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Wicked Illustrations by Atey Ghailan

Wicked Illustrations by Atey Ghailan

I love a good set of illustrations, even more when there's attention to details, and in Atey Ghailan's work I've found mesmerizing lighting. He really pays a lot of attention to every to the lightning in every scene, and it's just fantastic. From a sunny day at the beach to a rainy night, you'll get stunned by beautiful details in every artwork. For more of his work, please visit his portfolio at DeviantART or at Instagram. I hope you enjoy these! Cheers. ;)

Beautiful Retro Look Illustration by The Brave Union

Beautiful Retro Look Illustration by The Brave Union

The Brave Union founded by Kevin & Kristen Howdeshell is a husband and wife team based in Kansas City that began collaborating 10 years ago in college. Since then, they have taken on the freelance world and have created animated sequences mostly to help others tell their amazing stories in film. For this post we would love to feature some of their beautiful illustration work. The love of telling stories, although with many varying methods, has never felt more important to their now grown-up hearts. With two kids of their own, the tradition of the bedtime story, although in reality can be a bit hectic, has become absolutely important to their nightly routine. It's become a time of bonding, sharing, and affection. As a team, they want to now focus on creating products geared for the family, and invite others who share this journey with them. They also have a great style and the illustration artworks feel like they were created in a time that has long passed with great usage of texture and that dirty look (for lack of better word) of the past. Illustration For more information make sure to check out  ____________________  

Art Direction & Illustration: Logitech Craft by Pawel Nolbert

Art Direction & Illustration: Logitech Craft by Pawel Nolbert

Last week we have featured the latest tech keyboard by Logitech called Craft. By its beautiful industrial design, we managed to get one for the blog that we will gladly review in the upcoming weeks. By the meantime, let's take a look at the illustration and art direction work by the mighty Pawel Nolbert who has been making the news recently with the launch. Stylish and right fitting to the colourful world of Pawel, let's dive into his universe. Pawel Nolbert is an independant illustrator, graphic designer and art/creative director based in New York, USA. We always have been fan of his colorful portfolio on ABDZ, definitely check him out on Behance. I’ve partnered with Logitech on Craft - a new keyboard with creative input dial that gives you greater control over your creative process. Project Gallery   More Links Learn more Pawel Nolbert at nolbert.com Follow Pawel on Behance Read more about Bengt Brummer's work on the Logitech Craft

Splendid Watercolor Artworks by Anna Bjørdal

Splendid Watercolor Artworks by Anna Bjørdal

There's an unique organic beauty in watercolor artworks that really strikes me. You can't really see brush strokes... all you can see is how the water and ink settled down in the end. It's beautiful. Anna Bjørdal, an artist from Norway, paints splendid watercolor pieces you should really see. These are only a handful of her work. For more of it, please visit her at Instagram! I hope you enjoy these. Cheers! ;) Uma publicação compartilhada por Anna Bjørdal (@akb_illustrations) em Set 13, 2017 às 5:47 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Anna Bjørdal (@akb_illustrations) em Set 6, 2017 às 6:38 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Anna Bjørdal (@akb_illustrations) em Set 1, 2017 às 4:50 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Anna Bjørdal (@akb_illustrations) em Ago 23, 2017 às 5:27 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Anna Bjørdal (@akb_illustrations) em Ago 14, 2017 às 6:39 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Anna Bjørdal (@akb_illustrations) em Jun 23, 2017 às 2:53 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Anna Bjørdal (@akb_illustrations) em Mar 13, 2017 às 8:23 PDT

Instagram Artist Love: Mari Andrew

Instagram Artist Love: Mari Andrew

I'm sure all of you have a handful of creative folk you've discovered on Instagram that you've then shared with your inner circle because you love them so much. Mari Andrew happens to be at the top of my personal list and if you don't know her already she's definitely worth inserting into your feed. Mari (rhymes with starry for the phonetically curious) has a pretty wonderful story about how she managed to garner nearly 600K followers on Instagram by documenting the rollercoaster of life through whimsical illustrations. Be it death, terrible dates, simple pleasures, and the dangers of creative vulnerability, Mari gives us all the confidence to stop saying and start doing. She's always had a knack for writing but she's just recently made her foray into illustrating upon going through a personally challenging time two years ago. Endeavoring to find a passion that could help her out of a rut she dabbled with learning the guitar, salsa dancing, surfing and cooking but drawing is the only one that managed to stick and bring her the joy she was missing. Mari made a personal pact to create one drawing a day for one year and post her work to Instagram. It's the best tipping point story anyone could wish for in that through simple word of mouth she's caught the attention of nearly 1.2MM eyeballs. Just recently, Mari took a trip to Spain with the intention of working on her memoir but was stopped short with a sudden health scare in the diagnosis of Guillain-Barré syndrome, a rare immune disorder leaving her temporarily paralyzed. Mari's illustrations have shifted a bit from artfully portraying the light and dark of grief and breakups to now shedding light on the challenges a health issue presents on the mind and body. We thank Mari for the amazing inspiration she serves to anyone going through whatever life throws at us and just how resilient the mind can be over the body. I value optimism, resilience, vulnerability, and joie de vivre. I do not value "having chill." I'm originally from Seattle, my favorite city is Rio de Janeiro, and I identify strongly with zebras. They always look like they're doing their own thing and having a great time. Instagram Artist This would be pretty similar for September in the Southern Hemisphere. One of my very best birthdays fell on on a lovely spring day in Chile. So much newness and possibility in the air, in every part of the world. PS. Lots of hearts on my page this week A post shared by Mari Andrew (@bymariandrew) on Sep 2, 2017 at 3:42am PDT 💗ANNOUNCEMENT TIME💗 I've been writing (and drawing) a book for you!!!! 📚✏️ It's called AM I THERE YET? and it has both essays and (new!) illustrations all about growing up and finding yourself and loss and lipstick and basically every topic I cover on Instagram. I'm so excited to share it with you in March but IT STILL NEEDS A COVER and I'm leaving it in your capable hands! Vote for one of these two options by tapping the ✨link in bio✨. Final cover will be announced next week 👀 A post shared by Mari Andrew (@bymariandrew) on Sep 9, 2017 at 4:11am PDT A post shared by Mari Andrew (@bymariandrew) on Sep 6, 2017 at 4:35am PDT A post shared by Mari Andrew (@bymariandrew) on Aug 29, 2017 at 4:32am PDT A post shared by Mari Andrew (@bymariandrew) on Aug 25, 2017 at 5:18am PDT A post shared by Mari Andrew (@bymariandrew) on Aug 4, 2017 at 4:17am PDT Hi NY A post shared by Mari Andrew (@bymariandrew) on Aug 2, 2017 at 4:23am PDT It's "Miss" or nothing A post shared by Mari Andrew (@bymariandrew) on Jul 9, 2017 at 4:58am PDT Selfie A post shared by Mari Andrew (@bymariandrew) on Aug 31, 2017 at 4:18am PDT Houston ❤️ A post shared by Mari Andrew (@bymariandrew) on Sep 1, 2017 at 5:11am PDT "You're furthering the divide" shuts down necessary conversations about the truly horrific divisions in our society: Black women make 67 cents to a white man's dollar, unarmed kids get murdered by police, the life expectancy of a black trans woman is 35 years old, our schools are segregated, and torch-bearing white supremacists just terrorized a city. • When someone raises "divisiveness" as a rebuttal against acknowledgement of inequality, I ask, "So what are you doing to promote equality in a 'non-divisive' way?" They always respond, "I try to be a good person." • Well I don't think a good person is complicit in a system that oppresses minorities. I'm sure there were plenty of "good people" complicit in the Holocaust and slavery because they didn't want to ruffle any feathers. • Reminder to myself: White people NEED to talk to each other about racism. And not just to like-minded progressive friends on Twitter. Because divisiveness that leads to tension between you and your "good-hearted" racist aunt is tolerable, but divisiveness that leads to white supremacist marches is unconscionable. A post shared by Mari Andrew (@bymariandrew) on Aug 13, 2017 at 3:51am PDT Excited for artist friends doing marvelous things lately! Check out @siogallagher's new book In a Daze Work. I read it, I adored it, I highly recommend it. She is SO TALENTED and such an inspiration to me! A post shared by Mari Andrew (@bymariandrew) on Jul 26, 2017 at 4:52am PDT A post shared by Mari Andrew (@bymariandrew) on Jul 27, 2017 at 4:19am PDT A post shared by Mari Andrew (@bymariandrew) on Jul 27, 2017 at 4:19am PDT

Beautiful Vector Illustration by FUGSTRATOR

Beautiful Vector Illustration by FUGSTRATOR

Michael Fugoso is a San Diego based designers and illustrator with some incredible illustration work. Fugstrator as he is also known on Instagram, where he posts some of his most recent work. The cool thing about Michael's illustration in my opinion is the style. It brings back some of the skeuomorphic elements but it also blends with some beautiful cutout paper effects. He also has a series of illustrations on aircrafts and spaceships, all with a bit of a retro mood.  Like the Paper Shuttle Launch project.  Fugoso's process starts always with hand-drawn and then he moves on to rendering, usually on a vector tool like Adobe Illustrator or Autodesk Graphic. Most of the time he gets commissioned to do fan art or about popular icons of the past. He is very proud to say that all of his work starts from drawings, done by hand. Another one of his passions is photography, it helps him to find inspiration because he loves taking photos he mentions on his site.  For more information about Michael visit: Instagram Website Dribbble Behance Illustration

Illustration & Brand Identity: Brand Refresh for Mutual Attraction

Illustration & Brand Identity: Brand Refresh for Mutual Attraction

About a week ago, we've featured the latest work from Radim Malinic with the branding project for Inhere. This week, he is back again but with a project in collaboration with Bristol-based Craig Minchington. It's a refresh that involves brand identity and illustration for Mutual Attraction. A dating agency and matchmaking service that needed some love to share their expertise for everyone in the name of love. Radim and Craig both have similar skills but for this project, Radim was in charge of the creative direction & design. And Craig was behind the 3D modelling, I am digging the overall project especially where you can clearly see the style from both designers. Collaboration work between Radim Malinic, a freelance creative director, graphic designer and speaker from London and with Craig Minchington who is also in the same field but based in Bristol, UK. They have worked together on several projects including the Harnham Salary Guide (2016) featured on ABDZ. Mutual Attraction is a London dating agency and matchmaking service. Mutual Attraction is all about meeting people face to face, in the flesh and stepping away from the screen. Dating in the real world, with real people, looking for real love. Refreshingly simple yet effective. Project Gallery   Credits Creative direction and design: Radim Malinic / Brand Nu 3d modelling: Craig Minchington / Adora Attack More Links Learn more about Radim Malinic at brandnu.co.uk Learn more about Craig Minchington at adoraattack.com

Unique Artworks by Elena & Olivia Ceballos

Unique Artworks by Elena & Olivia Ceballos

Elena & Olivia are twin sisters that work at DreamWorks TV. They are very talented artists that come up with beautiful, unique artworks, lifeful illustrations that will lighten up your day! These are very special examples of their work. Their style is very unique and at the same time you it seems straight ou from children's book, you can see even some Monet there. Super, super sweet. These are only a handful of their work. For more of it, please visit their Instagram! I hope you enjoy these! Cheers. ;) Uma publicação compartilhada por Elena & Olivia Ceballos (@elioliart) em Mai 25, 2015 às 2:44 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Elena & Olivia Ceballos (@elioliart) em Jul 8, 2015 às 10:31 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Elena & Olivia Ceballos (@elioliart) em Ago 8, 2015 às 3:35 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Elena & Olivia Ceballos (@elioliart) em Set 8, 2015 às 11:22 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Elena & Olivia Ceballos (@elioliart) em Set 22, 2015 às 3:08 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Elena & Olivia Ceballos (@elioliart) em Out 16, 2015 às 3:34 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Elena & Olivia Ceballos (@elioliart) em Nov 6, 2015 às 4:08 PST Uma publicação compartilhada por Elena & Olivia Ceballos (@elioliart) em Dez 23, 2015 às 8:35 PST Uma publicação compartilhada por Elena & Olivia Ceballos (@elioliart) em Fev 4, 2016 às 5:03 PST Uma publicação compartilhada por Elena & Olivia Ceballos (@elioliart) em Fev 20, 2016 às 11:48 PST Uma publicação compartilhada por Elena & Olivia Ceballos (@elioliart) em Out 24, 2016 às 9:55 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Elena & Olivia Ceballos (@elioliart) em Mar 26, 2016 às 4:19 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Elena & Olivia Ceballos (@elioliart) em Out 28, 2016 às 11:56 PDT

More Marvelous Illustrations by Michal Lisowski

More Marvelous Illustrations by Michal Lisowski

Back in 2011 we featured for the first time the fantastic work of Polish artist Michal Lisowski. Back then you could already see the style he would pursue in most of the artworks you'll see today. Here are some of his latest work. I really love this style. His concept art works and general illustrations are super stylish and I enjoy his urban scenes, with an awesome sense of motion. These are only a handful of his work! For more of it, please visit his portfolio at ArtStation! I hope you enjoy these. Cheers! ;)

Savage Oil Like Artworks by Greg Rutkowski

Savage Oil Like Artworks by Greg Rutkowski

While surfing the web I ran into the work of Polish artist Greg Rutkowski and it was a blast. Greg comes up with SAVAGE artworks that resemble the use of oils and the finish products are never less than masterpieces. His themes range from fantasy, badass dragons that would eat up Daenerys dragons in one bite, to World War scenes. I must say, I'm amazed by his illustrations and I'll most definitely be following him for more from now on! These are only a handful of his pieces... for more of it, please visit his portfolio at ArtStation! Cheers. ;)

Landscape Design by Jadrien Cousens

Landscape Design by Jadrien Cousens

Most major movies out there are filled with special effects in all kinds of forms. It might be a fully computer generated character, it my big a massive spaceship above New York, but one of the most iconic methods is matte painting and landscape design. It's been used since the early days of cinema, and until this day it will be on screen and you don't even know it. Jadrien Cousens is a very talented landscape artist with amazing pieces in this field. Here are some of his work. For more of it and to check some of the films he has worked on, please check his DeviantART and personal site. I hope you enjoy these! Cheers. ;)

Game Design & Illustration: iOS Games with Creative Mints

Game Design & Illustration: iOS Games with Creative Mints

Currently offline over some side-projects that involves iOS, game design and as being part of the process. I am surfing what's out there for inspiration and it's always a pleasure to come across the work of Creative Mints. Their level of combination of illustration and UI just goes higher than what you are usually seeing. It's quite inspiring and we can't take away the joy of embracing the Behind-the-Scenes with sketches and sharing their process. Creative Minths is a boutique where they focus their work in branding, UI and illustration. Based in Prague, Czech Republic; you should definitely follow them on Behance. Game design is not just about multiple layers of complex graphics or bright characters - sometimes it’s the concept itself that defines the style and breaks conventions. Photo Gallery   More Links Check out Creative Mints's site: creativemints.com Follow Creative Mints on Behance

Illustration & Digital Art: 3D Works by Ryogo Toyoda

Illustration & Digital Art: 3D Works by Ryogo Toyoda

Ryogo Toyoda is a Tokyo-based 3D illustrator and a motion designer and he has worked with many brands including Google, YouTube and more. His style is a mixture of illustration, digital art, CGI, graphic design and typography. Everything combines with a careful choice of vibrant colour palette. Coming from the center of the Earth in terms of anime and fantasy characters, it's no surprise that Ryogo is really good at his craft. Ryogo Toyoda is a 3D illustrator and a motion designer currently living in the lovely city of Tokyo, Japan. Ryogo has worked with clients such as Google, YouTube, Adobe, Disney and more. Definitely check out give him a follow on Instagram. Photo Gallery   More Links Check out Ryogo Toyoda's site rgtd.net Follow Ryogo on Behance Follow Ryogo on Instagram

Dope Artworks by Kuldar Leement

Dope Artworks by Kuldar Leement

Kuldar Leement is most definitely one of those artists I always keep an eye on. I've seen following his work for year now and he always delivers fantastic pieces of art, showing fantastic worlds and faraway sci-fi scenes. These are some of his latest illustrations. For more of it, please visit his portfolio at DeviantART. I hope you enjoy these! Cheers. ;)

Creepy Monsters Design

Creepy Monsters Design

Some artists excel in the art of horror. They have the ability to visualize creepy designs and translate it so well to the canvas, only to give us all goosebumps. Here are some examples. From illustration to computer graphics, these are fine examples of monster design! These are pretty dope and well done, congrats on each artist. For more of it, please visit their portfolios simply by clicking each artwork! I hope you enjoy these! Cheers. ;) funkyboy funkyboy Maarten Verhoeven Maarten Verhoeven Luca Nemolato apterus apterus RodolfoH

Beautiful Illustrations by Joseph Catimbang

Beautiful Illustrations by Joseph Catimbang

Joseph Catimbang is an artist from the Philippines currently based in California, and his illustrations are just wonderful! He comes up with full black ink artworks that will amaze you! He usually draws in Moleskines, which I find really awesome, and you can see how detailed his pieces are! These are only a handful of his work. For more it, please visit his Instagram! I hope you enjoy these. Cheers! ;) Uma publicação compartilhada por Joseph Catimbang (@pentasticarts) em Jul 13, 2017 às 10:50 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Joseph Catimbang (@pentasticarts) em Jun 19, 2017 às 1:04 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Joseph Catimbang (@pentasticarts) em Mai 25, 2017 às 11:29 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Joseph Catimbang (@pentasticarts) em Abr 2, 2017 às 2:38 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Joseph Catimbang (@pentasticarts) em Mar 23, 2017 às 10:52 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Joseph Catimbang (@pentasticarts) em Mar 16, 2017 às 9:56 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Joseph Catimbang (@pentasticarts) em Mar 13, 2017 às 1:10 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Joseph Catimbang (@pentasticarts) em Fev 4, 2017 às 10:39 PST Uma publicação compartilhada por Joseph Catimbang (@pentasticarts) em Jan 8, 2017 às 3:18 PST Uma publicação compartilhada por Joseph Catimbang (@pentasticarts) em Jan 10, 2017 às 11:55 PST

Illustration: Mayweather V McGregor by Yann Dalon

Illustration: Mayweather V McGregor by Yann Dalon

Whatever if you're a fan or not, or you heard the news feeds or even social media channels. I am personally pretty happy with the overall outcome of the fight between Mayweather and McGregor. I am seeing it as a sports performance instead of what others might think. We are taking a look at this illustration tribute beautifully done by a Paris-based illustrator named Yann Dalon. I liked the fact that each character aren't fully coloured with an desaturated effect. Yann Dalon is an freelance illustrator currently based in Paris, France. His work is always oriented between illustration, painting and drawing. I just can't believe that we haven't shared his before on ABDZ. My painting for a big event, the Fight between Floyd Mayweather (Boxing) and Conor MacGregor (MMA)   Links Learn more about Yann Dalon: yann-dalon.com Follow Yann on Behance