Author Archives: Aaron Kenedi

Print's Hand Drawn Illustration Competition Finalists, Set #9

A Guy With Dreads Told Me to Follow Jesus by Kelsey Dake (New York, NY) Materials used: Pen and ink Artist’s statement: I drew it after I saw some Jamaican guy preaching on a street corner in Lower Manhattan. I was putting together a zine about my first three months living in New York and...

Print's Hand Drawn Illustration Competition Finalists, Set #8

Yellow Fate Hate Eating My Lilies by Efi Chalikopoulou (New York, NY) Materials used: mixed media, acrylics, colored pencil, 17×11 inches Artist’s statement: “Yellow Fat Hate Eating My Lilies” is one of the nine drawings in a continuing series of work titled “All About Love.” The fat greedy figure of a man-drone mentally devouring...

Print's Hand Drawn Illustration Competition Finalists, Set #7

Family Tree by Kyle White (Hattiesburg, MS) Materials used: Cut paper, wood, ink and digital manipulation Artist’s statement: This project is an exploration of the subject of home from a self-reflective and self-critical perspective. This specific piece depicts the structure and hierarchy of my immediate family. ————————– Birds in a Box by Johann Wessels...

Print's Hand Drawn Illustration Competition Finalists, Set #6

New Girls Club by Michael Byers (Guelph, Ontario, Canada) Materials Used: Ink and Digital Color Artist’s statement: This piece was for an article about a woman who started a new financial service company directed towards helping women in financial crisis. ———————- When This Shall Fall Into Your Hands, I Shall Have Disappeared by Jared...

Print's Hand Drawn Illustration Competition Finalists, Set #5

Deep Within the Topiary by Charlotte Ricker (Littleton, CO) Materials used: Created using pastel and gouache. Artist’s statement: “Transcending the Topiary” is a children’s adventure series about twin sisters, Issy and Gabby, who discover an enormous magical structure in the tall, sculpted hedges at the edge of their backyard. This discovery catapults them into...

Print's Hand Drawn Illustration Competition Finalists, Set #4

A Detailed Map of the Tattoos of My Upper Body by Mike Lowery (Atlanta, GA) Materials used: Silk screen, print gocco, pencil, and digital Artist’s statement: This self-promo mailer was created to show of my love for hand written typography.  It was sent out to some as a screen printed poster and others received...

Print's Hand Drawn Illustration Competition Finalists, Set #3

Punks and Pretty by Bee Murphy (Los Angeles, CA) Materials used: The portraits are created in Illustrator, I draw them with a mouse (despite being encouraged by my friends to get a tablet!) Artist’s statement: There is something about ‘mousing’ that helps me create them in the virtual digital space. Helps me to simultaneously...

Print's Hand Drawn Illustration Competition Finalists, Set #2

The Transients by Ryan Peltier (Brooklyn, NY) Materials used: Watercolor, gouache and inks on cotton rag paper, 17″ x12″ Artist’s statement: I am influenced by American and European Folk Art and things like really old Mickey Mouse cartoons, they are kind of dark and the references are all out of date and that makes...

Print's Hand Drawn Illustration Competition Finalists, Set #1

For the next 11 days we will present the 47 talented honorable mention honorees of Print’s Hand Drawn Illustration Competition (in no particular order). Enjoy! Royal Audience by Emil Bertell (Helsinki, Finland) Materials used: Pencil & paper (A1) Artist’s statement: Royal Audience is piece of imagined history. It makes sense as much as some...

SVA Grads Go From Ideas to "Ideopolis"

Last week the School of Visual Arts graduated its MFA students in the Designer as Author program. Led by co-chairs Steven Heller and Lita Talarico, this is one of the first design programs that asks students to not just create winning work, but to actually execute on their entrepreneurial ideas and turn them into...