Cristina Oceja is a freelance artist and illustrator based in Madrid, who obtained a Master’s Degree in Digital Art & 3D at Trazos, Madrid.
Cristina creates both traditional and digital artwork and her pieces submitted for this month’s theme of ‘hope’ demonstrate her artistic range.
CO: “The most commonplace I find inspiration is in nature; animals, plants and various creatures and the cycle of life itself, other topics that help me to create are fantasy, space and mystici
Aina Fontich (@aina.tv) is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer from Barcelona based in Manchester. Aina studied Arts and Design at EINA Barcelona and her pieces ‘Mascara’, ‘Indoor Life’ & ‘A Thoughtful Life’ were submitted as part of this month’s theme of ‘Hope’. You can view more of Aina’s work on her website. Mascara “Inspired by Friday Night” Mascara by Aina Fontich Indoor Life “Made during lockdown” Indoor Life by Aina Fontich A Thoughtful Present “Inspired by a
Anissa Aouar is an illustrator based in London. We got to chat to Anissa about her life, work and what inspires her. Can you tell me a little about yourself and your work?
I’m originally from Paris and now based in London. With a fashion background I’ve always been inspired by the social aspects of our bodies and ways of expressing ourselves with it and through our appearance. After studying fashion at the Antwerp Royal Academy and working as a fashion designer for a few yea
We’re excited to announce the release of Vol.6 of our monthly zine, centred around February’s theme of ‘Dusk &Dawn’. To see the work of our wonderful contributors, you can check out the zine here. We look forward to seeing what’s in store for this month’s theme of ‘Home’! #writing #submissions #art #duskanddawn #photographers #zinerelease #photography #creativewriting #illustration #submission #february #zine #visualart
Niko García Jiménez is a graphic designer and visual artist who studied Graphic Design, Illustration and Visual Communication at West London University. His pieces ‘Nadeleine’ and ‘Hope’ are from a Covid series “where [he] represents some of the moments and feeling that we are experiencing during this Pandemic.”
Nadeleine Hope Chaos #art #painting #march #illustration #CreativeCollections #fineart #hope #artist #visualart
Katie Richmond (@peachyinks) is an Animation student at Falmouth University. Her piece ‘Dusky and Dawn’ is inspired by the Pixar short ‘Day and Night’ and meditates on the effects of lockdown.
KR: “Since I was a youngen I have adored traditional cartoons. I live and breathe for the beautiful colours and limitless possibilities that they can offer, and so the works of Disney shall always have a dear spot in my heart. The Disney Pixar short Day and Night inspired my pieces; Du
Chantelle Clark (@ceceart) is a U.K based artist who attended the University of Greenwich where she obtained a BA in Digital Arts Practice. Her collection ‘Summer Solstice’ reflects Chantelle’s personal lived experience and is inspired by nature.
CC: “My work is usually inspired by music, and driven by my mood, emotions, and heavily influenced by nature. A Lot of the themes vary, but are primarily focused on self development, spiritual and personal growth, healing from diff
Giulia Martinelli is an Italian illustrator and animation director who has toured the world with her work through animation festivals. We had the privilege to talk to Giulia about her work, her life and what inspires her, and offers some advice for other young creatives starting out.
Can you tell me a little bit about yourself and your work? My name is Giulia and I am an Italian illustrator and animation director. Before I decided to dedicate my life to the arts, I studied
Natalia Glaz (@nglaz) is an MA Graphic Design student from Poland. Her piece ‘We are Angry’ was created in response to the Polish government’s near total-ban on abortion. Natalia’s illustration shows that night and day, they are angry. /Trigger Warning: R*pe, Incest/ NG: “The announcement led protesters to gather again in Warsaw and other cities as of last Wednesday. Abortion in my home country will only be permitted in cases of r*pe, incest or when the woman’s life is in dan
Emma Louise Gordon is an artist and Communication Design student at Nottingham Trent University. Her collection of watercolour and ink pieces, entitled ‘What is Reality Now!?’ reflects on the disorienting effect the current global situation has had on the concept of time, blurring the distinction between ‘Dusk’ and ‘Dawn’.
ELG: “Days are turning into nights, nights are turning into days. There is no difference between weeks, months, reality and fairytale. Are minds are play
Elise Gordon is a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design student at Ravensbourne University. You can view more of Elise’s work on her Instagram. The Flower Lady EG: “When coming up with this piece it was heavily inspired by the introduction of lockdown; after a while the days began to blend with one another and every day repeated itself.” Group Session EG” “I kept picturing an image of a head merging with different faces that were composed in a way that still allowed there to b
Giulia Martinelli is an independent animation director, animator and illustrator based in Zurich. Giulia graduated from the CSC National Film School in Turin, Italy with a degree in Animation and has gone on to win a multitude of awards, nominations and her work features in multiple publications and has worked with a range of clients.
Giulia’s piece ‘Explorer’ is about a girl beginning to explore her own body.
GM: “I made the piece ‘Explorer’ about Self-Discovery and the
To kick off this month’s theme of ‘beginnings’ we interviewed illustrator Jennifer Lewis (@__JenniferLewis) about her beautiful work and what inspires her! Banana Pancakes; Jennifer Lewis Can you tell me a little about yourself and your work? JL: I am originally from Rome, Italy, and moved to the UK for university. I studied Illustration and
then Printmaking in Bristol. My favourite colour is pink, I love the countryside and have a collection
of old vintage (mostly broken) c
Jennifer Lewis (@__jenniferlewis) is an artist and illustrator originally from Rome, Italy, and has since studied for a BA in Illustration and an MA in Printmaking at UWE Bristol, graduating from the MA this year. You can check out more of Jennifer’s work on her website.
JL: “My work focuses mainly on themes of belonging and memory and I get my inspiration from day to day life. I use drawing as a way to deconstruct and understand my surroundings and the events of my life.”
Our first artist spotlight of the month focuses on the work of Rachel Rowse, a mixed media artist based in North Carolina, USA. You can view more of Rachel’s work on her website. Can you tell me a little about yourself and your work? RR: My name is Rachel Rowse. I’m a 24-year-old mixed media artist living and working out of Durham, NC. I’m a dual citizen of Canada and the USA. I grew up on the west coast of Canada in beautiful Victoria, BC. When I was 11, my dad’s job moved m
Gosia Kozdron is a London-based, freelance digital illustrator, graphic designer, and children’s book illustrator. Gosia’s illustrations ‘Jay’ and ‘Fireflies and Foxes’, submitted as part of our December theme ‘home’, form part of a larger oeuvre of beautifully bright, surreal and colourful artwork by Kozdron. Gosia graduated from London Metropolitan University with a degree in illustration in 2019. You can find more of Gosia’s work on Instagram (@gosiak_illustration) and on
Our final visual art submission for this month is from Cassie Wardill, a digital illustrator. Cassie Wardill (Instagram @cassiewardilldesigns) is a recent Media Production graduate who studied at the University of Lincoln. CW: “Since graduating I started doing freelance digital illustrations and I am a volunteer Social Media Graphic Designer for the student run brand Studenteer. I LOVE illustrating digitally. When I’m not illustrating, I love binge watching Netflix series or
Georgia Embling is a digital illustrator based in Bristol. GE: “I have a degree and a masters degree in Anthropology from The University of Bristol and I am now trying to pursue my hobby of digital illustration. I mainly create portraits using bright, vivid and fun colour palettes but I have also been known to work on pet portraits and landscapes.” You can follow Georgia on Instagram (@georgi.paints) and she is open for commissions and business enquiries. #submissions #art #N
Edmund Pollington is an illustrator who studied BA (Hons) Graphic Design at the University of Essex. Edmund’s illustration below is inspired by this month’s prompt ‘nostalgia’. EP: “I find inspiration in anything that has a sense of story, as well as illustrations especially the medium of graphic novels. I have an Instagram that you can follow me on @artist.athelstan, and I hope you like what you see.” ‘Nostalgia’ by Edmund Pollington #submissions #art #Nostalgia #illustrati
Our first artist spotlight of the month features Grace Boyle an artist whose most recent project ‘A Love Letter to the Past’ focuses on her family heritage.
“My name is Grace Boyle, I studied Textiles Design at Chelsea College of Arts and graduated this summer, I am going to continue living in London with friends and am currently looking for a job in the design industry. I am also currently studying at the Fashion Retail Academy where I am learning new skills in Buying and