We Found Waldo. And He’s A Zombie. Pop Culture Icons As the Undead by Andre de Freitas.

Andre de Freitas Cartoon Zombies

Just a little extra Halloween art for you. A series of “Zombified” portraits of popular cartoon characters from Buzz Light Year To Waldo by Andre de Freitas. Read more

Art Nouveau Clovers by Raphael Kirchner In Honor of St. Patrick’s Day.

art nouveau clovers by raphael kirchner

A little art flashback for you in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. Read more

The Evolution of Today’s Women’s Day Google Doodle By Betsy Bauer.

You may have noticed that today’s Google Doodle is in honor of Women’s Day, which frankly, I had no idea existed. So how did this fun Google D0odle come into being?

In the words of the artist, Besty Bauer:
“Creating this Doodle, while lots of fun, was quite a challenge. After all, women make up more than half of the population. How can they be fairly represented in just one illustration? While no attempt is perfect, it took a number of tries to arrive at the final concept that you see on the homepage.

I initially thought it might be fun to simply depict some ladies having fun outside. I then tried to anthropomorphize the Google letters into women from different backgrounds and lifestyle choices. Ultimately, I didn’t feel that any of these fairly represented women as a whole.

The idea for the final illustration came to me while I was doing one of my favorite things — sketching in a coffee shop. When drawing from life, you really observe how each human face is unique. People come in all shapes and sizes!

I realized that I could use a similar concept with the Women’s Day Doodle. Using simple shapes to write “Google” with negative space seemed to be the best way to approach this assignment; I now had far more to work with than simply replacing the 6 letters in “Google”.

I had fun painting this Doodle, and hope that others enjoy it as much as I enjoyed the creative process!

The final doodle:

Posted by Betsy Bauer, Doodler.

Thanks Betsy! We love it.

Portraits Drawn On World and Celestial Maps by Ed Fairburn

above: Windermere, Pencil on a cropped map of the English Lakes – specifically Lake Windermere.

Cardiff-based illustrator Ed Fairburn sees things in maps most of us do not. His map-based portraits combine the art of cartography with the drawing of the human face. Read more

Dissections by Angela Christine Smith Combine Photography, Ink and A Sense of Self.

Dissections by Angela Christine Smith

Photographer and artist Angela Christine Smith has this series of five works in a project called Dissections which feature herself, her silver gelatin photography and her inked overlay anatomical illustrations, combined for a compelling effect. Read more

Paperman – The Full Animated Oscar Nominated Short And Some Behind The Scenes Info.

Disney's Paperman Animated Short

Introducing a groundbreaking technique that seamlessly merges computer-generated and hand-drawn animation techniques, first-time director John Kahrs takes the art of animation in a bold new direction with the Oscar nominated short “Paperman” Read more

Gucci Goes Manga. The Italian Brand Collaborates With Illustrator Hirohiko Araki For Window Displays and SPUR Magazine

Gucci Manga

Italian brand Gucci’s Creative Director Frida Giannini and renowned Japanese Manga artist, Hirohiko Araki, have collaborated to create Guggi Manga: special store window displays featuring the Japanese artist’s illustrations and the Gucci 2013 Cruise Collection. An exclusive Manga (Japanese comic strip), inspired by the collection, is also featured in Japan’s SPUR Magazine. Read more

Walking Shadow Drawings By Jason Ratliff.

above: Walking Shadow, Old Man

Jason Ratliff describes himself as an artist first and a graphic designer second. He creates illustrations with a mixture of ink, acrylic and a light dose of whimsy. What inspires him are colors, composition and how they interact.  In his own brand of artwork, color and composition are key. These values are reflected in his beautifully illustrated Walking Shadow series of drawings which are available as prints in various sizes.

Walking Shadow 9 (original available here)

Walking Shadow, Old Lady:

Walking Shadow, Superman:

Walking Shadow, Cat:

Walking Shadow, Cat 2:

Walking Shadow, Rooster:

Walking Shadow, Bicycle:

Walking Shadow, Guitar:

Walking Shadow, Lunch:

Walking Shadow, Monkey:

Prints, iPhone covers, canvases, t-shirts and notecards of these illustrations are available for purchase here at Society 6.

Finer prints of these are available here at Saatchi Online

The Artist, Jason Ratliff:

Location: Indianapolis, IN, United States
Website: https://jasonratliff.net
Work: Graphic Designer
Education: Graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Visual Communication Design. Studied under Dennis Ichiyama.