This Monday, I’m inspired by the daily doodle project of local illustrator Lim Swee Heng. They’re really pretty to be doodles really — they count as complete illustration works on their own; and I like that they each seem to convey a story or a message.
You can head over to his shop where he’s listed a few of his designs on t-shirts. And if you think that his illustrations look really familiar, you might have seen a few of his shirts over at Threadless — quite a number of his designs made the cut for production!
Sorry that I left you all in the lurch last week when I didn’t turn up for my Friday post here on the blog! As you may heard from my Twitter feed, I’ve been a little busy cleaning the house and making preparations for Chinese New Year that’s happening on Thursday. Couple that with in-laws visiting the whole of last week, you can imagine the chaos in my house and yours truly trying to hold it all together!
I’ll be taking a short break sometime this week, but not to worry — I’m way better prepared this time: I’ve already lined up a few eye-candy posts to tide you all over when I’m away! 🙂
Emily Eibel is a Brooklyn-based illustrator who makes these beautiful stitched artworks. I believe she has perfected the process of drawing with string, with plenty of works to show for it as well.
And the most interesting of all is that not only is she good with a needle, she’s a vector god too — producing vector based illustration (that leans on the side of pixellated art) under another name: Tomby Illustration.
At first glance, her styles may seem to be vastly different from one another. But upon closer inspection, they share a common concept — one that is based on building up an illustration pixel by pixel; and the other stitch by stitch. One may be more organic and the other more geometrical, but oh what an eye she has!
John Casey draws up these pretty intriguing creatures (wearing suits, no less!) — I’m not sure if it has anything to do with the fact that he was born on Friday the 13th, although that would make for a really interesting study!
From his bio
_John Casey has been inventing creatures as soon as he was able to hold a crayon. Drawings that his mother saved from when he was only three years old reveal an obsession with the figure. The figures in these drawings show not only the distorted perceptions of a child, but a fascination with skulls, teeth, spirographic eyes, and invented body parts. This obsession with strange creatures continued throughout his youth. _
Oh, and look — stickers!