Sometimes the level of self-absorption I perceive when reading stuff around the Web really puts me off. I’ve always done my best to celebrate other people’s great work on my website, but I feel it’s been a while since I shared my findings. I recently wrote about how I think we should engage more often in the practice of recommending people who are worth following. I was speaking about tech writers in particular, but why stop there, really?
I’ve recently stumbled on the work of four illustrators, and I just love their style unconditionally. Go visit their websites and take a look at their portfolios; support their work if you like it. I’ll just tease you with one illustration for each artist, their name and some links to their sites and where you can find more of them. Enjoy.
Jess is from the UK. I really, really love her urban sketches. She writes: Everything I discover around me has potential; urban detritus, peeling paint, vintage sign-writing and filthy concrete structures. I find the ugly and mundane to be beautiful, its character and stories inspiring.
Her website: Jess Douglas Illustration.
Marcin is from Poland. He draws, paints and does graphic and Web design. My favourites are his paintings and watercolours.
Chloé is from the US. From her About page: She has a great appreciation for the art of storytelling. She strives to produce beautifully detailed images that encourage close examination — and I can’t but agree.
Giordano is from Italy. As with Jess Douglas, his urban illustrations are what stands out for me. There’s something about them that reminds me of one of my absolute favourite painters — Edward Hopper.