Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Michael Sieben is an illustrator based in Austin, Texas. Most of his work is influenced by skateboarding. His stuff can be seen all around the world on products, in prints, and his writings for Thrasher Magazine. Most of his illustrations are flat, with a few selected colors. I really like this look, I think it works the best in print. Most of his drawings and paintings are of animal figures or creatures. They usually look like simple portraits. I think the style is sort of retro, but at the same time I think it also looks comic book-like with the think black edges. Some of his designs are used for skateboards, skateboarding shoes and other products. I think this is awesome that illustrators can cross realms into other markets with their designs.