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Watercolour Groceries

Heinz Ketchup watercolourTomatoes watercolourCarrots watercolourLee & Perrins watercolourMarmite watercolourColmans Mustard watercolourLyles Golden Syrup watercolouruntitledBombay Sapphire watercolourThese watercolour portrayals of iconic branded goods and supermarket staples are by Georgina Luck, an illustrator who lives in Brighton. I’m obviously not the only one who loves her style, judging from her impressive list of clients – Marks & Spencer, Tesco, Saatchi & Saatchi and The New York Times Magazine, to name a few. Some people really do have all the luck!

Kim Kardashian Street Art in Los Angeles

ImageImageHilarious pastings of Kim Kardashian by the LA street artist BumBoy WC.

Pat Falco’s Craigslist Portraits

Pat Falco is a hilarious illustrator whose imaginative drawings portray the sort of people who post some of the more bizarre Craigslist adverts. The great thing about them is that most of the time, they’re spot on – the short caption that has been attributed to the character appears to match them perfectly. Stylistically, the series resembles some of Michael Landy’s drawings, but because of how silly and genuinely funny the subject matter is, I can’t help but be reminded of the work of Chris (Simpsons artist) and Andrew Rae as well.

Forever 27 Club

Michael Gillette‘s ‘Little Angels’ series portrays dead musicians when they were children. The ones I’ve chosen above are all members of the infamous ‘Forever 27 Club’, but his portraits also include 2pac, Biggie Smalls, Whitney Houston and Jeff Buckley, to name a few. Because of Gillette’s subject matter and technique, I can’t help but be reminded of Annie Kevans’ paintings. I worked on her FAS solo exhibition in 2009, which was brilliant because I really love all of her pieces and the inspiration behind that particular set.

Fashion Illustrated

I always really enjoy editorials where the boundaries have been pushed beyond fashion photography, which is ubiquitous and – in the worst cases – entirely forgettable.Indonesian artist Roby Dwi Antono has applied his drawings to photo shoots in both Free! Magazine and Womagz. His surreal, gothic illustration adds a fantastical ‘Alice In Wonderland’ touch to what would otherwise be a fairly nondescript feature.

In 2010, ‘FACE/project’ saw German painter and illustrator Tina Berning join forces with prolific Italian fashion photographer Michelangelo di Battista for a show in Berlin that exhibited some inspiring collaborative work. Berning’s delicate illustrative art served to highlight and complement the sculpted features of models captured by di Battista’s lens.

Dazed & Confused‘s June 2012 issue featured an editorial inspired by the works of fashion illustrator René Gruau. But unlike other editorials, there wasn’t much post-production involved, as the models were actually ‘illustrated’ on with makeup! Models Ava Smith, Codie Young and Madison Headrick were made to look like rough sketches by makeup artist Yadim.Gruau was one of the best known artists in the haute couture world during the 1940s and 50s. Famous for his fashion illustration from the age of 14, by 18, Gruau had been published all over the world. He was a favourite of designers like Pierre Balmain, Balenciaga, Lanvin and Hubert de Givenchy. Undoubtedly though, he was best known for the illustrations in the Miss Dior and Rouge Baiser print ads while he was artistic director for advertising at Dior. Together, René Gruau and Christian Dior formed the ‘New Look’ of the time.

12 Drawings a Day

Timelapse videos that show people who have taken a photo of their face everyday for the past five years have become commonplace and boring. They’re self-indulgent and incredibly easy to create, if you’re the kind of person who’s into taking pictures of their own face. However, doing 12 drawings a day for 3 years takes a lot more creativity and discipline, so fair play to Denis Chapon, who has created this cool animated short video of drawings that he has done every day, on the back of scrap A4 paper. The video is spontaneous, fragmented and surreal – kind of like a dream.