Moby Dick illustrated by Rockwell Kent

Even if it is a post a few years old, I am ever so grateful to Alexander at Book Graphics for his magnificent post about the gorgeous illustrations of Rockwell Kent in the 1930's book version.

Inktober celebration

Celebration of different ink artists in occasion of Inktober. Featured here is the brilliant Cory Loftis.

Hector Alfonso

Really inspired by these stylised characters by illustrator Hector Alfonso, thanks to Li-An's blog for the entry, and Today's Inspiration for the find.

Walk the Line

Fascinating interface and collection of narratives with as theme the drawn line, courtesy of Uncube magazine.

George Butler

In 2015 illustrator George Butler traveled to Greece and Serbia to document the struggle of the refugees and their precarious survival in camps. Source: Buzzfeeed 

Josh Cochran

Really nice selection of drawings called '100 cars that we love' by the talented Josh Cochran from his trip to Moscow. Thanks Design Graphique for the inspiration!

Geof Darrow 'Shaolin Cowboy'

Inspired artwork for the series comic series 'Shaolin Cowboy' by Geoff Darrow, where is being interviewed by the Nerdist Dan Casey.

The Golden age: Robert Fawcett

Another great name to add to the gallery of amazing artists operating in the mid 20th century. A beautiful compilation and insightful notes is courtesy of the excellent Voz words blog.

Sketchbook Jonathan Djob Nkondo’s

Always inspiring seeing the masterful sketches of Jonathan Djob Nkondo, thanks to Design Graphique for the post.

Hidden messages

Insightful article on The Atlantic about the hidden messages in the lovely drawn backgrounds for the popular Steven's Universe series.

La Divina Commedia per ragazzi

Le accativanti illustrazioni di Matteo Berton per un classico della letteratura, intervista su Dailybest.

Dizionario Cult Series

Intervista su DailyBest in occasione dell'uscita di Il mio primo dizionario delle Serie Tv cult

The persuasive art of the dust jacket

Great new addition to any illustration lover is this brand new book by Martin Salisbury, with a in depth article on The Guardian Books .

Writings of the Insane


Not only Austin Kleon is a very inspiring writer, like his 'How to steal like an artisit' is in my ebooks favourites on my Iphone, he also uploads inspiring musings on his blog, like this one about the Writings of the Insane taken from JF P Tak Science Books blog.

Moments of the Match

Great pathos in the illustrations for New Republic by Simon Prades.

Sergiy Maidukov

Nice interview on super talented illustrator Sergiy Maidukov.

Scott Wills

For a very long time now, a major source of inspiration has been the blog of John K, an example of this is his post on Scott Wills, Samurai Jack backgrounds and color styling. Still fantastic to see after so many years.

Iker Ayestaran

Timeless beauty in the sketchebooks of illustrator Iker Ayestaran.

Men's Health Illustration: Get rich


My latest illustration for Men's health mag Dutch edition. You can see more of my work on my Instagram.

Damien Cuypers

2 minute portraits by artist Damien Cuypers at the Frieze Art Fair in 2011, thanks to Nowness for the link.

The House that Jack Built





Fascinating insights over at Cartoon Research's blog, like this entry about the Nominated animations for the Oscar in 1968, two of them featured here above.

Mike Mignola's New Gods

Inspiring post by protomenfan200x of development work by Mike Mignola on a unrealised idea for an animated movie by Jack Kirby, called Fourth World (a.k.a. New Gods). Original post by Shane Patrick White.

Illustrations for Men's Health magazine

For the Dutch edition of Men's health magazine, I have been making an illustration every month, this is from the August issue. More illustrations can be found on my Behance account.

Jack Kirby 100th Years


Great post over at Timely-atlas-comics celebrating the 100th years anniversary of Jack Kirby.

Eric Kroll on erotic photography

Kobu tori 1929



I saw this animation while in Annecy 2017, it was part of a celebration of Japanese animation from the last 100 years. The introduction was by a lovely old French woman that curated the event, unfortunately I was not able to follow her French, but her selection of old animations, including beautiful cut out animations for children featuring a little sheep were impeccable.

We Can Do It: Animated Soviet propaganda

Sergiy Maidukov

Really like Sergiy Maidukov's use of textures and fearless shapes to keep his designs bold and exciting. A short interview over at Ape on the Moon confirms his amazing talent.

Virginie kypriotis Gumball designs

Inspiring character designs from The concept Art blog, courtesy of the talented 
Virginie Kypriotis. This being my favourite Tv show, is just icing on the cake...

Kubo Concept designs

Impressive post by the Concept Art Blog with an amazing line up of designs by Jesse Aclin.

Anton van Hertbruggen

This Belgian illustrator has a fantastic sense of colour and his book 'The Dog that Nino didn't have' is just as wonderful!

Tadahiro Uesugi and Jon Klassen

The artwork for Coraline done by Jon Klassen and Tadahiro Uesugi is an absolute pleasure, here is an article on Uesugi's art development.


Okamoto Kimchi

50 Watts' superlative blog post about Okamto Kiichi, just astonishing work from this incredible illustrator.

TWEN

Great article on Mike Dempsey's blog on the pioneering quality of Twen, the German 1960's magazine, with as you may have guessed, many illustrations from Heinz Hedelmann.

The Iliad and The Odyssey

De Luxe edition illustrated by the Provensens, want want want!! See great article by the superior Brain Pickings.

June artwork

All star artwork by creative director Kevin Dart, Theo Grignard, Jasmin Lai, and the Cromosphere crew, see article by Cartoon Brew, directed by John Kahrs (Paperman). Also a making of here.

Home by Carlson Ellis

Really enjoyed this article on the debut book by talented illustrator Carlson Ellis, to be found on the site of Picture Books Makers.

Bradbury Thompson

Bradbury Thompson and his cutting edge design, found on the fabulous Type Toy blog, and a complete overview of his West Waco paper factory book on the French Typo Gabor's blog.

Ronlad Searle's Morbid Anatomies

An excellent overview on Searl's work is to be found in a post by Streetlaughter, a fantastic blog of quality vintage illustration that unfortunately seems to have stopped posting.

Berlin Undergorund tilework by architect Rainer g. Rümmler

Fantastic tilework and designs by architect Rainer g. Rümmler, which feature in an article in The Guardian about Berlin's colourful charcaters and on the inspired Designboom site, confidence? I think not....

Rainer Werner Fassbinder : Kamikaze '89


The evolution of the Graphic novel

Very interesting article to be found on The Conversation, on the evolution of the graphic novel commemorating the great Eisner.

Famous Artists Course

A vintage treasure trove of drawing tips and techniques, straight for the 'Mad Men' art department, this is fascinating reading into how these artists executed their highly skilled illustrations, thank you to the Temple of the Seven Golden Camels Blogspot and David R Stong's post  for the enlightening content.


Dutch reliefs

Really happy that in my Pinterest wanderings I came acroos this entry by Midcenturia about Dtuch reliefs, some of which are to be found in Rotterdam, the city where I live. This one is by Frans Tuinstra.

Amnesty Int. new animation: The human slaughterhouse


Peacefully, from the new Amnesty animation, with @bobbypola and Robert-Jonathan Koeyers, @ioocollective.com sign petition at: https://www.amnesty.org/…/ca…/2016/08/syria-torture-prisons/ instagram.com/cesdavolio #animation #animated @amnesty #syria
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Mort Kunstler

Fantastic collection of high quality vintage editorial illustrations over at Grapefruit Moon Gallery. This is a gorgeous gouache illustration by Mort Kunstler called 'Cathouse'.

The Cosmic Eye (1986)

John Hubley, of UPA's reputation, made this surrealist inspired animation with Faith Hubley, thanks Animasko for this fascinating discovery...