Continuing along the course of my last post, I thought it would be interesting to keep venturing out on grounds that, in my case, are mostly unfamiliar. Having almost solely worked with old-school media (like graphite, charcoal, ink etc) my whole life, I never cease to be impressed when looking upon some of the digital artwork out there that illustrators put up. Joshua Zaragoza is one of those illustrators.
Since he is working with both digital painting and photo-manipulation, I don’t want to go too much further into his work, which is mainly photographies (this being an illustration-blog), but I do think that his work are worth checking out in search for inspiration.
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Ever seen Disney’s “Mulan“? Or “Tarzan“? “Droopy Dog” or “Johnny Quest“? Well, this guy was involved in all those movies and TV-series – and more.
Armand Serrano was born and raised in Quezon City, Manila. As a young man, he started working for a sub-studio of Hanna-Barbera Studios California, which was based in Manila. He later moved on, working on projects (mainly as a layout-artist) for Marvel, among others, before getting hired by Disney and moving to Florida. Today, he is working as an art-director for Sony Pictures Animation, and his portfolio is filled to the brink with artwork for major feature films (mostly environmental). I have attached some of them bellow, but if you want to see more, I would suggest you check out his website: http://www.armandserrano.com/
Moving on to the land of balot (those little eggs with duck- fetuses inside) and boxing-legend Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao: The Philippines.
Jeremy Enecio was born in Ormoc City (PH), got his BFA in illustration at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore (USA) and is currently residing as a freelance illustrator in New York City. Like Yuko Shimizu, whom we looked at earlier, we here get an illustrator who creates with the heart of his Asian roots, but with the contemporary theme of American society. Hence, the subjects in many of his drawings are taken from American pop-culture. What amazes me and immediately catches my interest, is the level of detail that has been applied to these otherwise parody- looking peaces. Take a look and make your own judgement!
For more of Jeremy Enecio’s artwork: http://www.jenecio.com/
Aaah, all the illustrators of Singapore… As it turned out, there doesn’t seem to be as much of an abundance of illustrators in Singapore as it is in other parts of Asia; hence, we’re cheating today. Kind of.
This illustrator, named Stanley Lau, was originally born in Hong Kong, but is currently based in Singapore. He is a co-founder of the digital art studio “Imaginary Friends”, and since he seem to be mainly focused on creating his own version of comic book- and- gaming- characters, this is mirrored in his clients: DC Comics, Capcom, Marvel, Square Enix, etc. (For those interested in videogames, Stanley is now working with Capcom to create the concept art for Street Fighter III).
With an almost unlimited amount of pictures to choose from, I have gathered some of my favorites bellow. If you want to know more about Imaginary Studios, I highly recommend that you check out this link: http://imaginaryfs.sg/