Check out the killer #DARK&STORMY, drawings of,


Illustrator + Professor KC Art Institute

With pen in hand, Terrill's masterful imagination is like a wonderful Victorian Nightmare meets the words of Edgar Allan Poe + Stephen King.  Mr. Terrill needs to write & illo his own graphic novel, turn it into a fantastic screenplay + then the FILM begins... #SUBLIMEAPPARATUS , 2020. 
Cheers, - e. L.  

-   E.L.


DAVID TERRILL  David Terrill has been creating compelling illustration and design for over 25 years. Having studied illustration at Miami University of Ohio and impressionist painting in Giverny, France.  David currently serves as a full-time Assistant Professor of Illustration at the Kansas City Art Institute, is a working Illustrator/Designer and an active Creative Director. Terrill is Managing Member of Sublime Apparatus, LLC, a creative and collaborative incubator for discovering new ways to communicate visually.  Terrill has been the recipient of numerous honors, which include Spectrum 3 Annual Collection, HOW International Design Competition– Outstanding Achievement Winner, Print Magazine Regional Design Annuals, as well as National and Regional ADDY awards from the American Advertising Federation, AAF, recognition from the American Institute of Graphic Arts, AIGA, The Society of Illustrators, Los Angeles and 3X3 The Magazine for Contemporary Illustration.  David is committed to the supporting the artistic treasures of Kansas City. He is a past member of the Board of Directors for the Paul Mesner Puppets, Inc., a non-profit puppet theatre company and premier interpreter of children’s literature. Additionally, David donates his time and talents to the American Jazz Museum's annual 18th & Vine Jazz Festival (formally Rhythm & Ribs) since its inception in 2005.   David recently spoke at the ICON9 Educational Symposium: Radical Teaching; New Approaches in Pedagogy in Austin Texas.  Terrill lives in Kansas City with his wife and two children.




Halloween Part 1
Get your hands on a copy of "GHOST"
 Written by Blaise Hemingway and Jesse Reffsin, and illustrated by Chris Sasaki, and Jeff Turley, Ghost originated as a Kickstarter project and has blossomed to life just in time for Halloween.

If you're interested in composition, lighting, linework and the combination of sweet textures, this book is a master class in illustration. Reminiscent of vintage Martin and Alice Provensen (such as the iliad )and other top shelf illustrators from the mid 60's & 70's ***FAST forward to modern day, this is a killer mashup of fine drawing and high octane photoshop #SKILLZ.  Not to mention, they have some serious #PIXAR studio culture pedigree.   

Some pieces sprinkled in this post are from a new book they are working on titled CAMP, so, ok - they not from GHOST - But, I felt like including them anyway because they are so dang good.  More to follow on that book when it surfaces***** 

Visit the beautiful paintings of,

aurore de la morinerie 

She has the dangerous combination of powerful drawing skills coupled with the gift of spontaneous simplicity - showing just enough.  #SOJUICEY #PERFECT
- E. L.


Paris-based Aurore de La Morinerie was born in 1962 in Saint-Lô, France. After graduating from the Ecole des Arts Appliqués Duperré in Paris in the 80s, she began her career as a fashion designer. Later on she spent two years studying Chinese calligraphy that became a very formative influence on her style and which also taught her concentration, strength and rapidity of execution. Extended travels in China but also in India, Japan and Egypt have allowed her to deepen her artistic skills and refine her drawing technique.  For the past 20 years Aurore has been pursuing a career as a very successful fashion illustrator, and she is regularly illustrating for Le Monde, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, as well as for advertising campaigns and various publishing companies. 

Aurore has also been working for many prestigious fashion houses, for example Hermès, Margiela, Cartier, Issey Miyake, and lately for big clients like H&M, IKEA, and the Parisian department store Printemps.  Aurore mainly draws with watercolor, ink and wash painting, but she is also working with a traditional etching press for monotypes technique to create a more graphic art.  Beside her sophisticated fashion silhouettes, Aurore also loves to draw elements from the nature; landscapes, animals, plants. In 2011 she was invited as “artist-in-residence” aboard Tara between the Galapagos islands and Ecuador, resulting in a beautiful serie of monotypes of planktons.  Aurore’s illustrative monotypes have recently been exposed at the Palais Galliera, the Fashion Museum of Paris, for the retrospective exhibition of the work of the couturier Azzedine Alaïa.

Dig these close-ups  below  #BOOM  

All of the images herein are copyrighted by Aurore de La Morinerie.