The British Association of Illustrators (AOI) has revealed the shortlist for its 2015 World Illustration Awards. The judging panel of 24 international industry professionals sifted through over 2,000 submissions to select the best entries in each of the eight categories.
Matt McKenna draws on non-traditional material such as beermats. The surface of a coaster absorbs water while retaining printability and is often made of paperboard or layers of tissue paper. The compressed layers have a grainy structure which he applies as natural texture to his drawings. Continue reading…
Dutch illustrator Ineke Kamps studied Illustration Design before moving into painting and photography. Each of her preferred methods for visualization has it’s own distinct style and subject, but the portfolio clearly reveals her love for nature and specifically animals. Continue reading…
The very first The Open Draw summer weekend with mini workshops, drawing activities and performance art on 21-22 June 2014 was a huge success. It was the closing of the first season of building a community around drawing and illustration. It was also the first time some of the finest talents of this community joined together to create a group exhibition.
Gail Anne Howard (UK) makes drawings with a steady hand and received a traditional British art education. In recent years she decided to steer beyond her original training to work with more playful and imaginative strokes. In 2012 she joined 1000 Drawings Amsterdam as drawing director and she tirelessly worked with local and international drawing communities. One of the more visible results is The Open Draw community platform.
Sylvain Tegroeg (Georget) was born in Tours, France in 1989, and currently based in Amsterdam. He graduated in 2013 from Gerrit Rietveld Academy as product designer where he was educated in conceptual design with a personal vision. His illustrative work started its own life resulting in the successful pursuit of becoming an autonomous illustrator.
Koes Komo calls himself sketchologist and he certainly deserves the name; he sketches and draws a minimum of four hours a day. Koes “Komo” Hatmoko was born in Semarang Central Java (1061980). He presents himself flexibly as a designer, children’s book illustrator, cartoonist, caricaturist, painter, live drawing artist, sculptor, animator, storyboard artist and movie maker.
The fresh and deceptively simplistic graphic imagery by Dutch illustrator Pieter van Tongeren has a strong potency to the point that his subjects look like they existed far before he ever worked on them. His commercial work speaks cleanliness, typical of Dutch design. For some mysterious reason Pieter has the ability to combine his simplicity with his elaborate illustrative work, and it mixes well, as is apparent from his portfolio.