I want to tell you about an amazing illustrator who is doing an awesome project called Pequeños Grandes Mundos (Little Big Worlds). His name is Ivanke, and he is Argentinian. I came across his work via Facebook because he is a friend of a friend. He is travelling all over Latin American, staying in tiny little villages, helping kids to draw, and running workshops for free. His paying for all these projects himself and has already been to Argentina, Bolivia, Perú, Ecuador, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico y Cuba.
There is one simple goal: to create art with children from cities all around the world, reaching boys and girls from different communities in every continent.
550 days, 50 countries drawing with kids. He spent 230 in Latin America and the next stop is Asia. You can see a film about this project here with subtitles.
How can you help? Well, you can buy his illustrations that help to subsidise the last bit of his trip in Asia here or in his online shop where you can buy beautiful framed illustrations. Christmas is coming and you will be a supporting a wonderful project!
I adore Rosie Blair illustrations, they are just adorable and funny. The characters are just perfect and they will make you smile every time. She is based in Wimbledon Art Studios
and you can see her artwork at the next Open Studios or contact her via her website to order cards, prints, commissions, etc. My favourite “Morning Hair” 🙂
Rob Murray just make me laugh so much. He had this brilliant ideas that he put in paper to make everyone smile.
His cartoons appear in Private Eye, Reader’s Digest, The Spectator, Prospect, The Oldie, The Week and many other magazines. Based in London,he is also a regular pocket cartoonist for Scottish daily newspaper The Press & Journal. Other magazines that use Rob’s work include Prospect, The Week, History Today, Viz, The Oldie, New Humanist, and numerous trade publications. Enjoy!
I don’t usually like magical or gothic paintings but these ones captivated me. Tom Bagshaw represents mystery and secrets in his paintings. They are just breath taking.
In his manifesto he says: “For his personal work he has developed a highly rendered digital painting style through which he explores themes of fantasy, beauty and mysticism. While his work deals with imaginative content, it also aims for a strong level of realism in its presentation. Feminine beauty and portraiture play a large role in his work, but the women he depicts are never frail damsels in distress. More often than not they are strong, intriguing characters, with an air of mystery to them.”
Mark Powell is one of the artist that captivated my eye at “The Other Art Fair”. He draws with biro pen on old papers, envelopes, maps, anything! Amazing portraits.
The Other Art Fair starts tomorrow in London. You can see the artwork of 100 unrepresented artists. You can buy the tickets online here. I will be there on Sunday.
Claire Hummel is a great illustrator.
And clearly she loves princesses and Disney films.
She created a series of Disney Princesses with very accurate costume changes based on her historical fashion knowledge. She reworked these designs in a new style according to various social periods.
She is currently working as an artist for Microsoft Game Studios Publishing. Which is your favourite?