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Amazing Spaceships Concepts

I've just came from the movies, after I watched District 9. It was a true thrill to see such a great "low budget" film made and it only reminds me of how great sci-films were back then, and there was a total lack of good sci-fi films like that lately, until District 9 arrived. Of course, if you've watched the trailer, you realize there's not much of space action, but the movie is great nevertheless. And as a little tribute to this movie, I've found this great concept arts by Alexey KaranaK, an illustration form Siberia. This guys really knows his deal, and he makes some sweet spaceships concepts! I've loved it. Fore more, you should visit his page at DeviantART, because it's really worth it! I hope you all like it! And go watch District 9, seriously. ;)

Cool Illustrated Facial Expressions

Friday is finally here and I gotta ask you: why the long face? If you had a tough week, we're here to cheer you up! One of coolest and best ways to evolve your drawing skills is to practice. A lot. And that's exactly what these people did. Over, and over and over again. Most of these from a meme by Nancy Lorenz, and these are so much fun that I had to download the original file to try it myself! I particularly loved the one that really reminded me of Ren & Stimpy (you'll all know which one). Anyways, you should really check the image in its original size by clicking them, for the full experience. I really hope this lights up your friday a little bit! Enjoy, cheers! ;)

Mighty Illustrations of Thor

We've seen some great Marvel super-hero movies already, such as Spider-man, Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk... and one that we'll get to soon see hitting the silver screen is the scandinavian god Thor. Mighty Thor. And he shall kick ass. I've never read any Thor comics, but I gotta admit that this blond dude looks pretty badass, for being the god of thunder. I mean, you gotta be be a tough guy to handle and use thunders to attack your freaggin' enimies or so. Ok, the geek alert has sounded, so I better shut up and let you guys check these awesome illustrations. I recommend you to visit each artist's page! Pretty cool stuff there! And I hope you all enjoy these. Cheers! ;) Marcio Takara Pencils by Brian Williams, Colors by Xiwik Chamba nesmosfactory Lines by Bryan Hitch, Colors by Liam Shalloo saganet Lines by Dougie Braithwaite, Colors by Brian Reber Lines by Jon Buran, Colors by Nicolas Viig kizer180 Yildiray Cinar Reilly Brown Lines by Jonboy Meyers, Colors by Charlie Lines by Ed McGuinness, Colors by Jason Kieth Lines by Olivier Coipel, Inks by Mark Morales, Colors by BoOoM Lines by Olivier Coipel, Inks by Mark Morales, Colors by BoOoM Enymy Stefani Rennee Admira Wijaya Mike Mayhew nebezial

Creative and Stylish Artworks from Monfa

Monfa, was born Miguel Cabrera 28 years ago in Costa Rica. After some experiments drawing through walls and notebooks, he decided to make a living out of illustration, so he studied Fine Arts and became an editorial illustrator. Currently working on many personal projects, he splits his time between his job as an Art Director for a prestigious mexican editorial company, freelancing, art collaborations and showcasing his artwork on his personal website, which by the way you should visit! Monfa's illustrations are pretty stylish, creative and several times humorous. I really liked his work and style. The compositions, colors and the interesting caricatural tone of some artworks really got my attention. "In summary: 28 years old with a pencil in one hand and a paper in the other." Monfa I hope you you enjoy the images! :) Paper Cut by Monfa

Fun Cartoon Illustrations by Juan Molinet

Juan is an illustrator, graphic designer, and art director based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I keep coming across his work everywhere. First I stumbled across an illustration of his on ffffound a week or two ago, then last night I stumbled across his portfolio on behance. I am in love with his style! I gave in and decided to share some of his fun pieces with you today! Juan's illustrations are colorful and his use of texture is really nice. Most of all though, I think the one thing that pleases me the most about his work is its playfulness. Each little monster that he creates is as cute and cuddly as the next! Don't forget to give his flickr and behance a peek to see what else he's getting up to! And let me know what you think via twitter or facebook :)

Super Cool Star Wars Illustrations

We often get to see some cool Star Wars references. Memorabilia, parody videos, and many many other things... we even had a full article about the Star Wars Culture one year ago. One way that people often find to celebrate these fantastic movies, is by illustrating it! Whether commissioned or not, there are some fantastic illustrations on the matter, and I just had to share a few with you. From Adam Hughes to new artists, these are some great images that really illustrate the Star Wars universe, really cool! Anyways, I hope you guys enjoy my selection... and may the force be with you. ;p

Super Stylish Masters of the Universe Illustrations

I find truly fantastic when an artist gets to think about something that no one else thought before. For example, take a 80's super classic cartoon such as The Masters of the Universe and add fashion itens in a cool way and BAM! You got yourself one awesome set of illustrations. Ok, talking is way easier than doing, and that's why I find these illustrations by Adrian Riemann pretty awesome. The guy found out a really clever way to redesign the characters. In his own words: 16 Redesigns of famous Masters of the Universe-characters! I imagined them somewhere in the indie/hipster/fashion-scene, as if they were doing a photoshooting for some magazine. I'm a fashion-nerd myself, so I dressed them up in things that really excist and that I like. Yes, 16. We're not featuring all of them here, so to check them all, you gotta visit Adrian's portfolio at Behance, which is really worth! The guy deserves cause these are fantastic and super stylish! I love it. I hope you guys do too! Cheers. ;) He-Man Skeletor Man-At-Arms Trap Jaw She-Ra Tri-Clops Modulok Stratos Teela Stratos

Wonderful Illustrations by Tamas Gaspar

There are some games out there that got this graphic novel feel, featuring some cool illustrations... like pc's Max Payne, or the classic board game Clue. I always wondered what great minds could be behind those illustrations, and today I managed to find one: Tamas Gaspar. He makes some really wonderful illustrations, full of details... one of his works is for this pc game called "Family Mystery - The Story of Amy", which you may download for free here. So, I really recomend you to check out his full portfolio! There are some great pieces over there, really worth the visit. I hope you all enjoy it!! Cheers. ;)

Interview with Illustrator Vera Oosterhof

Vera Oosterhof is an 18 year-old illustrator hailing from Rottum, Netherlands. She attends Minerva: Academy for Arts in the Netherlands, and hopes to pursue a career in graphic design and illustration in the near future. A member of slashTHREE, Oosterhof has strived to create fantastic artwork while maintaining a good reputation in the art community. I took the time to sit down and have a chat with her. Here’s what went down: I cannot stop illustrating, I simply love it! I guess you can call it a way of life. Drew: Hello Vera! It’s truly an honor to be interviewing such an amazing illustrator. Your work has been featured on many sites, in magazines, and in exhibitions. Before we discuss your artwork specifically, tell us a bit about yourself and how you became interested in illustration. Vera: Well, it all started with Neopets when I was 14 years old. I started creating some banners in Paint Shop Pro, and shortly after that I moved on to designing signatures on forums. I got hooked to it and after 2 years of making these so-called “signatures” I wanted something more, and I started doing what I do now. I cannot stop illustrating, I simply love it! I guess you can call it a way of life. Drew: Those are such unique beginnings! Let’s move onto your artwork. I love pieces like “NightWish” and “LoveProject”, what sort of time and creativity goes into the designing process and how do you go about creating your artwork? Vera: To be honest, “NightWish” didn’t take very long, only 5 hours or so. It was made for TheLuminarium, a collective, where the theme was “Prismatic”. This theme involved colors, so I wanted to make a joyful and colorful piece of artwork. I dreamt of a nice experience and ended up with this piece. Like most of my artwork, I let the creativity just flow, and I created this without thinking, just doing. “NightWish” is exactly the opposite of “LoveProject”. For “LoveProject”, I did a lot of brainstorming. slashTHREE was starting an art book entitled, Expressions, so for this piece I thought about the strongest expression; in my opinion, it’s love. So, I tried to make a piece based on love, it is also very experimental because of the different color usage. I’ve learned a lot from this piece, I also spent around 30 hours on it! Though, it was worth it. ...Expressions, so for this piece I thought about the strongest expression; in my opinion, it’s love... Drew: That’s very true; artwork can be quite lengthy to create, though it’s quite worth the time in the end. You obviously enjoy what you do, are you looking for illustration to be a hobby or a profession? Vera: At the moment, it’s a favorite hobby of mine, but in about 4 years I hope for it to be my profession. I’m studying graphic design at Minerva: Academy for the Arts, because I want to learn on how to handle typography and other mediums, as I think that’s quite hard. Drew: Good to hear, I’m looking forward to seeing your work around in the future, as I best most readers are as well. Now, I see that you work in a bunch of collectives, how’s that going for you? Are there any artists in those collectives that motivate or inspire you? Vera: Lately I’ve only been active at slashTHREE because they give me a lot of good advice and the artists there are fantastic. Zach Bush and Neil Hanvey inspire me, Zach with his matte-paintings, and Neil with his illustrations! Drew: Yeah, they’re an inspiration to me as well. What’s in store for Vera Oosterhof in the future? Vera: Well after I graduate from Minerva, I want some more experience and if that goes well, I’d like to start my own design agency, as it’s been a dream of mine since I’ve began this journey. Drew: Great! Seeing artists that have inspired you, what advice do you have for any aspiring artists or readers? Vera: Work hard, be very strict towards yourself, and compare yourself to the people who inspire you. Only then will you improve. You might say, hey it’s just art and not a competition, but it’s quite the opposite. Clients want the best and most well-known artists. So, illustrators are my friends but also my rivals. Though, it’s a friendly rivalry! Drew: Any last words for our readers? Vera: Always have fun with your artwork! Drew: Thanks Vera, it’s been a pleasure interviewing you! Vera: Cheers and thanks for the interview! Some Artworks

Stylish and Colorful Illustrations by Evgeny Kiselev

Saint-Petersburg based Russian illustrator Evgeny Kiselev never stops and draws everywhere he goes. No matter that is in a tube station or snorkeling in Asia, he always finds inspiration from enjoying life. He started freelance work a few years ago after being squeezed in local creative agencies where he got professional experience. The lack of academic background hadn't changed the way he creates and even improved the will to tie his life with graphics and visualization. So what you think makes Evgeny's artworks outstanding? I do believe he found a unique way of creativity flow and concentrates on researching new ways of inspiration. His works are recognizable and he rarely uses the previous ideas while generating new diversities. Since last year he started to materialize illustrations on cushions and umbrellas what makes them unique and colorful. "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" Since I've been watching for his artistic career he has collaborated with European media like ROJO, Computer Arts, Miller, IDN, Grafik Magazine and of course Designcollector participating in our six anniversary. Website Flickr Curated by Designcollector About the Author My name is Arseny Vesnin, I'm a design observer and online curator from Saint-Petersburg, Russia and I'm the founder of Designcollector Network. I'm revealing the Russian creativity on Abduzeedoo and feel free to follow me @designcollector

Awesome Illustrations by Jirat James

For me, feelings are a great source of inspiration. Actually, feelings are probably the thing that encourage you to design, illustrate, paint or whatever. Any feeling is a good way to get your brain juices pumped and running, and this guy, Jirat, uses lots of rage in his super colorful illustrations. I'm not saying Jirat is an angry guy, but his illustrations definetely make us think about punching faces or kicking add some super crazy colors, and you get yourself an awesome set of illustrations! And where does he get inspired? He answered that in his portfolio: "Born in 1985 in Thailand and raised in Sydney, Australia on a super-diet of cartoons, comic books, and sci-fi movies." I gotta say: nothing like pop culture to make one kid one hell of an ideas machine. Anyways, you should all visit Jirat's portfolio because there's a bunch more of his work over there. I hope you enjoy these as much as I do! Cheers. ;)

Beautiful and Colorful Illustrations by Fil Dunsky

Fil Dunsky is an amazing illustrator from Khabarovsk, Russia, with an incredible talent specially when it comes to the use of colors and shades to create depth. I was totally impressed by Fil's work and for the clients he has worked for, companies such as Microsoft, Nestle, Adidas, Nike... you name it.That's why we decided to feature him here on Abduzeedo. As I cannot understand a single word in Russian, it was very difficult to get more information about Fil, but we will try to get in contact with him. However, you must visit his Behance profile to see more of Fil's work, you won't regret it.

Seriously Cool Watercolor Paintings

One style that really has caught me lately is watercolor! I find those painting of such a great taste that I cannot express how much I like it. We've seen some artists doing some great work on watercolor, such as Mathiole, and I found a girl artist who is just incredible! Her name is Lora and she's probably British because of her website url ( There's not much information on her DeviantART account, and all we can say is that she pretty much does some seriously cool watercolor paintings. And, she's cute... so that's like a plus, because Abduzeedo supports cute artist girls. lol So, you should really check both her portfolios, at DeviantART and her personal website. You guys won't regret! That are dozens of works there!! Anyways, I really hope you enjoy these as much as I did! Cheers. ;)

Stunning Art Concepts by Andree Wallin

Don't you just love when you get to see some badass concept art illustrations? I really dig those futuristic illustrations, scenes of a distant future, or just a "plain" enhanced t-rex. Any of these will catch my attention easily, and I bet it catches yours too! Andree Wallin is a Swedish concept artist, who makes some really stunning illustrations. When I found his DeviantART gallery I was thrilled by his art. It was so good I just had to share it with you guys. I hope you enjoy these, and seriously, go check out Andree's portfolio... there are much more pieces over there! You'll really like it. Cheers! ;)

Case Study - Nice Shirt by Gustavo Sobral

We have already feature Gustavo Sobral here on Abduzeedo. Gustavo is an graphic designer and illustrator from Brazil with such a great talent in creating characters. But his work is much more than that, we can see posters, ads and some amazing illlustrations, but in this post we will show you a very cool Case Study sent to us by Gustavo showing his design process of the Nice Shirt character. I'm from Mogi-Mirin, São Paulo but now I'm based in Campinas-SP. I've been drawing since I was kid and now I'm taking Visual Arts at UNICAMP. Also I've been working as creative director for an agency called Ponto de Criação. Besides that I work as illustrator and have created some illustrations for companies such as Duracell, Ariel, Ace, UOL, Hipercard and Jeep..... I try to vary my style either in illustration or design, I think it's important because you will be able to fit with the market's necessities and not got stuck in a certain trend. As usual, we always recommend that you check out Gustavo Sobral portfolio at

Super Stylish Illustrations by Bruno83

There's one thing I'm pretty certain of: we'll never get to see all the cool illustrators that are out there... but we can try to! There are tons of guys like Bruno83, hidden to most of us, making super cool, stylish art! And I just to know that Abduzeedo has the duty to find them! Bruno83 makes some sweet art, illustration with an awesome old school, retro feel... giving his art a 70's, 80's kinda feel. I find it pretty awesome, but I just wonder why his account name in his DeviantART is Bruno83, and there are other signatures in his work. Maybe it's a studio, I don't know. Does anybody got this information for us? Aynways, I hope you all enjoy it, and seriously, you should visit his portfolio! You won't regret it. Cheers! ;)

Introducing Morning Breath Creative Studio

Morning Breath is a creative studio founded by Doug Cunningham and Jason Noto back in 2002. Their illustrations are inspired by their collective history and experiences in graffiti art, music packaging and skateboard design. They even were nominated for a Grammy Award for "best special music packing". I believe some cover design will be familiar to you. Where to find them on the web - website and portfolio Where to find them on the web - website and portfolio