Drawing magazine is thrilled to present The Illustration Issue, our first issue ever devoted to the many artistic practices and styles that fall under the broad label of illustration.
Among the illustrators featured in the magazine are four contemporary artists who use different media to create imagined worlds, characters, and scenes. Featured here is a small sample of their work. For much more information about their artistic processes, pick up the summer 2013 issue of Drawing. Enjoy!
Patrick Arrasmith works primarily in the medium of scratchboard, creating his images by incising lines of light in a dark surface. He is best known for his illustrations for the Last Apprentice novels, by Joseph Delaney. Learn more at www.patrickarrasmith.com.
Edward Binkley draws digitally, using software and a stylus to mimic the look of traditional drawing, in order to create his fantastic characters reminiscent of medieval fairy tales. For more, visit www.edbinkley.com.
Mark Schultz is a widely admired and honored illustrator of comics and illustrations that evoke the era of American pulp literature. In recent years he has been the author of the Prince Valiant comic strip, among many other projects. For more information, visit www.fleskpublications.com.
Yuko Shimizu’s process blends traditional ink-painting methods with digital coloring. Her energetic works have appeared in magazines, comic books, posters, book covers, and more. Visit the artist’s website at www.yukoart.com.