17 Apr 2010
Leying Chen aka Shadow Chen aka Salty Shadow is a mixed media artist, a true talented master in illustration. She chose the English artist name “Shadow” because of her obsession with creating strong contrasted images. She loves to adopt light/dark compositions and liquid shapes, but always add a creative twist and some bright colors. Shadow takes traditional Chinese art to new places by adding vector elements and street art influences. Shadow Chen is from Ningbo, China and mainly works as a freelance illustrator.
22 Dec 2009
Artists have always enjoyed drawing the female body. The visualization of nudity moves from suggestive to erotic to pornographic. Since the first cave paintings, there have always been a lot of clichés in erotic fantasy art. But who says that erotic illustrations must be limited to explicit vulgarities or porn images? At Illustration1, we have a passion for intelligent erotica. This selection of illustrations is not only exciting, but also beautiful and surprising.
22 Dec 2009
“My my, hey hey - rock and roll is here to stay. Rock and roll can never die. There’s more to the picture than meets the eye.” As Neil Young sang in the late Seventies, loud music and cool graphics will always return to save the day, kicking the butt of mainstream trends. The rock endures, the roll lives strong and music graphics rule big time. At Illustration1, we proudly herald a new generation of graphic designers and illustrators inspired by today’s vivid music scene. For those about to rock – we salute you!
22 Dec 2009
Aristotelis Falegos is an illustrator and web designer who lives in Athens, Greece. Falegos works under the creative nickname Azbeen and is specialized in vector graphics, weird character design and flash animations. To develop his surreal, digitally constructed illustration universe, Azbeen relies upon his wild imagination and his great sense of humor.
20 Dec 2009
Avatar, the new film full of groundbreaking effects by James Cameron is hailed as "the future of cinema”. This mind-blowing 3-D movie tells the story of Jake Sully, an ex-Marine who gets involved in a futuristic war on a distant alien planet. Although the movie was only released a few days back, the touching story, amazing characters and environments and special effects have already inspired thousands of designers and illustrators to create their version of the adventure. Welcome to Pandora, a brand new world!
17 Dec 2009
“Show me your scrapbook and I shall tell you who you are.” Beginning with a quantity of preparatory sketches in her illustration journal, Kiev based illustrator Anna Rusakova always preserves the spontaneity of a first impression. She creates her art using a mix of analogue and digital techniques. The effectiveness of her work is in the clarity and simplicity of her illustrations. Starting from her initial sketches, it’s amazing to see how Anna builds up an amazing universe in her Moleskine notebooks. Let’s have a look…
16 Dec 2009
Go tell it on a mountain, Christmas is in town. Wherever you look there are huge pine trees with colorful lights and all the other things that make the Christmas time so special and magical. First of all because Christmas is a time for family and friends to get together, have a great meal and sing along the warm tunes of Xmas, under the decorated tree. We have collected 11 of our dearest Christmas illustrations from all over the world. A mix of traditional images as well as some Christmas imagery with a twist… Enjoy!