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Happy New Year From Happy Hipsters By Lorenza Cotellessa

Happy New Year everyone! We're excited to start 2018 off with a smile and giggle thanks to awesome illustrator Lorenza Cotellessa's "Happy Hipsters." Lorenza is a Milan-based illustrator and graphic designer with a knack for beautifully blending character, color and composition in her own unique way. With a background in interior design, Lorenza is now purely focused on making her living as an illustrator and we fully support her passion. If you're keen on independent music labels, vintage clothes, and artisanal coffee we hope you enjoy these charming illustrations by a rising star. Be sure to check out more about Lorenza and her work here.                                                       

Albino Animals Series of Illustrations Using Just Circles

Albino Animals Series of Illustration Using Just Circles

Bruno Silva and Oli Illustration shared an awesome illustration project on their Behance profiles titled Albino Animals Series. It's a Series of beautiful animals illustrations designed only with circles and the use of overlays and transparencies. I love these types of projects where the designer set a clear constraint and try to overcome it to achieve the desired result. Using just circles and overlays is quite challenging but it looks like it worked. I see that there are a lot of semi-circles or just segments of a circle but the shadows and inner-shadows definitely give a nice depth and set the style for the series. It's a great project to kick-off 2018 and inspire us to learn to embrace constraints in our lives. Bua is the online portfolio of Bruno Silva, visual designer who loves working in brand identity and design user interfaces for websites and mobile devices. For more information make sure to check out http://www.bua.pt/ Illustration Make sure to check out Bruno Silva at: Facebook           Instagram           www.bua.pt  

Voguish Portrait Illustrations by Janice Sung

Voguish Portrait Illustrations by Janice Sung

First of all, Happy New Year everyone! We hope that everyone enjoyed a beautiful time off with their families, siblings, and friends. We are back and moving forward in 2018! Let's kick it off with the stunning work of Toronto-based illustrator named Janice Sung, she is an independent illustrator and her craft is all around portraits. You might have recognized some famous celebrities or movie characters like Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Mathilda and more. If you wanna learn more about her techniques and tutorials, check out her Patreon. Mostly inspired by my love for fashion, people, and nature. I love creating worlds and characters that elevate story and beauty. More Links Learn more about Janice Sung at janicesung.com Follow Janice's work on Behance Follow Janice on Instagram Portrait Illustrations  

Clever Animal Illustrations made of circles, triangles and squares

Clever Animal Illustrations made of circles, triangles and squares

We are featuring this fun illustration project by Nikola Radojčić and Nenad Radojčić from Braća Burazeri. As you may have noticed, it's a series of illustrations of animals made of circles, triangles, and squares. The results are just fantastic and quite clever. It's such a good creative challenge to limit ourselves to create under some circumstances like shapes. Braća Burazeri did an incredible to embrace the challenge and also shared a bit of the process along the way. With the commencement of a new year real soon, this might be a great opportunity to set up some goals. What will be on your list? Grid, circles, triangles and squares :) More Links Learn more about Braća Burazeri at bracaburazeri.com Follow Braća Burazeri's work on Behance Illustration  

Fantastic Digital Art by Dmitry Zaviyalov

Fantastic Digital Art by Dmitry Zaviyalov

Digital art can take you anywhere, it is just about let your imagination run free. Dmitry Zaviyalov shared this incredible illustration on his Behance profile that really accomplishes that. It features a village and it has this eerie mood. It reminds me of Zelda Breath of the Wild game to be hones, and that had become my favorite game of the year and probably ever. I was so amazed by the details and the style that I had to feature Dmitry's illustration here.  Decided to spend a few days of my hard-earned holiday time to remind myself how much fun it can be to work on something personal. And it is fun! Hope the result is no to shabby either.  Dmitry is an illustrator from Tallinn, Estonia. I highly recommend that you check out his work at https://www.behance.net/creativedestructor/ - he was also kind enough to offer a step-by-step showing how he did this piece. You can check it out here. Digital art  

3D Type Collection 1 (2017) by ILOVEDUST

3D Type Collection 1 (2017) by ILOVEDUST

It's almost the end of 2017, many of us including myself will be working at putting together our favourite and best work of the year to showcase. It's a cool practice since you are closing and re-arranging your files before the holidays. Also doing some cleaning for the upcoming new year and start fresh. We are taking a look at this year's collection by ILOVEDUST on their favourite 3D type projects from commercial, promotions and pitch-based. ILOVEDUST is a team of specialists working in design concepts, illustration, brand identity and experimental design. They have worked with Nike, Red Bull, Xbox, Coca-Cola, just to name a few. You can follow more of their work on Behance. More Links Learn more about ILOVEDUST at ilovedust.com Follow ILOVEDUST's work on Behance Architecture & Interior Design  

Mind-boggling, Vector Illustration Work by James Gilleard

Mind-boggling Vector Illustration Work by James Gilleard

James Gilleard shared a set of beautiful illustrations that he created in 2017. They are all vector illustration  and it definitely sets the bar at another level. The amount of details is nothing but staggering, I was trying to understand some of them like the one of Paris, or the ones with buildings and I couldn't.  There's just too much going on which makes me wonder how long it took it for James to create those illustrations. Below you can see some of my favorites. We also recommend that you check out James website at www.jamesgilleard.com/ - James is a designer, art director and illustrator based in London, UK. He has an incredible portfolio with more amazing vector illustration projects. Vector Illustration Fast Magazine - Japanese Cedar House DB Mobile - Frankfurt redevelopment Washington Post - Future Restaurants Videogame Concept Art and Visual Development Animation Backgrounds

Beautiful and Harmonious Fine Arts by Elicia Edijanto

Beautiful and Harmonious Fine Arts by Elicia Edijanto

Elicia Edijanto is an artist from Jakarta, Indonesia with some incredible work shared on her Behance profile. I love simple, black and white illustration and what Elicia's done here with drawings is exactly what I love. The subject and style of composition makes you think or imagining yourself in that situation. It is like the Limbo game, very similar style with most of the compositions having a central character, a child in eerie locations. Again, at least for me, the work takes me away in my imagination. Perfect for the end of the year. We also shared a bit of her fine arts creative process right after the break. Nature inspires me a lot. I hope my art will serve their purposes, remind us of how is human-nature relationship supposed to be, beautiful, harmonious, and living side by side.Using only black watercolour (mostly), I try to create unique relationship between human and nature. My subject are often children and animal because they are honest, sincere, unprejudiced and unpretentious. It will be easier for people to feel the emotions.  For more information about Elicia and to check out all her fine arts projects make sure to visit her website at http://www.eliciaedijanto.com/ Fine Arts Process  

Illustration Inspiration: A series of illustrative work to inspirit your week

Illustration Inspiration: A series of illustrative work to inspirit your week

Since our weekly curated UI/UX interactions series are going well, we decided to give it a try with illustrations. Instead of focusing on one specific medium for illustrations like a print design for example. We will surf and look for great pieces across more platforms from books, print, web, applications and more. We will mix it all from static, dynamic and even live animations, this might be a great series to bookmark! For this week, let's go in different directions and see how this will boost your creativity! In this collection we are featuring the illustrative work from Dmitrii Kharchenko, Leo Natsume, Igor Kozak, DKNG and more. More Links For more, check out Dribbble Follow my tweets @aoirostudio Follow my pictures on Instagram via Dribbble Design by Dmitrii Kharchenko Design by Leo Natsume Design by Igor Kozak Design by DKNG Design by Sean Farrell Design by Aleksandar Savic Design by Victor_hong Design by Arslan Ali Design by MoonMars Design by Rwds Design by Tiantian Xu Design by Sudhan Gowtham Design by Christi du Toit Design by Sam Dunn

Art Direction & Illustration: Black Friday, BEWARE!

Art Direction & Illustration: Black Friday, BEWARE!

It's finally the end of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday craze, aren't you glad that is over?! WE got hammered in our inboxes from the pre-sale, actual sale, extended and never-ending sales. After all of this, did you buy anything? Was it worth it? This is exactly the intention behind this illustration series by Tough Slate Design, what you think? I think it's a true representation of our rage for discounted prices for a limited time. Located in Kiev, Ukraine, Tough Slate Design is a branding & advertising agency. Their Behance profile is filled with different genre of projects, definitetly check it out! Black Friday makes prices so attractive that nothing can stop the consumer in his buying rage. No matter how dangerous it could be — poisoned by the vivid acid-looking mushrooms, bitten by the deadly snakes or swallowed by the evil plants. Only we can do is to warn — prices are really dangerous! Credits Dima Tsapko Roman Davydyuk Yaroslav Cherkunov Sergii Shakh Oksana Zmorovych More Links Learn more about Tough Slate Design at toughslatedesign.com/ Follow Tough Slate Design's work on Behance Art Direction & Illustration  

Coca-Cola x Adobe Collaboration by Vasjen Katro

Coca-Cola x Adobe Collaboration by Vasjen Katro

It's always lovely to see one of your inspirational designers kicking with amazing projects one after another. It is the case with Vasjen Katro and his collaboration work with Coca-Cola x Adobe. Using Adobe Creative Cloud Tools, his task was to simply create awesomeness for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympics inspired by Coca-Cola. The results are stunning and reminding what we mostly used to do 5-6 years ago. Hit it! Vasjen Katro a visual designer and creative director based in Tirana, Albania. We have featured his work before on ABDZ, it's always quite inspiring seeing his progress. Check out his work on Behance. More Links Learn more about Vasjen Katro at katro.me Follow Vasjen's work on Behance Follow Vasjen on Instagram    

Illustration & Graphic Design: Butcher Billy's Stranger Tales: S2

Illustration & Graphic Design: Butcher Billy's Stranger Tales: S2

Stranger Things 2, have you watched it yet? This is again a SPOILER FREE feature! I truly loved the second season and I am currently re-watching the first season since it's just that good. For the occasion, I stumbled across this very cool illustration series by Butcher Billy. He did indeed re-create the style and tribute to the 80s with the textures, typography and of course the illustrations. I absolutely love that he also applied the very same stylish treatment to Atari cartridges. Please enjoy! Butcher Billy is a designer/illustrator based in Curitiba, Brazil. He definitely has a distinctive style of illustration that might remind you from the comics of your childhood. Atari video games, Stephen King pulp paperbacks, Eerie comic books, Dario Argento B-Horror movies, MTV punks... these are some of the stranger things of the 80's. More Links Learn more about Butcher Billy via Behance Check out Butcher Billy's store at redbubble.com/people/butcherbilly    

Illustration Portraits for Stylist Magazine by Mercedes deBellard

Illustration Portraits for Stylist Magazine by Mercedes deBellard

We are taking a closer look at the work of Spain-based illustrator named Mercedes deBellard and her latest illustration series for Stylist Magazine. Among the people shown in her series, you might have recognized "Mike", the kid from Netflix's Stranger Things. It's a lovely collection of both drawings and paintings; I am quite fascinated by the treatment on the hair. Each portrait is greatly defined by a unique set of lines that characterized their own personalities, it's just beautiful. Mercedes deBellard is a freelance illustrator based in Spain. I am surprised that we have never featured her work before on ABDZ, well make sure to check out her stunning portfolio via her site and also more updated on Behance. More Links Learn more about Mercedes deBellard at mercedesdebellard.net Follow Mercedes's work on Behance Illustration, Drawing & Painting  

Halloween Illustration: Well That's Pennywise!

Halloween Illustration: Well That's Pennywise!

We are only a few days from Halloween, are you still trick and treating? Hah! I've been quite fascinated by the latest adaption from Stephen King's movie "It". With both events combined, it's a nice occasion to revisit the main character of one of the scariest movies of the year. Hello Pennywise! Let's take a look at this illustration for Halloween by Germany-based designer Martin Hoffmann, after having 3 days of free time between two jobs. Why not having fun taking a poke at Pennywise? What do you think? Martin Hoffmann is a graphic & character designer and illustrator based in Stuttgart, Germany. Focusing his work into Book Illustration, Cover Design, Kids Art, Children Books, Visual Concepts, Scribbles, Story Board, Logo Design and more. Check him out on Behance. More Links Learn more about Martin Hoffmann at illustration-und-design.com Follow Martin Hoffmann on Behance Illustration  

Digital Art & Illustration: Summer Diary Series

Digital Art & Illustration: Summer Diary Series

Summer might be over but it never is with Digital Art. That's the idea behind the concept with the mighty folks from Hunky-Dunky. Let's go through your beautiful summer memories through CGI and illustrative form, it's definitely a cool series! I love the fact that they expressed it like a journal with dates and funny quotes. Hit it! Hunky-Dunky is the creative studio of 3D Artist Yonito Tanu and the Art Director Jessica Chapiness. Based in Spain, you should follow their work on Behance for lots of digital art projects. Summer may be over, but its hot fun memories will stay forever. More Links Learn more about Hunky - dunky at hunky-dunky.com Follow Hunky - dunky on Behance Digital Art & Illustration  

Eerie Illustration Work for A Separate Reality

Eerie Illustration Work for A Separate Reality

We have featured Alex Andreyev and his amazing and surrealist work so many times here on Abduzeedo. It's pretty easy to keep featuring him, he is always delivering some incredible illustration work. What I love the most is just how introspective this artworks make me feel. The title of the series explain that quite well, A Separate Reality, 17th edition. Looks like we are 16 posts behind but that's okay, check out the illustration set after the break and let us know what you think via Twitter and Facebook. It sounds paradoxical but digital art attracts me because it is free of technological influence. While in traditional arts technologies dramatically limit the artist – his ability to stylize works in graphics or extremely time consuming process of paint drying, in digital painting I sit in front of a screen, grab the stylus and see the result immediately. - Alexey Andreev Alexey Andreev is a Russian artist based Saint-Petersburg. We highly recommend that you check out his work at http://alexandreev.com/index.html Illustration Ignition Boat Station Aurora Curiosity Lenin in 2017 Klein Mebius Laces Glassful Illustration to the novel of the Strugatsky brothers "The Beetle in an Ant Hill" White Submarine Illustration to the novel of the Strugatsky brothers "Prisoners of Power" FL Clouds  

Red Bull Sound Select: 3 Days in Toronto

Red Bull Sound Select: 3 Days in Toronto

We are excited to share the event by Red Bull Sound Select: 3 Days in Toronto. A gathering where they would celebrate the local talent from its city with many artists including: Majid Jordan, a l l i e, Chris Larocca, Badbadnotgood and more. Let's take a look at the event and if you are in Toronto, Canada; you should definitely check it out. We will share in the next article everything about the work in some sort of an interview behind with the designers and artists and about all their work for the Red Bull Sound Select 3 Days in Toronto. In their words 3 Days in Toronto (October 19-21) is a multiday musical takeover of Toronto, celebrating the local talent who have helped put the city on the map. Tickets are $20. Enjoy! #3DaysinTO More Links Learn more about the Event at Red Bull Sound Select 3 Days in Toronto Illustration & Art Direction