For four years, photographer and illustrator Akil Alparslan set aside a few hours a day to work on an ambitious project. Nostalgic for the days when he shot on film, Alparslan had initially set out to draw a box of the Fujicolor HR 400 film he used when starting out. The intent was to print it and set the 2D replica next to his camera.
Illustrator and author Holly Chisholm is using her creative skills as a way to help others feel less alone.
Hand lettering artist Danison Fronda fosters joy through his expressive letterforms and watercolor paintings.
Enchanting illustrations of woodland animals and leafy habitats find their home on small slices of wood. Greece-based artist Melpomeni Chatzipanagiotou pairs her love of portraying nature with organic materials in an ongoing series of drawings and paintings on wood. These small tactile pieces depict a range dreamy scenes encompassed by a border of real lumber. Chatzipanagiotou renders her subjects using a limited color palette of black and white, blue, and some metallics.
Since 2016, The Tokyoiter project has been showcasing illustration talent and the eclectic experiences of living in Tokyo.
Belgian artist and filmmaker Vincent Bal uses unexpected techniques to complete his illustrations.
Los Angeles-based artist Sasha Vinogradova creates art that resembles a fantastical reality. Her latest series of digital illustrations reimagines the forms of different insects as exquisite art nouveau-inspired pieces of jewelry, merging their bodies with shimmering metal and gem details. As a 3D and photo composite artist, Vinogradova has worked with numerous clients like Disney, Netflix, and HBO.
Since its founding in 1996, The San Francisco Center for the Book (SFCB)
Beautiful birds come to life in Sally Edmonds‘ pastel portraits.
Estonian artist Laivi Põder creates portals to bucolic destinations in vibrant illustrations. She renders verdant fields and lush meadows with painterly brushstrokes and a vibrant color palette—capturing places that are fit for a postcard. Each of Põder's works is made with the app Procreate and an array of stamp brushes. In doing this, she packs her compositions with layers of flowers, leaves, and branches that give them a lush appearance.
Slices of wood become the canvases for magical paintings in the art of Anna Kucharska.
Illustrator Anna Sokolova is known for her expressive use of colored inks.