Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Marta Nael




This 23-year-old Fine Art graduate living in Barcelona, Spain, has a wonderful digital illustrative style, that harkens back to the traditional times of painting before Photoshop - which is maybe why I enjoy her work so much. A delightful fusion of old and new. (Though she still knows how to handle a true paintbrush - which you'll see on her actual website along with some great pencil drawings.) Be sure to check out her DeviantArt site for an insight into her painting process.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Rob Shields




Yet another self-taught artist, Rob Shields has been freelancing since 2006, and has built up an impressive body of work since then. Drawing on his degrees in both Psychology and Philosophy, Rob has managed to create a unique style of digital art that has secured him work on both sides of the Atlantic! It's easy to see why.

Menachem Krinsky






Menchem Krinsky is a self-taught, multidisciplinary art director and digital artist currently working in Los Angeles. Along with doing work for various non-profit organizations, Menachem has also worked for paying clients such as Samsung and Sony Music, as well as contributing towards the leading design publications of Advanced Photoshop and Computer Arts UK.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

5IVE - An iPhone5 Exclusive



In anticipation of the imminent release of the Apple iPhone5, I've designed two exclusive cases/skins and made them available over at Society6. I'm quite chuffed with them, and I reckon as soon as I get my own iPhone in January next year (phone upgrade time for me) I'm going to get one of my own skins for it. Hope you all like them!

[I've also decided to start making more of my art available on the same site, so stay tuned for some more uploads soon...]

Friday, September 9, 2011

Maciej Kuciara


I once posted a small sampling of Maciej Kuciara's work under one of my "Inspiration" headings. Having recently stumbled across his actual website with some updated work, it's about time he got his own individual post. (Such an honour, I know...)

What you should know about this talented artist/illustrator:
Maciej Kuciara is concept designer working for Entertainment Industry since 2004. Born in Poland, he now lives in Santa Monica, California. He has contributed to the development of critically acclaimed PC, XBOX and PS3 projecets including Painkiller:BoH, Crysis and Crysis 2. Maciej's expertise also includes concept artwork and matte paintings done for film, commercials and publishing.

Word on the Net is that Maciej is currently working for award-winning studio Naughty Dog Inc. on an upcoming PS3 exclusive title. (Unchartered 3: Drake's Deception?)
PS: I also enjoy his homage to Akira in pic 2. Those in the know will know what I mean by that. If you don't get the reference, it's not worth explaining...

Rugby World Cup 2011 [GO BOKKE!]

So the RWC2011 has officially started this morning (SA time). Be sure to catch up on all the information you could possibly need here at the official website. I'm super-excited to see how the tournament plays out this year, as there are so many possible contenders for the crown of World Champions. But I'm enough of a patriot to hope that our boys can emulate the achievement they managed four years ago and be the first team to ever successfully defend the title. Go Bokke!

Philip Brunner

Some great art and technique on show courtesy of New Yorker, Philip Brunner. Have a look at his Behance page for more samples of his work that aren't up on his website. He's also part of a new art collective called "Heartsurge." A challenger to Depthcore? Quite possibly. Enjoy the works.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Lou Mora






Los Angeles native, Lou Mora, is one of my new fave photographers. I love the feeling he manages to capture in all his pics. There's something about them - I can't quite put my finger on what it is exactly - but if I could achieve the same effect in my own photos... I'd be more than super-chuffed! A great portfolio too. Be sure to check out his blog for newer pics and projects. I'm so following this guy.

ShotoPop






Describing themselves as "unconventional, unique, versatile and daring" - the work of this multi-disciplined British agency attests to the fact that they might not be far off the mark. I especially love the amount of effort and detail they put into their tactile illustrations.