Category - Illustrations

Anja Venter’s “cartoonish” family portraits

While finishing my PhD last year, I decided to fund the last few months of writing hell by doing commissions. It’s turned into a full-time gig! I create unusual cartoonish family portraits. Usually couples, families or friends send me a brief, a ton of photos of them and their pets and I attempt to immortalize them as best I can with...

The lyrical lines of Matthew O’halloran

The process usually starts with an idea in my head, maybe I’ve watched the news or listened to a song with certain lyrics that I can relate to. This will usually lead to me piecing something together very roughly digitally a bit like a collage which could take minutes or hours it varies depending if I like how it looks at this stage. It then...

The ocular distortions of Justin Hammond

Justin Hammond’s work has a sense of fantasy realism with figurative abstractions, focusing heavily around the ocular distortion which dabbles into the psychological. Justin’s work is inspired by tree and plant formations, children’s book illustrations and his personal experiences. Much of Justin’s work is built off a story about a...

The otherwordly digital reality of Siv Storøy

The multimedia artist Siv Storøy has created a graphic-led, illustrative showcase consisting of female characters, mixing photography, acrylics and ink. These characters can almost give the beholder a otherwordly and obscure illusion of digital reality, as the images play with opacity and multiple layers. The artist wants to create a feeling of...

The illustrations of Julia Burja

Hello, my name is Julia Burja and I am a junior illustrator. I have graduated from the Academy of Arts, where I have been studying Web and Graphic Design, and I gained my Bachelor’s degree. I used to be a very shy girl, but arts helped me to come out of my shell. Over these years I have become a strong, confident and career-driven young woman...

The multilayered, contradictory works of Helena Tahir

The central context of my artistic practice is the exploration of my personal identity. I am discovering my thoughts and feelings, thus trans forming them into visual language with a structured form and shape. Besides rationalizing my thoughts and emotions, I am trying to release them through working in various mediums, such as printmaking...

Khalid Elsir’s Islamic inspired art

I am originally from Sudan, and have been living in the UK for the last fifteen years. The latest project I’m currently working on is a children’s book series of the Arabic alphabet. Which consists of the letters and their corresponding words. It’s the traditional Arabic script but with a modern feel, I’ve combined street...