Camilla Chew Masks

These incredible mixed-media masks are the creations of Camille Chew, a free-lance illustrator originally from Ithaca, NY but is currently based in Providence, RI.  She graduated from Alfred University where her focus was on printmaking.  Her work explores themes of mythology, fantasy, and the occult. On an interview with Light Grey Art Lab she says this about her creative process:

“Whatever I’m making, I always start by deciding on a color palette.  For digital illustration, I usually don’t do much sketching, maybe jus a quick stick figure to map out a character’s pose.  All the basic shapes are blocked in and then comes the fun part-drawing in all the patterns and details.  I keep a library of textures and patterns that always adding to.  It’s full of digitally made patterns, scanned in watercolor washes and hand-drawn patterns, as well as brushes that can be used like stamps.”

You can follow the artist on her website, Behance and Instagram.  Some of her items can be purchased on Red Bubble and Society6.

Images:  Courtesy of Camille Chew.

Katie Lukes

Loving this alphabet series of city maps created by Chicago-based illustrator and designer, Katie Lukes. The maps were created for the ‘36daysoftype’ challenge. The artist has an affinity for celebrating everyday objects and scenarios within her work. On Creative Income blog she says this about her work process:

“They almost always start out as a simple sketch. Even before that though, I keep a small moleskin with me at all times and I always jot down random illustration/card ideas in there before I sketch. My illustrations aren’t too complex, so the sketching usually involves working out unique yet simplistic ways to represent my idea. After the sketches are worked out, I sometimes decide to use paint or ink to recreate the sketch, and then I scan everything in to my computer. Depending on the illustration, the amount of work I do digitally from the scan varies.”

More of her work can be viewed on her website, Behance and Instagram.  

Images:  Courtesy of Katie Lukes.

Paola Alonso

Amazed by these food sequin art created by Bogotá-based artist, Paola Alonso. She is a publicist, a creative copywriter by trade.  She worked for 10 years at various advertising agencies before embarking on these sequin projects. She has exhibited in various venues and is currently teaching her craft on Domestika

You can view more of her work on her website, Facebook and Instagram.  Some of her pieces can be purchased in her online shop.

Images:  Courtesy of Paola Alonso.