26 posts tagged design
We are going to brighten your day by welcoming Samantha Pierpoint with her beautiful feature at “My best work”!
I have produced three illustrated cube templates which will be printed onto separate boxes, each made to fit inside one another. I chose this plot because most of my work is based on landscapes and I wanted to really expand on this by creating a full-on planet where I could cover every type of landscape in one project.
What/who inspired you to create this work?
The concept behind this project was to create my own planet in three layers using patterns and landscapes to form an outer crust, the underground and the core. I just came up with the idea and was desperate to see what it looked like so I spent my evenings working hard building 3d paper landscapes, photoghrphing them then arranging and editing them on photoshop.
What were the main difficulties?
The illustration had to wrap round every edge of the cube which was a bit of a struggle, there was a lot of offsetting in photoshop towards the end of the project to make sure the images flowed correctly.
Thank you, Sam!
by Sami Petman
by Lina Boden
by Soft Science
“My best work” №11. Welcome Kendra Dandy!
I chose this because I enjoyed using mixed media to create this and it was a departure from a lot of my mostly black fine line pen work. Sometimes I find myself to be a bit hesitant to use paints and color for fear of ruining the drawing but letting go of those fears proved to be the right thing to do. I was inspired by summer florals, a bit of fashion illustration, and my on going quest to create different girl personas with each drawing.
by Chow Hon Lam aka Flying Mouse
by Allan Peters
by Ben Newman
- My name is Eugen Laitenberger (Gunee). I was born in the Ukraine and currently living in Germany. I’m a freelance Designer, working in the field of graphic design, illustration and photography.
Being an illustrator is….?
- Sometimes the best thing i can imagine and sometimes really frustrating.
Can you tell us about your “dream project”?
- I have no dream project. Every project i’m working for is important in its way…ok, that’s a lie… Not every project is important. But someone has to do it (smile)
How you deal with frustration?
- If the source is private, i try to canalise it and make an illustration of this moment. If the source is my work, i try to distract myself and follow my only hobby: playing guitar and writing songs (more or less good). If the source is my hobby, i’m going outside and hunting some pigeons or squirrels.
What places do you want to visit this year? Why?
- There is no place i want to visit THIS year. I would love to fly to Tokyo one day, because i’m a fan of some japanese music artists and want to see some concerts of them live and not only on youtube or dvd. I’m also a fan of japanese culture and the city itself.
Your “life’s rules”
- There are no rules.
What new things you would like to learn this year?
- I would like to learn playing electric bass or violoncello.
Thank you, Eugen!
Tess Jacobson is a swedish illustrator and graphic designer, living in Luxembourg. Tess creates stunning work mixing different techniques. We love her sense of colors. Powerful, bright and vivid coloring is very fresh, reminding us about Latin America’s paintings from the past century. Observing her surrounding, Tess creates imprints of modern youth life.
L: Fill in the blank: “When I am working in my studio, I feel…”
Tess: That I´ve made the best choice of profession ever. I feel peace and I´m always inspired even though I don´t have much to do!
L: If you had to make a mix-tape of songs that inspire you now, what would they be?
Tess: I listen to so many different music styles so it´s hard to tell…but I love House music, Indie pop and almost everything besides Hard rock.
L: What advice would you give to young aspiring illustrators? What was the best advice you ever received?
Tess: My advice is to always challenge yourself to develop. Be hungry and it´s always easier to breakthrough if you have an agency behind you who knows all the legally stuff and can help you with cost estimates. And also to find your own style is very important.
Be inspired by others, but do something completely different and that distinguishes you!
L: What are your «special places for dreaming» in Bertrange?
Tess: Bertrange is in the countryside, so for me it´s just to go outside and walk around the pastures that makes me feel inspired.
L: There are flowers in most of your works, are they the element of decor or?
Tess: Good question…I simply love flowers and their different shapes, and it often softens things up. My signature look is to be romantic with a retro appearance, people often says. But sometimes I actually do illustrations without flowers too:)
L: Can you tell us about illustration market in Luxembourg? Do you have lots orders for illustrations?
Tess: To be honest I have only had one illustration client in Luxembourg. Most of my clients are swedish, since I´m swedish, but I have also had clients all around Europe. Luxembourg is not so big, so the illustration market is unfortunately kind of limited. I have an agency in Sweden who have promoted me and given me jobs. So it depends on the market and trends, sometimes you have a lot of work and sometimes less.
L: And our special question. Imagine that you are sweets, what kind it would be and why?:)
Tess: I would be a cupcake, they are esthetically nice to look at and they taste good!
Thank you Tess!
Rock Paper Scissors by Nate Duvall
Time of your life by Matthew Kavan Brooks