Justus Buenaflor is an artist and illustration student of Toronto’s OCAD University.
"I go by Justus Buenaflor, or simply thenakedjustus. I’m an illustrator from Toronto and I’m currently attending OCAD University for it. I hate eggplants, I eat my spaghetti with Doritos (sweet chilli pepper are the best), and I wish I was a pirate.
As for my art, I draw them with pencil, sometimes use graphite powder for an even gradation, and scan them, usually in 800 DPI. I colour them digitally, and what I like about digital illustrations are the idea that I can add in very graphic, vector additions in the illustration, which I find very attractive. I also use a cheap Bamboo Wacom tablet.
I get inspired mostly by Japanese prints, VICE magazine (articles, docs, etc), the ugly and deformed, masks, and cognitive & abnormal psychology. Also by the bands I listen to affects my work as well, and right now, its Neutral Milk Hotel, The Hidden Cameras, Little Girls, Kontravoid, The Smiths (Hatful of Sorrow) and old-school anime techno (hahaha).”
Eric Petersen is an artist based in Olympia, Washington who started creating art in 2012 after a long career of writing code for the web sites of large corporations. He has a B.A. in Art from California State University, Northridge and has attended continuing education at Art Center College of Design, School of Visual Arts, and The Cooper Union.
His work has been featured on Juxtapoz, designboom, Computer Arts, Pantone Canvas Gallery, Tumblr, Fab♥, Society6, RedBubble, Glossom, Metalocus, and see.me.
My style is influenced by instructional graphics, video games and the look of vintage comics of the 1940s. I draw uniform lines on a computer to strip away some of the human element and expressive quality seen in non-digital work. I use perspective and unnatural colors to set up a voyeuristic feeling and create an unsettling mood. I am interested in the combination of a purely functional illustration style with an emotional scene.
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