Kristian Mensa is a 17-year-old illustrator from Czech Republic. In his last collection of illustrations he mixes, with humour, strokes of pen or strokes of paintbrush with daily objects and foodstuffs which are convoluted of its initial function to another one and be a part of the drawing.
Based in Switzerland, illustrator Christo Dagorov is the author of a series of surrealistic illustrations that are focused on the lips. With a black pencil, he turns the lips’ texture into little landscapes that are between the two lips. The pulp and surface of the mouth become a prison, a forest, a maze or stacked human bodies.
For spring 2015, the brand Bloomingdale has reached several fashion designers to imagine dresses made of colors pencils Crayola. Nanette Lepore, Rebecca Taylor, Clover Canyon, Rebecca Minkoff, Torn by Ronny Kobo and Parker have worked on different spring dresses by sharing, in their own ways, their signatures, colors and inspirations.
For the Orchestre National de Lorraine, French illustrators Violaine et Jeremy and Werkstatt have created the visuals of the posters for the season 2014/2015. With pencil on Canson, these illustrations with precise details represent symbolic images for each orchestra in the program : a beautiful bird for L’Oiseau de Feu, a Russian couple kissing for Bons Baisers de Russie, a malefic mask for Malédiction.
Hoang Tran is an artist who is nostalgic of BD, movies and series of his childhood and colors crayons Crayola at once. He had fun making little sculptures on top of each pen referring to famous figures of pop culture such as Simpsons, Wolverine, Batman, Coyote and also Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy. His sculptures are on sell on his shop Etsy.
Tom Reznikov is a young 29 years-old artist and graphic designer based in Tel Aviv. Graduated since 2011 in visual communication at the Design Academy of Wizo Haifa, the artist works primarily with digital collage. She uses her own photographs to which she adds a multitude of physical material such as watercolor or pencil.
Painted, animated and directed by Spanish director Alberto Mielgo, “Gentrification” is a short 2D animated movie made thanks to black ink, pencils, watercolors and After Effects. We can see a birds’ flight through a city, its neons and the sky, on a music by Franz Schubert – “String Quintet in C Major, D. 956: ll. Adagio”.
“Postcards for Ants” is a miniature illustrations’ project leaded by Lorraine Loot, happening all year long. Each day since 1st January 2013, this Cape Town-based artist draws a little detailed illustration with paint and pencils. A long artwork full of finesse, making each day a postcard and an image.
It is between reality and imagination that the photographer and illustrator Hossein Zare takes us on this fabulous series. Human silhouettes in empty and white landscapes, in which the artist intervened using his pencil to complete the picture with a childish drawing style. A minimalist series to discover the gallery.
Malaysian artist Monica Lee has decided to become an illustrator after 12 years of work in the digital art. With a pencil, she draws amazing detailed and realistic illustrations of freckled girls, bearded men and animals. She is inspired by the work of Marteline Nystad, Dirk Dzimirsky and Paul Cadden.