Sadly, It has been quite a while since my last post. I guess I can put it down to a combination of neglect and been occupied with work. I have decided that from now on, I will try push this Friday Five every week. The Friday Five is basically five different inspirational articles, images, artists etc that I have found throughout the week and thought I would share. I hope its interesting, please let me know in the comments if you found it useful.
Art from Mother Nature herself
Vicki Rawlins, a Chicago based artist spends a lot of time outdoors walking and foraging for her materials that she uses to create her wonderful and fresh illustrations.
Vicki uses everything from twigs to flowers and everything in between that can be found around her. She explains: "A fallen leaf goes into the bag, later it may become an eyebrow or dog ear. I pick up thin twigs, hoping they’ll work as a cheekbone or chin. The possibilities seem endless!
None of the materials are stuck down as once as each illustration is documented Vicki recycles all of her materials back to the earth. "Everything you see in these portraits came directly from the earth. It's my way of paying respect to Mother Nature in a sustainable way. Anyone can try this at home! Forage your neighbourhood for fallen bits or do some snipping from your own garden, find a flat surface, and see where it takes you!"
Raul Soria is a Spanish Illustrator based in Berlin, Germany. Raul's work features some beautiful well thought out GIF's to some very clever illustrations which seem to cover very on trend subjects. Raul's style is encouraged by his wonderful use of selective bright colours. I have spent hours on his website, simply in awe of his craft. Thanks Raul.
A company that needs little or no introduction, Buck is a company that delivers humorous, relevant and very stylised animations. From offices in Los Angeles, New York and Sydney, Buck works with a broad range of clients in the advertising, broadcast, film and entertainment industries.
36 Days of Type // 3rd Edition by Génesis Linares
Génesis Linares has created a beautiful illustrative series of type in various scenarios. Not only are some of the executions incredibly clever, the texture and colours just make the whole project even more memorable.
Oliver Curtis photographs the world’s most famous monuments, the wrong way round
Normally when we see an iconic monument, its perfectly depicted. The lighting is spot on, the perspective is beautiful and in some cases it makes us want to go there and witness it for itself. Oliver Curtis has taken a different spin on the iconic monument. He photographs the worlds famous monuments form a different perspective. Very inspirational! Always try look from a different perspective.
The Eiffel Tower
The Statue of Liberty
The Great Wall of China