July 20, 2021

Comforting Illustrations of Japanese Storefronts With Whimsical Decorations

For what small shops lack in size, they certainly make up for in charm and personality. Artist Angela Hao captures the diversity of quaint Japanese storefronts in her colorful Procreate illustrations. Although she is based in the U.S., the artist is able to digitally travel across the streets of Tokyo and Osaka using Google Street View, finding numerous buildings for creative inspiration along the way.

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July 2, 2021

Expressive Figurative Drawings Capture Meticulous Details of the Human Body

For many, the human figure is the most challenging subject to draw. Particularly, the complex anatomy of hands and feet. Seoul-based artist Wanjin GIM, however, uses a distinct color palette and an array of traditional mediums like colored pencils and ink to capture the subtle language of hands and feet. From the numerous folds in a cupped palm to the wrinkles surrounding joints to the colorful veins glowing through the skin—every detail is celebrated.

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June 8, 2021

Illustrator Recreates Celebrities in 9 Different Cartoon Styles

Drawing someone's portrait is a challenge, but how about drawing it in several different styles? Italian artist Rino Russo shows off his observational skills by rendering famous celebrities' likeness in the style of cartoons like The Simpsons, Rick and Morty, The Fairly OddParents, and more. “As a young man, before embarking on the road as a graphic designer, I made caricatures in various Italian squares,” Russo tells My Modern Met.

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May 28, 2021

RIP Eric Carle: Author and Illustrator of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ Dies at 91

You likely know the work of author and illustrator Eric Carle, even if you don’t know his name. He's the person behind The Very Hungry Caterpillar, a 1969 children’s book that has been beloved by generations of parents and children alike. The renowned creative died peacefully on May 23, 2021, surrounded by family members at his summer studio in Northampton, Massachusetts. Carle was 91 years old.

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