Yesterday I was browsing around deviantART and one image really got my attention... it was the Respiration Hollow Girl (first image from this selection) from Calliopie. The colors, the style, the feeling... everything about that piece got me in a way that is hard to explain, let's say I got enchanted. For me, that hollow girl had so much to say that it was better to stay still... After I got over the contemplation process - it took me a while - I decided to get get in touch with the artist to get to know more about her to write this post. Heather Hermann, aka Calliope at DA, is a 21 years old Costume/Character Illustrative Designer and Conceptual Artist, Actress/Model and Professional Dancer that currently lives in Las Vegas, NV. Heather attended the Las Vegas Academy and graduated with a diploma in AP Visual Arts and Photography. She also has been a dancer for fifteen years, professionally for nine. Was a principle dancer in the Kravenko Ballet Company and a student in the Royal Academy of London Ballet, which for me is pretty impressive, since I also have a small dance background. I can say that I enjoy Steampunk onto extreme levels along with period fashion. I'm heavily influenced by Yoshitaka Amano, Brian Froud, Erte', Vargas, Peter Max, and Tamara Lempeckia. I have to say that her work is really impressive & expressive. The colors, the style, the lines... every piece manages to speak to you, everything causes a great impression and you just want to admire the images. I really recommend you to check out more about her and her work at her DA profile or at her artworkfolio. I hope you enjoy the images as much as I did!! :)
Yesterday I went to a book store, and had a look at some great design and illustrations books. There, I found this great artist called Kareem Iliya, who makes some amazing fashion watercolor illustrations, pretty beautiful, so I just had to find her portfolio once I got home. Her portfolio is pretty amazing, and I just had to share her work with all of you. For more of her illustrations, you may visit her portfolio. I hope you enjoy these! Cheers. ;)
There are some illustration style that are pretty handy, like this one. I really find this style really adorable and useful, since one could use it all over the place. It would fit in webdesign, as a nice header, or background... and it definetely works just perfectly in graphic design. The artist behind these is Ariel F., an awesome Brazilian designer. You should really check out his portfolio for more of his great work! I hope you enjoy these. Cheers. ;)
Dirceu Veiga is a Brazillian Designer living in Curitiba ( South of Brazil ). He started his career in 1994, working as an illustrator artist for children’s books in several Publishing Companies. Dirceu really loves coffee and he goes a little bit further with his passions mixing illustration and coffee, he creates amazing arts using coffee as ink. For more information about Dirceu Veiga I highly recommend that you check out his website: Coffee on Paper Dirceu Veiga - Coffee Art Artist Coffee Art Coffee Art is a painting technique that use just 100% coffee instead ink to paint. Sketches
Eika Dopludo is an illustrator and fine artist from Saint Petersburg, Russia. She runs a collective called Dopludo and they have a very cool portfolio with all sorts of works, from toy design, book covers, drawings, graphic design and typography, which was what really caught my attention, especially the Life in the Alphabet work. So in this post I will show you two amazing typography works by Eika and her collective. I also recommend that you check out her Behance Portfolio, it's full of awesomeness. Life in the Alphabet . The idea of the project is to represent a letter in a natural form and appearance. Like something alive has turned into a letter and stood still. In some letters it's possible to find symbolism, others are just an abstract form. In the alphabet you can find only one human - a woman in space. And one unreal creature - a dragon, also a very symbolical sign. Details size: ?5 (each) ; pencil; summer 2009. in Love
Robert Carteris an award-winning illustrator. He combines a strong foundation in portraiture with a unique sense of visual and conceptual problem-solving to create striking, vibrant, and textured illustrations and portraits with subjects ranging from the realistic to the surreal. For more of his great work, visit his portfolio. Cheers!
David Mascha is a Vienna based designer and illustrator. Since 2005, he has been working for several design studios in Vienna as well as developing projects for international clients, fashion and design labels, magazines and books. David Mascha had his work participating in exhibitions around Europe and Asia. He is also part of the DEPTHCORE collective. For more information about David, visit his website at http://davidmascha.com. Also there is a great interview that David did for the DEPTHCORE collective, check it out. "The first thing I got really hooked on was graffiti, I learned the basics of colors, how to compose objects etc. but after a while I got more and more interested in digital art. Programs like Photoshop and illustrator became the perfect tools to develop my ideas, giving me a lot more creative freedom and opportunities than a spraycan. I see an artist or a designer as someone who is constantly improving. - David Mascha interview for DEPTHCORE Sparkling / Desktopdesign Custom designed table with hand engraved aluminum frame for http://www.desktop-design.at Displayed at Blickfang 2009, an international designfair for interior fashion and jewellery at MAK, Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art DM Black "I always try to push the boundaries of my technical skills and aesthetical depth, experimenting with new things, approaching ideas and themes from different perspectives but still keeping a line that’s going trough all of my work. I find it hard to explain how I created, or define my style, I think sometimes creating art underlies a very subliminal process. - David Mascha interview for DEPTHCORE Milk Illustration for Depthcore Adhesion "I often use stencils to add some graphic elements, and skinny caps to get clean lines, which resolves in a very graphical look. Most of the time I use regular white wall color to fill out the sketch and all the parts that will be painted afterwards, you end up with real bright colors". - David Mascha interview for DEPTHCORE Aquatic This must be underwater love The way I feel it slipping all over me Follow me now To a place you only dream of.. Misc
Christian Nauck is an illustrator, comic designer, and game designer from Berlin, Germany. We have stumbled upon some of his works through the Daily Inspiration and were completely dazzled by the quality. Therefore nothing better than a full feature post on Christian Nauck's work. For more information about Christian Nauck, visit the links below. Tip: be prepared to spend some time. Homepage Blog Behance Flickr Deviantart "Ghost Riders: Heaven's on Fire" Cover Yep, my first (and hopefully not my last) Marvel-cover. :) It's for the last/#6 issue of the Ghost Riders Miniseries, solicited for January 2010. Rex Plode Rex Plode from from the great comic series Invincible! Grifter yeah, another fan art. ;) This time Grifter from Wildstorm! Kick Ass Character! Spidey vs Hulk Am I completely in marvel fanart mode?! ...seems so... ;) This time good ol neighborhood Spidey again and his good pal Hulkyschmalky! Wolvclops Started as a little Cyclops sketch .... :) First time I painted a whole scene I guess! Deadpool vs. Cap yep, another fanart. Ever awesome Deadpool vs. Captain America: Darkstalkers My contribution to Udon's Darkstalkers tribute book Daredevil Dared Evil ...uhm Daredevil portfolio work. :) I don't dig that the style looks a bit too similar to Marko Dj.'s stuff, but anyway. It's a me! Mario! I think I did the first scribble of this pic almost a year ago after I've had played Mario Galaxy. And finally I managed to finish it. It's a collab with my girlfriend Steffi aka Miss Matzenbatzen! http://miss-matzenbatzen.blogspot.com/ concept and Mario by me, background by Steffi. Crimson Viper This time something new. Only the colors are done by me, the lineart is done by Steven Cummings for Udon. The colors are personal work, though - kind of try-out how my colors would look on a lineart like this/which style I would end with. Randon Works Sketches
Fresh illustration artists are the one thing that make me go back to DeviantART everyday. This time, the work of Kweli really got my attention. He's got a great style which reminds me a lot of the Gorillaz style... which I love. Also, he's got this one character called HIM, which is a badass Samurai. Now, enough said... time to check these out! I hope you enjoy these, and please, don't forget to pay Kweli a visit. Cheers! ;)
Superman has always been my favorite super-hero... but it's been sometime that Batman caught my attention, since he's the only DC hero who doesn't have powers: he's just one tough dude. And they launched the Superman and Batman comics, I've been a total fanboy of them. So, I went looking on DeviantART for some illustrations and found a whole bunch of great ones. These are amazing, seriously, and I just wish that some day there will be a Sup+Bat movie written by Frank Miller. It's always good to dream, right? I hope you enjoy these. Cheers! ;) Jorge Molina Manzanero Pencils by Jim Lee, Colors by Jeremy Roberts Pencils by Joe Madureira, Colors by iANAR duss005 duss005 Pencils by Brian Buccellatto, Colors by Francis Manapul Pencils by Ian Churchill, Colors by John Rauch Pencils by Jim Chueng, Inks by Mark Morales, Colors by spidermanfan2099 Pencils by Gerardo Sandoval, Colors by Teodoro Gonzalez Pencils by Ryan Ottley, Colors by Joshua Ravello Pencils by Rags Morales, Colors by Nei Ruffino Nacho Fernandez HalBaby Zuccarello Alex Garner Pencils by Gregg Paulsen, Colors by Mike Adams Pencils by Jim Lee, Colors by clunkworld Pencils by Rob Liefeld, Colors by Vincent "V" Brouard Pencils by Jon Buran, Inks by burningloveletters, Colors by Cliff Benoit David Williams Pencils by Clayton Henry, Inks by Mark Morales, Colors by Galon Philip Tan Pencils by Adi Granov, Colors by Steve Schaffer Mark Hossain
Paul Thurlby is a freelancer illustrator living in London, England. His illustrations are totally awesome, every piece brings a different character and it's always fun to see. The alphabet illustrations are so cool that I'm sure everyone would like to have that, check it out! For more from Paul Thurlby visit his Flickr Gallery
Juliano Vieira is an digital illustrator from Sao Paulo Brazil and brings in an amazing style of illustrations. His work is somewhere between 3d and really colorful elements with an amazing result that you have to see for yourself. For more from Juliano Vieira visit http://www.behance.net/JulianoVieira
These are nothing like the usual mosaics you seen before, these portraits are so amazing by the way they are created and how amazing the result is. These mosaic artworks are created by the Greek designer and visual artist Charis Tsevis. To find ou more about Charis Tsevis visit his website http://www.tsevis.com and his flickr account. Click on each image to view the bigger version of it. Michael Phelps Barack Obama Twitter Angel Mimis Androulakis Ronaldo Callie Shell HERmark La Ballerina Kobe Bryant Alex Song Oguchi Onyewu Eddie Pope Valentino Rossi Akon Yvette Jarvis IKEA Sweeden IKEA Sweeden IKEA Sweeden IKEA Sweeden IKEA Sweeden
I came across Christopher David Ryan's work last night and was instantly drawn to his simple, clean, and clever style. His flickr page is a mashup of t-shirt designs, pillow designs, posters, illustrations, etc., all more visually-appealing than the next. I am Christopher David Ryan… a Portland, Maine-based graphic artist, daydreamer, pseudo-scientist, wanna-be astronaut and untrained intellectual. I tend to find inspiration in pretty much anything… especially music, the universe, the human condition and natural phenomena. For more from Christopher, swing by his blog, and feel free to let me know what you think via twitter or facebook.
Mark Verhaagen is an illustrator from Bovensmilde, Holland with a beautfil portfolio full of character designs and other colorful illustration. You have probably seen his work before, he has designed covers for popular design magazines such as Computer Arts and Computer Arts Projects. His clients include MTV networks, Vodafone UK, Amsterdam Historical Museum, TBWA group, Domestic, Nickelodeon, Digital Creative Arts magazine, Fontmonster, Laidback Luke, Sprout magazine, Roger magazine (Virgin), Colombo Amsterdam, Vrij Nederland, Dzone magazin and others. When Mark is not working projects he likes to stay with his friends and family, playing with his Holga camera and practicing Moonwalk in front of the mirror. Mark Verhaagen has been creating tree houses and sand castles, origami flower bouquets, food sculptures, Lego space ships, and electronic blip-bleep music on his Atari computer… which has been replaced by a shiny Apple machine some time ago. After high school Mark decided to focus on drawing, so he went to art school to learn the proper job of illustration. Since his graduation in 2003, Mark has been freelancing in the field of illustration and animation. When not working on commissions, he likes to keep in shape by making personal work. For more information about Mark Verhaagen visit his website at http://markverhaagen.com/ or his Flickr Page A giant spider wants to be our friend. We are very frightened but we discover we can trust her. Dream by Pandalou/ Châlons en Champagne, France Computer Arts Projects magazine (issue 123) Another fun project for the guys at Domestic! This time they approached me to illustrate a strip of wallpaper (50x250 cm) for their One Strip project. Now you can add a bit of nature to your bright and shiny design loft (see picture). For its 10th anniversary, Publish asked 20 designers to collaborate and make a cover. The theme for this issue was Looking into the future. This fun project was art directed by Zeptonn. Other contributors include Carrie & Stephan, Ditte Winkelman, Eva Lindeman, Farb, Leendert Masselink, Lennard Schuurmans, LouLou & Tummie, MAKI, Nick Deakin, Sauerkids, Skaffa, Tan Nuyen and me! Today I dreamed that I woke up and my mother was an extraterrestrial, my brother was a horse and I touched myself and I was hairy. I went to see the doctor and he told me that I had to be inside a bubble.
Think about beloved characters. If Homer Simpson hasn't crossed your mind, then I say that there's something deeply wrong with you. Nah, just kidding... but Homer is indeed one of the most beloved characters ever. The whole world just loves his sillyness. So, today thinking about what post I would do, I realized that we didn't have a collection on Homer, which is a real shame! So I started searching for all things Homer J. Simpson, and found a lot of good, funny stuff! I hope you all really enjoy these as much as I did! And don't forget to check out the page of each author. Cheers! ;)
Eamo Donnelly is an Australian based illustrator who is best known for his intricately hand inked, character driven illustrations, infused with an eclectically dynamic color palette with a true blue Aussie cheekiness. Eamo has illustrated for PLAYBOY, VH1, CBS Interactive, Chow.com, Maxim, Nike, Mountain Dew, ESPN, Complex, GQ, Men's Health, Runners World, Blender, King magazine, Redbull, Radar magazine, RipCurl, Monument, Jmag and Golden Plains. As well as commercial commissions, his love affair for Australian eighties nostalgia prompted him to create personal works that reflected the beauty and uniqueness of the culture he grew up in. These works have been seen on Jeeps for Mountain Dew, wallets for Poketo in L.A, shoes for String Republic in France, t-shirts for Owl Movement, esky's, stubby holders, clocks, bar walls and street posters and in exhibitions in Melbourne, Sydney and in the U.S and the U.K. In 2009 he was short listed for best original illustration in the Australian Desktop Create Awards and in 2010 he will be a speaker at Melbourne's Design Conference AGIdeas. He is also an occasional Australiana reviewer for Melbourne's online sub cultural guide ThreeThousand. For more information visit Eamo's website at http://www.eamo.com.au/ Your personal hero? Paul Hogan. YouTube the Paul Hogan Show from the ’70s and you’ll see why. His later works are still up there, but nothing beats his early oils on canvas from the 1976 period, such as “Leo Wanker”, “Donger”, “Getting fit with Arthur Dunger” and “Herb Guthrey, Mongrel breeder”. - Eamo,Design Reporter “Working across many areas has enhanced my career but that was never the intention,” he says. “My intention is always to try new things, to learn and to make work that I like. I suppose by making more work you become more visible, which leads to more contacts and more commissions.” - Interview for Computer Arts Videos EAMO NO COMPLY INKING TIME LAPSE from Jacky Winter on Vimeo. "AUSTRALIA. BE IN IT" Process - Lamington Drive Group Show from Jacky Winter on Vimeo.