Category Archives: illustration

Joanne Nam

Joanne Nam is a Korean artist based in Los Angeles, whose paintings and illustration have a decidedly contemplative and melancholic atmosphere. In her compositions, often beautiful young women pose awkwardly in darkened landscapes. Nam is a self-professed horror film fan, so this could … Continue reading

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Fashion Illustrated

I have a soft spot for certain types of fashion illustration. Styles vary greatly in the genre of fashion illustration from photorealistic to mere impressions of pattern and shapes. My appreciation is more for the latter. I thought I’d share … Continue reading

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Hsiao-Ron Cheng

Hsiao-Ron Cheng is a Taiwanese digital artist and illustrator with a distinctly ‘feminine’ approach. Her predominantly pink and pastel-hued works are softly rendered, giving them an ethereal quality. I particularly liked her portraits, which I will share with you today. She … Continue reading

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Miscellany

The laid back aesthetic of Manuela Sosa’s house in “the pastoral hills of Vallvidrera, just outside Barcelona” is an inviting and understated home. Manuela is a florist who runs the flower studio, ‘Gang and the Wool‘ from a greenhouse on her … Continue reading

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Diego Marmolego

Diego Marmolego is a Spanish illustrator, based in Barcelona, whose work is an intricate jumble of blocky forms and bright colours.  Some of the shapes in his compositions remind me of the abstract forms of cubist painters. “Before drawing I … Continue reading

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The Swimmers

Spanish illustrator Carla Fuentes , a.k.a littleisdrawing, collaborated with fashion designer Barbara Torrijos to created a collection of limited edition t-shirts and blouses. The collection, titled The Swimmers, features soft-hued imagery of hot summer days…figures basking in the sun, swimming, … Continue reading

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Jem Magbanua

Jem Magbanua is an illustrator from Philippines. She now lives in Singapore, where she creates delicate drawings that take inspiration from her personal life and interests – this gives her work a sense of intimacy and nostalgic contemplation.

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