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Gayle Kabaker: Holiday Dreams

Posted by Workbook on 12/18/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlineIllustrationMotion
Gayle Kabaker illustrated this Holiday Greeting from Revolution Dancewear. Check out her behind-the-scenes process and the full animation below.

Peter Donnelly Goes Retro

Posted by Workbook on 12/17/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlineIllustration
Award winning Illustrator Peter Donnelly has been in the spotlight as of late, with his work receiving acclaim and interviews on several prominent illustration sites, including The Stable and The Artist Says...

His work has a vintage, mid-20th century appeal with an emphasis on stylised design resulting in a funky and humorous style that makes people smile, and of course, buy things. Peter's work has been featured on Drawn, IllustrationAge and The Little Chimp Society as well as being awarded by American Illustration, The Creative Quarterly Journal and 3X3 Pro-Illustration and Childrens Books showcase. Take a look at a few examples of his work below and check out his interviews with The Stable HERE and The Artist Says... HERE.

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Sharif Tarabay illustrates the London Sun Christmas Cover

Posted by Workbook on 12/17/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlineIllustration
Illustrator Sharif Tarabay's latest cover shows Santa taking a brief break from delivering millions (or perhaps billions) of presents to enjoy some TV and cookies. See more from Sharif HERE.

December Instagram

Posted by Workbook on 12/16/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlineInstagramPersonal WorkPhotography

Here are some delightful December Instagram images. Don't forget to submit your work to our or tag us on Instagram @theworkbook, and you could be here too!

Colette De BarrosFernando Decillis
Jared LeedsDiana Zalucky
Despina GeorgiadisAndy Anderson

Workbook InFocus: Giving Back

Posted by Workbook on 12/15/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesGalleriesWorkbook InFocus

December Editor's Picks

Posted by Workbook on 12/15/2014 — Filed under:  Editor's PicksFeaturesGalleries

Michael Scott Slosar Carl Zapp
Lindsay GallupLarry Jost
Rudy GutierrezPascal Campion

Workbook Latest Additions: December 14th-20th

Posted by Workbook on 12/15/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesGalleriesHeadlineLatest Additions
Sam Kennedy
Sam has twelve years of experience doing a wide variety of art jobs in the game business and freelance illustration market. Sam likes to work hard and be prolific. He loves the entertainment industry because of the loud dramatic pictures it allows him to draw. He particularly enjoys working in a variety of styles with different approaches. Some of his best work is photo realistic illustration. Sam uses the latest technologies to create bold, eye-popping 3D images for video games. He is also strong in the area of drawing and painting things in a comic style. In his spare time you will find Sam drawing comics, children’s art, fantasy, and sci-fi art for freelance assignments.

Pat Kinsella
Pat is a Brooklyn based illustrator with a BFA in printmaking from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and an MFA in illustration from the School of Visual Arts in NYC. Clients include: Wall St. Journal, Business Week, WIRED, The Village Voice, Scientific American, GQ, Runners World, Bicycling Magazine, American Medical News, Playboy, Popular Mechanics, Nylon, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Candlewick Press, McSweeney's and more.

Jackson Smith
After graduating from The University of Virginia with a Masters degree in Environmental Science, Jackson Smith began searching for his true calling. Following in his dad’s footsteps with a passion for image making, Jackson discovered his love of capturing moments on film as well. He apprenticed with Robert Llewellyn for a year gaining valuable skills and insight. He then invested all his money on film and a trip to Costa Rica to build a portfolio, and while there shot his very first assignment! Since then Jackson has been an active commercial photographer. In the last few years his primary focus has been to create compelling portraits of individuals in their personal and work environments. He absolutely loves being on set working with crew, creatives, clients and the subjects in order to make quality images.

Rocco Baviera
Rocco Baviera has a keen ability to simplify an idea and represent it graphically. His illustrations combine a stylish, retro aesthetic with a modern, sophisticated color palette. He draws inspiration from mid century modern design, as well as the naive cartoons from the era. His international list of clients include the World Wildlife Fund, Wall Street Journal Asia, Washington Post, American Banker, CBC, Ontario Parks, Clarks Shoes, Playboy Jazz Festival and The Grammy Awards.  Numerous awards include The Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts, and Applied Arts. Earth friendly, digital illustration for print and web.

Allen Douglas
Allen Douglas was educated at Syracuse University and has been freelancing as an artist for over fifteen years for many notable editorial and book publishing clients. His artwork has been recognized by many prominent juried illustration competitions including Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, the Society of Illustrators of New York and Los Angeles, and Step-By-Step Graphics. His studio is located in Rochester, NY on the southern shores of Lake Ontario.

Gary Land
Gary's fascination with photography began early on, as a kid growing up in Virginia Beach. He was inseparable from his camera, mostly shooting his friends skateboarding and surfing. This experience helped Gary hone the ability to capture fast-paced action. He has shot iconic campaigns for clients such as Nike, Adidas, and Coca Cola. He's worked with the industry's finest creatives, even collaborating with Peter Jackson on imagery for District 9. His award-winning work has been featured in PDN, Creativity, Communication Arts, Graphis, and Archive. Gary enjoys doing his own retouching whether it's for a personal project or one of his clients.

Ed Bray
Ed Bray is an illustration graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. After graduation, he began his illustration career in Minneapolis, Minnesota where he worked for a company on pen and ink and marker layouts. In addition to his commercial assignments, he focused on watercolor landscapes of the Midwest, which were exhibited at the Fuller Museum in Massachusetts.
Ed is skilled in presentation artwork, such as storyboards and comps, as well as finished illustrations and fine art. His work is featured in American Showcase #23 and the Directory of Illustration.

Karen Greenberg for 40 Weeks

Posted by Workbook on 12/15/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlineIllustration
Karen Greenberg illustrated and designed for BigBelli Productions' 40 Weeks documentary, that delves into each week of a woman's pregnancy by interviewing moms about their own personal experiences. It was released in November of 2014.

Good Tidings from the Workbook Family

Posted by Workbook on 12/15/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlineIllustration
The holidays are upon us, and the Workbook family is ready to spread some holiday cheer.

Here are a few festive items to look for this month:

Margaret Berg designed this year's Godiva Chocolate Collector's Tin.

Elvis Swift has teamed up again with Crate&Barrel to create some beautiful pieces perfect for this time of year. Check out some of the collection below:

Bruce MacPherson lent his talent to a new card game called Last Letter.

James Nelson designed this year's commemorative Neiman Marcus snow globe, his third collaboration with the department store.

Jacob Thomas creates art for Prince William and the Mayor of New York City

Posted by Workbook on 12/12/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlineIllustration
Illustrator Jacob Thomas has worked for Shutterstock to create these unique and beautiful illustrations as gifts for Prince William and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Titled Connectivity, each illustration features one city front and center, with the other still visible in the upper corner, symbolizing the connection between these two global metropolises. Take a look at both pieces below, as well as a photo and video clip of Jacob presenting his work to Prince William on his visit to Shutterstock's NYC headquarters.

The Duke of Cambridge Visits Shutterstock's NYC Headquarters from Shutterstock on Vimeo.