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The 2012 Sketchbook Project Goes on Tour

The 2012 Sketchbook Project Goes on Tour illustration drawing
Sirpa Varis

The 2012 Sketchbook Project Goes on Tour illustration drawing
A. H. Greenwood

The 2012 Sketchbook Project Goes on Tour illustration drawing
Ana Mouyis

The 2012 Sketchbook Project Goes on Tour illustration drawing
Heather Sinclair

The 2012 Sketchbook Project Goes on Tour illustration drawing
Linyu Yen

The 2012 Sketchbook Project Goes on Tour illustration drawing
Pamela Wilburn

The 2012 Sketchbook Project Goes on Tour illustration drawing
Seth Fitts

Our friends over at the Art House Co-op are now officially on tour with the 2012 Sketchbook Project. Upcoming stops include Oakland, Portland, Toronto, Austin, London, and Melbourne among many others and I’m told lines are stretching out the door so best to get there early. The Sketchbook Project is a global, crowd-sourced art project where participants obtain sketchbooks and are given several months to fill the pages and return them for inclusion in the traveling exhibition. Above are some of my favorites from the 2012 project and if you’re interested I strongly urge you to get involved in the 2013 project.

Not content to rest on the massive success of the Sketchbook Project, Art House Co-op have also begun an ongoing series of collaborative art projects called the 10×10 Series where participants submit photography, short films, letters, and other forms of art or expression based on certain criteria or themes. As new projects launch online they fill extremely fast so keep your eye out.

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Delightful Paper Pop-Ups by Jenny Chen

Delightful Paper Pop Ups by Jenny Chen pop ups paper illustration gifs animation

Delightful Paper Pop Ups by Jenny Chen pop ups paper illustration gifs animation

Delightful Paper Pop Ups by Jenny Chen pop ups paper illustration gifs animation

Delightful Paper Pop Ups by Jenny Chen pop ups paper illustration gifs animation

Delightful Paper Pop Ups by Jenny Chen pop ups paper illustration gifs animation

Portland-based designer and art director Mengyu Chen is currently working on a new comic book and has mocked up some experimental pop-ups of her own design. The ideas and execution are really quite spectacular and I can’t wait to see the finished product. (via tuh dah)

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Maurice Sendak 1928-2012

Maurice Sendak 1928 2012 memorial kids illustration books

Maurice Sendak 1928 2012 memorial kids illustration books

Influential children’s book author and illustrator Maurice Sendak, creator of Where the Wild Things Are, has died. You can find his obituary on the New York Times. This is such a sad day and a great loss. Do yourself a favor and watch his interview on the Colbert Report (parts 1 and 2 above), he was a witty, delightful curmudgeon up until his last days.

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Amazing Skull Drawn with a Dip Pen by Alex Konahin

Amazing Skull Drawn with a Dip Pen by Alex Konahin illustration anatomy

Amazing Skull Drawn with a Dip Pen by Alex Konahin illustration anatomy

Amazing Skull Drawn with a Dip Pen by Alex Konahin illustration anatomy

Amazing Skull Drawn with a Dip Pen by Alex Konahin illustration anatomy

Amazing Skull Drawn with a Dip Pen by Alex Konahin illustration anatomy

Latvian artist Alex Konahin spent two weeks drawing this gorgeous skull for clothing company Heretics using little more than black ink and a few dip pens (and probably a few decades of artistic experience). Konahin’s similarly meticulous line art was making the rounds on a number of blogs earlier this week. See much more over on Behance.

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Tattoos by Peter Aurisch

Tattoos by Peter Aurisch tattoos illustration

Tattoos by Peter Aurisch tattoos illustration

Tattoos by Peter Aurisch tattoos illustration

Tattoos by Peter Aurisch tattoos illustration

Tattoos by Peter Aurisch tattoos illustration

Tattoos by Peter Aurisch tattoos illustration

Tattoos by Peter Aurisch tattoos illustration

I personally don’t have any tattoos but feel with near certainty that if I ever get one it will involve the added price of a plane ticket to Berlin to visit artist Peter Aurisch (nsfw). Using a lovely mix of geometric lines that mix with bold colors and assorted lifeforms, his work is so unlike anything I’ve ever seen in a tattoo. You can see much more recent work on his Facebook page (also slightly nsfw). (via visual news, blog nova central)

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Illustrations by Gabriel Moreno

Illustrations by Gabriel Moreno posters and prints illustration

Illustrations by Gabriel Moreno posters and prints illustration

Illustrations by Gabriel Moreno posters and prints illustration

Illustrations by Gabriel Moreno posters and prints illustration

Illustrations by Gabriel Moreno posters and prints illustration

Illustrations by Gabriel Moreno posters and prints illustration

I’m in love with these gorgeous works by Madrid-based illustrator Gabriel Moreno that intertwine the lives of individuals and animals through endless bands of line work. Almost all of the pieces above are available as prints, and you can follow his ongoing works via Facebook. (via devid sketchbook)

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Drawing with Leaves

Drawing with Leaves plants leaves illustration drawing

Drawing with Leaves plants leaves illustration drawing

Drawing with Leaves plants leaves illustration drawing

Drawing with Leaves plants leaves illustration drawing

I’m loving these figurative sketchbook illustrations created around the forms of pressed leaves. They showed up in the Tumblr of the Sketching Backpacker who has some serious chops when it comes to documenting their travels using paint, collage, pencil, or anything else available, I definitely recommend getting lost for a moment. (via fuck yeah book arts!)

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