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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

Introducing the ICON9 (2016) Board of Directors

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ICON (The Illustration Conference) have announced their board of directors for 2016. It’ll be lead by the new ICON President Esther Watson and we’re pleased to say our friends Mark Kaufman, Rod Hunt and Marc Scheff are in on the action. To see the full board follow the external link.

External Link: Introducing the ICON9 (2016) Board of Directors

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

Anthony Amore welcomes artist Travis Simpkins as new contributor to Stolen Cavalier

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Anthony Amore, Chief Investigator and Director of Security at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (and author of “Stealing Rembrandts”), recently welcomed artist/illustrator Travis Simpkins as a new contributor to Stolen Cavalier: a website dedicated to Art Theft awareness. Stolen Cavalier is a dual effort, managed by Art Crime and Security experts: Mr. Amore in the United States and Vicky Oliveri in Australia. On the site, Mr. Amore said of Mr. Simpkins, “Travis Simpkins is a dedicated lover of art. He protects it at the Worcester Art Museum. He creates it in the form of an amazing portfolio of sketches ranging from portraiture to interpretations of important art objects. And he preserves it via a weekly mailing of then-and-now photos of the WAM that accumulated quite a following and garnered him a great deal of publicity.Now Travis joins me and Vicki Oliveri at Stolen Cavalier, contributing writings and images related to art theft. Welcome, Travis!”

External Link: Anthony Amore welcomes artist Travis Simpkins as new contributor to Stolen Cavalier

Gobblynne: Brand You Triple Award Winner!

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I went along to Bordeaux Quay in Bristol last night to watch the Brand You Awards ceremony, celebrating the work of individuals and freelancers within the SW’s creative sector.

I had been nominated for three awards, and was absolutely blown away (and actually a little embarrassed) to win each category!

The categories I won were:
ADVERTISING
This category invites entries from individuals who have created great advertising including ambient, art direction, charity, copywriting, consumer advertising, direct mail, illustration, outdoor, press ads, recruitment, self promotion and typography.
ANIMATION & FX
This category invites entries from individuals who have created great animation or FX and should include examples of the finished product and the story behind the project.
VIRAL CONTENT
This category invites entries from individuals who have created great online advertising, video or viral projects or campaigns. The content itself can be an article, a picture, or a video, but it must be very funny, controversial or information so that people feel an urge to blog about it, to tell their friends about it and to forward it on.

I’ve only been living in Bristol for just over three years, so this accolade means a lot – to be selected among many of the fantastic creatives in the South West of the UK. I’m part of the SW crew, yip yip!

External Link: Brand You Triple Award Winner!

My map illustration has been featured on They Draw And Travel

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Piece title: One Sunny Day in Mahe, Seychelles
Map illustrated by: Nip Rogers
Features on: They Draw And Travel

Mahe is the most developed and inhibited island in Seychelles’ archipelago of 155 islands. Since its a relatively tiny island, with Victoria Town’s famous Clock Tower as the starting point, everything can be reached within a 20 to 30 mins drive. The colorful market where fresh produce is sold (lots of young coconut water), the government buildings, culture centers, the docks, and the crystal beaches are all within reach which gives the very-windy-roads of Mahe an awesome view for a cruise under the sun. This map is hi-res photo of a small part of a 19″ x 39″ illustrative painting to remind me of my sunny days in Seychelles.

External Link: My map illustration has been featured on They Draw And Travel

Biola University Features Portrait of Ron Hansen by Travis Simpkins in Lecture Promotions

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Biola University in La Mirada, California featured Travis Simpkins’ portrait sketch of novelist Ron Hansen in advertisements used to promote a lecture the author gave to the English and Philosophy Departments. Ron Hansen is the renowned author of “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford,” which was adapted in 2007 for a film version starring Brad Pitt and Casey Affleck. Hansen’s other works include, “Desperadoes”, “Hitler’s Niece”, “A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion”, “Atticus” and “Mariette in Ecstasy.”

External Link: Biola University Features Portrait of Ron Hansen by Travis Simpkins in Lecture Promotions

Worcester Art Museum features Travis Simpkins in Access Magazine

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A story about illustrator/portraitist Travis Simpkins, written by Doreen Manning, is included in the Summer 2014 issue of Access Magazine (Worcester Art Museum’s publication). The feature is an overview of Travis Simpkins’ career as a professional artist (with clients throughout the U.S. and Europe), his series of gallery sketches and his various contributions to and association with the Worcester Art Museum in Worcester, Massachusetts.

External Link: Worcester Art Museum features Travis Simpkins in Access Magazine