Wonderful illustrations from freelancer Leigh Viner. Loose and expressive line work, with a splash of colour and a drizzle of 80s overtones make her work so inviting. You can follow Leigh’s escapades over on her blog, and to see more of her work head over to her website.
Hey, we have just receive a wonderful suggestion from Philippe Debongnie, about a new blog he is curating called Jazz and draw. Well, that’s two of The Lounger’s favourite things, add glass of brandy and we have a party!
Here is what Mr. Debongnie had to say about the website:
“Jazz and draw is a mix of illustration and jazz music. It features a wide variety of artists expressing the musical world of jazz in their own style.
The goal of this blog is to help everyone (me included) to discover new artists as well as new musicians, styles and/or albums.
Because it is original, because it is fresh, because it is a fun project to discover and follow…”
Frenchman Johan Papin works in the animation industry, though he also creates paintings, illustrations, graphic design, film and sculpture. What a versatile creator! There really is some beautiful work on his website.
I really like the sketches on Natalie Hall’s blog. Her loose lines are a real joy to the eyes. Her animal sketches are beautiful, full of brush textures and great outlines. There is a lot (and I mean a lot) of excellent work over on her blog. It was lovely to go through and see the progression; you can definitely see improvements in her latest work. It seems more fluid and natural, though her older work is still beautiful. I think I’ll head off and start drawing now…
Some dark and atmospheric work for this week’s instalment of Manga Mondays in the form of Tsutomu Nihei. Author of cyberpunk manga series Blame! Nihei originally studied architecture, and draws upon this discipline for a lot of his backgrounds. He has also worked on some western comics, most notably the Wolverine: Snikt! series and The Halo Graphic Novel. Possible the best place to stay up to date on Mr. Nihei is via his facebook page.