Winner of the ID April Challenge


We have the first winner of the ID Monthly Challenge. This illustration created by Nora Thompson won the ID April Challenge with 59% of your votes (wow!!)

Congratulations Nora!!!

Ipod Frankestein will go straight into the final vote in January (with the future Monthly Challenge winners) where you will decided which one out of the monthly winners should be crowned ID Illustration of 2010

Don't forget to enter your illustration for the June challenge 'Dracula' and please start voting for your favourite May Challenge illustration,


Soutenez mon design sur Threadless

Zine and Collaboration...

I just thought I'd post a few projects I'm working on at the moment, first off is my most recent zine Flash Slap Flick, it's a photo zine of my stickers and it's available in my shop here...

Flash Slap Flick Zine

Flash Slap Flick Zine

Secondly, I'm working on this really fun collaboration with Sandra Dieckman where we both made a piece for the other one of us to work on, I'm looking forward to gettin to work on the piece she's sent me...Here's how they look so far...

Mine...
Every Rose

Sandra's...

Portrait Illustrations for ad agency




Here are 3 illustrations I've done for and advertising agency pitch presentations. They provided with the photos and I had to illustrate them with the same style as the one of Julian Opie.

The illustrations where not part of the work shown to the client, it was for the 3 people in the pitching team to present themselves.
 


Oh, Hello

My name is Lewis Currie, studying graphic design in my first year of Uni at the moment and still developing my own style. I'm a new member so thought I best show some of my work!


Sé Lest

Rat Rider

Scarlet Skyline

Definition of Man

Hi from a new member!

Hi, I'm a new member and just thought I'd show some of my recent work. I work in children's books... My website is www.katrionachapman.com and I have a blog at www.katrionachapman.blogspot.com






Interview with me (Rachel Lewis) on Crushable.com!

Hey dust-ers,

I've been really busy with my graphic design job so I haven't produced a new illustration for a while. However, I was interviewed a little while ago for American online fashion and lifestyle magazine, crushable.com.

The really awesome Tom Rosinski, who is a writer and graphic designer at Crushable.com, contacted me saying he really liked my work and wanted to feature me! Click here for the full interview.

Exciting times!

Rachel.

Flying Man - May Challenge

Here is one of the latest illustrations I created. I'm sure loads of people that live in a big city feel like that at 8am in the morning on their way to work. The same illustration in landscape was used recently for an online magazine for creatives as their landing page.


I've been very, very busy doing some great work for Specsavers (soon to be seen) so I've not been doing much else, but now that the project is finish I'll be able to post more work here. :)

my work bug - May challenge

sometimes, the bug gets me.

skinnypop


hello:)
more of my drawings at skinnypop .

my night terror
hare in my hair.


Illustration Dust interview with Rod Hunt

Hi everyone, this is the first one of what we hope will be many interviews by Illustration Dust.


ID recently interviewed London Illustrator Rod Hunt, a very successful illustrator and the Chairman of the Association of Illustrators (AOI).

We want to thank Rod for taking time out of his busy schedule to talk to us.

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Please introduce yourself and what you do?

I’m a London based Illustrator/designer who has built a reputation for retro tinged Illustrations & detailed character filled landscapes with UK & international clients in publishing, design, advertising & new media, for everything from book covers to advertising campaigns, & even the odd large scale installation too! I’m also the illustrator behind the book Where's Stig? for the BBC's hit TV show Top Gear. Where's Stig? was the 35th bestselling UK book of 2009, selling in excess of a quarter of a million copies.

Some of my many clients include Barclays, BBC, Computer Arts Magazine, Dorling Kindersley, Financial Times, The Economist, FHM, Maxim, Random House, The Observer, Orange, Top Gear & Vodafone

I’m also currently Chairman of the Association of Illustrators. The AOI was established in 1973 to advance and protect illustrator’s rights and encourage professional standards.





When did you know you wanted to be an illustrator/artist? What inspired you?

I was always a prolific drawer as a kid, but I really didn't consider art as a career until I was 17. Originally I was planning on pursuing biochemistry & horticulture, & was studying towards that. I was studying art just for fun. But the realisation grew on me that I wasn't really enjoying studying the sciences any more & as I spent all my time drawing, art college beckoned. Comics were a big influence on me & inspired me to draw, especially British comic 2000AD. I probably had it at the back of my mind to be a comic artist, but once I went to art college I found a wider world.

When you first started, how did you work out how much to charge for illustration commissions?

Pricing can be a difficult area if your not experienced, & you can easily undersell yourself or be taken advantage of if you’re not careful & well informed. I joined the Association of Illustrators (AOI) HYPERLINK "http://www.theaoi.com" www.theaoi.com at the beginning of my career for their advice & guidance on prices. If you need advice on pricing commissions, contracts, promotion, etc, it really pays to get help from the experts.

They’re also constantly campaigning to protect all illustrators’ rights, and as the only body to represent illustrators and campaign for their rights in the UK, the AOI has successfully increased the standing of illustration as a profession.




Do you have a favourite project you’ve done? If so, what is it?

My bestselling book Where’s Stig? for Top Gear is one of the proudest achievements. It was a challenging & creatively rewarding project, & was great to solely concentrate on one huge project for so long. Where’s Stig? has done phenomenally well since it’s launch. It’s pretty crazy to think that I’ve had a UK Top 10 bestseller & sold over a quarter of a million books!

Apart from Where’s Stig?, one of my most exciting projects was a huge 5m x 2m interactive environmental installation for the award winning Lightbox Museum & Gallery in Woking. The project stretched me to the limit due to the involved design process, it’s physical size & the immense amount of detail.




Who are your favourite artists/illustrators alive or dead?

The American painter Edward Hopper has been a big influence due to lighting, ability to capture a moment in time.
A small selection of the contemporary illustrators I admire include Serge Seidlitz, Boo Cook, Russell Cobb, Mark Ryden, Catalina Estrada, Andy Smith, Gary Taxali, Gary Baseman & Jon Burgerman.

What is the best part about what you do?

Getting to draw & be creative everyday. Being a freelance Illustrator also means often you don’t know what you’ll be doing week to week. I enjoy being in charge of my own destiny & creating my own opportunities The next phone call or email could bring that unexpected call for really exciting job.




What’s a normal day for Rod Hunt?

After breakfast I’ll walk or ride my bicycle to my studio, getting there by 10am. My studio is right by the Thames Barrier on River Thames in Greenwich in an old Victorian Warehouse at Second Floor Studios & Arts HYPERLINK "http://www.secondfloor.co.uk" www.secondfloor.co.uk . I have a 220 SqFt room to myself & currently there are over 70 artists working here (& growing), so it’s a pretty creative environment & there’s always someone around. I’ll catch up on any work emails to start with, before starting work on whatever project I’m currently working on. I’ll usually work until 8pm at the latest, depending on my workload, before leaving for home.

Do you attend many gallery shows or exhibitions? What was the last one you went to?

I try to regularly go to exhibitions, & being based in London means there’s always a lot on. I last exhibition I went to was Decode: Digital Design Sensations at the Victoria & Albert Museum, an exhibition showing the latest developments in digital and interactive design, from small screen based graphics to large-scale installations. Illustration exhibitions I’ve been to recently include Noma Bar at KK Outlet and Lyrics & Type at East Gallery.




What’s coming up next for Rod Hunt?

I’m currently working on the follow up to Where’s Stig? for the next few months. It’s a huge undertaking doing a project on this scale, so that’s been taking up the first six month of this year. It’s out in September, so not long to wait to see the results.

Agent or no Agent?

I don’t currently have an agent in the UK. I’ve very hot on self promotion & know my stuff when negotiating jobs, so don’t feel the need to have one . I am though represented in the US by the prestigious New York agent Bernstein & Andriulli HYPERLINK "http://www.ba-reps.com" www.ba-reps.com. The US being a very large & different market it’s difficult to promote myself as extensively there as I do in the UK, so having one of the highest profile agents co-ordinate my career there has been a strategic move to maximise my exposure & opportunities.

One style or many? Why?

One style that’s adaptable to many situations. I think it’s important to indulge your personal interests in your work & create your own singular unique voice, as that is what will set you apart from everyone else. You have to be memorable to clients, & having more than one style in my eyes detracts from that.




Early bird or night owl?

I probably should go to bed earlier than I do.

Donald Duck or Daffy Duck?

Daffy. Donald is desthpicable.

Rod Hunt.


the Scent

Zombie Car Hop - May Challenge

Here's my May "Work" Challenge entry. Her name is Rita, and she just happens to work at an apocalyptic diner. It's also Zombie Awareness Month (according to the Zombie Research Society), just in case you didn't know. You can see more of my work here: www.the-rots.com.

so good...



I love the winter sun
nouvelle version en couleur
By Exit Man et Alesko

Aga Szwengier




Here are some of my recent works - digitalized drawings. Here you can see more

Blake C Himsl Hunter

My name is Blake C Himsl Hunter here's a link to my blog

New Illustrations for Amelia's Magazine


Here are my latest illustrations for Amelia's Magazine. They are for an article on 'swishing' - the coolest way to shop! Read the full article by Clare Nelson here:


http://www.ameliasmagazine.com/fashion/swap-til-you-drop-why-clothes-swapping-is-good-for-you/2010/05/19/

The House of Asterion

Some double page spreads for the short story 'The House of Asterion' by Jorge Luis Borges.
All images link to a larger version.








-GPS

ButterflyHead

Vectoriel draw for Tees... available soon
Exit Man

reworked paintings! 'showgirl'

Mark Goss

Hello everyone, I'm a newcomer to the blog so thought I'd introduce myself and post a recent piece of my work...My name is Mark Goss and I'm an illustrator and graphic designer based in Belgium, this piece is a Lady Gaga icon piece that I made for an exhibition I was recently in here in Antwerp.

Lady Gaga

You can see more of my work here... http://markgoss.com

Glad to be on board!...

Norweigen Wood - Naoko


A great book Norweigen Wood - Haruki Murakami, this is an illustration of one of the leading ladies in the story; Naoko.

Pop Monk


Pop Monk is a New project in progress
by Exit Man for tees and postcards

The General was disappointed.


One morning, a few weeks ago, my wife was trying to encourage our son Lewis to get ready for school. As she barked orders from her bed, it conjured an image of a General running military operations. I decided to pin down the image while it was fresh in my mind. To maintain a certain connectedness with the action, he's in full dress uniform from the waist up, jimjams from the waist down. He did try full dress uniform but his spurs kept snagging the sheets.
Approx 11"x14" Pen and ink with watercolour wash on HP watercolour paper.

Latest Illustration for DACS United art show with The Blind Project




Check out this amazing project and learn more about sex trafficking of children and young women. Go to http://www.dacsunited.com.

Cherry Girl Illustration for the Drawgasmic book project and art exhibition, July 2010



















check out the prints at http://www.drawgasmic.com

Birth of the Cool

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