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Lola Loves… Julian Landini’s Coloured Pencil Art

Argentinian Artist, Julian Landini can transform an art piece into something possible with only colored pencils, a couple of pens and watercolor. You can see his transformation and his many subjects that are either controversial or very thrill seeking. His illustrations are an actual representation of beauty. His subjects are never objectified but rather glorified…

Lola Loves… Laura Callaghan’s Badass Girls

Irish-born, London-based illustrator Laura Callaghan creates characters. Using eye-popping colour and minute detail, she depicts women who command attention. Her female subjects never smile, holding serious, steady expressions as they sit, stand, or sprawl in rooms bursting with pop culture and literary references. Full of energy and details, her illustrations give the impression of a…

Lola Loves… Kathryn Macnaughton’s Mixed Media Illustrations

Although there's a definite style to her work, it's hard to put your finger on exactly what Kathryn Macnaughton's mixed media illustrations have in common. Some references to pop culture. Some are generally innocent, others are more risqué. Some have clearly distinguishable backgrounds, others are more abstract. Even her work spans a few mediums, from…

Lola Loves… Natalie Foss’ Pencil Illustrations

Maybe you think of coloured pencils are a sort of intermediate art tool, reserved for middle school geography class.  A step up from crayons but less refined than 'serious' art tools, like pastels, watercolours and paints. But in the hands of Natalie Foss, these humble implements take on a new sophistication. Her retro-futuristic take on…

Lola Loves… Wes Anderson Postcards

Wes Anderson movies have a certain distinctive feel. Whether animated or live-action, the colour palettes, directorial choices and camera movements set them apart from your average film. And no one can deny that Anderson excels in creating a world in his movies that, while not far removed from ours, obviously exists on a slightly different…

Lola Loves… Laura Breiling’s Series of Captivating Women

What does it feel like to be a cool girl? For some of us, the answer might still be elusive. But look at Germany based artist Laura Breiling's illustrations and you begin to suspect she's figured it out. Her subjects have an air of nonchalance, clearly choosing to live their lives the way they want, and I'm sorry, is there a problem with that? Whether alone or in a group, out doing their own thing or watching Netflix with the cat, regardless of hairstyle or body type, her women are confident and comfortable in their own skin... Something we could all get a little better at.

Lola Loves… Yoko Honda’s Summertime Love

Remember the days of neon, floating sunglasses, squiggles, and flat art? Would you like to? Take a look at Yoko Honda's gloriously 80s art, bringing to mind warm days of years past and retro beach establishments. The Japanese artist creates gorgeously vibrant depictions of the decade of excess, complete with pop culture icons and references,…

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