American Illustration 35 Winners Announced

American Illustration (AI-AP) announced the selected and chosen illustrators from a crowded field of almost 600 submissions. We’re happy to announce that several of our illustrators were included in the group of winners.

Decorative wildlife and nature illustration.John S. Dykes

 

Popeye illustrationDave Calver

 

Collage bird illustrationTom Cocotos

 

Digital illustration of man wearing suitPatrick George

 

Conceptual illustration of American flagOtto Steininger

 

Illustration of ocean cityNishan Akgulian

 

Conceptual, whimsical illustration of downtown city streetsMichael Sloan

 

Illustration of horse in fieldMartin Haake

 

Group of men wading in ocean.Gayle Kabaker

 

CD cover/cup and saucerPatrick George

 

Conceptual illustration a "sea of eyes"James Yang

 

Conceptual portrait illustration of Elvis Presley.Tim O’Brien

 

Conceptual portrait illustration of Napoleon Bonaparte.Tim O’Brien

 

3D illustration created by Richard Borge.Richard Borge

 

Conceptual illustration of a woman and child in carLauren Simkin Berke

Conceptual portrait illustration of women, different hairstyle/nationalities.Lauren Simkin Berke

 

A Holiday Wish To All From Folioplanet!

We wish all a very happy Holiday Season and a wonderful beginning to the New Year. We hope your days are merry and bright and filled with the blessings of family, friends and gifts of the heart. Illustration from Lindgren & Smith artist, Robert Crawford.

Holiday Angel



Ready for World Cup Action!

Début Art talent, Justin Metz’s image draws us into the action and it’s the perfect illustration to fire us up for the intense competition that is the World Cup! Adept in retouching and CGI, he blows us away with his skills! Check out more of Justin‘s work.

illustration of soccer player

© Justin Metz



Happy Father’s Day!

To all those Dads out there, we wish you a joyful, relaxing, Happy Father’s Day this Sunday. Here are several images from our talented group of illustrators to help shine the spotlight on the dutiful Dads out there!


Illustration of father kissing child good night



illustration of father holding daughter



Retro illustration of father and children at soda counter



Illustration of father kissing child good night




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



Cinco de Mayo Festivities Kick Off!

In honor of Cinco de Mayo next Monday, we’re showing off Joe & Kathy Heiner’s margarita image! Enjoy the festivities, but stay safe! See more of Joe & Kathy Heiner‘s photo-realistic images.

Photo realistic illustration of a margarita
© Joe & Kathy Heiner

Talented Illustrator, Bill Bruning, Joins Folioplanet

Minnesota winters keep Bill inside with plenty of time to improve his skill set and conceptualize his latest projects. Working digitally, ideas just pour from Bill’s imagination providing a multitude of engaging images. From wacky cartoon characters to realistic looking checkerboard landscapes, Bill keeps producing and meeting the needs of his clients. He has worked for Nabisco, General Mills, DuPont, 3M, Dole, Dun & Bradstreet, Newsweek, Business Week, and Gerber, as well as numerous banks, investment firms and publishers, both nationally and globally.

With a love for traditional methods as well, he also uses the winter months to return to landscape painting with oils. When the winter thaws, you’ll find Bill out on his road bike finding inspiration in the beauty around him.

Suffice it to say, we love showing off Bill’s work and think you’ll find more fascinating images in his portfolio.


illustration of bird and spaceship


illustration of cat and dog napping


Illustration showing man in a field of lightbulbs trying to find clarity


Conceptual illustration of pathway in the clouds


Illustration of puzzle piece


illustration of barn


© All Images Bill Bruning



Ralph Voltz Shows His Range

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.


Illustration of mischevious little girl


Illustration of mischevious little girl


Illustration of girl washing her dog


cityscape illustration


Illustration of teenager dressed in a gown


Cover illustration for American Nurse


Futuristic outer space illustration


Science Fiction illustration
© All Images Ralph Voltz



Sharon & Joel Harris Create Medical and Scientific Imagery

We’d like to welcome Sharon & Joel Harris to our illustration community at Folioplanet. Talented on many levels, they primarily create realistic medical and scientific imagery using traditional and digital media. But their talent doesn’t stop there. Check out a few examples below and their full portfolio to see the range of imagery they can create.


Illustration of stomach


AntiVegf logo


Technical illustration of bandage


Illustration of woman showing reproductive system
© Sharon & Joel Harris



The ‘Best Of’ from Artist Rep, Lindgren & Smith


It’s a new year and we all look forward to bigger and better things in 2014; setting goals, achieving them, winning new clients, and continuing to create really great work. As we look forward, however, we want to take a moment to look at the successes and highlights of 2013 and appreciate some of the exceptional work created by Lindgren & Smith talent. While we call this the “Best Of”, it represents just a small sampling of consistently high level work from their gifted artists.

View more work from Lindgren & Smith’s talent at Folioplanet or Workbook.


Dog walker illustration

Illustrator: Martin Haake / Client: Verrado



Safeway brings bountiful foods from nature.

Illustrator: Christiane Beauregard / Client: Safeway



Illustration of technological images

Illustrator: Jon Lund / Client: Ingersoll-Rand



3D illustration of highway accident

Illustrator: Todd Carosielli / Client: Liberty Mutual



Family around the breakfast table

Illustrator: Jim Salvati / Client: Smuckers



Farm and agricultural illustration

Illustrator: Robert Crawford / Client: New Holland



Illustration of African woman with sunset/desert

Illustrator: Stefano Vitale / Client: Timothy’s Teas