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  1. Interview with Jerry Suh

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    Jerry Suh is a Background Artist at Nickelodeon Animation Studios. She has freelanced at JibJab Media, Awesome Inc and Psyop. We were given the opportunity to interview Jerry about her career and creative process.

    Were you interested in art from a young age?
    It sounds pretty cliche, but yes, I was always into drawing since I could hold a pencil.

    If so, were you encouraged to persue it by your family?
    Not in the beginning. My parents were very academic driven, and they didn’t want me to be a cartoonist. As parents, they were not too supportive of my idea of becoming a starving cartoonist, haha.

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  2. Interview with Dan Ungureanu

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    To celebrate the release of the first book in the Sir Foxley-Fox series, General Falconius Fox and the Roman Invasion of Britain written by Andrew Lauder and illustrated by Dan Ungureanu, The Lounge was given the wonderful opportunity to interview Dan about the book and his process.

    Can you tell us about your path into professional illustration?
    My first attempt to illustrate a book was in 2010, when I was invited to work on a small poem book for children and I couldn’t refuse the challenge. Before that project I had worked as a storyboard artist and character designer for an animation studio, so I found it very easy moving from one field to another. Also, in the past few years I had the chance to experiment different techniques and mediums, from painting (my bachelor degree) to graphic design and app design.

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  3. Interview ~ John Harris

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    Last month saw Titan’s release of The Art of John Harris – Beyond the Horizon. A carefully curated collection of artist John Harris’ recent work and older pieces. It’s large format beautifully showcases a variety of Mr. Harris’ futuristic paintings, sketches, acrylics and watercolours.

    To celebrate, Titan Books very kindly gave us the opportunity to interview John Harris about the book and his career.

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  4. Manga Mondays ~ Wenqing Yan

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    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…

  5. Fashion Fridays ~ Mats Gustafson

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    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.

  6. Ridd Sorensen

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    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.