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Mark Armstrong - Artist

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I specialize in humorous illustration.   I've been a full-time commercial illustrator for almost 25 years.   I'm open to commissions: caricatures, inside jokes, something personal.   Just drop me an email to discuss.   I went thru a period where I experimented a lot with photo-illustration.   You'll find some in my galleries.   I enjoyed it, but decided it's not for me.   My work is much stronger when I draw every element in an illustration.   I was a math major in college.   I taught school, worked in a...more
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When I first saw the Pope Francis "Person Of The Year 2013" Time Magazine cover, I assumed it was a photograph that had been run thru a series of Photoshop filters to simulate an illustration. When I learned it was a digital painting that had been do... 

You can't escape The Grinch during the Christmas season-- he's become a Christmas legend! Hard to believe he started life as a simple children's book way back in 1957. That book, of course, was "How The Grinch Stole Christmas," written and illust... 

Happy birthday to illustrator Constantin Alajalov! He was born in Rostov, Russia on November 18, 1900, and immigrated to New York City in 1923. Mr. Alajalov became a US citizen in 1928. He died in 1987. I love his humorous illustration. Some of hi... 

I enjoy quotes by famous writers-- often funny, always thought-provoking. Artist Evan Robertson takes this a step further: he illustrates famous writer quotes. These include Hemingway, Poe, Whitman, Sartre, Faulkner, Jane Austin, Virginia Woolf, a... 

Looking for a good reason to buy an FAA print? Look no further! A neurobiologist at University College London says that looking at beautiful art induces the same pleasure as being in love. Professor Semir Zeki scanned the brains of volunteers w...