North Wales-based artist Niki Pilkington works mainly using pencils, felt-tip pens and biro’s. She says “My work is portrait-based, fashion-focused, colourful, playful – and hopefully nice to look at too. My main influences are colours, shapes, fashion and the people who wear it.”
Brazilian artist Lucas Chimello Simões creates these cut-outs by stacking dozens of layers of the same photo and then cut some parts out.
New York-based artist Hope Gangloff creates vibrant and realistic portraits to share her view of modern American life. She works mostly with pen and ink on paper, using as a reference photographs she takes of her friends.
American artist Daniel Kornrumpf creates these incredibly intricate hand-stitched portraits.
Valencia based artist Paula Bonet creates these beautiful illustrations by using pen, watercolours and chinese ink, leaving a eye-catching result in each of her works.
Artist Liu Bolin was born in 1973 and grew up in China’s Shandong province. Bolin is painstakingly painted head-to-toe by a group of assistants using photographs of the area behind him as a guide without the use of special effects or Photoshop.
His series “The Invisible Man” is a symbol of humanity, concealed in the growing isolation of the capital. He says, “My intention was not to disappear in the environment but instead to let the environment take possession of me”.
Esra Røise is a Norwegian freelance illustrator based in Oslo. She creates some fresh and colourful inky pencil illustrations inspired by people and small unimportant everyday-life situations.
Suhari Minggu Ningsih photographer is based in Banjarmasin, Indonesia, and most of her selection specifies an attraction with her native area.
San Francisco based artist Andy Diaz Hope transfers photographs onto elaborate grids of gel caplets.
“Andy Diaz Hope deconstructs his own digital photographs and painstakingly reassembles the original image in a mosaic of gelatin pill capsules, each containing small portions from several original prints. As a continuation of his Morning After Portraits series, Diaz Hope has turned his lens on the hidden landscapes of drug culture—from high school hideaways to psychiatric institutions.”
Nantes, France based illustrator Marynn, creates beautiful pieces with a simple but colourful style by using black and white pencil with a touch of colour.
She says “ It always begins from an obsession, a musical or sentimental one (need tissues…), I’m that kind of girl who listens to the same song over and over as I draw (I have no television). I generally find the message first and then compose according to it. There’s often a second meaning to my illustrations, my closest people generally know what it is about.”
Architect Moon Hoon created the Panorama House, a dynamic environment for an active, growing family in Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea. One of the most unique features is a wooden slide built directly into a library which also functions as a stair-stepped home theater seating area.
He says “The basic request of upper and lower spatial organisation and the shape of the site promted a long and tin house with fluctuating facade which would allow for more differentiated view. The key was coming up with a multi-functional space which is a large staircase, bookshelves, casual reading space, home cinema, slide and many more. The client was very pleased with the design, and the initial design was accepted and finalised almost instantly, only with minor adjustments. The kitchen and dining space is another important space where family gathers to bond. The TV was pushed away to a smaller living room. The attic is where the best view is possible, it is used as a play room for younger kids. The multi-use stair and slide space brings much active energy to the house, not only children, but also grown ups love the slide staircase. An action filled playful house for all ages.”
Sweden based illustrator Myltan ( Hannah Muller ), creates realistic and expressive illustrations by using water colours, ink pens and pencils. She is inspired by models and friends.