Friday, September 2, 2011

Friday Five

Some rad artists for today's Friday Five

1) Pigologist whose art I think is so fabulous!
I was looking at her about page and I think it pretty much summed up everything I wanted to say...
"Pigologist aka Diana Goh, is a Singapore born Chinese, raised by aliens, and growing up with people of all colours. Having studied classical animation in school, it is not difficult to see how this has deeply influenced her creations. She started working as animator, character designer, toy designer and illustrated for children’s books. Currently crossing over to the illustration world as a full time freelancer, working for clients in Singapore and abroad. Her illustrations and D.I.Y toys are often driven by characters and lingered a nostalgic aesthetic that pays homage to vintage, old cartoons. She enjoys feeding dark concepts, by injecting some fun and eccentric hope"

2) Shuzo Ikeda a Japanese artist who does the most amazing wood block prints. Unfortunately he passed away in 2004 but has left behind some beautiful images! The website lists, 1960-1985 as the time he was more prominent in his image making and you can really see the 60s/70s aesthetic come through in his work, girls with huge doe eyes, a hippy colour palette and lots of nature and animals and sweetness!

3) Martine Johanna is a dutch artist who has a fantastic way of capturing the female form....she writes
"My work expands from, drawings to paintings, several experiments in 3D collage, photography and short movies. For illustrations I work with plain graphite, paper and what ever comes from these plain materials spontaneously"
I love the way she uses graphite and she's equally as talented with a paintbrush.  If you don't mind a bit of the nude female form, definitely check out her site for more amazingness!

4)Andrea Kang is an artist who does super sweet illustrative work. I had a huge smile on my face looking at her site and going through her pictures of cute bears, foxes and little girls!
Eeek! Just lovely :)

5) Lucky last is Eveline Tarunadjaja, born in Indonesia but now residing in Australia, another artist with a distinctive way of drawing cute girls! Her work has a lovely inky quality.

I love this line on her site...."Her artwork evolved from a procrastinating hobby to a passionate love affair with sugar-coated loneliness and mischievous imagery" Ahh, lovely!


  1. Ah nice selection! :)
    I'm in love with that first one in particular!!
    happy friday!

  2. Happy Friday to you too!!!
    I'm also in love with the first one :)

  3. Thanks Fee Harding. (^@@^)


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