Illustrations and Animations by Oamul Lu I am an illustrator living in Xiamen, China.I currently work in an Internet company and am responsible for building 3D animation for them. However in my spare time, I keep drawing, creating gifs, and making toy models. I created my first picture book "Found A Star" last year. It’s about good news and great stories, because I want to share with everyone what I’ve seen, heard and experienced in daily life and hope the readers can find their own wonderful life. When I went to university though, I chose Interior Design. Although interior design is very different from what I create now, it still has a big influence in my work. After I graduated, I learnt 3D animation in a computer game company. Those experiences were crucial in influencing my work today. Follow him on Tumblr . If you aren’t following Cross Connect, you’re missing out. posted by Margaret via
The Brilliant Paintings of ARANTZAZU MARTINEZ An academic painter from Vitoria, Spain. She attended the Fine Arts University of the Basque Country and graduated in 2000. Unable to find any classical art training, she moved to New York. There she enrolled in the New York Academy of Figurative Art (NYAA) MFA program and graduated in 2002. It was during this same year that she met her mentor, Jacob Collins, the founder of the Water Street Atelier, the Hudson River Fellowship and The Grand Central Academy. To develop her training still further she studied under him at the Water Street Atelier from 2002 to 2005, where she completed her training following the nineteenth century academic method. The technical expertise, the considered compositions, the exceptional treatment of light and the human form are evident and much appreciated in Martinez’s work. The symbiotic relationship of these elements creates imagery that evokes Romanticism and Symbolism. Her
Thibaud Herem is a French illustrator based in London. After completion of a graphic design degree he established himself as a freelance illustrator. Following the success of his first book “Know Your Rodent” he began to develop further his love of illustrating buildings. Working with pencil and Indian inks his work has continued to evolve. Today he has refined a distinct signature style and specialises in creating architectural drawings with an incredible level of hand drawn detail.