Featured Artist: Madelen Foss

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Featured Artist: Madelen Foss

Today’s featured artist is illustrator Madelen Foss from Norway. She makes eye catching bright and neon pop surrealist creations. What I enjoy the most about her illustrations is how some have sinister elements to them that are hard to notice straight off the bat. She is also not afraid to combine random elements or patterns together and it really works. Her illustrations just pop off the page and have a really 3D quality to them. That might be something she picked up while studying animations, regardless it’s very effective and her work is stunning.  You can see more of her work below and further information on where to find her.

Madelene Foss (website)
Tumblr (updates)
Society6 (prints)
Facebook (updates)
Paintalloverme (clothing)

*all artwork shown in this post are the property of and copyrighted to Madelen Foss.

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Featured Artist: Natali Koromoto

natali koromotoFeatured Artist: Natali Koromoto

Featured artist this week is illustrator Natali Koromoto from Brooklyn, New York. It’s hard to describe the aesthetic of her illustrations but the closest kind of comparison or reference point that I can pin point is the Simpsons and Futurama. There is that cartoon style to her work that really works well and the vibrant colours of her pieces suit it. She also does reimagining’s of several popular cartoons as well as her own characters. I also really love her animated illustrations as it adds a whole element to her work that not very common among popular up and coming illustrators. Check out her work below and links on where to find her.

Natali Koromoto (website)
Storenvy
(prints, postcards, stickers, originals)
Society6 (prints)
Facebook (updates)

*all artwork shown in this post are the property of and copyrighted to Natali Koromoto.

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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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Featured Artist: So Youn Lee

So Youn LeeFeatured Artist: So Youn Lee

One of this month’s featured artists is Korean painter So Youn Lee. I first experienced her work in Hi-Fructose before really getting into her work after discovering Hikari Shimoda. Although their work has similar vibes, using the eyes as gateways to express their subjects and being inspired by manga artists there is a completely different vibe. Lee’s work is in this specific vibrant color pallet that is very cohesive between all of her recent works. She also incorporates fruits into her work quiet readily which delights me and he work just feels like visual candy. Her subject matter is usually these alien type characters that are not human but have a very familiar look and frequently use space helmets along with animals, animate clouds, butterflies, etcetera… She also does black graphite drawings with the same subject matter which I feel need to be experienced in person to get the full effect as there is so many details within each drawing. I really enjoy her older work as well which is more haunting and featured mostly human like women using a more abstract style of painting. I am just in love with her, check out some of her work below and links on where to find her!

So Youn Lee (website)
Facebook (updates)
Instagram (daily updates)
Society6 (prints)

*all artwork shown in this post are the property of and copyrighted to So Youn Lee.

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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:

Kaoru Hasegawa (1)

A few of my favs items from her various shops:

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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!

Here is a closer look: darktownsally (3) darktownsally (4) darktownsally (1) darktownsally (2)

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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Pick of the Week: Naylemonstre

This week’s pick is local artist and illustrator Valérie (Naylemonstre) who sells originals, prints, pins and stickers of her work. I found out about her at the Cutest Craft Fair that I was a part of just before Christmas and had to pick up some of her incredible illustrations. For myself I picked up three stickers (I’m obsessed with these stickers, if I wasn’t trying to pare down my insane amount of stickers I probably would have walked away with one of each she had) and a doily illustration that is just darling. For Victor I also picked up a print for him to hang in his office as a Christmas present. He loves it just as much as I. I really hope to catch her at another art/craft fair to see more of her work. She also sells her stuff online for those of you non-Montrealers, either on Facebook or Society6. Below is a closer look at all the items I picked from her and a few of my favourite prints from her Society6. As always you can check out her website for information.

Naylemonstre (2) Naylemonstre (3)Naylemonstre (4) Naylemonstre (1)(the print hanging up on Victor’s wall – sorry about the glare)

a few favourites from her Society6:


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Featured Artist: Anna Dittmann

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Featured Artist: Anna Dittmann

This weeks’ featured artist is Anna Dittmann a digital illustrator from California. Her illustrations are mainly ethereal portraitures of women of her own creation and a few from pop culture. The women of her work give of the impression of being goddess of various elements while still being set apart from the stories we are all familiar with. What I love the most is her use of nature within the portraits and the flow of her work. Below is a selection of her work, with links below on where to find more of her work.

Anna Dittmann (website)
Tumblr 
(blog)
Society6 (prints)
Facebook (updates)

*all artwork shown in this post are the property of and copyrighted to Anna Dittmann.

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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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