San Francisco based artist, Serge Gay Jr. has art running through his veins; proven in his wonderful heritage, as he is a third generation artist. After moving to the US from his hometown in Port-au Price, Haiti, Serge attended the New World School of Arts in Miami. He then moved to Detroit to attend The College for Creative Studies which helped him harness his natural talent and launch his art career. Now a Grammy nominated illustrator, Serge has worked in graphic design, fine art and music videos! Serge Gay Jr. is a trailblazer in every sense of the word. His recent solo show “Absolute Happiness” at Spoke Art Gallery, showcased a personal narrative in, sometimes haunting but always beautiful, compositions. Serge’s blog is a must-read! Check it out often for updates on his upcoming exhibits and for sneak-peaks of works in progress.
To see more of Serge’s amazing art, visit his website- here. And his feature in Hi-Fructose, here.
And for those of you in the San Francisco area, Serge Gay Jr. will be exhibiting with Spoke Art Gallery this weekend at ArtPadSF 2012. For more details and tickets, click here.
Posted in Art, Design, Graphic Design, Illustration
Tags: "Absolute Happiness", Art, ArtPadSF 2012, Design, fine art, Graphic Design, Haitian Artist, Hi-Fructose, Illustration, Illustrator, New World School of Arts, San Francisco Artist, Serge Gay Jr., Spoke Art Gallery, The College for Creative Studies
Cleveland, Ohio based artist Melissa Forman is a commercial illustrator by day and brilliant painter by night. Her work has been exhibited world wide and it is very easy to see why. Her female portraits are mesmerizing; each telling a fantasy story with a hint of Melissa’s real life biography. Not only is Melissa applauded for her breath taking paintings, but for her amazing knack with social media. The burning questions you may have for her have already been asked in many online interviews from various websites including Dailydujour, 1xRun and My Favorite MAOI. She welcomes artists and fans into her elaborate process as she explains in detail what goes into each masterpiece.
As she explains to Dailydujour: “…the first thing I do is come up with a vision in my head, sometimes I do thumbnail sketches and sometimes I don’t depending on how clear my vision is. From there, I decide on the costume/outfit, makeup and the overall look of the figure and then set up a photo shoot. I then take those photos and manipulate them in Photoshop until I can get the color and mood just right. I print out the finished Photoshop file on a large scale and then use that as reference. I then use transfer paper to transfer a quick line drawing to the board I will be painting on. Then all there is left to do is paint. I usually paint in two or three layers. The first is rather loose and transparent, but as I add more layers they become more refined and opaque.”
To see more of Melissa Forman’s amazing work and to see upcoming exhibits, please visit her website.
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Tags: Art, arts, Columbus College of Art and Design, commercial illustrator, female portraits, Illustrator, Melissa Forman, Ohio Artist, Painting, Portraits
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)
Posted in Art, Illustration, Ink, Mixed Media, Print, Watercolor
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