Thursday, October 17, 2019

Children's Books by Gareth Lucas

Gareth Lucas is a children's books illustrator. He has illustrated total of 10 Look and Find puzzle books for Usborne Books till now. These children's books feature quirky, colorful characters in Gareth's signature style. The book are designed to keep the kids engaged in activities where they have to match, count and spot "a leopard who’s lost her spots, look for an owl reading a bedtime story, spot a bat wearing socks and lots more." There are many delightful talk-about opportunities page after page.

The above shown images are from his latest illustrated book "Night time" and "Forest" beaming with woodland creatures. 

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Ceramist Combines Her Love for Animals in Her Work


Jenny Pope of JPop is an artist and a ceramist based in New York. Through her work, that's primarily features endangered species, she hopes to bring awareness regarding our environment that has alarmingly depleted and altered.

Her illustrative ceramics are hand-painted in bright colors and hand-carved into forms that made to look like owls, bats, unicorns, foxes, and other creatures inspired by artist's imagination. "I enjoy the company of animals in life and in artwork. Invasive, endangered, and mythic animals uncurl from my imagination in the form of woodcut prints and hand-built ceramics."

The mugs, plates, vases and jars are not only suitable for everyday use but are a piece of art that'll bring whimsy to any corner of your house. To see the available pieces, visit her online store.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Artistic Series Dedicated to October









Jo Rioux is a children's books and graphic novels illustrator who was born and raised in Ottawa. After graduating from Sheridan college in illustration, she has illustrated several young adult books, picture books, and comic books. It was her love for the graphic novel that led her to start writing her own series. She won the 2012 Joe Shuster award for best comic for kids for her debut graphic novel Cat's Cradle.

The above shown illustrations are from "Inktober" an artistic series that unfolds over the period of 31 days ending on Halloween. It's fun to follow her on Instagram to see what she comes up with next. You can find these illustrations (and more) as art prints in her online store.

Monday, October 14, 2019

The Autumn Spirit Beings by Hollye

Mixed Media artist Hollye of Willow Works hand-sculpts story boxes and miniatures. The Autumn Spirits is the seasonal collection that features little "beings that help us see beyond the veil". The artist is aiming to kindle hope in the onlooker and belief in the good even when sometimes we don't see it. Each piece reminds us to shed what's holding us back like autumn leaves fall from the trees and stay alert to the important things ahead of us like the new season bringing cool breeze.

Every Autumn Spirit is one-of-a-kind handmade by clay and hand-painted by the artist. They come ready to hang on wall or housed in a glass jar. If you want to get one of her creations then keep your eyes peeled for her online store update because these guys sell before you know it. 

Friday, October 11, 2019

3Dimensional Artwork by Leif Erik Johansen


Leif Erik Johansen is a painter and a paper artist based in Asheville, NC. He was only 5 years old when his parents got divorced and that's when Leif began to first draw as an escape from his troubles. He loved that how freely he could express himself through art that not necessarily can be explained through the medium of words. Instead of a degree, Leif decided to travel the world and find his own ways to self-educate himself. But it was not until he was 40 years old he dedicated himself full time to begin his career in art.

He creates three dimensional paper cut light-boxes and dioramas. He hand-draws illustrations and hand-cuts each one individually, sometimes hundreds for a diorama. Each piece comprises of layers of illustrations stacked to create a 3D artwork. The inspiration for his work comes from nature, places he has visited, art and culture from all around the world, and "strange abstract face I see in the grain of wood" artist shares in his profile.

You can visit his online store for prints and originals.