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.
I cannot wait for the day I'll finally buy me a video game (which one I don't know) and will be finally able to play that sweet Street Fighter IV game. This series is a true classic... I remember playing the arcade game in 1993 or so... and was pretty fun! So, yes, I got a little nostalgic about it, and just had to find some trully kickass illustrations... and yeah, I did it. These are totally awesome, the artists are amazing... and I guess that checking these will be little fun for everyone that loves the series. Also, if you like these, you should really check out each artist's page for more of their work. I hope you all enjoy these. Cheers! ;) Lines by Alvin Lee, Colors by Fabian "Monk" Schlaga Lines by Alvin Lee, Colors by Arnold Tsang and Ramil Sunaga Lines by Alvin Lee, Colors by Arnold Tsang Art by Arnold Tsang Art by Bobby Chiu Art by Arnold Tsang Lines by Alvin Lee, Colors by Sven Lines by Alvin Lee, Colors by Espen Grundetjern Art by Mark "diablo2003" Brooks Art by Jeffrey "Chamba" Cruz Art by Alvin Lee Lines by Alvin Lee, Colors by Gary Yeung Art by Ryan Benjamin Lines by Alvin Lee, Colors by Arnold Tsang Art by Jeffrey "Chamba" Cruz Art by Arnold Tsang Art by Alvin Lee, Colors by Spen Grundetjern Art by Arnold Tsang Lines by Joe Ng, Colors by Spen Grundetjern Pencils by Alvin Lee, Inks by Crystal Reid, Colors by Espen Grundetjern
Kareem Rizk is a Melbourne based Australian artist who graduated from Monash University in 2004 with a Bachelor in Graphic Design. This course encouraged a rich influence of mixed media techniques which has always been evident in his work. Rizk’s initial ambition was to forge a career as a Graphic Designer. However it was a short time after the completion of the university course that a more prominent interest in fine art became the focus of his endeavours. Previous work includes a position as a Graphic Designer for Melbourne‘s No.1 selling newspaper, The Herald Sun, as well as freelance design for various large and small clients. Rizk started making collages in 2005 but it wasn’t until 2006 that an emphasis on promoting new work began. After only a few weeks of promoting his work Rizk was offered several opportunities for printed publication and exposure in Australia and the UK. Shortly after this came offers to exhibit the artwork in galleries. Working mediums include collage, acrylic, oil pastel, pencil, solvent transfers and acrylic transfers. The work is highly textured and often multi-layered with a nostalgic and weathered quality. Rizk's works can often be vibrant with colour, while others display a very refined or minimal palette. Rizk's working methods also extend to digital collage with a very gritty and realistic display of texture and layering. The digital work is very much an experimentation in blurring the line between handmade work and digital work. Exhibitions include solo and group shows in Melbourne, Sydney, Byron Bay, Los Angeles, Washington DC, London, Barcelona and Milan. Exhibited work also includes large format displays in Rio De Janeiro and Sao Paulo. Further expressions of interest in Rizk’s work have come from New York, San Francisco, Tokyo, Russia and Switzerland. Rizk's work has been published in numerous magazines and books including Art Review, Empty magazine, Day In The Lyfe, Advanced Photoshop, ROJO magazine, Semi-Permanent Book 2007 & 2009, Computer Arts, Idea Fixa book, Mail Me Art book, Trip magazine, Design Graphics, Don’t Panic magazine and Desktop magazine. For more from Kareem Rizk visit his website and some of these works are available for sale at Etsy
Evgeny Kiselev is a freelancer illustrator and graphic designer from Saint Petersburg, Russia, his works were published in magazines such as Computer arts (U.K.), IDN (Hong Kong), ROJO (Spain), Grafik magazine (U.K.), Beautiful Decay (U.S.A.), E-tapes (France), Chewonthis magazine (U.S.A.), I.O. Magazine (Germany), X-Funs (Taiwan), New web pick, Artzmania e-zine, Sherbert magazine (U.S.A.), X-CUP (Taiwan), Semi Permanent books 05-07 etc. For more works and information we highly recommend that you check out Evgeny's website. "The diverse work of Evgeny Kiselev oscillates between the rigors of symmetry and prolific excess. Several compositions begin with vivid tiled patterns that are mirrored again and again until they can no longer be contained and are forced to push beyond the confines of their logic. Others, emerge from a single outline that manifests the controlled lawlessness of the work. Each piece achieves a complexity of color and layer that continues to build infinitely into the space of the page creating a warping spatial depth". My artwork from Mutations series in ROJO OUT exhibition on 8X3 m. billboards. Spain, Barcelona, Corcega 691. Until april 2008.
LOST final season is running, and fans everywhere are all very anxious for its end, when all the secrets of the island will be revealed. I'm one of them... and taking a look at Behance the other day, I ran into some awesome illustrations! The artist behind these has got the name of a famous character, Michael Myers, and he's done some truly killer illustrations (pun intended). For more of his awesome illustrations, check out his portfolio. I hope you all enjoy these! Cheers. ;)
I simply love fashion and many things surrounding it, specially fashion sketches and illustrations! I really like browsing around looking for nice and inspiring fashion sketches. I think that fashion illustrations are extremely beautiful, elegant, delicate... they transmit a good vibe. I'm not sure why they enchant me this much, but I just can't get tired of fashion sketches. And this is exactly why I decided to put this selection together. All of the images I will show here I found at deviantART, so click at the images to go to the author's page. They have lots of great stuff to show. And in case you also like this kind of subject, let me know and I will write more about it! Enjoy. =)
The Spanish Illustrator Vicente García Morillo came up with a series of illustrations called Black Book Sessions which each session represent a different musician and the illustrations go along with it's style, check it out.
Mario Wagner was born in 1974 and works as an artist and illustrator in San Francisco/USA and Cologne/Germany. His unique illustrations and artworks are commissioned by the most popular magazines like Playboy and the New York Times Magazine or clients like Adidas or Cheerios. Wagner’s work is made analog, he uses old magazines, scissor, glue and acrylcolor, even for his about 6,5 feet large artworks. His work was already shown in numerous german and international exhibitions including the SCOPE. For more information and portfolio visit Mario Wagner's website at http://www.mario-wagner.com Some Works For Cerasoli Gallery, 2009 for Neue Zuercher Zeitung, 2009 for TAXI/Hospice Ontario, 2009 for TAXI/Hospice Ontario, 2009 for Cheerios, 2008 for Runners World, 2009 "Flower" for Booklet Magazine, acryl+ collage on paper, 2008 "Essen" for SZ Wissen, acryl + collage on paper, 2007 "Radio" for Boston Globe, 2007 "Chapped Lips", 2007 "Bomben" "Wolken" for ROJO Magazine A selection of hist latest jobs for Design Week, INK Magazine, D Magazine and Zeit Wissen. Mario Wagner was elected to design the Gallery Wall of the 4010 Telekom Shop in Berlin Mitte. Drop by and enjoy the 27 x 8 feet large wall. Mario Wagner is the third artist after Akinori Oishi and Thomas Manig who is honored to show his work.
I really love how some artists have mastered retro illustrations! We've seen plenty of great designs, from Wall-e posters, to the Incredibles, passing through all things comic books. Retro illustration is everywhere, and the Lab Partners know how to do it. These pieces are pretty sweet, really worth taking a look. Also, there's their portfolio, where Ryan Meis and Sarah Labieniec share all their work with everyone. You should all visit them, and check all their work out! I hope you all enjoy these! Cheers. ;)
Ben Heine is a Belgian painter, illustrator, portraitist, caricaturist and photographer. His galleries are filled with great stuff and he can walk beautifully between several art directions, creating amazing pieces in any way he goes. Ben studied graphic arts - and worked as a graphic creator for 8 years - and sculpture and also has a degree in journalism. Besides all that he also speaks French, English and Dutch fluently, and some bits of Polish, Spanish and Russian. So don't worry about language issues when you decide to get in touch with him. ;) I really liked his work! The illustrations, digital paintings, photographs... everything is really inspiring. Some photos look like desktop wallpapers landscapes, the paintings are extremely creative and colorful...he simply has several kinds of work, to please multiple tastes. As I made only a brief selection from his work, I really recommend you to check out his flickr gallery or his DA page. Ben has tons of great artworks to show, so take your time and check them out. I hope you like the selection. Enjoy. :)