Gregory Manchess on the Cover of Communication... • // 04/11/2012
Niklas Asker - The Illustration Project • // 04/10/2012
Scott Brundage - Underwater Recession for The... • // 04/10/2012
Chris Whetzel - Outdoor Life: A Tough Guide • // 04/10/2012
!Breakthrough Contest 2012 Open to Submissions... • // 04/09/2012
This week (starting April 11th) we are launching our second annual Breakthrough Contest. After the incredible success last year, we are happy to once again help out talented, young illustrators launch their careers. Just take a look at the talented artists who submitted last year, who we were happy to feature in several blogs (Runners Up and Staff Picks).
Last year's winner, Michal Dziekan, is a successful member of our group now, working on a broad range of projects from editorial to advertising. We also asked Tran Nguyen and Maria Corte Maidagan, who did not win, to join our group after seeing the incredible portfolios they submitted to the contest. Here is what they had to say about their success after submitting to the contest:
Society of Illustrators - C.F. Payne... • // 04/05/2012
C.F. Payne is not only a successful illustrator, he has also been an art educator for years. Currently, he is the head of the illustration department for Columbus College of Art and Design and he also takes guest teaches at Illustration Academy several times a year (see blog about this here). Payne is being honored this year by the Society of Illustrators as distinguished art educator of the year.
"All of this [teaching] has allowed me to share with a huge number of energetic, inspired, talented young people the notion that illustration is a meaningful art form, that when taken seriously can have impact and be great. I have tried to be a good teacher knowing that I can learn as much from my students as I hope they can learn from me. If I have done my job right, they have learned more from me."