Mika Hirasa is an embroidery writer and illustrator based in Kobe, Japan. She graduated from Kobe University majoring in business administration. After working at a foreign-affiliated manufacturer, she taught herself dyeing, sewing and drawing with free motion sewing machine embroidery, eventually establishing her artistic career under the artist name, Micao. Her work is widely used in advertising for major companies, books, magazine cover pictures, and collaboration with major sundry makers.
The artist can be followed on her website, Facebook, Behance and Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Micao.
Amazed by the beautiful landscape illustrations of Japanese illustrator, Fumio Watanabe. Wish we could tell you more about the artist but there was very little information available. We do know that he graduated from Setsu Mode Seminar in Shinjuku City, Tokyo and is a member of Tokyo Illustrators Society.
More of his work can be viewed on his website, Facebook and TIS (Tokyo Illustrators Society).
Images: Courtesy of Fumio Watanabe.
Joey Guidone is “a fan of simplicity” as evidence in his work shown above. He currently lives and works at the foot of the Italian Alps. The natural born artist studied illustration at the Institute Europe di Design of Turin and Mimaster in Milan. His clients include but are not limited to Vanity Fair Italy, The Boston Globe, Oprah Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal. On the Adobe blog he says this about his inspiration:
“The first stage of my process is getting inspired. I think there are infinite ways to find inspiration. Sometimes you struggle all day, sometimes it just pops up listening to a random song on the radio. When I find something useful for my project, I do thumb roughs on paper. I have a sketchbook where I collect ideas and that’s another source of inspiration. I also like to see how other artists have dealt with a similar topic.“
The artist can be followed on his website, Behance, Facebook and Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Joey Guidone.