May 29, 2014

TIm Bower and Jason Seiler - Featured in Communication Arts Illustration Annual





With Communication Arts still fresh on the mind and tasty on the tongue. Now would be the time to show off Tim Bower and Jason Seiler for being selected to be among other illustrative giants in this years Communication Arts Illustration Annual. 








Check out more about the Annual, here

See more of Tim's work, here
See more of Jason's work, here

Jason Seiler - Award of Excellence, Communication Arts





Jason Seiler was recently given this AWARD OF EXCELLENCE for this piece completed for the Wall Street Journal entitiled, "Mother Can You Spare a Room?"

Since 1959, Communication Arts has published the best in visual communications from around the world. To find the best work, CA sponsors creative competitions that recognize the finest talent in the industry. Winners are selected by juries of their peers and published in their must-have annuals.

You can check out some more of his work, here

Check out who else was awarded, here

May 23, 2014

David Palumbo - Jeep Wrangler , Car and Driver Magazine



David Palumbo traveled back in time to World War II with this piece for Car and Driver Magazine. The company wanted to give an ode to the historic significance of the Jeep Wrangler and thought it'd be best to place it in this pivotal era. This will be a part of a story for a special edition Jeep Wrangler 'Willy's' package.

See what other stories speed out of Car and Driver here
Check out more of David's work, here




Goni Montes - Joan of Arc, Lighthouse Catholic Media



Goni Montes recently completed this beautiful cover piece of Joan of Arc for Lighthouse Catholic Media.

Here is a portion a quote, given to Goni as inspiration, describing the virtues of Joan.

"She was truthful when lying was the common speech of men; she was honest when honesty was become a lost virtue; she was a keeper of promises when the keeping of a promise was expected of no one; she gave her great mind to great thoughts and great purposes when other great minds wasted themselves upon pretty fancies or upon poor ambitions; she was modest, and fine, and delicate when to be loud and coarse might be said to be universal; she was full of pity when a merciless cruelty was the rule; she was steadfast when stability was unknown, and honorable in an age which had forgotten what honor was..."

Check out more of Goni's work, here
See what Lighthouse is up to here


May 22, 2014

Dongyun Lee - Red Bull Party Wave




Dongyun Lee did this fun piece for Red Bull Party Wave taking place in Waikiki in July!

You can learn more about the event here.

Also see more of Dongyun's work here!

May 21, 2014

Guy Stauber - X-Men: Days of Future Past, Marvel




Guy Stauber recently completed this poster for the new Marvel movie, "X-Men: Days of Future Past". The storyline is in the Marvel comic book "The Uncanny X-Men" issues #141-142 which was published in 1981. In this dystopian future mutants are imprisoned in internment camps where their imminent doom is underway. A grown -up Kate Pryde transfers her mind to her younger self, present-day Kitty Pryde, and gathers up the X-Men to prevent the precise moment in history that is to trigger anti-human mayhem.

Check out the trailer for film here!
Be sure to also check out some more of Guy's work, HERE

David Johnson - The Visionary Jack Ma, Wall Street Journal




David Johnson completed this spot on portrait of Jack Ma for the Wall Street Journal in an article featured in the beginning of May. The article focused on the Alibaba founder's announcement that he was stepping back from the company as it takes its first steps in the global arena. We'll see, says WSJ, we'll see...Ma is an aggressive competitor who drives his employees hard, especially when he feels like the company is lagging behind the competition. When it became clear Alibaba’s chat service was failing to loosen the grip held by Tencent’s Wechat, he told employees they each had to sign up 100 active users or their bonus was under threat.

Check out the online article, here.
See more of David's work here!


John Mattos - Queen of Hearts, Penguin Group




John Mattos was hired by Penguin Group to complete a book cover for Rhys Bowen's royal mystery novel, "Queen of Hearts". The story tells of complicated love affairs, a dramatic transatlantic crossing, and a mysterious sejour in Hollywood.

See what Penguin has to say about the book here
Check out more of John's work here!

Tyler Jacobson- Dungeons & Dragons Core Books

Tyler Jacobson is stoked to share these two awesome paintings he did for D&D. With the announcement of the 5th addition of D&D, Tyler was assigned to do the cover for the Player's Handbook. The second book cover Tyler did was the cover of the Dungeon's Master Guide. Though both pieces were cropped for application, their epic quality was most certainly not diminished!








You can check out more of Tyler's work on our website here.
Or check out his blog, here!

May 20, 2014

Gary Kelley - Financial Scandal, Vanity Fair France


Vanity Fair France hired Gary Kelley to illustrate this piece based on an article about a young banker named Frederic Levesque. The banker conned celebrities into making financial investments. He would then lend the money he received to another group of celebrities. There were, however, no official documents ever signed.

Check out more of Gary's work here!
Also see what's up in the world of Vanity Fair France, Ici!



C.F.Payne - King of the Road, Texas Aggie



C.F Payne recently completed this piece for the June cover of Texas Aggie. The issue reflects upon the deep rooted spirit of the Aggie Ring tradition, in which alumni from A&M University maintain their strong Texan and school pride.

You can check out some more of his work here.



May 19, 2014

Karla Ortiz - The Walking-Stick Forest by Anna Tambour, Tor.com


Karla Ortiz recently posted this breathtaking piece to her facebook. The painting was completed for Tor. com and was used as the cover for Anna Tambour's book "The Walking- Stick Forest". The beautiful painting was also exhibited at Spectrum Fantastic Art Live earlier this month.

You can check out some more of Karla's work here.

David Palumbo - Jekyll and Hyde, Scholastic



Last year,  David Palumbo completed this full page illustration of the crazed Jekyll & Hyde for Scholastic's Scope Magazine. The original story " The Strange Case of Jekyll& Hyde" written by Robert Louis Stevenson was first published in 1886 and was the first public example of the rare mental condition of "Split Personality Disorder".

You can check out some more of David's insanely good work here.

Gary Kelley - Behind the Beat for the African American Museum of Iowa




Gary Kelley recently completed an 8 foot by 10 foot mural for the Iowa African-American Museum in Cedar Rapids. With help from builder Peter Colver, Kelley can proudly sit back and admire his work in an impressively unique way. He was kind enough to share it on his very own blog, where you can learned more about Gary and see what he's up to here.

You can also check out the African American Museum of Iowa here.

Warm Welcome to Charles Chaisson

We are pleased to announce the newest member of the Richard Solomon family. The uber talented Charles Chaisson was a runner up for our Breakthrough contest back in 2012. After two years of exceptional work on his own, we felt it was only fitting for him to permanently join our group.

You can check out some more of his work here.

Charles Chaisson is a Brooklyn based illustrator born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He attended the Ringling College of Art and Design, where he received is BFA in illustration. Upon graduation, he packed up and trekked up north to attend the School of Visual Arts to take part in the Illustration as Visual Essay Graduate Program, from which he successfully received an M.F.A.






May 14, 2014

Maria Corte - Where are the Women?, Korn/Ferry Briefings


Another good question asked by Korn/Ferry Briefings (see "What the h#ll is bitcoin?"). This time, Maria Corte Maidagan illustrated the article asking the question of where all the women are on tech boards. Take a look at it here



Tran Nguyen - Spectrum Gold!


It was announced at Spectrum Live in Kansas City over the weekend that Tran Nguyen received a Gold award for his image "Insects of Love" for Tor.com. Congratulations and well deserved!  



Tran Nguyen - Keys of Heaven


The cover of the second installment of the Healing Grace Novel series has been released by it's author Adina Senft. Take a look at the first cover by Tran Nguyen here



Chris Gall - What the H#ll is Bitcoin?, Korn/Ferry Briefings


That's a good question... 

Chris Gall illustrated this for a Korn/Ferry Briefings article What the H#ll is Bitcoin? under the art direction of Robert Ross. It definitely came out to be a star portfolio piece. 



Dongyun Lee - Red Bull Party Wave


Aloha! Dongyun Lee illustrated the main graphics promoting the Red Bull Party Wave competition happening on Waikiki Beach, Hawaii. Surfer? Have what it takes? Just curious? Check out more info here


Mark Summers - Komagata Maru Incident Stamp, Canada Post

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper just unveiled last tuesday a new stamp commemorating the Komagata Maru Incident in honor of Asian Heritage Month. Mark Summers, a Canadian himself, had the honor of illustrating this beautifully dramatic tribute. 

Unveiling of the stamp with Prime Minister Harper. Photo by Jason Ransom






May 13, 2014

Orlando Arocena- NASCAR Fan Favorites, Fox Sport



Several weeks ago, we were contacted by FOX Sports to create 10 portraits for an upcoming web contest to pick a Sprint fan favorite Nascar driver. Orlando Arocena had to hustle to get it done, and the results are FABULOUS! We are now proud to share it with you including the process.

For more about his process, check out his Behance.