Isabel Seliger was born in Germany, 1984. She studied Illustration and Comics at the School of Art & Design Kassel and she is now taking commissions. Her work can be quite intricate and a little abstract at times, and she tackles some interesting topics in her work (dwarf portraits intrigued me…) She has been interviewed over at Light Grey Art Lab, if you’d like to read a little more about her.
Wenqing Yan has an unusual mixture of work; from cute and fun, to despair and abstract, I find a lot of her work really captivating. The most interesting illustrations for me are the surreal works, full of imagination and fantasy. There is an excellent interview on The Daily Californian, if you’d like to find out more about her.
Sidenote: I Googled Wenqing Yan and it was interesting to find an ‘award winning artist’ copying one of her illustrations!
See Wenqing Yan’s Deviant Art page for more. You’re in good company, she’s had over 8 million page views and counting…
In the world of fashion there is a constant push and pull over the dominate medium splashed over the magazines. Mats Gustafson began his career in the 1970s where all the magazines were ripe with photography, with very little look in for illustration, and even less for abstract watercolours. He graduated from Scandinavian Drama Institute in Stockholm in 1976 and immediately got a job as a costume designer for Swedish television. His break into fashion came in 1978 where he had his first fashion illustration published in British Vogue. That lead the path to illustrating for American Vogue, Interview, Marie Claire, and the New York Times Magazine. He has helped developed advertising campaigns for Hermès, Tiffany & Co., Yohji Yamamoto.
Mr. Gustafson soft monotone palette, and ever so delicate brush strokes actually combine to create truly powerful imagery. This technique leaves very little room for mistakes, as there is no covering it up, which gives you a deeper level of appreciation of his work. So can see more of Mats Gustafson’s work on his website.
Ridd Sorensen is an Art Director in the animation industry. He has an incredible sense of style; everything he creates is captivating in its own way. On Pixar Times you can read a nice interview with Ridd, where he mentions his love for street art and how inspirational it is to him:
“I really believe it’s one of the last completely honest and pure art forms.”
Well said, Ridd. To see more of his work, visit his blog.
Flamboyant fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez started his career in the 1960s. Though relatively short, he worked with many of the big names in editorial fashion such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle and Interview. His illustrations are a fabulous product of their time, absorbing pop culture and high-art alike, creating something unique and trendsetting. His work continues to be popular today, with fashion designers Hannah MacGibbon and Marc Jacobs citing Antonio Lopez as their source of inspiration.