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    Jul 2012

    Monthly Giveaway! The Picture Book: Contemporary Illustration

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    This month we are giving away a FREE copy of the ” The Picture Book: Contemporary Illustration” by Angus Hyland to 1 of our lucky followers. Do you fancy owning a copy of this lovely little book? Here is how you can enter.

    To win 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).

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/illustratorslounge
    Twitter: www.twitter.com/the_loungers

    2. Secondly you MUST post a message on either our Facebook page timeline or on Twitter using  our tag (@the_loungers) with the correct answer to the following question:

    Who is the publisher behind this “mini edition” of The Picture Book: Contemporary Illustration?

    A) Marvel Comics
    B) Willy Wonka’s Book Factory
    C) Laurence King Publishing

    *Hint: go look at the Amazon page here The Picture Book: Contemporary Illustration.

    All messages must be in before the 31st of July 2012. 1 winner will be selected and announced on the 1st of August 2012. Then contacted via either Facebook or Twitter and free copy of this book will be sent out to them.

    Good Luck!

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    The Review:

    This bible of contemporary illustration has now been reissued as a smaller “Mini” version Compiled by award-winning designer Angus Hyland, The Picture Book presents a broad spectrum of styles, techniques and subject matter representative of current trends and innovations to create a stunning compendium of work. Each artist’s work is accompanied by a self-portrait and a short, illuminating profile exploring their inspirations and their approach both to illustration and to their career.

    It is a comprehensive survey of new and exciting work from across the globe that will appeal to experts and newcomers alike.

    If you can’t be bothered to enter our competition or it has already expired you can purchase a copy of this book on Amazon here: The Picture Book: Contemporary Illustration

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    Jul 2012

    Manga Mondays ~ Joe Vriens aka Joverine

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    Joe Vriens is from the same school of thought as Joe Madureira, in that he has a lot of western traits in his style but heavily influenced by manga and anime. He has worked with Udon Entertainment, Capcom, Blizzard/Tokyo Pop, Marvel, and DC comics. His work is very energetic, and he is a very talented colourist which give his work that extra layout of “wow”. You can see more of his work on his website and devianART page.

    “good things come to those who wait but GREAT things come to those who create” – joverine

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    Jul 2012

    New Illustration Friday Website!

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    Illustrator’s Lounge always try to be supportive of all illustration community projects and we are long-term admirers of Illustration Friday. The website has been re-branded as well as re-structured with a new fun, sketchy look which is absolutely appropriate to the very nature of the site.

    If you don’t know what it’s all about:

    Illustration Friday is a weekly drawing challenge and participatory art exhibit. Every Friday a new topic is posted (based on topics you suggest!) and you have one week to come up with your own, unique interpretation. Anyone who likes to draw, paint, sculpt, doodle or color can participate in Illustration Friday. You don’t need to be a pro! It’s fun to see everyone’s art – novices and pros alike.

    If you do know what it’s all about, here are some changes to IF:

    Thumbnails are now huge (!) and can be automatically generated (!!) for you if you choose. Try it out this week when you post your artwork: Go to the homepage, choose “Submit your illustration” and fill out the form. After you paste in your url and choose your Medium, the auto-generator will start doing its thing and you can choose your thumbnail easily! (Yippee!) You can also choose a thumbnail from your desktop if you choose. Either way is cool!

    It’s easier and fun to Submit a Topic! Think up a good word or short phrase that can be interpreted visually in lots of ways and submit it! If your topic is chosen you’re website link will be on the homepage and on this nifty weekly topic email.

    IF are now accepting sponsorship ads on the site if you’re interested in getting more eyeballs on your artwork / little prints shop / new project. Check out the sponsors on the site’s sidebar and find out how your art could reach more people.

    But we suggest you take a look for yourselves and get involved!

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