Melissa Cooke

Melissa Cooke is an artist I found on another artist blog that I’ve now uselessly forgotten, but you can find her website Here if you want more information.

Her main line of work is detailed portraits that are often quite quirky or have different messages/meanings, but she also shows her photography that she takes herself and uses to draw from. They come under different titles, but I’ve chosen to show you a small selection of different images.

I like her work because it’s different. I really enjoy how detailed her paintings are, but the fact is she’s not just a talented artist, she has further ideas behind her work and that’s why I’ve taken an interest in her work. I would love to be able to draw to this level, and want to attempt some realism artwork.

All the images below are her paintings, unless it shows her painting, in that case it’s a photograph.

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Ryan Peltier

Ryan Peltier is a very artistic illustrator that I found on the blog His work is loosly drawn often using a wide mixutre of different materials. His subjects are fantsy – creatures, aliens and moonlight nights are features you would expect to find in his work. These focus’ are the reason I like his work, the colours and excitement from his work keeps me wanting more, but the childlike style brings a wonderful nostalgic feeling.

His work has been featured in a few illustrator magazines, and he seems to be making quite the name for himself, receiving awards from the Society of Illustration Los Angeles. He is currently working on a masters degree in Illustration from SVA and lives in Brooklyn.

The portfolio I used isĀ
However, click this Link if you wish to view his Website.