Posted on August 27, 2009 by bjgray
When it comes to the debate over universal healthcare coverage no one can accuse Americans of being apathetic. Your readers are passionate about the subject, and powerful illustrations can illuminate the issue in a way that typical, overused stock just can’t match.
This issue of Profiles features a selection of healthcare-related images that are anything but typical and they’re available for licensing from the artists at ProFile Stock
. And if you have a need for something more specific, I encourage you to work with any of the artists at ProFile Stock to create a custom solution.
Thank you for supporting artist-friendly stock.
© 2010. All images are copyrighted and may not be used in any way without the express written consent of the artist.
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Posted on August 12, 2009 by bjgray
Each year the Communication Arts Illustration Annual produces one of the premier showcases of the best and brightest in contemporary illustration. The 2009 edition is no exception and it’s no surprise that the issue is loaded with work by ProFile Stock illustrators. In fact nearly 10 percent of the pieces selected for this prestigious publication were done by the six artists featured in this issue of Profiles.
The award-winning illustrators featured here are just a few of the artists who offer uncompromising quality stock images at ProFile Stock. No other venue offers you access to the work of so many leading illustrators with one easy search.
You don’t do ordinary design—don’t settle for ordinary stock. Check out the archives of the worlds best illustrators at www.profilestock.com.
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Posted on July 29, 2009 by bjgray
he latest edition of 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide
Lürzer’s Archive just arrived in my mailbox. True to form, this new volume full of amazing images and I’m especially impressed by the broad range of work represented. I also can’t help but notice how many of our ProFile Stock
members are included. I counted at least 21 pieces by ProFile artists in the issue including the cover image by Edel Rodriguez
. We take great pride in the fact that ProFile Stock is the only stock resource where you’ll find the archives of so many of the world’s top illustrators and it’s gratifying to see that confirmed by this well-respected publication.
In honor of those who’ve been recognized by Lürzer’s as the world’s best I thought I’d use this issue of Profiles to show you a few examples of their work.
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Posted on February 5, 2009 by bjgray
The images featured in this issue of Profiles demonstrate illustration’s unique ability provide both timely and timeless insight on current events. When today’s hot topics require fresh, intelligent concepts, good illustration can deliver thoughtful, witty, even shocking, visual solutions with up-to-the minute relevance.
As host to many of the world’s most renowned illustrators, ProFile Stock gives you instant access to extraordinary visual commentary on current events – powerful images that you won’t find anywhere else.
I hope you enjoy this sampling of images from www.profilestock.com that are especially relevant at the moment.
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Posted on August 27, 2008 by bjgray
John Krause creates images that are typically characterized by a sense of calm that masks an elegant edginess and witty irony. His intelligent, thought-provoking illustrations firmly grasp the viewers attention at first glance, but the second glance is often rewarded with an unexpected visual twist.
Jon executes his compelling concepts with strong compositions and a tastefully subdued color palette.
As one of the few masters of the genre, I wanted to hear Jon’s secrets for successful concepts.
Q: What do you think makes a strong conceptual illustration?
A: I think that while the communication or suggestion of the text is vital, an image that allows viewers to draw their own conclusions through the illustration makes it much more appealing. Sometimes, I really just like to look at cool pictures too.
Q: What’s the key to an effective artist/art director relationship?
A: Trust, both ways, leads to an effective collaboration.
Q: Do you like to have ideas from an art director to start with or do you prefer to develop your ideas independently?
A: I prefer to come up with the ideas, but I’ve worked in situations where a certain idea has been concepted and approved and needs to be adhered to. In those cases I work out a lot of different sketches and compositions to produce the best image I can, staying true to both the clients vision and my own.
Q: What medium do you work in?
A: I work in acrylic, on wood or paper. I also have a Close Encounters of the Third Kind style Devil’s Tower of rejected sketches piling up in my basement.
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