Monday, May 19, 2008

Flora Chang - Happy Doodle Land

Flora Chang is a graphic designer for work but her illustrations foretell a bright future - a future I look forward to seeing. Her retro-cute block-print style is so delicious and inspirational.

I asked her what her inspirations are and she answered: I admire many artists. To name a few: Mary Blair, Jim Flora, Richard Scarry, J.P. Miller, Tim Biskup. My favorite Japanese artists include: Shinzi Katoh, Piu Sudo, and Sakura Momoko (creator of Japanese cartoon "Chibi Maruko-Chan"). - I can certainly see all of these influences in her art, but her own personal flair shines through.

Flora is from Taipei, Taiwan and now resides in Kansas City. Besides being an amazing artist she is also a wonderful musician!

Enjoy the delightful art of Flora Chang!

Happy Doodle Land
Flora's flickr

Monday, May 12, 2008

Allison Sommers

Allison Sommers is a visual artist working and living in Charlottesville, Virginia. And she's spectacular! I love her visions, colors, details. She works mostly in my favorite medium, gouache (an opaque watercolor). She paints most of work while looking through a magnifying glass, commanding exacting detail in her pieces. Her subjects are a blend of nightmare and festive fantasy, a Bosch-like world of meat and turtles. A true inspiration. Enjoy!

Allison Sommers
Allison's flickr
Allison on Drawn!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Never Been

Here's a tasty bit of illustration inspiration... Stuart Kolakovic presents a nice long strip of drawings that you need to click and drag to see all of it. Every bit of this scene is a treat for the eyes and will certainly make you want to do your own!

Never Been
Stuart's site
Never Been, hanging on a wall

Friday, May 2, 2008

Chun Eun Sil

Korean illustrator Chun Eun Sil is amazing! This is my kind of illustration inspiration. The flow, the composition, the colors... there's grace and love in every image she touches. Check her out!

Her Site (Korean)
Her Flickr

via Drawn!