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Meet the Illustration West 62 Award Winners: Arden von Haeger

Meet the Illustration West 62 Award Winners: Arden von Haeger

BRONZE AWARD Institutional ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Arden von Haeger is a distinguished illustrator and professor renowned for his captivating and intricately detailed artworks. With a career that bridges both creative practice and academic instruction, Arden has become a respected figure in the world of art and education, known for his vibrant illustrations and his dedication to nurturing the next generation of artists. He pursued formal...

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SILA Is At ICON12!

SILA Is At ICON12!

Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles 2024 Board members Donivan Howard - Treasurer, Amarpal Khanna - Membership Chair and Justin Kunz - Web Chair plus the ICON12 Raffle Ticket winners Stephanie Gobby, Pat Higgins and Perry Stewart are all set to attend ICON 12 from July 10 through July13!

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July SILA Sketch Lounge

July SILA Sketch Lounge

Thursday July 25, 2024 7pm – 9pm PT Relax, sketch, fix yourself a drink, and toss it around with other illustrators on Zoom. To get the Zoom link (will be sent an hour before the event starts): RSVP info@si-la.org

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Meet the Illustration West 62 Award Winners: Chad Ewanic

Meet the Illustration West 62 Award Winners: Chad Ewanic

BRONZE AWARD Entertainment/Visual Development ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ CHAD EWANIC cewanic.com Here are a few pictures of my current studio space and me. I have a few musical instruments around, but I don’t play much, at the moment. I mostly work at my desk. The iPad is my digital art tool of choice, and both it and my sketch book allow me to sit on the couch or whatever if I want to take up an alternative drawing position. I may listen...

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Member of the Week Huining Shi

Member of the Week Huining Shi

I am a concept artist and illustrator currently residing in Los Angeles, working at Treyarch, mainly on the Call of Duty series. Originally from China, I have been passionate about drawing since childhood. As I grew older, my fascination with games, movies, animation, and comics deepened, leading me to become a game concept designer. My current role involves creating early-stage concepts for games, working closely with game design. My designs encompass not only environments, props, and...

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Member of the Week Amaryllis Graybill

Member of the Week Amaryllis Graybill

I'm a multimedia illustrator based in California. I'm an independent artist with art shown in convention spaces, galleries, and faires. I've worked with business clients on such things as animated app store videos, mascots, character illustrations, and comic art. I'm currently a Master's in Illustration candidate at Falmouth University in the UK. I graduated Cum Laude with my Bachelor's in Studio Art from California State University, Sacramento....

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Meet the Illustration West 62 Award Winners: Dannie (Yidan) Niu

Meet the Illustration West 62 Award Winners: Dannie (Yidan) Niu

SILVER AWARD Book ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dannie Niu (Yidan Niu) is an award-winning illustrator/muralist based in Atlanta. She received her Master of Fine art degree in Illustration at Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta. Dannie’s primary direction is packaging illustration, children’s illustration, and fashion illustration. Dannie loves to create anything beautiful and gorgeous. She likes to work with gold colors and is...

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Member of the Week Connie Resch

Member of the Week Connie Resch

Connie Resch is a self-taught artist and illustrator living in the Seattle Metropolitan area. She specializes in representational art through traditional media such as colored pencils, inks, acrylic paint, and more. Her illustrations are rich in detail and focus heavily on natural flora and fauna. Connie draws inspiration from many subjects and her work is a nod to scientific illustration, imaginative surrealism, and Renaissance paintings. She also has a penchant for illustrating portraits and...

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Meet the Illustration West 62 Award Winners: Mark Borgions

Meet the Illustration West 62 Award Winners: Mark Borgions

SILVER AWARD Entertainment/Visual Development ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Mark Borgions (1967) received a graphic design degree at Sint Lucas Antwerp in 1989. He built a career working on major brands and campaigns, further developing his design, typography and motion design skills. But it did not take all that long before he realized his focus should be not only on graphic design, but also — and maybe even more so — on illustration and...

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June SILA Sketch Lounge

June SILA Sketch Lounge

Wednesday June 26, 2024 7pm – 9pm PT Relax, sketch, fix yourself a drink, and toss it around with other illustrators on Zoom. To get the Zoom link (will be sent an hour before the event starts): RSVP info@si-la.org

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Meet the Illustration West 62 Award Winners: Miriam Martincic

Meet the Illustration West 62 Award Winners: Miriam Martincic

GOLD AWARD Editorial SILVER AWARD Unpublished & Self-Promotional             https://www.instagram.com/themiriamdraws https://si-la.org/member-portfolio/miriam-martincic/ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Miriam Martincic is a stone-carver-turned-graphic-designer-turned-illustrator, swimmer, solid gold dancer, and educator. She teaches at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.      ...

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Member of the Week Linziyu Lu

Member of the Week Linziyu Lu

Linziyu Lu is a Chinese illustrator based in Queens, New York City. She studied engineering for her undergraduate degree before earning an MFA in illustration from Syracuse University. She specializes in picture books, packaging design and editorial illustration. She finds inspiration in the beauty of nature and the cultures of various places. She is also an avid fan of musical theatre, particularly French productions. Her favorite subjects to draw are birds (especially owls), food, and...

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Meet the Illustration West 62 Award Winners: Kremena Chipilova

Meet the Illustration West 62 Award Winners: Kremena Chipilova

BRONZE AWARD Gallery ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I work in the areas of fantasy art and magical realism. In my art, I like to include the promise of the supernatural, the encounter of something that is unknown, that attracts and maybe scares us. Sometimes I want to convey a strange feeling of disquiet. I draw inspiration and ideas from a variety of sources - from the delicate beauty and mystery found in nature, to the fairy and folk tales,...

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Meet the Illustration West 62 Award Winners: Bill Mayer

Meet the Illustration West 62 Award Winners: Bill Mayer

GOLD AWARD Gallery SILVER AWARD Gallery               www.thebillmayer.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Bill Mayer is absolutely amazing. If you need an illustration of that fact, here it is. Not only have most of the Fortune 500 Companies been Bill’s clients one time or another, Bill’s crazy creatures, characters and comic creations have been sought after for Magazine covers, countless articles, editorials...

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Meet the Illustration West 62 Award Winners: Pat Higgins

Meet the Illustration West 62 Award Winners: Pat Higgins

SILVER AWARD Graphic Novels/Comic Books ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Meet Pat Higgins, an acclaimed illustrator, cartoonist, and graphic designer hailing from Wilmington, Delaware. With a distinguished reputation, he proudly holds memberships in both the National Cartoonists Society and the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles. Throughout his illustrious career, Pat has ingeniously woven his signature style and unique perspective into...

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Member of the Week Krister Eide

Member of the Week Krister Eide

I am a children's book and graphic novel illustrator who recently won first prize in the Norwescon Art Show. I am also a member of a number of international arts organizations including Artists for Conservation, the world's leading artist group supporting animals and the environment. I enjoy illustrating fantasy and adventure that include cinematic moments of awe as well as quiet emotion. I have special interests in animals, historical fiction, and natural science. Besides graphic novels, I...

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Meet the Illustration West 62 Award Winners: Doug Dabbs

Meet the Illustration West 62 Award Winners: Doug Dabbs

GOLD AWARD Graphic Novels/Comic Books ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Doug Dabbs is an illustrator, comic book artist, and university professor from Nashville, Tennessee. His comic books and graphic novels have been published by Image Comics, Oni Press, 12 Gauge, and Desperado, and he’s the artist of the critically acclaimed comic book mini-series, “Klik Klik Boom.” His work centers around visual storytelling, focusing on collective mark-making to communicate...

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Meet the Illustration West 62 Award Winners: Matthew Daley

Meet the Illustration West 62 Award Winners: Matthew Daley

SILVER AWARD Cartoons ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Matthew Daley is a digital illustrator based out of Toronto Canada where he shares a house with his librarian wife and their cats Geri Sizzler and Jerry Sizzler. A graduate of Sheridan College’s Interpretive Illustration Program, Daley has had work featured in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe and Toronto Star. In addition, he has designed posters for music acts such as Devo and The...

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Meet the Illustration West 62 Award Winners: Sonia Alins

Meet the Illustration West 62 Award Winners: Sonia Alins

SILVER AWARD Institutional ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ With an artistic personality halfway between Surrealism and Romanticism, Sonia Alins develops a narrative where she addresses her personal reflections, usually tied to emotions and dreams. Thus, her art shows recurring references to femininity, feminism, motherhood, family or passage of time. The protagonists in Sonia’s work are almost...

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Meet the Illustration West 62 Award Winners: Robert Carter

Meet the Illustration West 62 Award Winners: Robert Carter

GOLD AWARD Unpublished & Self-Promotional ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ www.crackedhat.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Robert Carter was born in St. Albans, England, but moved to Ontario, Canada, at an early age. He went on to study Art and Illustration, graduating from the prestigious Sheridan College School of Art and Animation. A professional illustrator for over two decades, Robert's style combines a strong foundation...

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