Born in Moscow, brought up in Milwaukee, and now based in Manhattan, Sonya Kozlova (at the early age of twenty) is known for her photography. Her photos are experimental and visceral, and it's obvious she has a keen eye for lighting and cropping her subjects just right.
She's recently mustered up the courage to share a few of her sketchbook drawings and they've captured my attention as much as her camera pictures have. Here are a few of my favorite pages.
I discovered Delphine Durand (and her entourage of weird animals) when she was teaching a workshop at Ilustratour. I couldn't go and was left with the desire. Since then, I follow her work from the distance.
I love her magic and bizarre animated monsters that walk around her drawings and on her books and travel journals.
And thanks to her, I know about "Les Cahiers de L'Articho", a French illustration magazine that's got me blown away. She also has an amazing pinterest page where she uploads everything she likes.
For many of us, drawing while on the phone is exactly how we got into the habit of doodling. I know that for me, I can hardly last on a call for two minutes if I don't have a pen and paper around to scribble on.
The following is a series of drawings made by DZO Olivier from France, all made without much thinking, during a handful of different phone conversations. And be sure to visit his portfolio for a taste of what he can do when he's not distracted by chit-chat.
With over 1000 images, a carnival of mediums (water color, oil, collage, marker, and ink), and a retro dont-blame-me-when-it-gets-stuck-in-your-head kind of song, Reeo Zerko's stop-motion animation will make your lips curl in delight. As if this weren't enough, below the fold are images of the incomprehensible talent which drips (like my drool) from each page of his sketchbook. Damn he's good.
I tried, obstinately, to follow his drawn line- eye glued to the screen, furrowed brow. But try as I might, I must report that I remain uncertain if Will Scobie lifts his pen. Fluid and intricate, I'm quite sure you'll enjoy his endless sketchbook drawings as much as I did.
Much of her sketchbook, on the contrary, is her test kitchen - where she can make a mess practicing and playing in her character studies with expression, perspective and layout. Here are a few of my favorites.
I remember seeing Anika's work back in 2010 when she participated in a giveaway we were doing here on the site. It's been a long time since then, but now she's captured my attention again with her pattern a day series on flickr.
The quick and simple doodles loosely repeat themselves in bright colors on the pages of her sketchbook. She claims there's no theme, but look how complementary and developed they appear when presented in the context of a set. Join me in encouraging her to keep it going over the coming months. YAY Anika!