Ape on the Moon is a weblog written by illustrator Alex Mathers. The site documents the adventures of Moon Ape as he searches for the most fresh, far out and cutting edge illustration styles and techniques in the cosmos.

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Latest Blog Posts for Ape on the Moon: Contemporary Illustration Blog

  • Yuki Nakano IllustrationsJapanese artist and web designer Yuki Nakano's portfolio pleasantly smacked me in the jaw with its intricate designs and strong colours. Her digital and drawn illustrations are inspired by 'jewellery, cultural artifacts and other beautiful things mad...
  • Pencil Bird Illustrations of Martin Taylor
    on Mar 17, 2009 in Pencil Illustration
    The super fine, and almost photographic quality of Martin Taylor's birds took me by surprise the other day. I see contemporary illustration techniques referring back more and more to traditional methods, including watercolour and pencil drawings. As...
  • 3D Character Illustrations of Mushroom Robot
    on Mar 16, 2009 in 3D Illustration
    Check out the ultra modern 3D illustration work of 'Mushroom Robot' from Argentina, which I stumbled upon on Flickr. The three dimensional characters and scenes really jump from the page/screen, almost making them tangible enough to touch. Perhaps w...
  • Screen Prints of Mar Hern├índez
    on Mar 14, 2009 in Screen Printing
    I'm really liking the striking and beautifully designed imagery of Mar Hernández. The Spanish illustrator, known as 'Malota', has recently created a set of screen prints, which clearly suit her clean, geometric style.Having a degree in Fine Arts, Ma...
  • Nick Sirotich: From Tattoos to Marker Pens
    on Mar 10, 2009 in Ink Illustration
    A cool illustrator I had the pleasure of stumbling upon is one Nick Sirotich, from Sarasota in Florida. The colours and fluidity in his work are particularly striking, with an almost sherberty sweetness that oozes from them. Nick has always had a pas...
  • The Pixel Art of Eboy
    on Mar 9, 2009 in Pixel Art
    The german pixel art illustration trio known as eBoy founded in 1997 are still going strong. I wanted to include a quick post on some of their recent pixel stuff because it's just too cool to ignore. Some of their work will be recognisable from adver...
  • New Japan Snow Apes Illustration
    on Mar 7, 2009 in Alex Mathers
    I've just finished a portrait of two of my snow monkey friends in the Japanese outdoors. This is a vector illustration.I'm making more of an effort now to add detail to my work. I hope this will be the first of new series of animal portraits and scen...
  • The Art of Jack Teagle
    on Mar 3, 2009 in Painting
    It's worth keeping an eye on illustrator Jack Teagle. Describing his style as 'obsessive, yet simplistic with a characteristic nervousness in the line', Jack's work is appealing for it's dark humour and refreshing quality. Jack tries to limit his col...
  • Contemporary Characters at Mojizu
    on Mar 2, 2009 in Websites
    Mojizu is a great site for those of you interested in contemporary character illustration, particularly if you intend on designing your own characters. The site actually kick-started my passion for digital illustration and I have a look through it fo...
  • Introducing Alex 'Warble' Harrison
    on Feb 27, 2009 in Painting
    From Fulton, Mississippi, Alex Harrison is an illustrator and painter who counts 'enchanted art gloves, special paint pens and magical scissors' as his tools of the trade. His work is of the type that grabs one firmly by the throat before getting a s...
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