Tag Archives: Mixed Media

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.

Ema Shin

Japanese-Australian artist Ema Shin studied traditional and contemporary printmaking in Japan and has held solo and group exhibitions internationally.  The Melbourne-based artist’s work not only utilizes printmaking but may also include other techniques and mediums such as paper-maché, embroidery, weaving and collage with each design often depicting femininity, sexuality and domesticity.

The artist can be followed on her website, Facebook and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Ema Shin.

Tetsuhiro Wakabayashi

Admiring this botanical calendar created by Japanese painter, Tetsuhiro Wakabayashi, a graduate of Kanazawa College of Art and Commerce Design.  He created this calendar with the thought that “the beginning of an unforgettable day should be somewhat gentle”.  There are 365 images none of which are the same. 

You can view more of his work on his website, Tumblr, Facebook and Behance.  Some of his original paintings are available in his Etsy shop.

Images:  Courtesy of Tesuhiro Wakabayashi.