1. Gabriella Barouch

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    Gabriella Barouch is a freelance illustrator based in Tel Aviv, Israel. She studied Visual Communication, majoring in Illustration, at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design.
    Awards. Since graduating her progression as a professional illustrator has rolled along organically. Working for clients to working on personal projects to creating and selling her own products.

    She has earned many accolades including American Society Of Illustration, YCN professional, 3×3 ProShow awards. Barouch has worked with publishers and companies, as well as exhibited her illustrations across the world.

    Barouch’s illustrations are delicately detailed. Not shying away from fur, wrinkles nor woodgrain, but somehow, that amount of intricacy never seems to overpower the image. Quite the contrary, Barouch’s work has a sense softness and a relaxing atmosphere. Often times her illustrations are dreamlike, as if they are accompanying surrealist poetry, but yet somehow achieve feeling more solemn than whimsical.

    You can find more of Gabriella Barouch’s work on her website, Facebook and Etsy.

  2. 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…

  3. Julian Callos

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    Julian Callos is a Los Angeles illustrator, originally from the Philippines. Even though he has such a phenomenal portfolio, reading his blog and bio, he comes across as a pretty humble gentleman. He creates wonderful acrylic and gouache illustrations often with either humour or a more chimeric approach. His talents do not stop there, he is equally skilled in the art of sculpture, take a look at the very surreal Louis CK piece for Gallery 1988 for example.