The Mixed Media Sketchbooks of Gosia Herba

Reading Time: 2 minutes Gosia Herba mixes gouache, collage, pencils, crayons, and watercolour to create beautiful compositions in her sketchbook. She illustrates people, animals, and objects in an abstract way that gives them a round, puffy presence. The general feeling of her sketchbook is happy and playful, but also mysterious because in a handful of the paintings you can see the characters […]

Beauty disguised in the mask of illustrations

Reading Time: 2 minutes Useless but somewhat interesting piece of information, the word illustration derives from the Latin word , illu’stro meaning enlighten, irradiate. However, as useful or useless as it may seem the original meaning of the word illustration is perfectly defined through Sarah Rossignol’s work. Not only are her illuminated drawings and sketches engaging but also they […]

Fashion illustration by Phil Burger

Reading Time: 1 minute I am completely in love with this work that French illustrator and designer Phil Burger did for a fashion magazine. It’s so artfully loose and “under-worked”, and his colour palette is wonderful – his Japanese influences really come through. Time to break out the old childhood watercolour set.

If Dogs Run Free

Reading Time: 2 minutes We here at Nicework are great fans of good music, adorable doggies and picture books. So, imagine our delight when we heard about If Dogs Run Free – a picture book illustrated by the wonderful Scott Campbell, and based on the Bob Dylan song of the same name. Arms will be twisted in order to procure […]