Lindsey Thomas

Admiring these felted whimsical animals created by London-based textile artist, Lindsey Thomas.  She excels in the art of needle felting, poking and stabbing fiber with a needle until a desired shape is created.  In 2012 she acquired a degree in illustration from Middlesex University and in her spare time dabbled with mix media and fiber. On her bio she says this about her art:

“I find joy in the way a pile of fluff can be magically transformed into whatever animal might be summoned from my mind. Once the face is there with eyes to peer at me as I stab life into the creatures, I fall a little bit in love with them.”

You can follow the artist on her website, Behance, Facebook and Instagram.  Some of her pieces can be purchased on her online shop.

Images:  Courtesy of Lindsey Thomas

Andrea De Santis

Andrea De Santis is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer based in the center of Italy.  After graduation at the Art School, he started working as graphic designer in several fields, such as toys, apparel, and communications. Illustration has always been his dream and decided to dedicate himself to this line of work with clients from various publishers and communication agencies.  On Gestalten he says this about his illustration methods:

“Mostly I work with paper and an F pencil initially, and then use an HB pencil to clean the drawing. From there, I scan the drafts that work the best and do the coloration on Photoshop, as well as any additional changes that might be necessary to give to the client an idea of the color palette and style that I will use for the final piece. After we’ve agreed on an illustration, I proceed to trace my sketch on Illustrator. Adding details and shading the image with flat colors, I bring everything to Photoshop to apply textures, shadows, and effects such as lights and reflections as needed before finishing each piece off with small details to bring it all together.”

You can follow the artist on his website, Behance, and Instagram.  Some of his pieces can be purchased in his Curioos shop.

Images:  Courtesy of Andrea De Santis.

Ryota Ishihara

Loving these porcelain pieces created by Japanese ceramic designer and artist, Ryota Ishihara. The artist was born in Hasami Town where major ceramic potters are at work.  He graduated from Arita High School Ceramic Department and continued his education at Halle University in Germany and Saga Arita Ceramic College.  He worked for an interior goods company and in 2013 became independent as Pebble Ceramic Design Studio.

More of his work can be found on his website, Facebook and on Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Ryota Ishihara.