My illustration process – Tasha Goddard

NOTE: There’s a lot of video in this post, so it may take a while to load for you! Since quite a few people who read this blog are illustrators and because I love reading other illustrators’ blog posts about their process, I thought I’d start a series of posts about being an illustrator, to … Read more

Illustrating rooms – Tasha Goddard

I think drawing rooms has become one of my absolute favorites. (Though I realise I probably say that about a lot of things, and my favorite may change depending on what I’m doing the most of at any one time — usually the thing I’m in the thick of is the thing I feel happiest … Read more

7 of the Best Vector Sites for Graphic Designers

Whether you’re a seasoned graphic designer or just starting out, making use of pre-designed elements is an excellent way to save time and work more efficiently. Today, I want to share with you seven of my favorite vector sites for quality resources. If you’re designing a website, a t-shirt, a poster, or anything else, you’re … Read more

Matt Rota’s Art, told by the artist.

CIA Bombings of Somalia These illustrations were created for the publication In These Times which came out under the Trump administration and described how the president gave the CIA free reign to engage Al-Shabaab however they wanted in Somalia, which resulted in the development of covert operations focused on drone bombing. Good intel is historically … Read more

Artist Feature: Laura Alvarez

ARTIST FEATURE: Laura Alvarez This week, the Directory of Illustration presents an artist feature on Laura Alvarez and her inspiring public engagements and community projects, particularly her work with BxArts Factory in painting over 12 community fridges in the Bronx. THE WORK .fusion-gallery-13 .fusion-gallery-image {border:0px solid #f6f6f6;} ABOUT THE PROJECT: “In June 2020, the volunteer … Read more

Satirical illustration as social commentary. Examining satirically Challenging image comprehension

Satire today has great viability and impetus within a society that is estranged from itself. In times of high insecurity, and an anger of social inequalities along with the general public’s disillusionment, of the power elite, has enabled a revived focus on humor, and satire to vent public opinion, and appease anger and frustration. The … Read more

Krung pott: PHD Proposal

Introduction As a practicing illustrator I utilise satirical imagery to apportion strength of focus in an effort to illicit effective codices of truths. Satire exists as a construct within any given place and time. It is pertinent to the time of being and to the individuals within the culture it resides. Declercq states; satire helps … Read more

Salzman International Artists in the Society of Illustrators 64 Annual Exhibition

Salzman International Artists in the Society of Illustrators 64 Annual Exhibition Left to Right, Top to Bottom © Davide Bonazzi, Ivan Canu, Joey Guidone, Federico Gastaldi, Mark Smith, Jeff Hinchee Congratulations to the Salzman International artists who have been accepted into the Society of Illustrators 64 Annual Exhibition Jeff Hinchee | Davide Bonazzi | Federico Gastaldi | Joey … Read more

10 Best Science Illustrations of 2021 – Blog

Happy New Year! This past year we’ve worked with leading scientists who have inspired us with their discoveries and achievements. From genetics to astrobiology, and nanotechnology to ocean ecology, we’ve learned so much while communicating their science. We invite you to find some of your own inspiration from SayoStudio’s 2021, 10 best science illustrations. (We … Read more

2022 Word for the year – Tasha Goddard

It’s hard to enter 2022 with a positive attitude when the Covid numbers here are frighteningly high: December 31, 2021 UK Covid numbers from www.theguardian.com/uk And when some of those close to me are going through really hard times. But… I am an optimist and so I will do my best to be on the … Read more