like the outdoor spirit of the Canadian wilderness. To see more of Yuta Onada’s amazing illustrations, check out his website and Behance page!
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I am smitten with the work of the incredible ECV Graphic design student, Marynn Up. Living in Nantes, France, this amazingly talented 21 old creative is putting the romance into portraits. Armed with graphite, she portrays emotion in an amazing way, staying true to the characters integrity within each piece. Guided by her search for realism, Marynn’s illustrative endeavors touch on the romantic side of traditional portraiture, with hints of text work and appealing hues. Marynn’s incredible portraits have the same alluring, almost voyeuristic, quality as Niki Pilkington. To see more of Marynn’s beautiful work, check out her website, here. Also, be sure to appreciate her talent on Behance, visit her Facebook and follow her on Twitter. She will also be coming out with an online store soon!
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.”