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Artist Spotlight on Mercedes deBellard

As a freelance artist based in Spain, Mercedes deBellard lets her expressive work speak for itself.

With an ever-evolving style, Mercedes creates intricate and realistic artwork that showcases her attention to detail; which has led to her to work with brands such as Warner Bros, Random House, and The Telegraph.

Mercedes is represented by Folio Art. Delve into her Directory of Illustration portfolio and folioart.co.uk to find more of her engaging portraitures.

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Yann Legendre for Star Wars 40th Anniversary

Lucasfilm commissioned Yann Legendre to illustrate 24 stickers in honor of the 40th anniversary of the Star Wars movie, A New Hope.

The stickers are available in the App Store for iMessage and come complete with all 24 illustrations featuring classic characters and lines from the film.

Yann is represented by Debut Art. See more of his through his Directory of Illustration portfolio and at debutart.com.

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Anthony Kieren Illustrates Hollywood Legend, Burt Reynolds

A.E. Kieren was recently commissioned by the Smyth Hotel to document the hosting of the press facilities for TriBeCa Film Festival.

A.E. was able to draw a live portrait of Hollywood legend, Burt Reynolds, during a festival promoting his new film, Dog Years.

Check out more of A.E.’s work through his Directory of Illustration portfolio and website.

Michael Koelsch’s Work Named Best Movie Poster of 2016

This hauntingly beautiful movie poster by Michael Koelsch for the movie, The Love Witch, has been recognized by both IndieWire & Cutprintfilm as one of the best movie posters of 2016.

The poster brings the days of technicolor glory back to life with its hand-drawn style and we LOVE it!

Michael is represented by Shannon Associates. Check out more of his work through his Directory of Illustration portfolio and at shannonassociates.com.

 

MUTI: Ster Kinekor Cinemas

MUTI collaborated with FoxP2 Cape Town to create a series of wallpapers, portraying iconic movie moments with a twist towards the movie-going experience, for the foyers of Ster Kinekor Cinemas.

MUTI is represented by Folio Art. Check out more of their work through their Directory of Illustration portfolio or at folioart.co.uk.

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Ricardo Bessa: The Dance of Dragons

Last year, Ricardo Bessa had the opportunity to work on an animated featurette titled, The Dance of Dragons, included in the Game of Thrones season 5 blu-ray.

The Dance of Dragons is a 20-minute animation based on G.R.R. Martin’s novella, The Princess and the Queen, which takes place 200 years before the events in Game of Thrones.

The animation was recently shown at a few events as a lead-up to the season 6 premiere of Game of Thrones.

Ricardo is represented by Folio Art. Check out more of his work through his Directory of Illustration portfolio and folioart.co.uk.

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Makoto Koji: Valentine’s Bun

You will fall in love with Australian illustrator and animator Makoto Koji’s latest work – Valentine’s Bun.

Makoto Koji, is a female Japanese/Aussie Animator and Illustrator, born in Hiroshima, raised in the wilderness of rural Queensland and currently based in Adelaide, South Australia. She began her professional animation career in 2007 at The People’s Republic of Animation as an Animator and Character Designer on Short Films (Including Oscar Short Listed – The Cat Piano, 2009), TVC’s, Television Series, Music Videos and Game Cut Scenes.

In 2014, Makoto’s distinct body of work was recognised by QANTAS Spirit of the Youth Art Awards (SOYA Awards) where she was a Finalist in the Animation category. She has been a successful grant recipient multiple times and recently was the featured Animator for LoopdeLoop x WANDAA (Women and Animation Australia) event, where they screened her short films, Peppercorn Babycorn Unicorn and Ko-Oni to celebrate female Animators internationally

Makoto Koji is represented by The Illustration Room. See more of her work through her Directory of Illustration portfolio and at illustrationroom.com.au.

Mesmerizing Flat Color Star Trek Posters by Garth Glazier

Imagine what it would be like to walk into a commercial art studio in Detroit in 1981 without any formal training as an illustrator and ask for a job.

You now have a pretty good idea of how Garth Glazier’s career as a professional illustrator began.

As a graduate with a BFA from a small liberal arts college he knew that he had to find a way to make a living by drawing. Getting a job in a studio gave him a chance to learn from some of the best talent in the country.

28 years later, he is still in “the business” and still creating some really high quality artwork, like a fantastic new set of concept posters for the ever popular cult classic, Star Trek.

The posters are a continuing series and Garth took a completely graphic approach using only flat color, creating the artwork in Adobe Illustrator.

Check out two of the posters below, as well as a study sketch. At the bottom, you’ll find closer detailed captures of the individual characters.

Enjoy!

Garth Glazier is represented by American Artists

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“AMOK TIME”
The completed poster with dynamic design limited to red, blue, and black.

 

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“THE DOOMSDAY MACHINE”
This is version one of this design. Garth wanted to repeat the circular shape of the doomsday machine in the planetary bodies. He chose magenta and aqua as dominant colors for this second illustration.

 

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“JOURNEY TO BABEL” This is a complete pencil study for the next poster. Garth used Photoshop to add gray-scale tones. The effect is rather elegant and gives him a chance to visualize the placement of dark and light tones for the final render.

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Shipper Wins Key Art Award

We’re very happy to announce that the amazing and talented Paul Shipper has won a Silver Key Art Award, entertainment’s most recognized awards competition for advertising and communication, in the Illustration Category (Print Technique).

The award comes for his poster art for the film Bad Milo.

Congratulations Paul!

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Paul Shipper is a traditional and digital painter who creates phenomenal art for film and entertainment advertising.  You can see more of his commercial work through his Directory of Illustration Portfolio and website.

Truly Exciting News

We are so excited for Directory of Illustration artist Paul Shipper who was commissioned by THE Simon Pegg to create a poster for his film, The World’s End.

I, the humble author of this blog, am such a huge fan of Simon Pegg and of the Cornetto Trilogy by Edgar Wright, that when I head about Paul’s experience I couldn’t help but smile from ear to ear.

Paul’s aesthetic classically captures the era of true movie poster art, of the age when portraiture, color, and careful juxtaposition conveyed the essence of a film in one grand image.

You can read more about Paul’s journey from Simon’s initial request to the final product (+ find out who the poster was a gift for!) on his blog.

Additionally, please explore Paul’s Directory of Illustration portfolio for more awesome art.