watercolor on paper

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

Muses and kids stories

Young illustrator Conrad Roset, living in Barcelona, Spain, is successfully following his life-long passion for drawing and teaches others to do the same as a professor of illustration at the School of Design BAU. Conrad found the reward of living in Internet era: his sketches attracted the attention of Zara, the fast-fashion mega brand and an illustration career ensued. Afterwards he launched himself as freelance artist and until now he has various collaborations from ad agencies and publishing companies to music bands and fashion labels.

Conrad Roset, La Princesa y el Rey PezConrad Roset, La Princesa y el Rey Pez

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

Optimistic brushes of color

Sad experiences can be very inspiring in art but Estera prefers feeding her creativity with happiness, meeting nice people, enjoying beautiful mornings with good cups of coffee. It seems familiar, so far, I might say. Estera is a young Romanian painter who uses acrylics, watercolors, colored pens, sometimes make-up, to create splendid, cheerful paintings.

Estera, Perfect MorningEstera, Perfect Morning

A magic world for fearless ladies

Jonas Löfgren is a young Swedish illustrator who draws sulky, mysterious young feminine figures. His graphite and watercolor heroines remind me of Wednesday Adams or of Amelie, both intelligent, fearless, young ladies with a quirky persona.

Jonas Löfgren - Diamond no.5Jonas Löfgren - Diamond no.5

Alexey Kurbatov, the illustrator

Moscow-based Russian illustrator and graphic artist Alexey Kurbatov shows the skill of an old master even if he is still in his twenties. Drawing from the age of 7 years old, even if “somehow left without an Arts education” it was pretty certain he would eventually embrace an artistic career. Working previous as a textile designer he eventually focused on illustration and now his works can be seen in the pages of Russian magazine Snob. on album covers, posters and books and thankfully on Alexey’s online portfolios.

Marlene Dietrich by Alexey KurbatovMarlene Dietrich by Alexey Kurbatov

Astonishing mind games

Nothing is what it seems at first sight. If you look closely enough you will see reality distorted in a beautiful, stunning way. Vladimir Kush's paintings and sculptures fascinate me. This talented Russian artist plays with our perceptions and makes startling connections I would never think possible.

Vladimir Kush, Breakfast on The LakeVladimir Kush, Breakfast on The Lake