Thursday, June 30, 2011

Zoom into a Cathie Bleck scratchboard piece

After hearing from so many people how fascinating it is to be able to zoom into an artist's work, we decided to create a new section on our site called Details. This experimental page is to offer viewers and art lovers the opportunity to get into the artist's mind and see every single brush stroke, scratch, or other detail in select pieces of art.
The below is one of the first pieces we posted, titled Mother Nature's Son, by artist Cathie Bleck.
Click here or on the image to view the details of the piece:
Cathie Bleck - "Mother Nature's Son"
The process, as told by Cathie:
"I work on white clayboard; which is a board that has a thick coating of Kaolin clay , often making my own clay pigments. It is a relatively new art process though it's roots lie in some of mankind’s earliest attempts at creating art. The Cro-Magnons scratched pictures into rock or bone to tell their stories. As a visual storyteller my goal is to connect in this context by carving into this natural medium of clay that has been formed at the bottom of lakes. " ...continue

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Kim Rosen illustration - Flannery O'Connor

Kim Rosen recently finished a personal piece (which we thought was worth sharing!) based on her favorite Flannery O'Connor story called "A Good Man is Hard to Find".

Kim Rosen - "Good Man"

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Marco Wagner for PlanAdviser Magazine

Marco Wagner created this illustration for an article on Plan Benchmarking featured in the May/June 2011 issue of PlanAdviser Magazine.  Marco was asked to come up with an image to convey the idea of "measuring up"...or "following the stars", and we think his visual does just that!

Marco Wagner - Final illustration for PlanAdviser Magazine

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Kim Rosen illustrations for Runners World

Kim Rosen has spent the past year illustrating for a monthly story/column in Runners' World magazine by John Bingha. Below are the last 12 published illustrations!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Charles Glaubitz - The Noosphere

If you're in Southern California at the end of June, make sure to stop by San Diego's Subtext Gallery to see Charles Glaubitz exhibition called "The Noosphere"!

New Works by Charles Glaubitz
Where: San Diego at Subtext
When: June 24th – July 17th, 2011

The opening reception with the Artist is Friday, June 24th, 6-10pm

Charles Glaubitz illustration
From Subtext:
We’re looking forward to the first show of our summer season by Tijuana-based artist Charles Glaubitz, entitled The Noosphere. Charles was born in Tijuana and grew up in Rosarito Beach, a small town just 25 minutes away from the San Diego / Tijuana international border. After graduating from San Diego City College, Glaubitz became a successful illustrator and has shown in galleries around the worlds including New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Paris, Madrid, Mexico City, Tijuana, San Diego and Seattle. He has also been recognized in HOW Magazine, American Illustration 21, 22, 23 and Communication Arts.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Chris Buzelli illustrates China's Arrogance

A wonderful new piece by Chris Buzelli!

In Chris' own words:
"Last month I was contacted by Louis Fishauf, the AD from Global Brief magazine, to illustrate an article about China titled "Arrogance, Power and its Consequences." The story dealt with the growing geopolitical arrogance of China and it's growing pride due to it's rising power in the world. Mainly focusing on the view of China towards other asian countries as inferior or vassal states."

Chris Buzelli - "China's Arrogance" (Oil on wood 18"X24")

Chris Buzelli - "China's Arrogance" sketch

Chris Buzelli - "China's Arrogance" final placement of art

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Jen Lobo exhibition: Inherit the Wound

Jen Lobo has an upcoming gallery opening this June 18th at Thinkspace Art Gallery in Culver City (LA). The show, entitled Inherit the Wound, runs until July 9th. The gallery is open Wednesday-Friday from 1-6 and until 8pm on Saturdays. Stop by if you are in the area and don't forget to BUY ART!  :)
Scroll down for some previews of Jen's work...

Jen Lobo gallery opening at Thinkspace Gallery

Jen Lobo - detail piece

Jen Lobo studio - the final preparations before the show

Jen Lobo - detail piece

Jen Lobo at work in her studio

Thinkspace Art Gallery
6009 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 558-3375

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Dave Stevenson - Relic Master part 2, the Lost Heiress

The 2nd installment (view first part here) of Relic Master by author Catherine Fisher, was just released so we finally get to reveal another section of Dave Stevenson's map illustration of Anara that he created for the series.  The books are being released in 4 installments, and only a portion of Dave's complete map will be featured in each book.  Below is as much as of the map as we can show you for now, but check back again next month for another piece of the puzzle...

Dave Stevenson - The Relic map, part 2

The Relic - series + release dates

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Kim Rosen - coupling illustrations

Kim Rosen has been creating new illustrations for the Boston Globe magazine's "Coupling" column. Below are the latest from May.
Kim Rosen for the Boston Globe magazine "coupling" column

Kim Rosen for the Boston Globe magazine "coupling" column

Kim Rosen for the Boston Globe magazine "coupling" column

Kim Rosen for the Boston Globe magazine "coupling" column

Kim Rosen for the Boston Globe magazine "coupling" column

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Dave Stevenson in Four Seasons Magazine

Dave Stevenson illustrated this portrait of the travel writer, Paul Theroux, for Four Seasons Magazine.  The style is quite a departure from the intricately detailed map illustrations that Dave is known for, and it's great to see this other side of his...

Dave Stevenson illustration