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    Monica Garwood

    Monica Garwood recently graduated from California College of the Arts, and now lives in San Francisco. Her stand-out pieces for me are her veiled woman illustration titled ‘Peep’ and I rather like her children’s book illustrations for ‘Clara and the Magic Brush’. See more excellent work on her website.

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    Aurélien Predal

    Aurélien Predal is another talented alumni member of Gobelins. He currently works as a visual development artist at Sony Pictures Animation. He contributed to the excellent Sketchtravel project, and he has also successfully been funded on Kickstarter to produce a short animated film titled ‘Batz’, which was co-created by Max Maleo. It’s incredible, the way his loose marks create these magical environments.

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    Ryan Wood

    Today on The Lounge, we are sharing the work of digital paint master, Ryan Wood. He’s a Certified Schoolism Teacher, so you can literally learn a lot from his techniques. On his blog you’ll find finished pieces, roughs and even videos which demonstrate the way he works. Oh, and he paints a great witch or two!

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    Elsa Duhamel

    Elsa Duhamel is an animator and visual development artist from France. Her work is so beautiful; I couldn’t help but go through every video on her Vimeo page. The soft lighting and generous textures are always evident, no matter which medium she works in. Her characters have that charm that I think goes missing in a lot of mass-produced animation.

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    Fashion Fridays ~ Kelly Smith

    Kelly Smith works from her home studio in Tasmania, Australia. Her pencil and paint style has attracted clients from all over the globe including Vogue, Net-a-Porter and H&M. Her book ‘Sticker Fashionista’ was published by Laurence King in 2012. Here’s how Kelly describes it: