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Amazing Fashion Watercolor Illustrations by Kareem Iliya

Yesterday I went to a book store, and had a look at some great design and illustrations books. There, I found this great artist called Kareem Iliya, who makes some amazing fashion watercolor illustrations, pretty beautiful, so I just had to find her portfolio once I got home. Her portfolio is pretty amazing, and I just had to share her work with all of you. For more of her illustrations, you may visit her portfolio. I hope you enjoy these! Cheers. ;)

Hip Fashion Photography by Basilio Silva

I came across Basilio Silva's portfolio the other day and was instantly drawn to his super edgy style. His fashion work is a sublime mixture of bright colors and sharp angles that really leaves me wanting more. I found virtually no information about him except that he's based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Sometimes I wonder if artists remain elusive on purpose just to create this mystery about them and their work. Perhaps elusive isn't the best word...anonymous maybe? I think I really like not knowing anything about him and leaving the rest up to my imagination. Maybe it's best to just let the work do the talking. I think that's the true essence of being an artist--communicating and showing yourself through your work without this obscure necessity of words that we hold so much value on. Visual rather than verbal communication is what it's all about. Anyway, I'm being hypocritical right now by rambling on about this so I'm just gonna leave you with this collection of Basilio's work instead. Check out the rest here and, actually, I'd really like to hear your opinion on this whole elusive-artist thing (for lack of better word). Consider the topic officially open for debate. Tweet your take on it to me - @amlight.

Beautiful Photography by Leonard Gren

Last week we received a suggestion from one of our readers about Leonard Gren's beautiful fashion photography. And beautiful it is! I was going through his site last night and found other great non-fashion related photos that definitely deserved a mention as well! I think what I love the most about Leonard's work is that it's so clean, as in, not overally processed with textures and what have you. All I've been seeing lately is incredibly overdone photos so this is a nice break from all of that. Anyway, don't forget to check out his portfolio and let me know what you think via twitter or facebook!

Stunning Underwater Fashion Photography

Continuing my research about photography and its different formats I found some pretty nice underwater fashion photos that I would like to share here. I really like this technique because it shows the photographers talent and also the model capacity of standing still to provide the best close to the image. My modeling experience is nonexistent, but I believe that taking a photo underwater must be a hard task. :) Please check out further images, making of videos and techniques details at Mick Gleissner website (http://www.mgleiss.com). You can also find several other photos, information and curiosity about this way of photographing at the following websites I've used to find some of these great work. So, check them out: http://www.candice.co.uk http://underwaterphoto.multiply.com/ http://www.frazierproductions.com/ http://www.lars-kirchhoff.de/go/journal/underwater_photographers/ As Mick Gleissner mention at his website: " Combine one man's passion for diving and photography with his fascination for fashion and beautiful women..." and you will have great underwater fashion photography.

Inspiration: Phillip Toledano

This is the Fashion project recently posted by Phillip Toledano on Behance Network, this is a must see, just like every other work from him, so don't waste any time and check this out! This is just one of his projects called 'FASHION'. For more of him visit http://mrtoledano.com and http://www.behance.net/philt68

Stylish Fashion Illustration Inspiration

When it comes to traditional art, one of the techniques that most come to our minds is watercolor. It is a great beautiful technique that come handy for digital illustrations: it just gets awesome!! Some artists out there have been doing some great stuff, and their inspiration are from many fields, like fashion! So check out these awesome works, and if you got any of your own, please, drop a link!! thanks. Bruno Fujii - http://illustplosion.com/ Christian Ward - http://www.cwardillustration.com/ Margot Mace - http://agent002.com/ Raphaël My Dead Pony - http://mydeadpony.com/ Sophie Varela - http://sophievarela.com/ Stephane Tartelin - http://tartelin.com/ Stina Person - http://www.stinapersson.com TORIL BÆKMARK 2005 - http://torilbaekmark.dk/ Yoshi Tajima - http://www.radiographics.jp/

Awesome Nature Inspiration

Trendinista brings us beautifully how nature influences our life. People may use it as reference to make/build near anything. In this case, the fashion world gets inspired by it. Nature has it all. Shapes, color, textures and whole other bunch of things that would inspire us. Cars, home appliances from all kind, clothes. It's a never ending source of ideas. But it may not last forever... so people, do you share in order to preserve our home planet. It is the only place you can live afteral. For the full article, please, visit Trendinista. I bet you'll like it very much! ;) Author: Paulo Antunes | If you want to write an article and have it published here send it via email to abduzeedo[at]abduzeedo.com