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The Illustrations of Scott Gillis

Scott Gillis is a born and raised New Yorker. Growing up near Buffalo, Gillis soon found himself at Syracuse University, where he would later graduate from with an art degree. After that, it was off to New York City and all the big names that come with the Big Apple.

Over the years, Gillis has worked as an illustrator for Esquire, The NY Times, Rolling Stone, New York Magazine, Raw Magazine, The Village Voice, The New Yorker and many more. He’s created comics for Dark Horse Comics, did a graphic novel for Neon Lit and even art directed a rap video for MTV staring Miss Melody.

Among his latest projects is a series of charcoal and pastel illustrations that were used for a French magazine called The Networker.

Gillis’ unique look sometimes comes from his use of China ink on British scraper board. His distinct style has garnered him worldwide attention and has landed his paintings and drawings in exhibits from Japan to Amsterdam and Australia to France.

You can see more of Scott Gillis’ work on hit Directory of Illustration portfolio or on his website.

Campaign Spotlight: Sergio Ingravalle For ESPN The Magazine

Illustrator Sergio Ingravalle created this intricate series of illustrations for ESPN The Magazine. Ingravalle used pencil, watercolor and ink to bring these two-dimensional NFL players to life and then applied a dose of digital editing to really drive home the effects.

Football is gritty, intense and brutal sport. Emotions run high every time the players take the field. With careful splashes of color and plenty of sharp lines, these illustrations manage to capture the intensity of the athletes in a unique and enchanting way.

According to Ingravalle, whose work shows a strong focus on dynamic sport illustrations, the goal of this series was “to lend movement to the static images and underline the energy of the sport.”

To see more of Ingravalle’s work, check out his Directory of Illustration portfolio.

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