Pablo Rueda is a nice modern illustrator who is originally from Seville, Spain but currently located in Gijón, Asturias.
He has a great style and we just love his characterisations and quirky outlook. He has just finished work on a Safe sex campaign in Spain along with designing a poster and the promotional packaging. The thing that I like most about Pablo’s work is his fantastic ability to transpose his illustrations onto various packaging designs. Check out his website for more of this projects: pintachan.com
I discovered María’s illustrations on Dribbble recently. Her work is funny and well made, using a clean vector style which is attractive to the eye. Her website is one of the best examples of an online illustration portfolio I’ve seen, period. The big banner is inviting and immediately I felt I was in a nice place. The blog was a nice surprise; it features other illustrators in a similar way to this blog. Do venture over to take a look…you won’t be disappointed!
This month we are giving away free 3 high quality A5 greetings cards printed on re-cycled card & 3 sheets of my luxury wrapping paper, printed on re-cycled paper with vegetable inks. Designed and illustrated by the talented Suzanne Carpenter.
To win these amazing custom items, you must simply do two things.
1. Firstly you need to follow either our Facebook fan page or our Twitter (if you are not already following us).
2. Secondly you MUST answer the following question by either pasting the correct answer on our Facebook page wall or on Twitter using our tag (@the_loungers):
Which Latin American country is most famous for celebrating the “Day of the Dead” each year from midnight on October 31st until November 2nd?
Answer options: A) China B) Spain C) Mexico
All answers must be in before the 30th of April 2012. A winner will be selected and announced on the 1st of May 2012. Then contacted via either Facebook or Twitter and these items will be sent out to them.
If you can’t be bothered to enter or don’t want to wait until the 1st of May to see if you have won, you can purchase these and a bunch of other cool stuff created by Suzanne direct from her Etsy account ->
Welsh illustrator Suzanne Carpenter creates simple, punchy vector illustrations which look amazing when they’re plastered on something. On her website you’ll find her portfolio, picture books, patterns and more. Her Etsy shop is definitely worth looking at for a treat. I love her ‘Day of the Dead’ greeting cards! What’s also interesting about Suzanne is her school visits. Check the Workshops page on her website for more information.
“Books, like children, have a life of their own. They leave my desk and wander off into schools and libraries and other people’s homes. Sometimes I get to follow them.”
Nadia Flower creates some excellent vector work as well as watercolours on her website. And if you’re heading over that way, do take a look at her excellent type design! Below is a short excerpt from her Bio.
“Fragile, delicate…yet graphic and strong – these elements define Nadia’s quite beautiful illustration work. Nestled in the far-flung beauty of the isles of New Zealand,Nadia happily weaves her imagination for clients across the world, applying hand-drawn and computer-based imagery to a range of visual mediums; from fine artsto fashion, from editorial to advertising, to books and textiles and much much more.”
Her clients include Coca Cola, Borders, Boots, Waitrose and ASOS.
There is a real intensity to Gary Frernandez’s illustrations. The swirls and patterns almost belong in Alice’s Wonderland; this is captivating stuff. Please do visit the website, as this is really something special. I couldn’t decide which illustrations to display here!
I recently joined Dribbble, a creative social networking website. That’s where I discovered Evgeniy Ivanov, an incredible vector/raster artist and designer from Russia. His illustrations are almost super-realistic, even better than real life. His apples look tastier and his pearls shinier. I believe he sells his work exclusively through iStockphoto and Getty Images. But check out his site for a truly amazing vector art portfolio.