Monday, January 23, 2012

Rudy-Jan Faber - self taught, winning artist from the Netherlands

Rudy Faber is a self taught illustrator based in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands.  He first came to my attention as 1st runner-up in the International Breakthrough contest.

Often, the real winner in any contest is the 1st runner up. Why? Because they know they have what it takes to win but fate hasn't allowed it this time. Generally they become even more determined to be successful. Someone's success isn't measured by a mere is measured throughout their lifetime. 
Rudy said, "I love illustrating pin-ups. Sometimes I choose bright and colorful themes with some urban, pop-art, lowbrow influences. Other times I enjoy painting dark, eerie and macabre themed illustrations. My main focus in my work is giving my characters lots of personality."
I love tattoos! You'll see Rudy's work in the Directory of Illustration now and in the 2013 book. 

Monday, January 16, 2012

Directory of Illustration is now being distributed - see Ken Orvidas' cover art plus inside illustrations

What a great way to start the new year – the Directory of Illustration is landing on creatives’ desks throughout January!!!! I’m posting Ken Orvidas’ cover art again along with the inside illustrations. This year’s theme is Very, Very Visionary". Inside the book you’ll see “Eagle Eye”, “Eye of the Storm”, “Black-Eyed Susan”, Apple of My Eye” and “ButterflEyes”.

Year in and year out the book drives traffic to the site as does the monthly email blasts, the Illustration Voice e-newsletter, the 650,000 banners running on CA Magazines website, etc.

If you would like to talk about anything “illustration”…you know how to reach me. The door is always open to talk about your work.