There are some illustration styles that absolutely awe me for its coolness. One of these "styles" is when you take cute things and then you grunge it. I don't know if that's a good explanation, but I guess that's exactly what Mike Mitchell does. I find these totally awesome and stylish... so I just had to share them with you! Mike Mitchell knows exactly what it takes to make grungy/cute illustrations, and that's why I like these so much. For more of his awesome work, you may visit his deviantART page or his website. I really hope you all enjoy these! Cheers. ;)
One of best things about DeviantART is that we get to see a great range of illustrations works... from beginners to true masters of the craft. One of these masters is Joe Jusko, and american artist who makes some epic pieces. He's done some great work with Vampirella, X-Men and Lara Croft, but his barbarian pieces are really awesome! For more of his works, you may visit his portfolio. I hope you all enjoy these! Cheers. ;)
Hellboy is a comic book character created by writer-artist Mike Mignola. As I'm a big fan of the Hellboy comics, I decided to select several drawings and paintings done by artists and fans of the character around the world and post them here on Abduzeedo. Hellboy is a creature summoned, in the final months of World War II by Grigori Rasputin on Tarmagant Island, off the coast of Scotland, having been commissioned by the Nazis to change the tide of war ("Project Ragna Rok"). He appears in a fireball in a ruined church in East Bromwich, England, on December 23, 1944. Proving not to be a devil, in the traditional sense, but a devil-like creature with red skin, horns, a tail, and a disproportionately large right hand made of red stone, he is dubbed "Hellboy" by Professor Trevor "Broom" Bruttenholm - Wikipedia jpr04 el-grimlock gantian198 witchking08 A demon whose true name is Anung Un Rama (the Beast of the Apocalypse), Hellboy was brought to Earth as an infant by Nazi occultists. He was discovered by the Allied Forces; amongst them, Professor Trevor Bruttenholm, who formed the United States Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense (BPRD). In time Hellboy grew to be a large, red-skinned demon with a tail, horns (which he files off, leaving behind the signature circular stumps on his forehead, to make his appearance more "normal"), and an oversized right hand made of stone. He has been described as smelling of dry-roasted peanuts. Although a bit gruff, he shows none of the malevolence thought to be intrinsic to demons, and works with other strange creatures in the BPRD. This is said to be because of his upbringing under Professor Bruttenholm, who raised him as a normal boy and taught him how to behave normally. - Wikipedia theaphex nemurism wredwrat fkcsantaclaus misterbitter damon-nomad cuson ak-is-harmless ekoputeh bikerscout zaratus andrewtunney shadren4ever monkey-cosio rleonarte lostonwallace Hellboy fights for the BPRD, an international non-governmental agency, and himself against dark forces including Nazis and Baba Yaga, in a series of tales that have their roots in folklore, pulp magazines, vintage adventure, and horror fiction. In the stories, he is identified as the "World's Greatest Paranormal Investigator. - Wikipedia" cuson booom jasonzao777 sansyu thurz kajusx freakingarg And my favorite: zizzy About the Author Hey buddies! I'm Marcos Torres, a 19 years old art director/freelancer from Brazil, I'm here to bring some new interessant stuff to you. You can see my portfolio at http://flickr.com/marcostorres. Any request or jobs oportunities send to firstname.lastname@example.org, also follow me on twitter
Tuomas Ikonen is an illustrator and artist from Finland with a Bachelor in Culture and Arts. He creates great illustrations with a retro felling to it and characters that make you laugh. Tuomas work has been exposured in quite a few galleries in Finland and now you have a chance to take a closer look into it. For more visit http://www.tuomasikonen.com
Watercolor is surely one great illustration technique, and we've seen some great pieces from artists such as Mathiole and Lora. Today, we introduce you another great artist: Grzegorz Wróbel. He's a polish illustrator and I got to know him when Mathiole tweeted his DA portfolio... and I instantly knew I would have to post his awesome work. This guy is really good, and his illustrations/paintings are superb... he's probably one of the most complete watercolor artists I've seen. Anyways, for more of his work, you may visit his portfolio. I hope you all enjoy these! Cheers. ;)
KREISELBERG is a Toronto based creative studio with a team of innovative professionals and artists, specializing in digital media services, however, among with the works on very cool portfolio, what really caught our attention was their digital painting works, they are simply awesome, and that's why we had to feature them. For more information visit Kreiselberg website at http://www.kreiselberg.com/ We construct unique visual experiences for corporations, broadcast networks and advertising agencies. By infusing your ideas with our original and innovative style, we bring stand-out designs, fresh and effective solutions to life. Other works
You might not have heard of him, but he truly was one of the greatest graphic designers of the 1980's. Inspired by graffiti works in NY, he also was an excellent street artist, becoming world famous. Haring achieved his first public attention with chalk drawings in the subways of New York. The exhibitions were filmed by the photographer Tseng Kwong Chi. Around this time, "The Radiant baby" became his symbol. His bold lines, vivid colors, and active figures carry strong messages of life and unity. Starting in 1980, he organized exhibitions in Club 57. He participated in the Times Square Exhibition and drew, for the first time, animals and human faces. In 1981 he sketched his first chalk drawings on black paper and painted plastic, metal and found objects. In 1988, Haring was diagnosed with AIDS. He established the Keith Haring Foundation in 1989, its mandate being to provide funding and imagery to AIDS organizations and children's programs, and to expand the audience for Haring’s work through exhibitions, publications and the licensing of his images. He died in 1990. His style is a true reference for us, designers of the 2000's, through his bright colors and unique style. If you want to read more about Keith, you may check out at wikipedia and for more of his works, visit the his foundation's website. I hope you enjoy these. Cheers!
I sure love illustration, and for many years now I've been following many great artists at DeviantART. I could check the evolution of many illustrators, and one of the is Daniel Conway. His pieces are fantastic. Daniel is an European illustrator that has done some amazing works, and here are some of my favorites. For more of his great pieces, you may go visit his portfolio at DeviantART, because it's really, really worth it. I hope you all enjoy these as much as I do. Cheers! ;)
A few fridays ago we had an awesome post with some sweet illustrations of the Lost characters which everybody loved! Yesterday, I ran into more great illustrations of it, and it totally rock. These are episode posters that designer Gideon Slife has come up with. I chose to show you the best in my opinion, but at his flickrstream you will find many more until the 4th season. I hope you all enjoy these. Cheers! ;) 4x09 4x08 4x07 4x02 3x22 3x21 3x20 3x19 3x18 3x14 3x13 3x09 3x10 3x01 2x22 2x17 2x15 2x12 2x09 2x10 2x07 2x03 2x01 1x19 1x06
The work of Micah Lidberg is truly amazing, his illustrations are all based in drawings and ink work which makes it so original and so rich on details. His work is inspired by nature and nature reflects on each one of her pieces, making it an entertaining venture. About Micah Lidberg micahlidberg.com Hi there, I am Micah Lidberg. I grew up in the Middle West of America and since the mid 80's I really enjoyed it. I've since parted ways with the middle of the country - I’ve switched to the eastern beach. If for some reason I am not at the beach, you can probably find me in one of three cities - Kansas City, Minneapolis, or New York as these are my homes away from home. As for my work - I'm shaken up by nature - every bit of it. It's certainly a very deep and very wide thing. With nature, there's plenty of room to explore and plenty to share. It’s an entertaining venture. My interests include but are not limited to - drawing, friends, people, America, places outside of America, strangeness, and occasionally tea. TIME TRAVEL For NYLON Magazine — Graphite, Ink, Digital WELCOME For Nobrow / 2, The Jungle — Graphite & Digital Nobrow Press has created a stunning line of illustrated books. NOBROW / 2, is a collection of 28 different artists and designers exploring a wonderful theme - The Jungle. EONY Personal Project — Graphite, Ink, & Digital A pattern loosely based on my memories of peonies at my first house AND ON THE 8th DAY GOD CREATED DINOSAURS, BUT CALLED IT QUITS BEFORE LUNCH | WE ARE SPACEMEN FROM DIFFERENT PLANETS, RENDEZVOUSING ON THE MOON For Sing Statistics — Graphite, Ink, & Digital The incredible duo of Jez Burrows and Lizzy Stewart are responsible for the amazing project, We Are the Friction. Twelve illustrators were paired up with twelve writers. Each contributor composed an original work and then created an additional work based off their partner's first. A truly fascinating book. My illustrations adopted the names of the poems written by the amazing Roxanne Paris. FAULTY PLAN For Phish, Inc. & Red Light Management — Graphite & Digital One of a series of artist posters for an upcoming Phish album release TWO HEADED LAVA WORM DELIGHT For The Few Gallery — Graphite & Digital The Few Gallery is an online boutique offering a selection of prints from artists and designers from around the world. Ten percent of the proceeds are donated to a charitable cause. Two Headed Lava Worm Delight, depicts the annual migration of the mythical giant moa that feed on the two head lava worms that live only in the geothermal vents of the upper realm. Fantastic, right? KEATS SPEAKS For New York Times Sunday Magazine — Graphite & Digital Featured in the November 1st issue, the article dicusses whether or not John Keats really spoke the way he does in the movie, Bright Star TWO HEADED WORM & ONE-EYED SPACE SPIDER | FIBONACCI WORMS For Cut It Out, curated by Mike Perry — Cut Paper Cut it Out, a group show centered around cut paper artwork and objects, hosted by Open Space Gallery. FIRESTORM For W&N Classics — Graphite & Digital A pattern for the book jacket of The Shadow of the Wind. For Orion Publishers and Fallon UK. RENDLESHAM FOREST, 1980 | LATE NIGHT ROUNDS For Crafty Magazine — Graphite, Ink, & Digital Crafty Magazine is an online and print magazine featuring the work of artists, illustrators, and writers. I contributed to the second issue, The Visit. STAY GOLD | MISTER | NICE | DUDES Personal Project — Ink UNSEEN WORK For Computer Arts UK, Issue 162— Graphite & Digital The opening spread for an article examining the sketch book habits of myself and 6 other creatives SkineSkin Laser Etched Leather Personalized covers for your Moleskine® notebook or sketchbook HOUSE OF CARDS For NYLON Magazine — Graphite, Ink, & Digital An article featuring the opening of ACE Hotel's Manhatten location GHOST COMICS For Bare Bones Press — Graphite & Digital I was invited to create the typography for the cover of Ghost Comics - A Benefit Anthology for RS Eden. It is a stunning collection of comics with an amazing list of contributors. All the proceeds benefit Minneapolis substance abuse treatment facility, RS Eden. GOODNESS For Water.org — Graphite & Colored Pencils Water.org is raising awareness for the world water crisis. Goodness, was done for a benefit event held in Kansas City. 4 MATTERS For INKTHIS III — Ink & Digital INKTHIS III is a collaborative effort to create a typeface. Each artist and designer was assigned a character. My numeral is composed of the four states of matter - solids, liquids, gases, and plasma. TENDENCY TO WITHDRAW For Artism — Graphite &Digital Artism, Art for Autism is a collection of artwork aimed to bring awareness about and support for the autism community. Each artist was invited to create a work that would help educate the public about some of the specific aspects of autism. POSITRON, A ZINE For Mike Perry — Ink & Digital A sixteen page zine comissioned by Mike Perry. It's full of good-hearted weirdness. THE MIGRATION Personal Project — Graphite, Ink, & Digital ANGRY CLOUD Personal Project — Ink & Digital This is a drawing of a very angry cloud that is out of control. A fellow cloud is trying to impede his brother's destructive habits. The animals of the forest, air, and rivers have banded together to steal the deranged cloud's powers - lighting, hail, and rain. It is a tale of the rebalancing of natural order. The actual drawing is approximately eleven feet long. It was drawn with fine tip pens, and was about two months of drawing. MY FAVORITE THINGS Personal Project — Graphite & Digital My list of favorite things in 2007 looked something like this- thunder birds, UFO's, dinosaurs, jungles, crop circles, polyhedrons, string theory, tornadoes, and peacocks. YOU MELT MY SUBMARINE , A LOVE LETTER For Friends — Graphite & Hand Binding There are few things that are more satisfying than making or receiving a drawing - especially when it's of your favorite things. I asked twelve of my friends to give me lists of their twenty favorite things. I composed a drawing for each friend and compiled the drawings and the lists into a book. Everybody got a copy with the cover screenprinted in their favorite two colors.
Yulia Brodskaya is an artist and illustrator born in 1983 in Moscow - Russia. She is very recognized for her astonishing, elegant and detailed paper illustrations. Currently based in the UK, where she went to continue her education in art at the University of Hertfordshire with a Master of Art in Graphics Communication degree in 2006. After getting her degree, Yulia continued to experiment and explore ways of bringing together all the things she likes most: typography, paper, and highly detailed hand-made craft objects. She has swiftly earned an international reputation for her innovative paper illustrations and continues to create beautifully detailed paper designs for clients all around the world. “Typography is my second love, after paper and I’m really happy that I’ve found a way of combining the two. Having said that, I don’t want to exclude non-typobased designs, I’d like to work on different projects.” Yulia for Computer Arts I bumped into Yulia's work during one of my explorations looking for inspiration and was impressed by her pieces. The colors, details, swirls and the movement of her artworks, everything matches perfectly catching our attention and enchanting those who love the combination of creativity, talent and unique ideas. Well, enough said is time for you to enjoy the images! And don't forget to visit her website for more. Hope you like it! Enjoy. =)
I was browsing around the web searching for my daily inspiration images, something that I do everyday, when I bumped into Bradley Sharp's work and really liked it. The image that got my attention was the first one from this selection, which by the way is already my new desktop wallpaper. Since I liked the style and the idea from that one image I decided to check out his portfolio for more stuff and noticed that it was pretty cool to show here to you. His illustrations/vectors are really stylish. His lines, characters, E.T.s alike elements, colors and shapes are pretty cool and eye catching. Hello all.. I'm Brad Sharp, a Graphic Designer from the UK. I spend a good amount of time on personal work and with my illustrations - beginning with sketchbooks from as early as I can remember. In the past 5 years I've been playing more and more with vectors, which I'm always learning. I often get inspiration from nature or technology and sometimes look at the interplay between the two. Check out the selection we put together and don't forget to visit his website for more. Hope you like it! Enjoy. =) T-shirts Wallpapers To get the wallpapers go to his website and download the desktop wallpapers file at the bottom of the page. He also has some iPhone wallpapers at his page, so check it out.
Last year we've featured the awesome work of concept artist Michael Kutsche, who makes some amazing pieces that are breathtaking. Back then, I remember seeing an illustration of the Red Queen, but i didn't pay much attention. A few days ago I ran into his work once more, and I realized that the Red Queen I'd seen before was only the beggining of a co-op with Tim Burton himself to the Alice in Wonderland movie. Michael has some amazing early concept arts at his portfolio, which I just have to share with you guys. Also, if you don't remember the first post, check it out here. I hope you all enjoy these! Cheers. ;) Red Queen March Hare Caterpillar Knave Dodo Cheshire Cat White Rabbit Madhatter "This is one of the early Madhatter concepts I did for Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland". I did the drawing before Johnny Depp was cast in the role, that's why there's no similarity." - Michael Kutsche
A few weeks ago in one of our Daily Inspirations posts I saw these illustrations that immediately caught my attention and ever since then I've been obsessed with this artist. He's a Swedish artist named Kilian Eng. He illustrates, animates, and creates music. His style is very 80's, dark, neon, and scf-fi/fantasy inspired. It reminds me of a mix between the Another World video game, Tron, and 80's cartoons like Heavy Metal, Robotech, Silverhawks and Thundercats. There's something more to his illustrations that captivate me. They evoke some kind of emotion in me which I partly attribute to nostalgia, but they are also calming and seductive. He's definitely an inspiration to me. Kilian Eng's Blog: http://dwdesignsmusicdelivery.blogspot.com/ Here are some examples of his amazing animations and illustrations: An attempt at nuclear physics (Swedish with English Sub) from DW DW on Vimeo. Parallels Raised By Wolves Remix By Kilian Eng DW Design from DW DW on Vimeo. More videos on his Vimeo Page
I know that a person can do anything in design programs such as good old Photoshop, but that are tons of fantastic traditional artists that don't come even close to these programs, and make beautiful art. My point is that if new artists got an eye for "virtual" art, I think it would be for the best if they started offline... in traditional surfaces such as a linen canvas. I'm not saying that digital artists are not as good as traditional artists, but they might really not get to experience that mix of feelings when a person paints... the smell of the inks, the touch of the brush, etc. Erik Jones is a traditional artist who makes great illustrations... You should really check out his portfolio for more of his pieces. Also, if you're a solely digital artist, I recommend you to get dirty with the real thing. It might be a great new experience for you. Cheers! ;)
Pablo Bisoglio is a visual artist and illustrator based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has illustrated numerous works for a range of international publishers and magazines, including: Wired (USA) Ford Magazine (Argentina), Young Creative Network (UK), Fortune-Time inc. (USA), Grupo de Revistas La Nacion (Argentina) Panasonic (UK), Roger (UK), Teachersmag (UK), Diego (Sweden), Sushi (germany), Flattenmag (China), Reach+ (Japan), Odicca (USA), RevistaColectiva (Costa Rica) and Universal Music (Brazil) among others. Before establishing himself as a full-time freelancer in 2004, Pablo worked for a Buenos Aires-based graphic design company creating CD and DVD booklets. He was also involved in motion graphics development for television post-production projects. Some Works For more information visit Pablo's website at http://www.pablobisoglio.com.ar/
Tell me this isn't the most original thing you've seen all week. And don't expect anything less than original from Christoph Niemann, a regular illustrator over at The New York Times online with his own opinion blog - Abstract City. Christoph illustrates in the cartographic style of Google Maps, and he does it with wit! I love it. So much so that I'm having a hard time picking a favorite right now. Share your favorite with me on twitter! And be sure to head on over to his portfolio for more clever illustrations.