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Shaw Nielsen for Sapiens

This animated GIF was created by Shaw Nielsen for an article on the Sapiens website titled, “The Making of a Wrinkle Convert”.

Shaw is represented by Gerald & Cullen Rapp. See more of his work through his Directory of Illustration portfolio and at rappart.com.

©Shaw Nielsen

 

 

Stephanie Hans Creates Variant Cover for XMEN’s Jean Grey Comic Series

One of the main characters from the XMEN comics, Jean Grey, is receiving her own comic book series and Stephanie Hans assisted in creating one of the variant covers for the first book.

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

©Stephanie Hans

Oscar Wilson for The Village Voice

Oscar Wilson was commissioned by The Village Voice, America’s first alt newsweekly, to create a portrait of Donald Trump to accompany an article titled “Stop Making Sense”.

Oscar created the portrait using Trumps’ own words that were selected by the Voice’s editors.

Oscar is represented by Début Art. To view more of Oscar’s work, take a look at his Directory of Illustration portfolio and at debutart.com.

©Oscar Wilson

Robert Ball Illustrates 44 African American Icons for ESPN

For Black History Month Robert Ball teamed up with The Undefeated, a sports  & pop culture site owned by ESPN, to create illustrations to accompany The Undefeated 44.

The Undefeated 44 is a list of “44 blacks who shook up the world or at least their corner of it” compiled to pay tribute to the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama.

Make sure to check out the entire list here and find a few of our favorites below.

Robert is represented by Mendola Artists. Take a look at more of his work through his Directory of Illustration portfolio, or at mendolaart.com.

©Robert Ball

©Robert Ball

©Robert Ball

©Robert Ball

©Robert Ball

©Robert Ball

©Robert Ball

Elisa Mazzone for Marie Claire Australia

Elisa Mazzone utilized her signature watercolor style for these horoscope illustrations featured in marie claire Australia.

Elisa is represented by Illustration Room. Take a look at more of her work through her Directory of Illustration portfolio and at illustrationroom.com.au.

 

©Elisa Mazzone

©Elisa Mazzone

©Elisa Mazzone

©Elisa Mazzone

©Elisa Mazzone

©Elisa Mazzone

©Elisa Mazzone

©Elisa Mazzone

©Elisa Mazzone

Decue Wu’s Monthly Illustrations for Vogue China

Since March 2016, Decue Wu has been commissioned by Vogue China to create monthly illustrations for their beauty column.

Take a look at all her featured artwork below.

Decue is represented by Illustration Ltd. To see more of her work, visit her Directory of Illustration portfolio and website.

©Decue Wu

©Decue Wu

©Decue Wu

©Decue Wu

©Decue Wu

©Decue Wu

©Decue Wu

Illustrated Maps That Captivate & Inform

Featured image: ©Carlo Stanga

Illustrated maps use artistic style to create an accurate representation of an area while emphasizing what’s important and eye-catching.

In this way, illustrated maps give us the ability to virtually travel across the globe and visit places we’ve never been. They also serve to help us navigate our world and help us discover new, exciting things in our own familiar surroundings.

Here are a few examples of informative & captivating maps by Directory of Illustration artists.

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