For an artist still completing her degree at the University of Applied Science in Hamburg, Ramona Ring has an astonishing maturity of style and technique. Using a combination of hand drawn illustrations and digital effects, Ramona builds her artwork in layers. Using only pencil and paper initially, her work is then scanned and coloured in photoshop. Patternbank love her use of strong linea imagery and subtle colour combinations which create texture and pattern in her art. For more news visit her Tumblr. Some illustrations featured in this post are work created for ZEIT magazin.
Patternbank brings you it’s second Menswear Print Trends report for Autumn/Winter 2013. Here we bring you a concise overview of the key looks sure to influence the season from the recent Menswear catwalk shows held in London, Milan and Paris. View Patternbank’s Menswear Print Trends Spring/Summer 2013 Part 1 here.
Tile Inspired Design – Block Repeats – Geometric Patterns – Mosaic Mix-ups – Decorative and Ornate Art Deco – Damask References – Intricate Repeat Pattern Work
Photographic Overlays – Cut-up Magazine Style – Placement Prints – Art Inspired – Abstract Layouts – Graphic Mix – Chaotic Collage plays – Digitally Manipulated Pattern
Plays on Floral Tradition – Botanical Blooms – Intense Floral Prints – Tonal Colour Use – Vibrant Richness - Realistic photo prints – Large Scale Blooms – Brocade Styling – High Saturation Colour Use
Camouflage/Animal Skin Distorted
Distressed Textures – Painterly Brush Strokes – Camouflage Re-invented – Ikat Styles – Natural Elements – Splattered Effects – Monochrome Effects - Allover Impact
Paisley Pattern Mix
Paisley Scarf Prints – Over-scaled Paisley Print – Decorative Pattern Mix – Bohemian Style – Rich Texture and Layered Looks - Highly decorative details – Re-worked & Twisted Paisley Pattern - Abstract Motifs
Detail and delicacy are the qualities which stand out in artist Ann ten Donkelaar’s intricate relief work. Donkelaar lives and works in Utrecht, Netherlands where she gathers small pieces of nature. Broken butterflies, flowers and weeds are collected from her garden, “What I enjoy the most about being creative is the collecting of the materials and creating the composition.
I like working with flowers and insects because they are so small and complicated elements. I just fascinated from there forms and colors.” these are then collaged together with cut out images of flowers an displayed in relief to form intricate almost fairytale gardens. See more from her collection on her website.
Mary Kate McDevitt is a letterer and illustrator living and working in Portland, OR. Mary Kate graduated from Tyler School of Art in 2007 with a degree in Graphic Design and Illustration. She worked as a designer at a studio in Lancaster, PA for 2 years. In 2010, Mary Kate moved out to Portland, OR to pursue a career as a freelance illustrator and artist and we’re glad she did, as she is creating some beautiful hand drawn lettering, Illustration and Typography. Go check out her portfolio on her website.
These amazing traditionally worked illustrations are the creations of Brooklyn based artist Erik Jones aka ‘The Iris On’. His painted portraits are brought to life with unexpected abstract elements and geometric configurations. Preferring to by-pass digital means, Jones has a more old school approach and works with coloured pencil, water colour, acrylic and oils to create each piece. Patternbank love his vibrant colour plays and beautifully studied detail in these original looking illustrations.
Patternbank love these delicately tattooed life studies by artist and freelance illustrator Stasia Burrington. Stasia creates a surprising contrast in her work by combining simple pencil drawings with fabric cutouts of richly coloured blooms which give these studies an oriental feel. To see the full array of Stasia’s talent , including her stunning illustration visit her website.
With a strong reference to Eastern European folk art and Russian abstract art, twin brothers Gert and Uwe Tobias have a unique partnership in creating these brooding masterpieces. Born in Brasov, Romania in 1973 the brothers began working together in 2001 producing large scale woodcuts, gouache paintings, ceramic sculptures and typewriter drawings. Their work is currently on show in The Gallery at Windsor, Vero Beach, Florida, due to show in The Whitechapel Gallery, London in April 2013. See more from the Tobias brothers on the Windsor website.
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