Category: Sketch & Draw

Getting the Look: A Mega Beehive

This funny sequence is by Scottish illustrator Carolyn Alexander (now living in France).  Her blog is a joy, and often wryly observant.  This mini comic is about trying, and then getting, a beehive.  See her portfolio, here. Related articles Kelly Osbourne Debuts A Brave New Look In London […]

Drawn: Search-and-Find Style

These jam-packed illustrations by Colin Thompson are as much fun as any search-and-find picture puzzles we ever did. This Australia-based children’s author & illustrator has an enormous body of work — from books and jigsaw puzzles to iPhone covers.  You could spend hours on some of  these illustrations […]

The Voyage: Identity and Displacement

The Voyage is a collection of 60 drawings done over two years (2010-11) exploring memory, identity and displacement and how  dreams, fables and stories capture essential truths and experiences. These works by U.K. artist Andrzej Jackowski are on exhibition through Oct. 2 at Purdy Hicks Gallery, London. Jackowski’s […]

Getting Lost in Henry McCausland

This work, with all its textured bits of minutiae, demonstrates how easy it is to get lost in Henry McCausland’s beautiful illustrations.  The British artist (he lives in Kent) deploys an exceptional color palette and the all-pervasive movement in many of his pieces is arresting.  See his website, […]

Alex Spinney: Birdface

This face is hard to ignore.  Alex Spinney’s large-scale portraits of birds in oils include chickens, peacocks and numerous owls.  This one, though, is as compelling as any painted bird I’ve seen.  Those eyes.