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  • Top Winners Announced by the Associazione Autori di Immagini

    Top Winners Announced by the Associazione Autori di Immagini

    I was honored to have been invited to be a part of the jury for the 2019 Annual Associazione Autori di Immagini awards. Other members of the AI 2019 jury included President, illustrator Arianna Papini, and Creative Director Vicky Gitto, Comics Arti…
    - 33 days ago, 22 May 19, 4:54pm -
  • Meet Our Student Show Illustrator Judges

    Meet Our Student Show Illustrator Judges

    We like to have art directors help judge our Student Show and are very pleased ot have Creative Director and Founder of Point5, Alissa Levin filling that role this year. In addition, we have a group of illustrators with outstanding credentials, man…
    - 94 days ago, 22 Mar 19, 5:14pm -
  • Meet Our 3x3 ProShow Illustrator Judges

    Meet Our 3x3 ProShow Illustrator Judges

    We’ve introduced you to our art director judges, now we’re pleased to introduce you to our esteemed group of illustrators who will be judging the Professional Show.In addition to Chad Beckerman, Sheri Gee, Dave Plunkert, Stephen Petch and Len Sma…
    - 94 days ago, 22 Mar 19, 11:54am -
  • Meet Our Judges: Dave Plunkert, AD, GD, IL

    Meet Our Judges: Dave Plunkert, AD, GD, IL

    Dave Plunkert is a man of many hats i.e. graphic designer, art director, illustrator, cartoonist, educator and design firm principal.Plunkert's work has appeared in Esquire, Forbes, GQ, The New Yorker, Time, Reader's Digest, Playboy and Rolling Ston…
    - 95 days ago, 21 Mar 19, 3:42pm -
  • Meet Our Judges: Chad W. Beckerman, Creative Director

    Meet Our Judges: Chad W. Beckerman, Creative Director

    Chad’s resume is quite impressive, especially for such a young man. His most recent job was Creative Director at Abrams where he oversaw the design of picture books, novels, graphic novels and art and entertainment books.A graduate of the illustrat…
    - 12 Mar 19, 5:18pm -
  • Meet Our Judges: Len Small, AD

    Meet Our Judges: Len Small, AD

    Len Small is the art director for Columbia Magazine. He was the founding art director at Nautilus magazine and previously was the art director at Tablet Magazine, a Jewish news website. In 2018 he served as co-president of ICON10: The Illustration Co…
    - 28 Feb 19, 4:54pm -
  • Meet Our Judges: Alissa Levin, CD

    Meet Our Judges: Alissa Levin, CD

    Alissa Levin is founder and creative director of Point Five, a New York City-based design studio. Alissa is from Cleveland, Ohio and graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). She began her career in Los Angeles at the Santa Monica Muse…
    - 19 Feb 19, 5:49pm -
  • Meet Our Judges: Sheri Gee, AD

    Meet Our Judges: Sheri Gee, AD

    Sheri Gee is an award-winning Art Director with over twenty years’ experience in book publishing and design.Graduating from The Kent Institute of Art and Design Maidstone (now University for the Creative Arts) with a degree in Illustration, Sheri s…
    - 8 Feb 19, 11:51am -
  • Meet Our Judges: Stephen Petch, AD

    Meet Our Judges: Stephen Petch, AD

    Stephen Petch is an award-winning art director and graphic design based in London.He has extensive experience within the editorial and publishing industries working for publications such as i-D, Time Out, The Independent, The Times (of London), The G…
    - 5 Feb 19, 5:44pm -
  • 3x3 Directory 2019 Goes to Press

    3x3 Directory 2019 Goes to Press

    We’re pleased to announce this year’s Directory is off to the printer and will be going out to art directors in just a few weeks.Thank you to all the illustrators who participated in this year’s eleventh edition, we’re so pleased with the ima…
    - 5 Feb 19, 5:28pm -

50 Watts

  • Vaka Valo’s Dream Diary 3

    Vaka Valo’s Dream Diary 3

    [Show your support for 50 Watts here.]Vaka Valo, from the Dream Diary series, 2018Vaka Valo has just unleashed new works in his "Dream Diary" series, and for the first time he is making prints available. Sign up for notice of the very limited-editio…
    - 11 Dec 18, 11:39am -
  • Harue Koga

    Harue Koga

    [Show your support for 50 Watts here.]Illustrations and paintings by Harue Koga (1895–1933)Harue Koga for Kodomo no KuniBio from the Hiroshima Museum of Art: Born in Kurume City in Fukuoka Prefecture, Koga left junior high school to be a painter,…
    - 2 May 18, 3:50pm -
  • Sidrolz in the Rain

    Sidrolz in the Rain

    Eighteen works by Ben Zoeller from Louisville, Kentucky, c. 2016-2018Find him on tumblr and instagramArtwork for Meng Qi's “Sidrolz” cassette on Obsolete StaircasesArtwork for WET's “Apollo’s Rodeo” cassette on Obsolete StaircasesFollow t…
    - 16 Mar 18, 4:25am -
  • Image Dive 2

    Image Dive 2

    Japanese children's book cover found in the NDLibrary. "Katakana Otogi Banashi," 1925Here's my first real post in a long time. I'm glad to be back.This old-school image dive pretends that Instagram, Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest never ex…
    - 22 Jan 18, 5:09am -
  • Design for Death

    Design for Death

    Design for Death, 1967 book cover by the author/illustrator Barbara Jones.In case you missed my 100 other announcements, I’m now posting books for sale: read about 50watts Books here & follow on Instagram. Design for Death sold and I already want…
    - 27 Nov 17, 11:05am -
  • 50 Ways to Support 50 Watts

    50 Ways to Support 50 Watts

    Thumbnail by Adrian from RinzenTo show your support of 10+ years of visual archiving:1. Buy my books! See the page about 50WattsBooks.2. Contribute $10 and receive a postcard pack as a thank you.I'm making postcards of my favorite images from the…
    - 26 Nov 17, 11:41am -
  • Mexican Folkways

    Mexican Folkways

    [If you like 50watts, show your support here.]Three illustrations by Carlos Mérida from A Treasury of Mexican Folkways (1947)Carlos Merida, 1947, "Dance of the Pascolas - Michoacán"Previous posts on this artist: Carnival in Mexico, Dances of Mexi…
    - 15 Mar 16, 6:06am -
  • Vaka Valo’s Dream Diary 2

    Vaka Valo’s Dream Diary 2

    [If you like 50watts, show your support here.]Vaka Valo, Dream Diary No. 56, 2016Vaka Valo got in touch recently with some fabulous additions to the "Dream Diary" series. I featured early works from this ongoing series in 2012.This time, I asked Va…
    - 14 Mar 16, 8:59am -
  • Jen Ray’s Deep Cuts

    Jen Ray’s Deep Cuts

    [If you like 50watts, show your support here.]Jen Ray, an artist I featured on But Does it Float in 2012, has her first solo show in New York opening this week:JEN RAY: DEEP CUTSOCTOBER 8 - NOVEMBER 7, 2015OPENING: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8 6:00PM - 8:…
    - 5 Oct 15, 8:28am -
  • W. A. Dwiggins

    W. A. Dwiggins

    [If you like 50watts, show your support here.]Images from William Addison Dwiggins: Stencilled Ornament and Illustration by Dorothy Abbe and Bruce Kennett, published by Princeton Architectural Press (2015)Title page border for The Time Machine, 193…
    - 1 Oct 15, 6:05am -

Concept Art

  • newDSG 2991: Pindrops

    DSG 2991: Pindrops

    Image: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=2274861&d=1514144740
    - 1 hour ago, 24 Jun 19, 6:01pm -
  • newRealism tryout

    Realism tryout

    This is one of my recent realism. I'll be happy to hear your suggestions. Attachment 2319341 (http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=2319341)
    - 4 hours ago, 24 Jun 19, 3:55pm -
  • newWhat happened to this place!?
    Okay. I've had a really bad five years. My Mother passed away from cancer. My skill level wasn't where it should be, I gave up on my passion in life, art, and settled on a job in a hotel. I left this place too. However, I recently renewed my interest…
    - 19 hours ago, 24 Jun 19, 12:57am -
  • newDSG 2990: Riddled with Spikes and Sharp Points...

    DSG 2990: Riddled with Spikes and Sharp Points...

    Image: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=2274861&d=1514144740
    - 22 hours ago, 23 Jun 19, 9:16pm -
  • Was going for a beachy, somewhat cartoony vibe. Would love some feedback!

    Was going for a beachy, somewhat cartoony vibe. Would love some feedback!

    Attachment 2319320 (http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=2319320)
    - 1 day ago, 23 Jun 19, 12:57pm -
  • DSG 2989: Endless Rain

    DSG 2989: Endless Rain

    Image: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=2274861&d=1514144740
    - 2 days ago, 22 Jun 19, 12:10pm -
  • I need criticism to improve!

    I need criticism to improve!

    I would like to work on improving this art in which I produce some time ago. In matters of lighting mostly do not know how to solve. Attachment 2319301 (http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=2319301)
    - 2 days ago, 22 Jun 19, 11:38am -
  • Winter Bloom

    Winter Bloom

    Colors of Winter bloom copied - Marigold flower.
    - 3 days ago, 21 Jun 19, 11:53pm -
  • Skull measurements for reference

    Skull measurements for reference

    A few years ago a downloaded a free anatomical model from the following links: https://dbarchive.biosciencedbc.jp/en/bodyparts3d/download.html and ftp://ftp.biosciencedbc.jp/archive/bodyparts3d/20110915/ With the downloads, all the body parts (…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Jun 19, 7:54pm -
  • DSG 2988: Opening the Koala Bear Box

    DSG 2988: Opening the Koala Bear Box

    Image: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=2274861&d=1514144740
    - 3 days ago, 21 Jun 19, 5:18pm -

creaturemag

  • Artist Spotlight – #96 – Nick Alston
    Artist: Nick Alston Website: www.nickalston.co.uk Who are you, where are you from? I’m Nick Alston. I studied up in Scotland, but I currently live in London. What do you do? I’m an illustrator. In reality, that means that I sit at my desk drawing…
    - 11 Sep 17, 4:00am -
  • Artist Spotlight #9: Joe Cruz
    Artist: Joe Cruz Website: joecruz.tumblr.com Joe Cruz is a freelance illustrator/designer living near the London. His work is a mixture of bold, strong lines and powerful colour along with a dark sense of humour. What do you do? I am a freelance arti…
    - 10 Sep 17, 2:08pm -
  • Happy Friday Max the Octopus
    Artist: Adam Pryce Title: Happy Friday Max the Octopus Website: adampryce.com Its Friday and that means the end of a long working week at the Catfish sanctuary for Max the octopus – and what better way to celebrate than doing all his favourite thin…
    - 9 Sep 17, 4:00am -
  • Freak of the week with David Litchfield
    Artist: David Litchfield Project: Freak of the week Website: Facebook page We celebrate this independence day with more outstanding and exclusive drawing from David Litchfield. This is some kind of angel / devil hybrid. David’s imagination must…
    - 8 Sep 17, 4:00am -
  • Artist Spotlight #56 – Vania Barbato
    Artist: Vania Barbato Website: Vania’s Flickr Who are you? I am Vania. What do you do? I’m a freelance illustrator. Why do you do it? Just for fun! Who are your influences? Daniel Clowes, Chester Brown, Stanley Donwood and many others. What inspi…
    - 7 Sep 17, 4:00am -
  • Gods and Monsters #9
    Artist: Ed J Brown Project: Gods and Monsters Website: edjbrown.com Blog: edjbrown.tumblr.com The Iku-Turso is a sea-monster and sometimes God of War in Finnish mythology. His description is somewhat vague ranging between “the bearded one”,…
    - 6 Sep 17, 3:30am -
  • Mulga’s Zombie Zoo – Zombie Reece
    Artists: Joel Moore Project: Mulga’s Zombie Zoo Website: mulgasroom.blogspot.com.au An Ode to Zombie Reece His name is Reece and he had a beard So damn bushy and so revered Then one day he made a decision To cut that beard with a blade of precis…
    - 5 Sep 17, 4:00pm -
  • Tess and Tom
    Artist: Matt Witt Project: Tess and Tom Website: tessandtom.co.uk Creaturemag would like to introduce Tess and Tom, the travelling illustrations. A new project by Matt Witt and Creaturemag.com Tess and Tom are on a journey to see how far around the…
    - 4 Sep 17, 7:35am -
  • Random Bunny Strip #1 – By Getliffe
    We would like to introduce to you “The Little Bunny Books of Mean”. A comic strip creation by regular Creature contributor, artist Chris Getliffe. The first one, is rather revolting! And to be honest many of them can be pretty sinister and twiste…
    - 3 Sep 17, 6:27am -
  • The Inside Thoughts of Now – Living Without Parallels
    + Enlarge image Artist: Thom Kofoed Project: The Inside Thoughts of Now Title: Living Without Parallels Website: thomatronics.com Welcome to the debut solo appearance by Thom Kofoed and The Inside thoughts of Now. Thom is now expressing his inside th…
    - 2 Sep 17, 4:00am -

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    • THE VIRTUES OF DUMB DRAWING

      THE VIRTUES OF DUMB DRAWING

      Young artists are impatient to find a distinctive voice or style.   They distort what they see, not out of any expressive need but rather to develop a trademark "brand."  To accomplish this they often try borrowing eccentricities from mature artis…
      - 2 days ago, 23 Jun 19, 1:34am -
    • SELECTING THE RIGHT PORTION OF THE SKY

      SELECTING THE RIGHT PORTION OF THE SKY

      When ancient Rome needed guidance on crucial issues such as whether to go to war or whether crops would fail, a priest called an augur was summoned to interpret the will of the gods by studying the flight of birds.The augur would look for omens in th…
      - 2 days ago, 23 Jun 19, 1:21am -
    • TWO VACUUM CLEANERS

      TWO VACUUM CLEANERS

      Very few artists have been stirred by the challenges presented by a vacuum cleaner.  Here are two:Jeff KoonsPhil HaleThe mountebank Koons, mayor of Niflheim, offers the unremarkable insight that industrial design does, in fact, incorporate "design."…
      - 14 days ago, 10 Jun 19, 1:53pm -
    • JOE CIARDIELLO'S FISTFUL OF DRAWINGS

      JOE CIARDIELLO'S FISTFUL OF DRAWINGS

      I've previously written of my admiration for the art of Joe Ciardiello.Ciardiello achieves drama in his drawings by balancing extremes.  He contrasts a light, lacy line with dense, powerful black accents.  He contrasts black and white drawings with…
      - 32 days ago, 23 May 19, 3:09pm -
    • ADDING THAT CERTAIN SOMETHING

      ADDING THAT CERTAIN SOMETHING

      Over the years countless illustrators have been tasked with making countless illustrations of a woman sitting in a chair.For example, the following pictures are all from a 1932 issue of The Saturday Evening Post.  Each is a conventional, respectab…
      - 39 days ago, 17 May 19, 6:22am -
    • BRIGGS DRAWS LITTLE GIRLS

      BRIGGS DRAWS LITTLE GIRLS

      [The forthcoming book about the art of Austin Briggs, from Auad Publishing, is now at the printer.  Unfortunately, there was not enough room in the book for many great images.  Rather than return them to obscurity, I've decided to show several outt…
      - 50 days ago, 5 May 19, 8:46am -
    • A NOVEL WAY TO EXPERIENCE THE OLD MASTERS

      A NOVEL WAY TO EXPERIENCE THE OLD MASTERS

      The creative team of Jeff Koons and Louis Vuitton have combined their talents to give us "a novel way to experience the old masters."They have reproduced old master paintings on the side of $4,000 Louis Vuitton handbags.  According to the creators,…
      - 57 days ago, 29 Apr 19, 4:05am -
    • WHAT DO THESE 70 ILLUSTRATIONS HAVE IN COMMON?

      WHAT DO THESE 70 ILLUSTRATIONS HAVE IN COMMON?

      Dean CornwellSkidmoreJames Montgomery FlaggPruett CarterGrugerHarrison Fisher                             Charles MitchellRichard Flanagan  Answer: they were all in a typical issue of Cosmopolitan magazine in the 1920s.  (In this c…
      - 65 days ago, 20 Apr 19, 8:02pm -
    • ONE LOVELY DRAWING, part 60

      ONE LOVELY DRAWING, part 60

      I love C.F. Payne's drawing of the great illustrator, Charles Dana Gibson.One reason Payne draws so damn well is that he draws insatiably.  Within the confines of traditional drawing, he never stops looking and exploring.  He fills sketchbooks wit…
      - 69 days ago, 16 Apr 19, 6:03pm -
    • MUSEUM OF ABSTRACT ART AND 1950s WOMEN'S HAIR

      MUSEUM OF ABSTRACT ART AND 1950s WOMEN'S HAIR

      In the 1950s abstract expressionism was in full flower.American magazine illustrations, on the other hand, remained fairly tight and realistic.  Yet, these representational illustrations often contained abstract flurries of brush strokes and color,…
      - 79 days ago, 7 Apr 19, 7:03am -

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