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Rob Shields New Work and Last Chance Case Study

Rob Shields is a freelance illustrator currently located in Philadelphia, USA. He specializes in makin images for the music, fashion, design, spots and lifestyle industries. He has done work for clients such as Computer Arts Magazine, Advanced Photoshop Magazine, Digital Arts Magazine, Beautiful Decay and many others. For more information about Rob's work visit his website at http://www.robshields.net/ Old Blood Drop it Doe Eyes Leave Yourself Behind Its My Own Cheating Heart Victory image based on a photograph from NY fashion photographer Kristiina Wilson Last Last Chance Case Study

Magical Illustrations by Bram Lee

Bram Lee is an illustrator from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. When I first saw his illustrations I fell in love with the style. The smoothness and power of each piece is just magical. Pay attention to the details and the use of light, it's incredible. Great inspiration from these magical illustrations. Enjoy! For more from Bram Lee visit http://www.behance.net/BramLeech Papu Papu Storm Warriors Comics Art Challenge Entries for [ Storm Warriors ] Comics Art Challenge organized by Columbia Pictures Malaysia and The One Academy, Malaysia in conjunction with the release of the movie Storm Warriors. The second painting, Thunder, Han Tian Lei was chosen by the creator of this best-selling Hong Kong comic series, Mr. Ma Wing Shing as the 1st runner-up for this contest. Batman Family Fan art of the Dark Knight Family Batman has always be my all time favorite superhero. Although Batman is just a fictional character to most people, his determination and courage inspired me very much. Whimsical Bringing Back Your Childhood Memories Our childhood are probably the most beautiful memories of our lives and they should always be kept in our hearts. And I hope that my paintings will bring you travel back to the time where everything around you is magical.

Design Inspiration by Designchapel - Robert Lindström

We have been huge fans of Designchapel since the early 2000, the first time we saw one of his artworks was on the cover of a Computer Arts magazine and we were blown away. I believe we have posted about him, however checking out the Designchapel site we saw some really cool designs that we didn't know about and we decided to share that with you guys. For more information visit the Designchapel website at http://designchapel.com/ Designchapel is the portfolio of Robert Lindström, Interactive Art Director and Co-Founder of North Kingdom. Raised in the north part of Sweden but now living in Stockholm. Work in Progress - Wallpaper for the NK Kitchen FWA 10th Anniversary Wallpaper North Kingdom Showreel (2009) North Kingdom Showreel 2009 from Designchapel on Vimeo. Adidas Teamgeist (2009) The Omega Code (2009) Designchapel II (2009) Black Nun Bold Royal Nun The Coke Zero Game Misc

Stylish Illustrations by Bruno Fujii

Bruno Fujii is a graphic designer and illustrator from São Paulo, Brazil and he was one of our first featured artists here on Abduzeedo. He also in 2007 gave away a series of prints of his beautiful 2007 calendar which was super popular. Now Bruno has just updated his website and portfolio and because of that he deserves another post featuring his new work. For more information about Bruno Fujii check out his website at http://soycontra.com/ Some Works

Stunning Illustrations by Enkel Dika

Friday is here and I couldn't think about a better thing to post today than my favorite subject: illustration! Some time ago I've found this amazing artist, Enkel Dika, who makes awesome art. Enkel has come with some of the best T-shirt arts I've seen in a while... these are some truly groovy, psychadelic pieces, and I bet most of you will love it as much as I did. He's done work for Threadless and has won some awards there, so I recommend you to check his portfolio for even more of his stunning illustrations. Cheers! ;) Pop Culture vs. Art Rise up Unleashed Imagination Renaissance Rocks Why So Serious?! Skydiver Flow of Wisdom Mr. T(iger) Ma Chérie Maison Autumn Breeze Camouflage Extraordinary Observer Melting skyline Honey Moon DBH 10K God of the Ocean This Sh*t is Bananas Swinging Away long journey

Inspiring Posters by Mariano Garcia Cruz

Mariano García Cruz is an art director, graphic designer and illustrator from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria but current based in Barcelona, Spain. His work is full of colors and with a style mixing vector illustrations with drawings, like we see on the PingPongShop Poster. You can find out more about Mariano at his website at (http://www.marianogarciacruz.com/) or over at his Behance profile (http://www.behance.net/marianogarciacruz). Both sites are full of great and inspiring work, it's definitely worth checking it out Poster PingPongShop LPseexpresa Pumuky Kahja This illustration was made for a collective expo where photographer Maria Laura Benavente invited a series of illustrators to work with a series of her photos. I made a tribute to 90s hip hop music. The girl wears Notorious BIG bandana, the jacket from Nas, The Chains of Beastie Boys, a smith & wessum gun, the timberlands and a little doggy, the lolipop is the sweet touch ! Ml&co La bici te lleva por el buen camino d[x]i :: Fast Food Thank You Rodriguez

Beautiful and Funny Illustrations by Tokyo Go Go

Greg Darroll is a digital artist, graphic designer and illustrator from Durban, South Africa. A friend showed me some of his works just the other day and it is impressive how beautiful designs can make your especially when we see nice & funny illustrations like these from Tokyo Go Go. Form more information about Greg and to see more of his work you can visit his Deviantart or Behance

The Work of Rory Kurtz

Rory Kurtz has been illustrating since he was old enough to hold a crayon. Self-taught and focusing in pencil, ink, and digital paint, Rory has carved out his niche as a unique voice in the illustration community. Working with digital media allows his paintings a greater amount of versatility, and faster production time, which makes all the difference when meeting deadlines. His influences are spread out across the respective wolds of literature, fashion, art, film, & music. His work isn't necessarily easy to define, as he tends to shift from one style to the next and back again as fits the assignment, but the individual pieces seem unified by a shared sense of fantasy in a modern reality. For more information and to check out the whole portfolio of Rory Kurtz, visit his website at http://www.rorykurtzillustration.com/ or follow his blog at http://rorykurtz.blogspot.com/ Paintings & Larger Works Ink & Line Works

Stylish Movie Illustrations by Justin Reed

I really love when I find two or more thing I love in a single place. I do love illustrations, and I definitely love movies! Justin Reed mixes those two things and makes some super stylish movie illustrations. He sure loves some classics like Dirty Harry and Hitchcock films, but it's also cool that he's done pieces for more recent ones such as The Dark Night and Kill Bill... there's also some from the 90's. Anyways, for more of his great work, you might check his website. I hope you enjoy these as much as I did! Cheers. ;) The Rules of Attraction Pulp Fiction Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind American Psyco Fight Club Jaws The Good, The Bad and The Ugly The Thing Hitchcock Films Edward Scissorhands 80's Action Heroes Kill Bill The Dark Knight Dirty Harry Saturday Night Live Reservoir Dogs Gangsters Various

Beautiful Vector Illustrations by Jan Feliks Kallwejt

Jan Feliks Kallwejt is freelance graphic designer and illustrator currently based in Barcelona and Warsaw. He co-operates with clients from Europe and North America. For six years he has worked with agencies in Warsaw and Hamburg. Currently, Jan focuses on illustration, apparel design and personal art projects. Simple yet sophisticated forms are the essence of his work. He juxtaposes and multiplies them bringing to life the complex and tricky compositions, spiced up with attention to detail. He usually limits color palette, operating within two or three tones. To render the reality he employs multilayered symbolism, occasionally dropping in a dose of perversion where not expected. Some Works For more information and visit Kallwejt's website at http://www.kallwejt.com/

Digital Illustrations by OnlyMilo

Juan Carlos, AKA OnlyMilo over DeviantArt is an illustrator from Granada, Spain. Juan has some beautiful digital illustrations on his portfolio, from superheros like Batman, his favorite one, to witches and of course some western other subjects. For more information about OnlyMilo's work visit his website at http://www.ruizburgos.es/ or his Flickr and DeviantArt profiles. It's definitely worth checking them out. But first take a look at some illustrations we have selected for you.

Great Concept Illustrations by Alex Broeckel

From time to time we come to find some awesome concept arts. We've recently found a guy that we actually featured a work of his a long time ago. His name is Alex Broeckel. Mostly randomic scenes, these illustrations feature both finished and rough work of his. The one we've featured before is the Steampunk Octopus, which is really impressive. Anyways, I really hope you all enjoy these... for more of his work, you might visit his portfolio. Cheers! ;)

Surfboard Design Inspiration

Sports such as Skateboarding and Surfing always had this relation with self-expression and lifestyle much closer to art than to sport itself. Today despite the fact that these sports are responsible for a huge industry and a lot of money, they are a culture and the art and design on their boards are one of the ways to express this culture to the world. In this post I selected some surfboard designs that I really like and I also included one that I did myself. I hope you like them and feel free to share links to other designs as well. pylongod jadetree1441 master-kining Gar-Surfboards Swen Wagner S-Fly Lobulo Design Douglas Gomes Douglas Gomes khanage17 khanage17 gandy88 sahramist Carmen mucksoup dreck13 khanage17 master-kining munchair And mine: Marcos Torres 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 interesting stuff to you. You can see my portfolio at flickr.com/marcostorres. Any request or jobs opportunities send to marcostorres90@gmail.com, also follow me on twitter (@marcos333) to get in touch with cool design news.

Mixed Illustrations by Mike Harrison

Mike Harrison has a style that is hard to miss and easy to love, a complete mix of photos with drawings into illustrations that bring the best out of both worlds. Mike is a 25 year old designer and illustrator currently residing in Torquay in the UK and has already gained lots of recognition worldwide. Check it out! He is always looking to expand his skills in as many fields of design as possible as the design scene moves at a very fast pace. He very much enjoys keeping up with it and inspiring others along the way. "I love collaborating with other artists and am also available for commissions, contact me via the email or phone on the left over there" - Mike Harrison For more from mike visit www.destill.net

Art Nouveau Awesomeness

Among all the existing creative movements, for me, one of the greatest and most beautiful is Art Nouveau. From time to time I run into some great pieces of Art Nouveau illustration at DeviantART, and I thought it would be nice to share with you. These were made by various artists, but each one of them know how to appreciate and also produce great pieces of this style. I recommend to all of you to visit their pages for more of their great work! They'll appreciate. I hope you all enjoy my selecion, and the beauty of a Art Nouveau illustration. Cheers! ;) Tara Ryzebol Cedric Poulat Cyzra phoenixelement Katikut Daniel Rocktuete John Tyler Christopher Adele Lorienne S. Razvan Sedekiah r4design Jackie Sullivan Adam Hughes Adam Hughes Olga Ulanova Lois van Baarle Lois van Baarle Lois van Baarle

Introducing: Daniele Machado

As we always say, it's a great pleasure for us to introduce new talented artists here for you. We really like to get to know the work of someone that is new to the audience and have the privilege to show it here to you first. And today this is the case... I will present to you the work and a small interview with a new artist that has some pretty nice stuff to show! Daniele Machado was born in 1986 in Sapucaia do Sul, RS, Brazil and today she lives in lives in São Leopoldo, RS, Brazil - a city near our home town Porto Alegre. She is currently studying Communication at Feevale and here she will show us some of her work and a bit more about herself. I got to know Daniela's work through an email she sent us showing the new design of her website. I visited the site and really liked her pieces and her style, so I got in touch with her and scheduled a coffee for us talk - this is the good stuff about having the artist near us, we get the chance to see them personally, which I think is great. :) As this was not exactly an interview, it was more like a chat, I will show the topics we talked about and some of her stylish pieces... so take your time and enjoy the article! The Beginning From an early age I was not an illustrator or a kid that would draw a lot, but since I was very small I can recall drawing my own clothes, I used to design the things I wanted to wear. I used to draw them and I was always surrounded by small pieces of fabric and clothes drawings. I started to study communication because I had the intention of working with Art Direction, but in the end I started to work with fashion, work with companied that develop the product (clothes). The great thing about this was to be able to work with something that I liked since I was a child. The illustration itself showed up slowly... I see my illustrations as my way to work with product design. Inspiration It's even complicated to talk about inspiration... I'm inspired by so many things that sometimes I can't even mention all of them. I really like rock and roll. Since I was 15 I always liked a lot of punk rock and that is something that carries a lot of references. So since I started to listen to punk rock this became a great part of my inspiration, not only the music, but all the visual inspiration also became part of my work. From the aesthetics of Ramones and Sex Pistols to the work of Vivienne Westwood, for an example. I remember I got to know the work of Simone Legno - which I really admire - and I loved the amount of punk characters and the way he showed his own style. I also really like feminine stuff... things that are delicates and cute, the feminine universe. I believe that the delicate side of my work comes from this part of me... we always live between the limit of things, among the clean and the over. I also like photography and in my spare time I like to do some experiments with it. I simply love black and white photos... I think they capture some really special moments in a very particular way. Today Today I work for a street line company during the day and I really like it because is the style I always admired. And during my spare time I have some freelance projects. And the nice thing is that the company that I work for understands and respects the works I do as a freelance. They understand how things works these days and they know me, they know I will take good care of each one of my clients. University I really like to be studying communication... I'm not sure about what I will do after graduating, but I know I want to get into a masters degree program, I love to study. I have a quiet and settled personality, so I like to be in quiet studying and doing my things. I believe that there is nothing that we like and that we want to learn that we can't learn. The difference is the personality and the style of each person. Some people are self educated and can learn everything my themselves, other people need more interaction, need a teacher, a class and some colleagues. And the really good thing about classes is the network you can build inside of a classroom, the talks, the tips, etc. And the fact is that is doesn't matter the way we learn things, what matters is that we do it with passion, with all our heart and that we keep honest about it. Future Since I was around 15 years old I dreamed about having my own brand, a brand where I could do everything the way I wanted to wear, the clothes I always wanted to have. Right now I don't have time for this cause I know a brand demands dedication and really hard work, so at this moment I can only imagine how this would be like... but I do thing about starting as an experiment, with a small amount of pieces just to check out the result of it. And if I get to start my brand, the idea is to do something small, something faithful to the style I always liked. I really admire individuality and I don't want to forget about that and go 'mass production'. And when the inspiration is gone? I listen to music... I'm moved by music. I love to listen to something I really like and to check out some magazines to see what is happening and what other people are doing... this always works for me. Tips Everything we can learn and improve is good for us. Get yourself a network, contact people you admire, show your work. Remembering to use services like Behance to show your work to other people and places, this is a good way to showcase your stuff. And for those who work with design, product or anything visual, get your own 'reference library' because you will need lots of images. Things are not easy, so you have to go for it, learn things you are not good at and keep innovating and improving your work. Don't forget to visit her website or her Behance profile for further info!

Propagit - Propaganda and Agitation Posters

The Department of Propaganda and Agitation (propagit) develops posters for the education of the proletarian mass and the bureaucrats, seeking the accomplishment of the brilliant Soviet way of life! Let go of capitalism, click and may you be as well illuminated by the generous red star! This project is created by Egon Zakuska - born in 1980, and resides in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Working as a designer and illustrator, Zakuska is fan of constructivist poster artist from the Soviet Union, specially Alexander Rodchenko. When Studying sociology, he faced "Marxists fanatics devotees of Lenin and Trotsky". He decided to spread the "idea" through their art as seen in Propagit, which is nothing but a play on the Soviet Agitprop, the department for agitation and propaganda responsible for dissemination of the ideology, from where came the many artists he's fan of. Propagit is a tribute to them, a satire, and is also a tribute to the "Marxists fanatics devotees of Lenin and Trotsky", who he came into contact and often satirizes. As the sociologist Bob Black says; "The revolution is only possible through comedy".