Fashion Illustrator Michael Sanderson

by Laura Neilson Michael Sanderson wasted no time in pursuing his talents in the field of fashion illustration. At 23, the design school drop-out already counts Victoria's Secret, Big Drop NYC and the Tokyo-based agency Taiko & Associates as clients. His colorful creations—whether of a shoe, an outfit, a Starbucks cup or an entire setting—effortlessly fuse various layers and artistic styles. At times the whimsy …

Illustrator Lauren Nassef

Chicago-based RISD graduate Lauren Nassef has some unimpeachable skills as a draftsman, but I appreciate her work for its restraint and elegant minimalism. Check out her A Drawing A Day blog to keep up with her current illustration projects.

Eric Yahnker: Naughty Teens/Garbanzo Beans

With his keen eye for pop culture and irreverent humor, Eric Yahnker's current exhibition of highly-detailed pencil drawings and conceptual sculptures at Ambach & Rice Gallery taps into a zeitgeist also seen in the work of contemporaries like Mathew Cerletty and Karl Haendel. Posing as a serious act, it's a wink-wink-nudge-nudge approach that's unabashedly "now," sharing a sensibility with Leslie Nielsen in "Airplane" and, in …