Unnatural Mutation – Illustrations by Caitlin Hackett

Vulpes Masquerade by Caitlin Hackett

Vulpes Masquerade by Caitlin Hackett

Caitlin Hackett is a traditional artist in my home borough of Brooklyn NY with a truly interesting style. Almost all of her illustrations start off with drawing all the lines with a ball-point pen on a large piece of paper. The size of which ranges anywhere between 4in by 6in to a baffling 4 1/2ft by 5ft. After Caitlin lays out each individual line, she goes back in with colored pencil and watercolor to add shading and depth. This technique that she has clearly mastered is a pain-staking process but yields amazing results. The final piece marries crisp, flowing line-work with subtle bleeds of color. Her technique alone is a work of art, but the roots of her inspiration behind the artwork creates a whole other level of interest.
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Inspirational Artist Feature – Nanami Cowdroy

Nanami Cowdroy has an interestingly complex, pen and ink style to her art. She uses seemingly fragile objects to create a strong presence and composition in each piece. Utilizing the look of fluid line-work, she gives the feeling of each object flowing into the next. The overall style of her work is heavily japanese influenced, and gives the appearance of different phases of water. In “Ink Pond” the water style is splashing out of a paint can device used at the bottom of the work. In “Geisha Yume” the water style is cascading down the woman’s body like a waterfall. In “Cable Cranes” the water style is slowing moving the origami like a calm river.

Ink Pond by Nanami Cowdroy

Ink Pond by Nanami Cowdroy


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Freedom Illustration – Happy Independence Day

Happy Independence Day! Below is an illustration I created to celebrate the birth of America.

"Freedom" - Illustration crop 1 by Nicole Barker

“Freedom” – Illustration crop 1 by Nicole Barker


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