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Tom Abbiss Smith

Tom Abbiss Smith is an illustration graduate from Norwich University of the Arts, UK.  He explores shape and form to produce abstract designs and illustrations that are frequently applied as surface pattern design to clothing, homeware products, packaging, posters and accessories. On an interview with Find Liaison he says this about inspiration: 

“It’s probably going to sound very cliche, but everything I see around me on a daily basis. If you really look around you and observe, there are beautiful textures, shapes, colors, etc. everywhere. I love that there is the possibility to reappropriate all of these things into artwork. Nature is perhaps the most prominent inspiration to my work, however. There’s so much variation when looking at it, and that excites me a lot.”

You can view more of his work on his website, Behance and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Tom Abbiss Smith.

Tatsuro Kiuchi

Tatsuro Kiuchi is a Tokyo-based illustrator and artist who has created imagery for a wide array of publications. His illustrations have an old school and hand work look about them but much of it is produced digitally on Photoshop. He creates thumbnail sketches in his sketchbook and when ready he draws and paint on the screen using a Wacom tablet.  His beautiful work shows subtle layering, elegant colors and grainy textures.

You can find the artist on his website, Facebook, Behance and Instagram. Prints of his work are available at Society 6.

Images: Courtesy of Tatsuro Kiuchi.

David Hockney & iPad

David Hockney is an English painter, draughtsman, printmaker, stage designer and photographer, considered to be one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century. He has long been interested in the technology of art and using new media to make art. His iPad drawings has raised the questions among critics about they qualify as art. There’s no question in our mind that it is art as it is his vision that makes the art not the tools. His describes the use of this tool as follows:

“Everything you need is in the iPad. You don’t need water or a lot of pencils, so there’s no need to clean up afterwards,” Hockney said via email. “You can set up a palette very quickly and add more detail. The color is right at your fingertips.”http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-ca-cm-david-hockney-yosemite-20160503-snap-htmlstory.html

“I just happen to be an artist who uses the iPad, I’m not an iPad artist. It’s just a medium. But I am aware of the revolutionary aspects of it, and it’s implications.”http://www.dailyartdaily.com/david-hockney-ipad/

“The more I got into the iPad, the more I realised what a fantastic medium it is for landscape. There are certain things that you can do very, very quickly using it.” The artist can meet “nature’s deadline”. Obviously the iPad is faster than watercolour or charcoal, since nothing has to dry. When painting outdoors in a changing landscape, with clouds and rain coming quickly, speed is essential.“  – https://www.treehugger.com/culture/stunning-english-landscape-paintings-made-with-ipad-photos.html

Most of his work can be viewed here on his website.

Images: Courtesy of David Hockney.

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