Hsiao-Ron Cheng

I just love this beautiful tender portraits combining soft pastel colors with nature elements from Taiwan based digital artist and illustrator Hsiao-Ron Cheng. She started to work as a freelance illustrator in 2012 and soon get international attention. In the same year, her work has been shortlisted for Young Illustrator Award. Hsiao-Ron's clients range from fashion brand to design agencies worldwide.


Niki Pilkington

Love this cute Couture Bandits illustrations of Welsh-born, New York-based illustrator Niki Pilkington. She works for clients as TOPSHOP, Ted Baker, Sir Paul McCartney & MTV. Specialising in portrait commissions from around the world Niki Pilkington's playful yet highly detailed style feeds off the everyday people & places she sees, focusing mainly on fashion and the people who wear it.


Weekend inspiration: Kaethe Butcher

One of the most talented new talents I discovered last year is definitely 24 years old, Berlin-based artist and illustrator Kaethe Butcher, who makes some incredible erotic illustrations that shows us an overpowering love for the female body. Many of the drawings include as well fragments of text, taken from songs and poems, that give us a sense of what she’s trying to capture. Love the names of these beautiful black and white and gold toned illustrations full of lovely patterns and details: Come On (She Make Me Kill Myself), Aluminium,, Into the Sun, Why You Wanted To Be?, Missing Pieces (My Valentine) & Knock Knock (Trick Or Treat)


Grant Young

Put some little sun on these cold dark days with the sunny city guides of Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Palm Springs from Mr. JetSetter by illustrator Grant Young.
"My JetSetter Life is a streamlined city guide for those with a discerning taste for design, local flavor and the truly distinctive travel experience. Hand illustrated guides that curate the five most quintessential hotels, restaurants, bars, shopping and sights so that you can enjoy the absolute best a city has to offer. Recapture the splendor of the Golden Age of travel with the ultimate insiders guide." Let's fly away!


Annabel Briens x Charlie Hebdo

Today, Wednesday, on the day of release of Charlie Hebdo, I received this beautiful and strong illustration from artist Annabel Briens, and her agent Valérie Oualid. "A tribute to all the victims of human's intolerance and madness. Let's keep on leaving together, thinking, drawing... FREE!"   



London Sketchbook from Jason Brooks (a book giveaway)

And the winners are…. KATE THORN & DAVIDE KNAP! Congratulations, Hope! I’ll be in touch to get your mailing addresses. Thanks to everyone that entered and watch out for the next book giveaway!

Goodmorning everybody! Oh, how I love this book... This follow-up to Jason Brooks's Paris Sketchbook is a lovely gift book that brings the big smoke to life through beautiful drawings. From the West End to the Square Mile and from Liberty to hipster hang-outs, Brooks explores modern-day London through his unique visual repertoire that unites high fashion, fine art and traveller's sketches. Although best known for his fashion illustrations, which feature regularly in Vogue and Elle, travel has been a recurrent theme in Brooks's work. This guide book/illustrated journal, printed on glossy, matte and transparant paper, is useful divided into the chapters Architecture, The Street, Food & Drink, Fashion, Shopping, Art & Culture, A to B and London Night and it will definitely appeal to both London lovers and fashionistas. A must for anyone who loves fashion illustration and beautiful books.

Rosie of Laurence King Publishing has offered to give TWO of them away to TWO of you! Leave a comment below and I’ll mention TWO names after this weekend on Monday January 12 end of the day. Have a great weekend! ps. It’s only $24.95, so if you want to buy one Click here >


Laura Callaghan

Love the super colourful and brilliant detailed work full of patterns of South London-based, Irish artist Laura Callaghan. She graduated with an MA in Illustration from Kingston University in 2010. She visualizes all her characters with cultural and intelectual references and gives them a refreshing sense of style like the bold prints of Missoni. Her strong visual style is hand drawn, using a mixture of watercolour, indian ink and isograph pen.


Tracy Turnbull

We are going to end this year with the colorful work of Tracy Turnbull. She studied Fashion Design at Newcastle Polytechnic in the late 80’s and early 90’s and worked as a clothing designer for many years. She has been teaching fashion illustration, fashion graphics and portfolio skills at Northumbria University as well as building a career as a freelance illustrator. " I Like fashion, I like to evolve and keep my work fresh and contemporary by drawing influences from fashion magazines, fashion blogs, cool street style and graphic design." Love the way she draws our Dutch model Daphne Groeneveld.