My research during the project was done mainly on the internet but i also found some very interesting artists in galleries and in magazines. Some of the main blogs/ websites i looked at were, Urban Sketchers, (a blog dedicated to reportage with a lot of varied artists) and Juxtapoz (a blog of contemporary artists that show unique and inspiring artwork). Im also an avid reader of the new scientist not only because of its content but the artists employed to create the illustrations. Two of the most recent and inspirational were Sam Chivers and Richard Wilkinson.
His artwork is incredible. His use of colour and shapes creates bold and clean designs that have a natural flow to them. I assume he must use illustrator to create the complex array of shape and lines as i think his art would take forever in photoshop. i also really like his use of negative space. He uses such dramatic shapes and
that empty space makes the design even more prominent.
He is the other artist i found looking through new scientist. HIs use of soft lines and collage bring his images to life and create realistic cartoons. I really enjoy his work as he draws in such a unique perspective, looking from the point of view of the character. His colours are not overly bold but his choice of contrasting colours helps make the images stand out. When he uses text its simple but effective, being laid out so its easily legible but still works with his image.
I found this artist on the 'Juxtapoz' website. I think his use of colour is incredible and It makes his work stand out. i love his blotchy backgrounds because they give the illusion of space and its galaxies. i also think his characters are unique and their facial expressions are very amusing. Like the man below, he seems godlike as he appears through the sky, but has a slight smirk on his face.