I spend and inordinate amount of time on Social Media sourcing and researching illustrators. The following are some of the illustrators I have enjoyed sharing over the last couple of weeks.
A selection of work by Métis artist Jean Paul Langlois from Vancouver Island, currently based in East Vancouver. Informed by pop and pulp culture, particularly Westerns, 70s sci-fi and Saturday morning cartoons, Langlois plays with ultra-saturated colours and motifs as a way of grappling with a sense of alienation from his own cultural backgrounds – both indigenous and settler.
Children all over the world have grown up reading to Beatrix Potter’s tales of Peter Rabbit in Mr McGregor’s garden, of Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail and of Tom Kitten and Mrs Tiggy-Winkle who “was nothing but a Hedgehog!” Her stories captured hearts and imaginations.
Lady Aiko (also AIKO, born Aiko Nakagawa in 1975) is a Japanese street artist based in Brooklyn, New York.. In a largely male-dominated medium, Aiko is an influential figure in contemporary street art.
I was recently perusing the latest works on Instagram #zenart. I came across the work of Sandra Shugart. Sandra Shugart is a native of Tennessee and is rarely without pen and paper. She began her lifelong love of drawing at an early age and is strongly influenced by the works of Aubrey Beardsley, Andy Goldsworthy, Erte and M.C.
MADI thatvoidesign lives in Austria and enjoys drawing happy animals. I love this cute and friendly looking fox.
Danica Gim combines her poems with her own art. The positive response has been so overwhelming for her she is excited that she can bring her own illustrations to you through her online shop. Her style is heavily inspired by European influence, the continent that she grew up in.
Like cats? Artist Svetlana Petrova sure does. So much so that she’s inserted her fat cat named Zarathustra into famous paintings from around the world. No painting is safe from an appearance the ginger feline, including works by Gustav Klimt, Edvard Munch, and Johannes Vermeer.