This week I’m sharing artist Valérie Bastille also known as Naylemonstre from Montreal. I adore her style and think she does really unique compositions within her work. Her work reminds me a bit of the Sky Doll and other comic bases artists which I love. I’ve shared her work before but had a few more pieces that I thought I’d share like her coloring book Quolia, and my personal favourites the stickers which she customizes. You can check out her website here and her store.
This week’s featured artist is Dutch illustrator and animator Lois Van Baarle, also known as Loish. I am obsessed with Loish’s style of illustrations and can feel the rich world around her characters. Lately I’ve been really into graphic novels and comics and think her style would work really well with an expanded story beyond it. Even as individual illustrations the work is very expressive and I want to know more about the world behind it. Below is a few of her illustrations and links on where to find out more.
*all artwork shown in this post are the property of and copyrighted to Lois Van Baarle.
Featured Artist: Pat Perry
The featured artist this week is illustrator, graphic artist, and photography Pat Perry who hails from Detroit. I’m not hundred percent sure how I found out about his artwork but I believe it was through my friend Zara, which makes sense as she’s a wandering spirit much the same as Perry appears to be. I remember the first time I went to his blog and intensely spent the next hour going through his sketchbooks and just being taken aback. I love his details and the sheer volume of his creativity. The artwork is just very visually pleasing and gratifying in a way even when it’s challenging you. I also really enjoy his photography and the travels he posts about. He has many facets to his work and I am intrigued by each one in a different way, it very much a journey. His work also seems very personal and I love that. Below I put together a selection of different types of his work from photography to graffiti to his sketches and finished art pieces. There is also more information on where to find him if like me you are taken away.
*all artwork shown in this post are the property of and copyrighted to Pat Perry
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.
*all artwork shown in this post are the property of and copyrighted to Sarah Bourget.
Featured Artist: Natalie Foss
Featured Artist this week is Norwegian illustrator Natalie Foss. Her work is predominantly portrait drawings made with colored pencils. The color pallet of choice for her illustrations is cool blue and yellow with minimal/occasional alternate color. One of my favourite things about her portraits is the limited color spectrum as it really creates continuality between each of her subjects. As well the shading on each of her subject is exquisite and just highlights the mood of the illustration. I also appreciate the modernity of her work yet the recognizable posturing of her subjects. Really feeling her work recently and it will be amazing to see what she creates next. Below is a selection of her drawings and links on where to find her.
*all artwork shown in this post are the property of and copyrighted to Natalie Foss.
Featured Artist: Mat Miller
This week’s featured artist is the vibrant Mat Miller who is an illustrator and graphic artist from the UK. He works in the medium of watercolours, acrylic ink on paper and digital illustrations. His distinct color pallet is what drew me to his work as I’m always a sucker for pink, purple and blue hues and paired with black his work has a layered effect. The combination of vibrant colors and black details gives off a more dynamic feeling instead of a flat image. I also enjoy how his illustration subjects tend to be animals (who can resist?). What I find most interesting about his work however is the various elements of his pieces and the amount of details contained in each. You can see his digital design background as the piece grab your attention visually from the get go but it’s the smaller elements you find after looking at it for a while that really grow on you. As well as the watercolor effects and the sublime lines of his work. For more information about him check out the selection of his work below and links to where to find him.
*all artwork shown in this post are the property of and copyrighted to Mat Miller
Featured Artist: Muxxi
This week’s featured artist is illustrator Muxxi from Guatemala City. Her medium of choice is digital illustrations and murals of her futurist color explosion. I love the chaos of her work and the visual feast for the eyes. Her way of blending color and subjects together into a diorama of this strange alien world is glorious. It reminds me of the video game world Katamari Damacy which is equally as visually vibrant. What I enjoy most about her work though is how happy it is, it’s so joyful to view her work and find all the elements that make it up, you can’t really view her work and not crack a smile. I hope to see more murals from her as I think her digital works translates very well into the medium of street art. Check some of her work out below, and links to find on where to find her.
*all artwork shown in this post are the property of and copyrighted to Muxxi
Creature Journal was created by illustrator Mark A. Facey as his outlet to show the wonderful and mysterious creatures and critters he’s conceived of. There is not a lot of information available about him as an artist but I absolutely love his work and wanted to show you because his pieces marvel me. They are captivating and the details of his pieces are stunning. I love having a look into his sci-fi world. If you want more backstory to the creatures themselves check out his digital art book available off his site which offers mini stories of each one featured.
*all artwork shown in this post are the property of and copyrighted to Mark A. Facey.
Pick of the Week: LoLL3
This week’s pick is the illustrator Loll3 from Italy who has an adorable Etsy store with tons of stickers, brooches and other goodies as well as a Society6 store. Her artwork is super eye catching and has a lot of occult symbolism in it. I enjoy her color pallet the most as I’m a sucker for hot pink and other vibrant colors. I picked from her Etsy store some of her stickers (which are much larger than I thought) and some cards that I thought I could use as mini prints. As well from her Society6 page I bought a mug for a friend and a large print for my art wall. My favourite item for sure beside the print is the cards, they are so cute and I love how she accessorised the card’s envelopes with tiny artwork on the lip. She also has postcards, which if you follow this blog you know postcards are my weakness. I really love all the items and it’s worth checking out both of her stores. You can also check out her tumblr for a closer look at her artwork or updates on future sales.
a few of my favourite items from her shop:
Pick of the Week: Deth P. Sun
This week’s pick of the week is illustrator Deth P. Sun from Berkeley, California. His shop features a lot of various items using his drawings like prints, bags, t-shirts and more. My favourite items are the square stickers that feature a cat character who is heavily featured in Sun’s work. I am obsessed with his character and find the adventures he goes on very charming. I picked up from his store almost all of his stickers as well as “They Come at Night” and “Various Drawings 2012” zines. I love the zines and since they’ve arrived I’ve been through them again and again. His illustrations have a very familiar feel but at the same time are distinct. I cannot help but want to know more about his cat and what adventures he may find himself in next. It also occurred to me that both of these zines are large enough to easy become coloring books (great for kids or big kids like myself who color while bored at work). I honestly love these and cannot wait to pick up more of his work. I’m thinking about a t-shirt for Victor as they are really awesome and maybe a print for my art wall. If you want to find out more about Deth P. Sun, check out his blog!
a few of my favourite items from his shop: