For Earth Day enjoy these illustrations from our wonderful artists…and to show a little love for Mother Earth we encourage everyone to get involved in events in their communities happening all week long!
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.
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Check out several of our talented illustrators’ images to get you motivated for Earth Day events! See what you can do to Go Green. Find local events at Earthday.org
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We know where Ralph got his talent. It’s in his genes. With artistic parents and grandparents his future in the arts was a lock. To prove that point, Ralph was named “outstanding student in illustration” in his college class while earning a BFA and MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia.
Busy painting, drawing, and digitizing ever since, he has created a volume of work that has appeared on more than 350 novels and book covers, working with a variety of agencies, companies and publishers including Duke Energy, UCLA, Borders Books, National Geographic Publishing, McGraw-Hill, Oxford University Press, Saatchi & Saatchi, Campbell’s Soup, Jim Beam Global, Department of Defense, BIC, Novant Health and Levelor.
His specialties include realism, children’s, maps, people, fantasy, science fiction, book covers, infographics, landscapes and conceptual.
View examples of his work below and visit his portfolio to view more.
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We’d like to welcome Chris Cocozza, an international, award winning, romance book cover artist, to Folioplanet. Over the span of his career, Chris has illustrated 100′s of book covers for major publishers across the United States and around the world – and undoubtedly you’ve seen them everywhere.
Following in the footsteps of some of his most inspirational artists and teachers, Chris set out to traditionally paint the figure for
the book cover industry, first breaking in with the western and young adult genres, and expanding to romance, action and
In the early 90′s, with the advent of digital media, Chris pioneered the integration of the “new” digital techniques and tools with his mastery of the “traditional techniques”. He was one of the first romance illustrators to embrace the new technology and continues to be one of it’s foremost pioneers into the 21st century, with his work being studied in many universities across the country.
Chris Cocozza continues to be a trendsetter in the illustration field with his unique vision and sensitivity to book cover art as cultural icon and powerful artistic reference.