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New Eclectix Magazine, In Print On Paper

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Volume One of Eclectix is now available! At long last we finally put the finishing touches on this inaugural issue – full of tons of beautiful luscious artworks, selections from previous Eclectix artist interviews, exhibitions and sundry other tidbits…

Eclectix Interviews: With artists Cate Rangel, Dean Fleming, Kmye Chan, John Howard, Mary Jane Ansell and Robert Steven Connett – with lots of eye candy from their individually stunning portfolios.

Selected Eclectix Exhibits: “Piece Of My Heart” and “Flower Power” – with art by Kerry Kate, Yvette Buigues, Jhina Alvarado, Patrushka, Andre Salcido, Stuart Walker, Flo Simon, Gabrielle Gamboa, Travis Eiden and Diego Marcial Rios.

Spotlights: On artists Paul Lewin and Rey Hernandez.

External Link: New Eclectix Magazine, In Print On Paper

Pulp and Paper | Book Cover

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A book cover design project for a book called Pulp And Paper by Josh Ronick.

“I love how the artist imagines the scene – the lonely house on the plains with a single light glowing upstairs, the light from the explosion in the lower night sky. I like the scale of the illustration. I love the blues and greens – the way that palette gives a natural feel which evokes the whole collection – beyond the title story. My favorite element is the faded honeycomb in the background of the deep blue sky. That’s an inspired stroke. It adds intrigue and even irony – the “pattern” suggests routine which is disrupted by a horrific event.” -Josh Rolnick, author of Pulp and Paper on the book cover design.

External Link: Pulp and Paper | Book Cover

Printing Spot Colors with Violet Lemay

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Our friend Violet Lemay has put a fantastic post up about printing spot colours, it doesn’t hurt that the tutorial comes with a nice little story about her own experience with the process. Follow the link and have a read… If you’re not really a reader, there are pictures too. :)

External Link: Printing Spot Colors with Violet Lemay

Carlos Araujo is part of Luerzer’s 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide 2014-2015

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Carlos Araujo’s illustrations were once more chosen to be part of the Luerzer’s Archive 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide! The 2014/2015 edition showcases a “collection of top-class illustration work selected from more than 5,000 submissions from 1,050 illustrators from no fewer than 67 countries. It’s a truly international affair…!”

This is the third time Carlos Araujo made into the 200 Best list and this time with five illustrations selected. The new edition is a beautiful 296 page book showcasing lots and lots of great illustrations produced during the past two years from around the world and is now available at luerzersarchive.net

External Link: Carlos Araujo is part of Luerzer’s 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide 2014-2015

Varoom 27: The Hermenauts issue

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Hermenauts seek to interpret, and this is the theme of Varoom 27: how illustration is able to interpret text narratives, gender in images, the commissions received from clients, software glitches, Japanese comics and more.

In this issue Varoom present the full AOI Illustration Awards Shortlist, as well as articles showcasing the winning projects alongside insights from their creators. As Laurindo Feliciano describes “In the creative process, when an illustrator finds the key elements of this relation between the text and the image, something magic begins.” Highlights of the V&A Illustration Awards, the Design Museum Award and the British Animation Award are also featured.

External Link: Varoom 27: The Hermenauts issue

Citroen C4 Cactus: Creative Advertorial

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Citroen Business Class magazine are running an advertorial on their new Citroen C4 Cactus featuring this illustration by yours truly… I was very fortunate to get use of the car for a couple of days before creating the artwork… the Cactus has a minimalist super-stylish design, ultra-light construction and with Air Hybrid technology its also v fuel efficient…

External Link: Citroen C4 Cactus: Creative Advertorial

Sketching from the Imagination: Fantasy

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I’m thrilled to announce a new book from 3DTotal, Sketching from the Imagination: Fantasy!

In Sketching from the Imagination: Fantasy, 50 talented traditional and digital artists have been chosen to share their sketchbook works. Ranging from Hollywood film concept designers to talented students, each artist is handpicked from a vibrant international online art community. From doodles and sketches of creative creatures to fully rendered drawings of invented worlds, this book explores how 50 artists develop their ideas to create incredible images.

Pre-orders will receive a free sketchbook from 3DTotal!

18 EUR – Euro BUY ME

Hello Kitty: Hello 40

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In 1974, Hello Kitty stepped on the scene, and she’s had the world wrapped around her little red bow ever since. Here, some of her biggest fans—from comic artists to muralists to toy creators—pay tribute in story and art. Join LCS artist HABBENINK and 40 amazing illustrators on these colorful adventures with the Hello Kitty family!

30 USD – U.S. Dollar BUY ME

Woman’s Weekly illustrated Serial by Laura Barrett

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I was recently asked by Woman’s Weekly magazine to illustrate their latest five part serial, an historical romance set in both modern times and the era of King Charles II. I had great fun researching and drawing from this period of history – especially the furniture, dresses and hairstyles!

External Link: Woman’s Weekly illustrated Serial