Pick of the Week: Cailiflower

califlower stickers (2)Pick of the Week: Cailiflower

Today’s pick is from the adorable and babelicious world of Cailiflower. Through her Storenvy she sells stickers and mini prints of her illustrations so you guessed it, this is another sticker haul like last week! Her series of spooky and alien babes are super cute and I fell in love with her pastel color palette. You can check out her store here for stickers and for more of her work, Instagram.

a closer look at the stickers: 

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Pick of the Week: Lisy Corner

lisy corner (1)Pick of the Week: Lisy Corner

This week’s pick is the illustrator Lisy Corner who sells postcards, paper dolls, prints and more on her shop. She is one of those stores who I’ve followed for a long time on Etsy and never bought from before until now. When I saw that she started to make zines I was intrigued and finally picked up a few of her postcards and her Lolita fashion zine “The Tiny Lolita Handbook”. I love the paper doll style illustrations and the colors. My only disappointment was these are more mini prints than postcards as there is absolutely nothing on the back to make them a postcard but they are on good quality paper so I can’t complain too much. The zine is also pretty cute. You can check out her Etsy shop for more of her work.

a closer look at the postcards:

lisy corner (2) lisy corner (3) lisy corner (4) lisy corner (5) lisy corner (6)Lastly her Lolita fashion zine.

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Featured Artist: Marjolein Caljouw

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Featured Artist: Marjolein Caljouw

Featured artist this week is illustrator Marjolein Caljouw of the Netherlands. Caljouw does paintings and murals along with illustrations but today I’ve chosen to highlight her illustrations as they are the main body of her work. Her illustrations utilize very simplified lines and color contrasts, highlighting the fluidity of her subject matters and creating depth. What drew me into her art is that it feels reminiscent to me of certain periods of James Jean’s work although that is just in passing as the subject matters and techniques used are widely different. She draws realistic figures but her color choices seem to focus more on moods than realism and feel sensual, intimate and expressive. Below are a few choice illustrations that I personally enjoy and links on where to find more of her work.

Marjolein Caljouw (website)
Facebook
(updates)
Storenvy (prints & originals)
Instagram (process photos and updates)
Youtube (process videos)

*all artwork shown in this post are the property of and copyrighted to Marjolein Caljouw

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Featured Artist: Sarah Bourget

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Featured Artist: Sarah Bourget

Today’s featured artist is illustrator Sarah Bourget from Montreal, Canada. Her realistic gritty illustrators of people in pastel coloring are what first drew me to her work. I love the contrast between the subjects and her color pallet as well as the harsh black. Her work is very evocative and stands out amongst other current illustrators. I’ve highlighted her digital illustrations today however she does make non-digital illustrations as well and is currently working on a comic. I’ve also reviewed her stickers and mini prints that I’ve purchased in the past, here if you are interested in those. For most information about her work, check the links below.

Sarahb (website)
Facebook
(updates)
Society6 (prints)
Etsy (prints + other items)

*all artwork shown in this post are the property of and copyrighted to Sarah Bourget.

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Pick of the Week: Kaoru Hasegawa

Pick of the Week: Kaoru Hasegawa

Today’s pick is the artist Kaoru Hasegawa from Japan who sells postcards, pins, prints and originals of her work. I have (had as she put out new ones recently) all of her postcard packs because I absolutely love her work and I can never decide which one to get in a larger print. The postcards are a unique square shape and 4×4 so they are a great size for mini prints which is how I’ve decided to use most of mine. In terms of using them for postcards the backside is pretty plain but very similar to how I’ve seen other postcards from Japan (the format is slightly different from North American postcards – shot of the backside below in case you interested). The only downside I can really say about them is the paper is a shiny finish which makes them difficult to write on them and they look a bit cheaper without a nice matt finish (but that could just be me). I love them though and her work is amazing – I can’t wait to get the new postcards and hopefully decided on a print to buy as well. I can’t recommend enough. She has four stores currently, Society6Storenvy, Etsy, and one for original prints  (store is in Japanese), and you can check out more of her artwork on her Tumblr!

A look at all the postcards:

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A few of my favs items from her various shops:

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Featured Artist: Chiara Bautista

chiara bautistaFeatured Artist: Chiara Bautista

Today I am featuring the artist Chiara Bautista, who does mostly illustrations and digital artwork. I am in love with her series of wolf pieces and love the variety of her work. She seems to be a free spirit, and it shows within her pieces. There is also a hint of Tara McPherson in her work which I appreciate as McPherson is the artist that first got me into pop surrealism. I really hope she makes/contributes to a comic book at some point as I feel her illustrations within themselves already are telling such a story the combination would exponential. As for Bautista herself, there isn’t a lot of information about her available and she has a minimal presence online but I really wanted to share her work as it’s extremely refined, playful and elegant. Check out some of her work below and where to find her.

Chiara Bautista (website)
Facebook (updates, artwork)

*all artwork shown in this post are the property of and copyrighted to Chiara Bautista.

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Pick of the Week: DarkTownSally

Pick of the Week: DarkTownSally

This week’s pick is illustrator Naisa or DarkTownSally, she sells originals, stickers and prints of her work. She made a bunch of aceos for this past Valentine’s Day that I fell in love with so I finally made the leap to picked up some of her work after almost a year of following her art. I picked up two of the Valentine’s Day aceos that I just couldn’t resist for my ‘Treat Yourself’ Valentine’s Day present and she included 3 stickers with them as well as a cute card. The hand drawn sticker is my favourite and I can’t wait to find tiny frames for the illustrations.  She has a Storenvy (which is closed at the moment but you can still buying directly from her on Instagram) and she just started selling prints on Society6. Check her out!

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You can check her out on Society 6:

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Zine of the Month: Frights

This week’s pick and zine of the month is local Montreal illustrator Sarah Bourget who does dreamy portraits of women. I fell in love with her pieces the first time I saw them as they remind me a lot of myself (it’s the hair). Instead of unrealistic or idolize interperations, her work features women in modern fashions with hints of scars and emotions that give her illustrations personality. I also love the contrast of harsh black in combination with her pastel color palet. Her work can’t help but intrigue me and I am hoping very much in the future to pick up  more. Her mini zine Frights is a great introduction to her work but she also has stickers, originals and prints available as well. Below will be a look at her zine and more. To picked up prints check out Society6 and the zine, and mini prints are available on Etsy. You can also follow her on Instagram or check out her website for more about her!

Frights by Sarah Bourget

a few of my favourite prints from her Society6:


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Featured Artists: Teagan White

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Featured Artist: Teagan White

This week’s featured artist is Teagan White an illustrator and designer from Chicago. Her illustrations focus on flora and fauna and are reminiscent of children’s book illustrations (like Beatrix Potter). Her work is very intricate and playful and fits in nicely with the current Fall and Winter seasons. Below are a few examples of her work and for information check out the links below.

Teagan White (website)
Tumblr (blog)
Facebook (updates)
Society6 (prints)

*all artwork shown in this post are the property of and copyrighted to Teagan White
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Featured Artist: David Fleck

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Featured Artist: David Fleck

David Fleck is a UK based illustrator that combines his love of architecture and art to create his pieces.  He does many types of illustrations but his cityscapes are what really won me over. His European cityscape prints are crafted with such detail and show his meticulous attention to the architecture.  I enjoy how the prints have such an old timey romantic feel to them yet also have modern elements. Whether it’s the city in the clouds or skyscrapers with hot air balloons you cannot escape the crafted whimsical nature of them. The muted color tones with the pops of color work very well to heighten the over feel of his work. I really enjoy them and think it’s a breath of fresh air in an age where people (myself included) are so into surrealism.

David Fleck (website)
Tumblr (blog)
Facebook (updates)
Society6(prints)

*all artwork shown in this post are the property of and copyrighted to David Fleck
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