Tag Archives: #illustration

Natalie Ciccoricco

Found these on This is Colossal one of our favorite go to source for talents. These ‘Nesting’ series of artwork is the creation of California-based artist Natalie Ciccoricco who embroiders lengthy colorful stitches with twigs mounted on handmade paper.  The Dutch born mix media designer creates collages and illustrations with the use of embroidery thread in combination with other materials such as old books, magazines, photographs, natural objects and other ephemera. She draws inspiration from her dreams, nature, arts, literature and my travels. In her bio she says this about her work: 

“CREATING ART IS A FORM OF MEDITATION TO ME”

“First, I take my time picking out my materials. I carefully prepare them for embroidery and select the different colors of thread I will use. My favorite part is the stitching itself, as it slowly reveals what the piece will look like. 

The repetition of the motions is a very calming process. Even though I always have an idea in my mind of the end result, the finished piece can be quite surprising.”

You can follow the artist on her website, Facebook and Instagram. Some of her artwork is available for purchase on her website shop.

Images:  Courtesy of Natalie Ciccoricco.

Budi Satria Kwan

We have very little information on Indonesia-based illustrator, Budi Satria Kwan.  The full time artist works from his home and focuses mainly on self-initiated illustrations.  His singular designs are either surreal or simple and colorful.  Known also as Radiomode on the internet, he is one of the most prolific and popular t-shirt artist in the world.The artist can be followed on his website and Gramho.  Some of his products can be purchased on Society 6 and Design by Humans.

Images:  Courtesy of Budi Satria Kwan.

Yuki Koida

Printmaker Yuki Koida graduated from Musashino Art University Junior College of Art and Design.  The Tokyo-born artist carves her art out of wood and hand-prints the motif one by one.  Her images are inspired by the Nordic air she experienced during her stay in Sweden.  This body of work was created based on a variety of motifs that she observed from everyday life in a foreign country.  She works in magazines and advertisements, holds many exhibits and also sells her original prints.

You can view more of her work on her website and on Building Co., Ltd. who represents the artist.

Images:  Courtesy of Yuki Koida.