Amelia’s Magazine | Inktober Artist Discovery: Denisse López

Denisse López is another talented artist from El Salvador, specialising in cute characters with a magical touch. I haven’t been able to find out much about her but I thought her lovely illustrations deserve to be enjoyed by a wider audience. You can follow her on instagram here.

Magic Potion


Lady Werewolf


Haunted House

Categories ,Denisse López, ,Drawlloween, ,El Salvador, ,Haunted House, ,illustration, ,Inktober, ,Werewolf, ,Witch

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Amelia’s Magazine | Inktober Artist: Rachel De Ste. Croix (Precious Little Illustration)

Whilst I’d like to call this an Inktober discovery that would not be strictly true, as Rachel De Ste. Croix (otherwise known as Precious Little Illustration) is an illustrator who contributed to my ethical fashion book, Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration, 6 whole years ago (where has the time gone?…) Read more here and see her fantastic portrait of Susie Bubble.

It’s a delight to learn what she has been up to more recently, so I am so glad she responded to a call out in my Amelia’s Magazine Facebook group. (why not join and show me your work too?) For Inktober she has set herself a challenge to work quickly, using a limited colour palette and lettering in each image. I love these images she submitted!


More about Rachel de Ste. Croix:
Precious Little Illustration is Rachel de Ste. Croix, an illustrator who has worked internationally & lived in the UK, Cambodia and Vietnam. She graduated from the University of Westminster with a degree in Illustration and has been freelancing ever since. Rachel now lives in an unfashionable part of London where she drinks a lot of fancy teas while listening to podcasts. She works primarily in pen and ink, with a good dash of acrylic paint and colouring pencil thrown in, when she isn’t working with PhotoShop. She is heavily inspired by classic illustration from the ‘golden age’, graphic novels, girls’ romance and horror comics, and traditional South-East Asian brush painting.

Rachel is available for comissions – portraits, murals and more! Follow Rachel De Ste. Croix on instagram here, twitter here and Facebook here.

Categories ,Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration, ,Drawlloween, ,Inktober, ,Precious Little Illustration, ,Rachel De Ste. Croix, ,Susie Bubble

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Amelia’s Magazine | Drawlloween Artist: Dave Quiggle


I love this work by California based illustrator Dave Quiggle, discovered via the Drawlloween hashtag which has been running all month (a great way to discover some talented artists who love this time of year as much as I do!)




Candlelight Creep

His website describes him thus:
Dave Quiggle offers both creative whimsy and intellectual depth in equal measure, executing concepts culled from a small-town upbringing filled with monster magazines, comic books and cartoons. His work strikes a chord of electric connectivity for likeminded folks seeking an escape from realism through the language of vintage animation, Americana and otherworldly illustration. Quiggle is best known in the music realm and underground subculture. His designs and illustrations have been utilized on posters, packaging and merchandise for Joey Ramone, Michael Jackson, Sick Of It All and Johnny Cupcakes. The SoCal resident and Erie, PA native’s work has also been featured in gallery shows centered around Pee Wee Herman (who personally loved Quiggle’s contribution enough to Tweet about it), TV’s Arrested Development and Fringe.

Find more of his art to buy here, and follow him on instagram here. Follow the Drawlloween twitter feed here.

Categories ,california, ,Dave Quiggle, ,Drawlloween, ,Drawlloween2016, ,Hallowe’en, ,Joey Ramone, ,Johnny Cupcakes, ,Michael Jackson, ,Sick Of It All, ,tattoo, ,Tattoo Art, ,tattoo artist

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Amelia’s Magazine | Drawlloween Artist Discovery: James Mason Art

Whenever I check out the Drawlloween hashtag I keep coming back to James Mason – a designer and illustrator based in Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA. I love the way he has stuck to such a tight style and colour palette for his Halloween themed pictures, which look amazing viewed on instagram altogether.


Follow James Mason Art on instagram here and Facebook here.

Categories ,Bridgeport, ,Connecticut, ,Drawlloween, ,Drawlloween2016, ,Hallowe’en, ,illustration, ,James Mason Art

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Amelia’s Magazine | Drawlloween Artist Discovery: Lydia Jean Art

And here’s my final Drawlloween 2016 discovery: Illustrator and dog enthusiast Lydia Jean created this cute series. I love the way she has settled on such a sparse colour palette, which works really well with her simple lines. She sells “Dope Illustrations Handmade with Love” on Etsy here, and I believe these images will be available as prints shortly.

Follow Lydia Jean on instagram, Facebook and twitter.


Categories ,Drawlloween, ,Drawlloween2016, ,etsy, ,Hallowe’en, ,illustration, ,Inktober, ,Lydia Jean Art

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Amelia’s Magazine | Drawlloween Artist Discovery: Mr. Walters of Nerfect Novelties

Well, Drawlloween 2016 has come to a close. Here is my “Trick ‘r Treat” piece.

It’s All Hallows’ Day and possibly my last Drawlloween discovery is the art of Mr. Walters of Nerfect Novelties, based out of Illinois in the USA. I can’t find out much about him, and the stuff he sells on Etsy seems quite different in flavour, but I just adore his painterly narrative pictures for Halloween. I think perhaps the stuff he writes to accompany his images describes his personality somewhat, and I love the way he presents them on a sparkly background. Oh, and all his artworks are for sale at just $40 each – contact him via social media to find out how you can buy one. Wonderful!

Follow Mr. Walters on instagram, Facebook and twitter.

According to the Drawlloween 2016 calendar, today was “Call of C’Thursday.” That of course, is a reference to the ancient one, Cthulhu. Happy C’Thursday, Cthulhu!

Today’s Mab’s Drawlloween Club assignment was “Cult Costume.” Luckily I’ve been designing the vestments for my new UFO space-love secret society.

What ho ol’ specter! It’s my “ghosts” piece for Mab’s Drawlloween Club.

‘Twas “Skulls & Skeletons” for Drawlloween 2016, so this appeared. I’ve found that I can’t play loosey-goosey with the singularity or plurality of an assignment title, thus the numerous skulls and skeletons.

Categories ,All Hallows’ Day, ,Drawlloween, ,etsy, ,Hallowe’en, ,hashtag, ,illustration, ,instagram, ,Mab’s Drawlloween Club, ,Mr Walters, ,Nerfect Novelties, ,Trick or Treat

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Amelia’s Magazine | Drawlloween Artist Discovery: Sam Dunn

Black Cat.

My next Drawlloween discovery is East London based artist Sam Dunn, represented by Blink Art. I totally love her Weenzine III which is a special fanzine she has created around the Drawlloween concept that comes with a lovely Trick or Treat patch and a pin. Want one! Order yours here.





About Sam Dunn:
She grew up in the northern town of Hartlepool and studied at Cleveland College of Art and Design, where she began creating Gig posters and T-shirts for both local and national bands. She continued to do this throughout her time at Central Saint Martins, graduating in 2011 with a first class honours in Graphic Design and Illustration. Now she designs for a huge range of clients which includes Adidas, Becks, Little White Lies, The British Heart Foundation and Women’s Aid.

Weenzine III.

I found Sam Dunn on instagram, follow her here.

Categories ,Blink Art, ,Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, ,Cleveland College of Art and Design, ,Drawlloween, ,Drawlloween2016, ,Hallowe’en, ,Hartlepool, ,illustration, ,Sam Dunn, ,Spooky, ,Tattoo Art, ,Trick or Treat

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Amelia’s Magazine | Drawlloween Artist Discovery: Sonia Lazo

Phantom Friday

Sonia Lazo hails from El Salvador and is the latest artist I have discovered via the Drawlloween hashtag on instagram. From an online interview with Adobe I have learned that she dreamed of becoming a marine biologist before deciding to pursue illustration, incorporating her love of nature and its relationship with the spirit world. She loves to showcase her process on instagram and Facebook and often incorporates animation into her colourful art.

Superstition Sunday

Witchcraft Wednesday

Slimy Swamps, Foggy Bogs

Baturday Dance Off

Sonia Lazo creates brilliant characters such as her mournful cat, sad because no one will take him in because he is bad luck on Superstition Sunday, or her bats competing in a dance off. Enjoy!

You can buy her art on Etsy here and follow her on Facebook at Sonia Lazo, where she posts wonderful videos of how she creates her work. Follow her on twitter here and instagram here. Read a fantastic interview here.

Categories ,Adobe, ,Drawlloween, ,Drawlloween2016, ,El Salvador, ,etsy, ,Hallowe’en, ,illustration, ,Sonia Lazo

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