“The beauty of the natural world, alongside the humorous and sinister nature of animals are current themes of my work. From scientific depictions of seeds, leaves and animals, to narrative scenes where rats, slugs, or plump-bodied chevrotain take centre stage, my work reflects both an interest in the reality of nature as well as my own imagined narrative scenarios. In the last couple of years, works have included: a written and illustrated children’s picture book, involving a slug called ‘Herb’; illustrations of British pond creatures for an educational pack; book jackets; another children’s picture book based on the text ‘In the Attic’; and paintings based on the sacred rats from the Indian Karni Mata temple.” (via Illustration by Lara Hawthorne)
Hajin Bae (a.k.a. Soulist-Aurora) is a an illustrator, graphic designer and art director, living and working in Seoul, Korea: “My illustrations have two styles: Day and Night. Day’s illustrations are mostly woman’s drawing, sharp and sophisticated. And Night’s illustrations are very quiet, using deep blue and lemon yellow to express the serene scenery of the night.” Please follow Hajin Bae’s Tumblr for more fantastic illustrations!
Yuta Onoda (Japan/Canada)
Changes. Mixed media on paper, 12” x 12”
Wish upon a Star. Mixed media on paper, 24” x 16”
Yuta Onoda, originally from Japan, is an illustrator / painter based in Toronto, Canada. He has been shaping his art aesthetic through various forms of media, finding new avenues to express himself. Many thanks to myampgoesto11 for introducing us Yuta Onoda on this Tumblr Monday: before the year ends, let’s make a wish upon a star and be open to changes :)
Matheus de Lopes Castro is a young Brazilian artist, with a awesome and mind blowing watercolor skill. “I’m a 24 years old guy who works with design and illustration since I was 14. There isn’t anything I love more than creating new stuff and discover new ways to illustrate my thoughts.” Great thanks to artforadults for this Tumblr Monday for introducing us this brilliant Brazilian artist!
Mat Miller | mat1t (b.1985, UK) - Streaming Eyes / Fluidity
Ginger, peaceful (and odd!), Mat Miller is a UK based young artist. Bold, ethereal, offbeat, Mat’s artwork rarely carries any deep personal feelings or expressions. “Maybe on a subconscious level there is hidden feelings but none that I’m aware of. I only wish to make art that other people will appreciate. If my work sparks feelings within other people then that is brilliant but to be honest I think far too many artists are caught up in themselves and that’s just not my cup of tea.” Mat likes to get out with his camera to gather ideas and reference shots. As well as the beautiful outdoors he gains inspiration from the more bizarre world of humans! “Walking around antiques shops is always fun. It’s like a sensory overload sometimes. From the art and design world, I’m influenced by lots of contemporary street art as well as the lowbrow art and illustration movement that is so popular right now. My favourite artist is Camille Rose Garcia.” You can visit Mat’s Tumblr, Facebook and shop for more work and news. (Interview with artist by ARTchipel Apr-2012)
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