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  • Whimsical illustrations by Lauren Lee

    26 May 2020 by

    Thanks Lauren aka @byloelee for taking part in our illustrators’ interview series! How long have you been drawing? I drew as a child, but not very seriously. It wasn’t until I graduated from university as a graphic design major that I redeveloped my passion for it. I always had an interest, but didn’t feel it was a viable… Read more

  • Interview with illustrator Snow

    28 Apr 2020 by

    Thanks Snow @snowbayles for taking part in our illustrators’ interview series! How long have you been drawing? I have been drawing since I can hold a pencil in my hand. What’s your process? I don’t have a process.  I draw when I want to.  I stop when I no longer want to.  It’s by doing this… Read more

  • Illustrator Fabian Branas’ micro world

    21 Apr 2020 by

    Thanks Fabian @fabianbranas.art for taking part in our illustrators’ interview series! How long have you been drawing? There is a rumor that I was born with a pencil in my hand.. What’s your process? I’ve two kind of processes.  The first one: I think about something I feel, or a message I want to share,… Read more

  • Moon Art

    12 Apr 2020 by

    Are you fascinated by the Moon? so am I! Its cool light, constant changes and the mysterious ways it affects life on Earth has been inspiring artists through the ages. A simple subject to paint, moon art most often turns magical, bringing the sense of mystique and an air of secrecy. Here are some of… Read more

  • Scenic drawings with a flair for the fantastical, Meni Chatzipanagiotou

    12 Apr 2020 by

    Thanks Meni @menis_art for taking part in our illustrators’ interview series! How long have you been drawing? I have been drawing and crafting things since I can remember. Professionally as afull time illustrator, for the past five years. However, in total since my studies as agraphic designer give or take for the past 11 years. What’s your… Read more

  • Watercolour Trends

    5 Apr 2020 by

    Have you ever wondered how a subject becomes a trend? me too! Here’s my theory: It takes someone extremely skilled to simplify a subject, while making it breathtakingly beautiful and (seemingly) super easy to recreate. That’s it. In a day or two, you’ll start seeing eucalyptus (ginseng, monstera, etc) leaves everywhere.   Speaking of extremely… Read more

  • Mother earth inspired illustrations by Eleni Georgiadou

    1 Apr 2020 by

    Thanks Eleni Georgiadou @elenig for taking part in our illustrators’ interview series! How long have you been drawing?Since I was little. At the beginning I was just doodling weird faces and after my school art teacher encouraged me to do body and more details on them, I started developing my sketches even more. I remember drawing… Read more

  • Serial Art

    30 Mar 2020 by

    Do you paint in sets? Watercolour artists often do, especially if painting in wet or in layers (since watching the paint dry isn’t exactly the most exciting experience), but so do the artists using other media. Developing a theme and exploring other possibilities while using the same colours or the same subject, is very common… Read more

  • Mountain passion by Jonny Bobgan

    24 Mar 2020 by

    Thanks Jonny Bobgan aka @inklineridge for taking part in our illustrators’ interview series! How long have you been drawing? For as long as I can remember. I loved drawing as a kid, though I wasn’t all that naturally talented at it. I like to think I was always the best artist in the room—unless there was another… Read more

  • Food Art

    22 Mar 2020 by

    How do you paint food? (and I’m not asking how do you paint Easter eggs) Using vivid, bright colours, or subtle, muted shades? loose or tight, sketchy or detailed and precise? these are a matter of personal style, of course. The same is true when it comes to the choice of media. These three ladies… Read more

  • Watercolour White

    15 Mar 2020 by

    Watercolour white is a total conundrum – added to other paints it destroys transparency, one of the most treasured qualities of aquarell art, added on top of watercolour layers does the same, without really whitening the area, layered over white paper remains invisible and useless… so most watercolour artists suggest leaving the white areas untouched,… Read more

  • Forest Black by Anette Sommerset

    13 Mar 2020 by

    Thanks Anette aka @ankatsom for taking part in our black and white illustrators’ interview series!  How long have you been drawing?  I’ve been drawing for as long as I can remember. As far back as in kindergarten I was mostly interested in painting and drawing. As soon as I had a pen in my hand… Read more

  • Interview with architect and illustrator David Bülow

    9 Mar 2020 by

    Thanks David aka @bulow_ink for taking part in our black and white illustrators’ interview series! How long have you been drawing? Since forever. As a child I would always be drawing, alone or with friends. Even when I didn’t have paper, I’m told I would be drawing in the air with my finger. I still do that,… Read more

  • Wet-in-Wet Magic

    9 Mar 2020 by

    We all know watercolour wet-in-wet is the best thing since discovery of the hot water – no question about it! Even though this beautiful technique simply boils down to adding (wet) paint to the wet surface, one needs to understand how wet, how much paint, when to stop and how exactly to direct the delicate… Read more

  • Lucid dreams and psychedelic experiences by artist Aleks Nocny

    6 Mar 2020 by

    Thanks Aleks aka @aleks_nocny for taking part in our illustrators’ interview series! How long have you been drawing? I’ve been sculpting, painting and drawing probably 13 years now. Sculpting was probably the first thing I’ve done when I was a kid and that how it started. Growing in poor country like Ukraine in late 80’s you don’t… Read more

  • Traditional to Modern

    1 Mar 2020 by

    Digital, collage, mixed media… are only few of the ways classic illustration, art and design is transformed from traditional to modern, contemporary artistic vision, with unique perspective and creative mark of each individual artist. The following three British artists have made these transformations singularly stylish and exceptional.   Katie Scott @katiekatiescott is a well established anatomical and… Read more

  • Nadine Safa’s graceful illustrations

    28 Feb 2020 by

    Thanks Nadine aka @vuvie__ for taking part in our illustrators’ interview series! How long have you been drawing? I have been drawing since I could hold a pencil. I chose to study Graphic design because I always knew I wanted to pursue a creative career in which I can use my illustrating skills. I worked for a… Read more

  • Painting Mushrooms

    23 Feb 2020 by

    There’s a million and one way to paint a subject, mushrooms included (mushrooms, perhaps, in a million ways more than any other subject, given their sheer variety). The following three Instagram artists, each in their own way, have created a beautiful tribute to the simple little mushie. Australian illustrator Karen Colenso @karencolenso has a very… Read more

  • Nanna Boegekaer’s eclectic illustrations

    18 Feb 2020 by

    Thanks Nanna aka @littleboegekaer for taking part in our black and white illustrators’ interview series! How long have you been drawing? Since 2012/13, I think. I started late! What’s your process? I just draw whenever I get an idea really. It’s an urge most of all. I don’t really get the process but it feels magical at… Read more

  • The Art of Sketching

    16 Feb 2020 by

    How quickly can you paint something, giving it shape, volume, texture and colour, thus making it instantly recognizable, without getting bogged down in unnecessary fluff and the grip of perfectionism? The art of sketching is going through a major revival, thanks to the permanent appeal of the fresh, uncluttered, intuitive artwork that allows the viewer’s… Read more

  • Inky Monochromes by Ellie Morris

    11 Feb 2020 by

    Thanks Ellie aka @elliemdesign for taking part in our black and white illustrators’ interviews series!  How long have you been drawing? Since I was a tiny human. I’ve always been more practical than academic, much preferring to hold a paintbrush or put on a pair of running shoes than pick up a practice test.  What’s your process?… Read more

  • Sketchbook Magic

    9 Feb 2020 by

    Ask watercolour artists about their favorite art supplies and you’ll get many different answers – from preferred brushes, paints and paper, to absolute must-have palettes, white pens or masking fluids. But one thing we all love and have in common, which is often not mentioned, are sketchbooks. There’s something magical about sketchbooks, like painting your… Read more

  • Renata Krawczyk’s Patterned Blacks

    4 Feb 2020 by

    So excited having here Renata Krawczyk aka @rena.illustration aswering a few questions about her work. Let’s start the questions! How long have you been drawing? I have been drawing ever since I can remember; with different consistency though. For three years now drawing consumes most of the time.  What’s your process? When an idea springs… Read more

  • Earth Art

    2 Feb 2020 by

    Plastic may have been all the rage in the sixties (was it? ever?) and microwave & dishwasher-safe uniform mugs and dinnerware might still be the most prudent choice but I, for one, can never resist the earth art – the rustic, hand-made, hand-painted, one-of-a-kind ceramics. Australian artist Madeline King @earth_darlings stretches the boundaries and brings… Read more

  • Minimalist & geometric art by Al Stocker

    28 Jan 2020 by

    Thanks Al aka @al_stocker_draws for taking part in our black and white illustrators’ interview series! How long have you been drawing? I have always loved art since I was a young boy but I didn’t start drawing more until November 2017. I decided to start a daily challenge to try and improve and I haven’t stopped since.… Read more

  • Art Imaginarium

    26 Jan 2020 by

    Art and imagination are almost interchangeable terms, but even though art can hardly exist without imagination, in some cases the connection may not be entirely obvious. With the following Instagram artists, however, there can be no dilemma – their work, each in its own way, is marked by oodles of creativity, turning daily and common… Read more

  • Magic and nature art by Ewa Skuta

    22 Jan 2020 by

    Thanks Ewa aka @ewart for taking part in our black and white illustrators’ interview series!  How long have you been drawing? As a kid and teenager I used to draw and paint a lot, but then I had over 10 years of break. I have started again 4 years ago. What’s your process? The first… Read more

  • Winter Botanicals

    20 Jan 2020 by

    Winter is in full swing on this side of the Earth and winter botanicals are very much in. The following Instagram artists, with their unique perspective on the subject, are my choice for this week. Clare and Josh, a young couple behind Forest Culture Design @forestculturedesign, have established a brand which merges the woodworking shop and… Read more

  • An interview with illustrator Alan Gehri

    17 Jan 2020 by

    Thanks Alan aka @alangehri for taking part in our illustrators’ interview series! How long have you been drawing? I started to seriously draw in March 2019, a few months later with china ink. What’s your process? First of all I never start to draw unless I have a clear idea of what I want to do, once… Read more

  • The paper sky of illustrator Lucia De Marco

    16 Jan 2020 by

    Thanks Lucia aka @lucy_inthe_papersky for taking part in our illustrators’ interview series! How long have you been drawing? I used to draw since I was a child, I don’t remember a time in my life without colours and pencils in my hands. What’s your process? I start looking for pictures that inspire me: mostly photos,… Read more

  • Little Things

    15 Jan 2020 by

    A very happy New Year to all Blackwork and Illustration Now friends and readers! While some artists are inspired by large canvases, open spaces and wide brushes, the following three draw our attention to the little things – making marks in their sketchbooks, planners and on calendars, working on small daily art pieces and doodling… Read more

  • An interview with pen and ink artist Jason Limberg

    10 Jan 2020 by

    Thanks Jason aka @jasonlimberg for taking part in our black and white illustrators’ interview series! How long have you been drawing? I have been drawing for as long as I can remember. All through school my focus was more on doodling in my sketchbook then any class work. I feel lucky to always have had… Read more

  • Braelinn’s dark and punny illustrations

    7 Jan 2020 by

    Thanks Braelinn aka @brae.ns for accepting to take part in our black and white illustrators’ interview series! Let’s start the questions! How long have you been drawing? Since I was a kid, but I always felt like I was just doodling and never took it seriously. Then I went to school for Graphic Design and learned the… Read more

  • An interview with eyes lover artist Janet

    2 Jan 2020 by

    So proud to have here with us Janet aka @janet.ministry answering a few questions about her work. Let’s start the questions! How long have you been drawing? I have been drawing since I was just a child but I stopped a bit during my studies. I really got back to it in 2016. What’s your process? Gut… Read more

  • The surreal world of Justin Estcourt

    27 Dec 2019 by

    So honored to have here with us Justin Estcourt aka @jetsyart answering a few questions about his work. Let’s begin! How long have you been drawing? I have been drawing and creating for as long as I can remember. I became obsessed with drawing every day when I moved to Denmark over a year ago.… Read more

  • An interview with watercolor artist Inga Buividavice

    18 Dec 2019 by

    Thanks Inga aka @inga.buive for taking part in our favourite illustrators’ interviews series! Let’s start the questions! How long have you been drawing? I am a graphic designer but I haven’t been drawing that much till the last year. I was constantly thinking that I will start drawing one day but it seemed that this day will… Read more

  • Poetry in Colour

    17 Dec 2019 by

    You’d think realists and hyper-realists especially must be painting with needles and pins! You wouldn’t be too far away from the truth. When it comes to watercolour, in addition to high quality brushes with lots of zeroes on them, realism takes detailed, accurate drawings (measuring included), lots of thin watery layers, really going from light… Read more

  • Purr in Ink, Luis Coehlo Illustrations

    16 Dec 2019 by

    Thanks Luis aka @purr.in.ink for taking part in our favourite black and white illustrators’ interview series! Let’s start the questions! How long have you been drawing? Since a few lifetimes ago, meaning I don’t actually remember when it started. What’s your process? I just think, draw and believe that eventually, something nice will appear both in my… Read more

  • Zoki’s whimsy illustartions

    15 Dec 2019 by

    Really proud having here today Zorana Zivic aka @zoki.art, one of our favorite watecolor illustrators! Let’s start the interview! How long have you been drawing Zoki? Professionally I have been illustrating for 2 years. As an amateur – whenever I had a chance. Some kids play with toy cars, some with milk boxes and some… Read more

  • Spirited Creatures

    8 Dec 2019 by

    Three incredibly successful and well loved artists we are presenting today are veritable gems, distinguished by originality and authenticity. Their innovative approach and abundance of creativity has earned them a special place in the world of contemporary art, as well as in this column – with some of their spirited creatures. Fotini Tikkou @fotinitikkouillustration, a… Read more

  • An interview with tattoo artist Claudia Chelo

    5 Dec 2019 by

    Thanks Claudia aka @clach_art for accepting to take part in our favourite black and white illustrators’ interview series! Let’s start the questions!  How long have you been drawing? I always remember my sister drawing since we were children, I used to look up to her. And then I just never stopped! Is it a hobby… Read more

  • Giselle Dekel’s Pun Art

    4 Dec 2019 by

    Thanks Giselle Dekel aka @giselle_dekel for accepting to take part in our favorite illustrators’ interview series! Let’s start the questions! Giselle at work in her workstation. How long have you been drawing? Since forever, but it got more serious after taking my first art class at age six. What’s your process? I don’t think I… Read more

  • Jenny Lefèvre’s flowers and portraits

    30 Nov 2019 by

    Thanks Jenny aka @jenny_illustrations for taking part in our favourite illustrators’ interviews series! Let’s start the questions! How long have you been drawing? I drew a little as a teenager but I quickly stopped for my studies. It was during my parental leave in 2016 that I started to draw again and more particularly to… Read more

  • Modern Botanicals

    28 Nov 2019 by

    This Wednesday we are Dreaming in Colour with a brand new set of three unique artists, creating wonderfully fresh, modern botanicals.  Shaz Serene @shazserene, a Malaysian watercolourist from Kuala Lumpur, paints loose florals in a range of soft pastel shades. She also runs art workshops and sells both prints and originals at her website, which… Read more

  • An interview with dark artist Karl Trewhela

    27 Nov 2019 by

    Thanks Karl aka  @karltrew_art  for taking part in our favorite black and white illustrators’ interview series! How long have you been drawing? I’ve been drawing since as far back as I can remember. As a child my father used to take us both to wildlife parks, sitting in the car drawing the animals as they… Read more

  • Butterfly Magic

    24 Nov 2019 by

    If you’ve been painting and posting on Instagram for any amount of time you must have fallen in love with Inga Buividavice’s @inga.buive art. Graphic designer by trade and artist by birth, Inga uses watercolour and gouache to paint extravagantly beautiful florals and whimsical botanicals. Harmonious, graceful and enchanting, her paintings are an eye candy you simply… Read more

  • Bronwyn Royce’s floral miniatures

    23 Nov 2019 by

    Today Bronwyn aka @pigmentsart , one of our favorite floral watercolor illustrators is here and she will answer some questions! So exciting! Bronwyn Royce and her workstation How long have you been drawing Bron? I actually started relatively late in life…I didn’t think I had any artistic ability! I went to my first watercolour painting… Read more

  • Ghaith’s minimalist illustrations

    21 Nov 2019 by

    Thanks Ghaith aka @astroaurts  for taking part in our favorite black and white illustrators’ interview series! Let’s start the questions! What’s your process? Digital vs traditional? My art is a combination of both. I draw traditionally with pen and paper then edit my drawings on my iPhone while adding a few digital elements/backgrounds. I use… Read more

  • Dreaming in colour: Whimsical Portraits

    19 Nov 2019 by

    Hello, Lana here, your uber-friendly guest columnist for Blackwork and Illustration Now and @TempuraDesign I’ve been honoured to be given this opportunity to share works of my favorite artists with you, at one of my all-time favorite art sites. Hope you watch this space and enjoy my weekly selection! If you are anything like me… Read more

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