1. Marcos Chin

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    Clever, exciting and amusing; Marcos Chin’s work definitely exudes all of these. He is a multi-award-winning illustrator, with honours from The Society of Illustrators New York, and Los Angeles, as well as the Society of Publication Designers. His understanding of illustration is such that he also lectures throughout the US and abroad, and he currently teaches illustration at the School of Visual Arts in New York.

    Clients include The New Yorker, Playboy and the Financial Times.

  2. Fashion Fridays ~ Montana Forbes

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    After graduating in animated graphics and web design at Central Saint Martins College (London) Montana Forbes began her journey freelancing as a graphic designer and illustrator. She went on to become a resident illustrator for The Sunday Times’ weekly ‘Style’ Magazine for four years between 2005 and 2009. Forbes style is heavily influenced by popular culture, especially from the 70s and 80s decade, and often draws her women in similar poses to those from magazine of the time. She has had a string of high-profile clients worldwide, including Filofax, Gap, New York Time-Out and Random House publishers. You can see more of her illustrations on her website, and keep up to date with her work on the Illustration website.

  3. Maxime Morin

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    French graphic designer Maxime Morin has some really edgy illustrations on his website. I love his collection of Yukamis, although admittedly I don’t really know what on Earth a Yukami is. I think it’s related to the Mexican Day of the Dead from the looks of things. Nonetheless, very charming characters indeed. Maxime also created a set of playing cards, all with incredible clean line-work. For those of you who like a bit of clever photo-cut-up style illustration, you’ll be in for a treat if you visit his website. Enjoy!

  4. Goro Fujita

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    Goro was born in Japan and grew up in Germany. He studied digital production at the German Film School where he learnt a lot about the 2D and 3D film making process, from start to finish. After freelancing as a character animator and visual development in Germany, he moved to Redwood City where he currently works for PDI/Dreamworks.

    Goro is a highly skilled craftsman, equally adept in traditional techniques as he is in 3D and digital painting. I particularly like the Iron Giant inspired robots doing very human things. From browsing through his website, you’ll see just how incredibly productive he is! Pop over and have a look…

  5. Monthly Giveaway! 3DTotal Book Set

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    A big thanks to everyone that entered last months INKtober giveaway, the winner has now been announced.

    This month, we have a very special prizes from our friends at 3DTotal. They have kindly contributed a set of two books, Beginner’s Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop and the newly released Elysium – The Art of Daarken.

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  6. Manga Mondays ~ Tatsuhiko Kanaoka aka Falcoon

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    Supreme character and costume design from this week’s Manga Monday artist, Tatsuhiko Kanaoka. Garnering attention to himself from his very polished fan-art work, he quickly caught the interest of SNK. Hiring him in 1998 he went on to work as a designer and producer on SNK Playmore’s King of fighters franchise, but as of 2008/2009 Kanaoka left SNK. His character illustrations can be rather ostentatious, with exaggerated body shapes both for males and females, and often vibrantly coloured with cuts and gradients. Though his website is not live these days the tumblr community have done a great job of cataloguing much of his work.