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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Colombian based artist Carolina Rodriguez Fuenmayor creates very moving and delicate illustrations using a wide colour palette with both warm and cold colours. She says “I’m currently studying visual arts, even though I do not believe in the idea of professionalism.”
Mallorca-based artist Oriol Angrill Jordà creates interesting illustrations with unique colour and texture combinations by using techniques like pastel, watercolours, colored pencil, white pencil on black canson paper, acrylics, graphite or charcoal.
He says, “I did not start like most of the artists I’ve met. As I’ve been listening, a majority of them had been enthusiastic about Art, almost since they were born, as a native desire to create or express themself. Unfortunately, it wasn’t like that to me. It was like a research of what I did better. I really had no interest in drawing or art culture. I completely unknew there were people living and working on Art. Despite my childish ignorance, I had already an easily skill to draw or rather that, a facillity to represent what I saw on paper.”
Dublin based graphic designer/illustrator Denise Nestor creates very sensitive and beautifully natural illustrations.
Inspired by Hayo Miyazaki (Spirited Away), German artist Mioke creates wonderfully dark, intriguing and surreal illustrations.
“Her images are unsettling and charming, strange yet familiar. They feature lonely northern landscapes: isolated Scandinavian and Icelandic terrain, a subarctic frozen lake continent, untouched caves and moss meadows, and mountains sculpted into anatomical shapes by wind and water. Animals and humans emerge and dissolve into their environments. Within the solitude of nature, disappearing seems an obvious act.” (source)
Self-taught Russian illustrator Lora Zombie creates chaotic, vibrant and colourful paintings by using ink and watercolours.
Zombie is a rising star, with her exhibitions quickly selling out galleries worldwide.
Argentinian illustrator Julian Landini makes colourful, fun and exceptional art pieces by using mainly standard bic pens.
Canadian artist Alexandra Levasseur creates beautiful paintings by using acrylics and colored pencils on paper.
During 2011 – 2012 she developed a project titled “One Drawing a Day”. Her objective was to explore the spontaneity and inspiration given by every different morning, either by environmental or emotional circumstances – states of mind, energy, desires, etc.
Provoking, sexy and colourful are the words to describe the amazing watercolour illustrations of Francisco José de Souto Leite “Derbyblue”.
Berlin based illustrator Jasmin Fuhr creates stylish fashion illustrations by using vectors and watercolours. The way she mixes textures and colours makes her pieces look modern but classic at the same time.