May 2022

Cheeky Boy | Katie Lively | Sydney, Australia
Cheeky Boy

Digital artwork using Procreate and Photoshop
Katie Lively—Sydney, Australia

Under the influence of the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s, my work often explores the beauty of nature. I’m particularly drawn to Australia’s bounty of unique flora and fauna. ‘Cheeky Boy’ is a bold and bright personality I simply couldn’t resist. Messy, unruly, and incredibly noisy, yet so charismatic and full of life. Cheers to the unmistakable cockatoo!

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April 2022

Go Next | Natsumi Tsuchida | Osaka, Japan
Go Next

Digital Illustration (Adobe Photoshop)
Natsumi Tsuchida—Osaka, Japan

Natsumi Tsuchida is an award-winning illustrator based in Osaka. Her love is drawing people, landscapes, and buildings using both digital and analog tools.

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March 2022

The Saints | Scott Erwert | Portland, Oregon
The Saints

Acrylic on canvas
Scott Erwert—Portland, Oregon

My work is a strange mix of observation, pop culture, historical references, free association and being open to where mistakes may lead. It's like the feeling of being inside of a David Lynch film, where you are drawn into the emotion of a non-linear narrative and have to find your own meaning. There’s a connection there or something that draws you in. It’s my job to create that connection through paint and the 2D surface. Sometimes it reveals itself quickly and organically; most times it’s a struggle that takes time and hard work to pull out the connection and uncover the soul of it. I want to share with the viewer the progress of this struggle in my paintings.

My process usually involves sketching plein air to capture the physical place or moment, then bringing those studies into the studio to edit, simplify, and sometimes deconstruct. I utilize my sketchbooks and mediums, which can be used to capture thoughts or moments quickly: graphite, colored pencils, watercolor, and gouache. Paintings based on these studies generally involve the use of acrylic, oil, and sometimes collage. Final paintings are executed on canvas or custom wood panels. I also build custom wood framing for many pieces, which adds to the personalized story I‘m telling.

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February 2022

Scheveningen | Brian Frank | The Hague, Netherlands
Scheveningen

Digital Photograph
Brian Frank—The Hague, Netherlands

I am an award-winning freelance photographer, retoucher, and educator from Des Moines, Iowa that moved to the Netherlands. As a photojournalist, I photographed for Reuters and The New York Times and am in the process of re-releasing my book, "Fight Night," which explores mixed martial arts in Iowa. My work has been seen in publications around the world and displayed in galleries in New York, Minneapolis, and Des Moines. Currently, I am working as a commercial photographer in the fashion industry in Amsterdam.

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January 2022

Decompression | Xavier Divoux-Cailleres | Paris, France
Decompression

Adobe Illustrator
Xavier Divoux-Cailleres—Paris, France

I am a French senior Creative Lead Designer and Digital Artist based in Paris. I have always seen the world around us as an assembly of colors and shapes, and this basic approach to perception is the very essence of my artistic work.

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