Having only recently discovering Dave Grey, I sadly know too little about him. However, I can share with you two titbits, 1. he is based in Bristol and 2. he is a pixel artist. If you flicked through the gallery, you may have guessed “fact” number 2 already.
Grey’s work is inspired by pop-culture, with a particular affinity towards video games. He has an excellent collection of Christmas-inspired illustrations which he created as part of his December Advent Calendar.
Presenting the beautiful background art of Amanda Winterstein. A graduate of California Institute of the Arts, more informal known as CalArts. She cut her teeth at animation studio Divide Nine before going on to become a designer for late-night Fox animated series Friends Night ADHD. Winterstein has now found a home at Cartoon Network working as a background painter on their popular series Steven Universe.
Winterstein’s work for both Steven Universe and much of her previous work use soft pastel tones to great effect. Harmonising colours to create relaxed airy environments. Her paintings often mimic watercolours which help add to their calming appeal.
Pop over to Amanda Winterstein’s tumblr to see more Steven Universe backgrounds and more of her personal artwork.
Matt Taylor is a “Tall, semi-dashing” illustrator. At least that is the description on his twitter profile.
Based in the sunny countryside of Sussex Taylor has created illustrations for huge brands including Adidas, Google, Sony, Paramount Pictures and Penguin Books. Matt Taylor is however, best know for his Americana inspired movie posters for Gallery1988 and Mondo.
Taylor has also self-published a short comic titled, The Great Salt Lake, about a shipwrecked cast away struggling to make his way home. Recently Taylor produced interior art for Ales Kot’s Zero, published by Image.
Greg Wright is a Philadelphia-based freelance illustrator. A University of the Arts graduate, Wright is the head designer, as well as a contributor, for the t-shirt company, InksterInc. Wright’s work utilises a restrained pallet, often without any shading. His simplified shapes and limited details makes his illustrations ideal for pretty much any product he chooses to put them on. All of which combines to make his Society6 shop off-limits for me, and only fit for those who have some self-control, or deep pockets.
You can find more of Greg Wright’s illustrations on his website and tumblr.
Nicolas Nemiri was born 1975 in Mulhouse, France. He studied at the Ecole Européenne Supérieure de l’Image in Angoulême. After graduating and moving to Japan, at the age of 20 he was making money by doing odd jobs, including illustrating for Japanese fashion magazines.
In 1998 writer Jean David Morvan saw some of Nemiri’s drawings and asked him to work on the comic series Reality show. Nemiri was enthusiastic but decided to turn down Morvan’s offer. However, he later accepted the offer to work on the futuristic series Je suis morte (I died), published by Glénat. This successful collaboration marked the beginning of a long working relationship with Morvan. Creating two more series, Hyper l’hippo (2005) and Annie Zoo (2009).