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Shannon Toth's sultry muses

Inspired by the romantic atmosphere of 1920’s cinema, the circus world, and by the whimsical universe of Edward Gorey, Canadian artist Shannon Toth developed a unique, imaginative style ranging from delightful children's book illustration to oil paintings with symbolic darker undertones.

Sueno Chica, artwork by Shannon TothSueno Chica, artwork by Shannon Toth

Andrea Wan's reflexive illustrations

Born in Hong Kong, raised in Vancouver, relocated to Berlin, Andrea Wan discovered her talent for illustration when making an animated short for her Film graduation project at Emily Carr University. The animation was based on some of her sketches and her friends persuaded Andrea to carry on this artistic path.

Dream On Little Ghosts, illustration by Andrea WanDream On Little Ghosts, illustration by Andrea Wan

Laura Bifano's whimsical nature

Growing up on Vancouver Island and spending summer weeks in epic surroundings (when going camping with the family in the middle of the woods) gave Canadian artist Laura Bifano a special sense of nature displayed in her vibrant, whimsical gouache paintings. An avid drawer since childhood, when she entertained her friends and family with her imagination, Laura fancies surrealist art, graphic narrative including Pokemon cartoons and retro video games, and “cheesy 70's science fiction”.

Laura Bifano, HunterLaura Bifano, Hunter

The posh ladies of Peggy Wolf

After studying Fashion Design for five years German artist Peggy Wolf decided that she loved drawing fashionable women more than making clothes for them. So after graduation in 2004 she began doing freelance illustration work for magazines. A following work experience in London in the Interior Design field increased her passion for textiles, colors and patterns which influenced her latter digital collages.

In Bloom illustration by Peggy WolfIn Bloom illustration by Peggy Wolf

Artist submission: Ash Lethal

Ashleigh Fedo from Ash Lethal likes our modern art blog and we couldn’t be more honored to feature the works of this young American artist. Born in sunny Palm Beach, Florida, Ashleigh is a self-taught illustrator with a keen interest in music and a big love for animals (she is a SPCA volunteer). She began her artist career in April 2007 and since then she added in her portfolio notable group and solo art shows around Atlanta and at the Hive Gallery in L.A. as well as great artwork for music album covers, band t-shirts prints, advertising logos and other design projects.

Ash Lethal, The DaliaAsh Lethal, The Dalia

Fragile girls in ink

Ashley Goldberg's characters seem very fragile, looking for true friendship and protection. She draws shy little girls, with plush bears in their arms, hiding in trees and in most cases being accompanied by cute kittens or elves.

Ashley Goldberg, Why So BlueAshley Goldberg, Why So Blue

About politics and rock'n'roll

She never ties her shoelaces. It's just a thing never to be done in rock'n'roll. A brief description in total opposition with the endless world the artist RiversAreDeep reveals trough her illustrations and designs.

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Fashion cards and gothic queens

Californian (LA) designer and illustrator Connie Lim places glamorous, dark yet playful girls on playing cards, proving that fashion creativity really has no limits. At the present she is a student of renowned Central Saint Martins and much in love with the city of London.

Connie Lim, Fashion Playing CardsConnie Lim, Fashion Playing Cards

Dreamily fashionable faces

Swedish illustrator Stina Persson, working in Stockholm, is a very busy freelance artist considering her established clients including Coca Cola, Absolut Vodka, Sony Music, Bloomingdale’s, DKNY, Target, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar or Nylon Magazine. She realized that fashion is more about fantasy and glamorous aura than clothes so she focuses on that dreamy quality in her fashion illustrations.

Stina Persson - RejuvenateStina Persson - Rejuvenate

Paintings, traveling and a seek for inspiration

I simply love the world that Seth Armstrong depicts through his paintings. He mixes realism with a touch of fictional; he knows how to be ironic without crossing the line, and funny without diminishing the message of his artworks. Plus, if the subject of his works is violence or sensuality, he delivers a powerful message, in a subtle way, without underestimating the viewer’s intelligence.

Seth Armstrong, A view of Budapest from the trekkie deekieSeth Armstrong, A view of Budapest from the trekkie deekie

What is art all about

If you ask Mexican artist Eduardo Rubio what is art about, he will surely answer you he doesn't believe in a definitive theory and that modern art does not rely on creation, but on the unique artistic characteristics used to make a fresh but lasting statement.

Eduardo Rubio paintingEduardo Rubio "Chiki" painting

Enchanting characters of Jennifer Busking

Jennifer Busking is a talented, young fashion illustrator from Netherlands who studied fashion design and has keen interests in design, art, cinema, photography, music and everything magic as her brief description states.

Jennifer Busking - ColleenJennifer Busking - Colleen

Story-telling illustrations

Born in Avila, Spain, Raquel Aparicio is a 24 year-old artist and a talented illustrator with artworks published in media, books and advertising. She worked for clients such as The New York Times, ELLE, Psychologies, Nokia and Orange, but she also created artworks for books and institutions like the Ministry of Foreign Affair or Xunta de Galicia.

Raquel Aparicio Illustration

Igor+André, a glamorous fantasy world

Californian Danny Roberts, a 23-year-old artist and thinker, as he defines himself, signs the unique fashion-inspired illustrations, mostly done with fine tip pens on paper displayed on his personal blog igorandandre.blogspot.com. With a lively, whimsical style that takes you back to childhood’s enchanting tales, Danny draws what he loves: glossy magazine covers, doll-faced supermodels (Lily Cole, Gemma Ward), dream-like designer collections (his favorites being Alexander McQueen and John Galliano) and portraits of inspiring fashion bloggers.

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Laura Laine's vision of fashion

Laura Laine is a young Finnish fashion illustrator who enlisted in her work resume titles like New York Times, Elle Girl, Páp Magazine, Fashion Forecast and Trendi. She also did sketches for international labels such as Escada and Zara and also for more personal projects: such as a poster for Finnish designer Daniel Palillo, a logo for Wunder Fashion Store in Helsinki or a desktop wallpaper for art&design blog Kitsune Noir .

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Choon Fai Yip - Awakening of the puppresses

Choon Fai Yip, a talented artist from Singapore, scooped the "Iconique Societás Award 2008" for the 'Illustration' category with the Awakening of the puppresses set of drawings. Avant-garde online fashion magazine Iconique and progressive creative agency Societás intend on bringing into the international spotlight the best fashion photographers and illustrators by initiating the ‘Iconique Societás Excellence in Fashion Photography and Illustration Awards'.

Choon Fai Yip

Naja Conrad's illustrated women

Danish illustrator/designer Meannorth aka Naja Conrad is a talented artist who lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark. With a MA in Visual communication (Denmark Design School) and a background in fine art (Copenhagen Art School) she was nominated and selected for " 200 best illustrators worldwide" 2007/2008, by Luerzer's Archive.

Rock Me Amadeus

Bruno 9Li's metaphysical world

One might have a true spiritual revelation when looking at these fantastic works of art signed Bruno 9Li. The vibrant illustrations of this young Brazilian artist (real name Bruno Novelli, born 1980) draw their ideas from metropolitan Brazil, wild nature, pop-culture (comics and sci-fi films), Art Nouveau, conquistadores and alchemical imagery.

Renewing For Ever