Giovannina Colalillo Wins CAPIC Double Vision Art Show

Photographer Bo Huang and Illustrator Giovannina Colalillo won the CAPIC Double Vision art show contest for the Popular Vote.

Giovannina Colalillo painted Bo Huang and Bo Huang photographed Giovannina Colalillo.

Portraits Concept: Qi (Ch’i), Dynamic flowing energy arising through the interplay between Yin and Yang.

CAPIC’s (The Canadian Association of Professional Image Creators) Double Vision is a unique exhibition where image creators are paired up by a random draw, to create a unique and creative portrait of each other.

See more from Giovannina Colalillo here.

Portrait illustration and Photo
© Giovannina Colalillo

Michael Sloan’s Interview with AI-AP Design Arts Daily

Michael Sloan was interviewed for AI-AP newsletter, DART, otherwise known as Design Arts Daily. Peggy Roalf, Editor in Chief at DART interviewed Michael for an ongoing series about contemporary illustrators.

In the interview Michael talks about the early life experiences that shaped him and propelled him towards a career in illustration. He spent these younger years soaking up the sights around him and using this to fuel his creativity. You can always find Michael with a sketchbook in hand documenting life’s moments.

See the full interview here and read about what Michael does with his day, who his favorite artists are, and lots more interesting tidbits.

An award winner three time over, Michael’s illustrations can be found all over the place from The New York Times to book covers and magazines. He has had solo exhibits here at home and in Hong Kong showing his traditional street scene paintings of Hong Kong.

Conceptual illustration showing a man looking out over the ocean.

Illustration of a parade float

Humorous and editorial illustration of a man fixing a household computer

Illustration showing healthcare tipping the scales.

Conceptual illustration showing old locomotive.

Ana Gómez Bernaus: Building Characters

Ana Gómez Bernaus is an award winning visual adventurer. Influenced by Barcelona and its Catalan modernism style, along the way she developed a love for typography. Ana has been awarded with the Type Directors Club Certificate of Typographic Excellence and nominated for the 2013 Lürzer’s Archive 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide 2013/2014. Her work has been featured in numerous publications with an esteemed client list including Nike, Trident, Disney, State Farm, Direct TV, Polk Audio and many others.

Designer Ana Gomez Bernaus’ project ,”Building Characters”, uses basic geometric shapes to build dynamic and detailed letters and illustrations creating a balance between rich compositions and clean lines.

3D graphic illustration of a heart

3D graphic illustration of the alphabet

3D illustration of the letter B

3D illustration of the letter A

3D Lettering Illustration

Close up detail of 3D lettering
© Ana Gómez Bernaus

Communication Arts Competition Includes Folioplanet Talent

Communication Arts recently released their Illustration Annual 55, and it includes Folioplanet talent Raymond Bonilla, Jeff Foster, Beppe Giacobbe, Carlo Stanga, and Roger Chouinard among the winners.

We want to take a moment to congratulate all of these wonderfully talented illustrators on this impressive achievement, and show off a little of what they do.

Colorful pen and ink illustration of cityscape

CDetailed conceptual illustration of cityscape

Conceptual illustration of bird cage on man's head

Conceptual illustration of landscape

Illustration of Grosch Beer

Retro illustration

Illustration of gangster women in a stage play

Illustration of gangster women in a stage play

Conceptual cartoon/collage illustration of doctor resuscitating heart

Conceptual illustration depicting stockholders.

© All Images

Jean Tuttle’s Reluctant Thanksgiving Volunteer

Jean Tuttle has a great sense of humor and it’s evident in her personal piece originally created as a faux New Yorker cover for a “Blown Covers” competition. The image got some deserved notice and was selected as a winning image in American Illustration 32.

Illustrated in part because of her sympathy for the turkey, her illustration cleverly shows that not everyone is happy to join in on the Thanksgiving Festivites. While the turkey is clearly bucking for a Presidential “Pardon”, we doubt that kind of behavior will keep him off the menu.

To view more of Jean Tuttle’s truly exceptional work, check out Workbook and Folioplanet.

Illustration Image
© Jean Tuttle

Award Winning Image from Ronald Slabbers

Conceptual illustrator, Ronald Slabbers, creates visually engaging imagery. We like how he describes what he does; “from serious business to serious fun.” His illustrations are fun, witty, and thought provoking, and serious when they need to be. His very engaging work shows that he knows how to communicate an idea with his bold, graphic style. From children’s projects to corporate commissions, he’s never short on ideas and always delivers quality work!

So, of course, we are happy for Ronald that his talent has been recognized! His illustration ‘SAW’ was selected as a winner in the self promotion category by both Applied Arts Magazine 2013 (Canada) and Creative Quarterly 31 (USA), which comes as no surprise to us. Not one to hoard his creations, Ronald has made the winning image available as a signed edition as well!

Contact Ronald directly if you are interested in saws, trees or any other conceptual illustration: View more of his work at Folioplanet.

Illustration Image
© Ronald Slabbers

Talented Art Nouveau Artist, Echo Chernik, Joins Folioplanet

With over fifteen years in the commercial illustration biz, award-winning illustrator, Echo Chernik, never stops working. With an impressive amount of talent and an equally impressive resume, we are happy to have Echo part of Folioplanet. From working in vector and raster formats to traditional and digital illustration, Echo always keeps pace with an ever-changing industry, creating packaging, posters, CD covers, logos, billboards, signs – and more. Her unique and evocative style keeps getting her noticed, and keeps the work coming in from a diverse roster of notable clients including Miller Lite, NASCAR, Proctor & Gamble, Dave Matthew’s Band, Celestial Seasonings, Disney, Publix Supermarkets,, to name just a few.

Below is Echo’s most recent assignment for Dos Equis. She was asked to create an illustration for their “Ultimate Masquerade Party” campaign and Echo delivered beautifully! Heineken USA’s new look for Dos Equis Lager and Ambar beers has hit the shelves and will accompany a media event known as the Masquerade, hosted by “The Most Interesting Man in the World”.

To view more of Echo’s extraordinary work, visit her Folioplanet and Workbook portfolios. For a full bio and client list, view her website at

© Echo Chernik