June 27, 2012

Maria Corte's Brilliant New Illustrations

The cogs and gears of Maria Corte Maidagan's brilliant mind have been working feverishly to come out with these new editorial and personal illustrations: 

The following 3 illustrations were for Psychologies Spain Magazine for their article "Why can't I get this song out of my head?"

Below is a summer illustration for "Casa Amica ", design magazine of italian newspaper Corriere della Sera

This one is a summer illustration for "Naïf" magazine:

Below is a commission for Descobrir magazine, illustrating an article called "My family and other animals", a tribute to Gerald Durrell.

Cover of The Tablet UK magazine:

"Cuba"- a personal, noncommissioned work: 

Jason Seiler - Meet the Gatsbabies!

Jason Seiler is a frequent cover contributor to the New York Observer. Here is their latest issue, featuring Leonardo DiCaprio and other "prepster" stars. 

The Royals: From King Tut to Queen Elizabeth II

Gregory Manchess
"There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors, and no slave who has not had a king among his."
- Helen Keller
Andrew R. Wright
"Great events make me quiet and calm; it is only trifles that irritate my nerves."
- Queen Victoria
Ted Wright
"I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong."
- Queen Elizabeth II
Yan Nascimbene
"A throne is only a bench covered with velvet."
- Bonaparte, Napoleon
Mark T. Smith
"I am the state. "
- Louis XIV
Ricardo Martinez
"Of the various forms of government which have prevailed in the world, an hereditary monarchy seems to present the fairest scope for ridicule."
- Edward Gibbon
Kinuko Y. Craft
"I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too."
Queen Elizabeth I
Murray Kimber
"Majesty and love do not consort well together, nor do they dwell in the same place."
- Ovid
Mark Summers
"As great as kings may be, they are what we are: they can err like other men."
- Pierre Corneille
Kent Barton
"There is something behind the throne greater than the King himself."
- William Pitt Chatham The Elder, Lord
C.F. Payne
"Being a princess isn't all it's cracked up to be."
- Diana, Princess of Wales
Chris Whetzel
"Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown."
- William Shakespeare,
Bill Sanderson
"Anoint, v.: To grease a king or other great functionary already sufficiently slippery."
- Ambrose Bierce
John Mattos
"By blood a king, in heart a clown."
- Alfred Lord Tennyson
Paul Cox
"Something as curious as the monarchy won't survive unless you take account of people's attitudes. After all, if people don't want it, they won't have it."
- Prince Charles
James Bennett
"Aspect are within us, and who seems most kingly is king."
- Thomas Hardy
Douglas Smith
Arthur: "There is no worse death than the end of hope."
- King Arthur" (2004)
Maria Corte Maidagan
"Let them eat cake."
- Marie Antoinette
Dongyun Lee
""Everyone likes flattery; and when you come to Royalty you should lay it on with a trowel."
- Benjamin Disraeli,
Niklas Asker
"Very illustrious Lord Dauphin, I am come, being sent on the part of God, to give succour to the kingdom and to you."
- Joan of Arc's first words to Charles VII:

June 21, 2012

Tim Bower for Golf World Magazine

Tim Bower, conceptual master, did this series of illustrations for Golf World Magazine about how golfer Jack Fleck won the 1955 US Open against all odds. 

Michal Dziekan - Happy Harry's

Here is the latest work from Michal Dziekan who has a great gift for showing movement and expresion in his work. The first one is a self promotional piece (not so) "Happy Harry's" and the second started out as a warm-up sketch but was too good not to finish. 

Does this "fish" look familiar?

C.F. Payne - Mousetronaut: A Partially True Story

C.F. Payne illustrated the upcoming children's book, "Mousetronaut: A Partially True Story" in collaboration with retired astronaut Mike Kelly  and publisher Paula Wiseman of Simon & Schuster. Kelly wrote the story inspired by the mice that were on board with him on his first space shuttle flight. This partially true tale is about a heroic mouse on board the flight that must save the day despite his small size.  

Although the book doesn't hit the bookshelves until October, it is already enjoying great success and media coverage. Pre-order your copy here

Kent Barton - World Bank Note

Check out this new illustration from Kent Barton, commissioned by our longtime client, The Work Style magazine, for their cover issue all about how the downturn in the European economy is affecting their workforce. 

Also, take a look at these illustrations previously commissioned by the Magazine: 

June 19, 2012

Ricardo Martinez Draws Angela Merkel for The Deal

Our long time friend, Larry Gendron, art director at The Deal magazine, commissioned Ricardo Martinez to create a portrait of Angela Merkel, German Chancellor who is currently holding the fate of the EU economy in her hands. Ricardo elegantly combined caricature and scratchboard to create this (not so flattering) likeness of Merkel. Read The Deal article here

Breakthrough Deadline Extended Until June 30th!!

JUNE 30th 2012

Our goal is to help young illustrators break through into the competitive world of illustration. By submitting a portfolio of their best images, the entrant will be judged by a diverse panel of art directors who will review, score, and decide who will be this year's great, young illustrator. 

  • $1000 cash prize + All Expense paid round trip to NYC
  • A comprehensive portfolio review 
  • Commemorative award.
  • Meet art directors and artists.
  • Less than 5 years of paid, professional experience in the industry.
  • Must be 18 to 35 years old.
  • 1 to 5 images: $25 / 6 to 50 images: $100
  • edit your submission until contest closing date
Image Specification
  • JPG, 535 pixel in width, Saved For Web
** You can always go back and edit your submission up until the closing date of the contest. Just enter your email and password (that we sent to you after you paid) and you can keep refining!**

June 14, 2012

RSAR is on Pinterest!

Today RSAR joined Pinterest, the online pinboard of all things awesome. Come join us and help spread great illustration! 

Goni Montes - Spendthrift or Miser?

Goni Montes has been a frequent contributing artist to The Work Style magazine with art director Marta Scetta. Here is his most recent illustrations in their latest issue on the topic of being a spendthrift vs miser.

Dongyun Lee - Fed Leads the Fight

Dongyun Lee was commissioned by the New York Times, Sunday Monday edition to create this epic illustration for an article urging the Federal Reserve to take up arms and fight inflation. So let's give them some horses, swords, and suits of metal armor, and see what happens. 

Here is the sketch process and the full article as seen in the Sunday Times. 

David Johnson, The Portrait King Continues

David Johnson has been feverishly completing more and more portraits, an average of one a day, of famous authors. Below is just a small collection of some of the most recent highlights. Take a look at this blog from several months back for some previous highlights. 

Follow David on facebook to see his daily portraits. 

Samuel Beckett 

Andrew Marvell

August Strindberg

Christopher Marlowe (wicked 'do)

Douglas Adams

Dylan Thomas

Edward Lear

Enid Blyton

Irma Rombauer 
Jack Kerouac

John Stuart Mill

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

Margaret Fuller

RIchard Sheridan

RIchard Sheridan 2

Robert Southey

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

Sidney Lanier

Thomas Gray

Wilhelm Grimm

Yasar Kemal