Last night I stumbled upon the work of Madison-based designer and illustrator, Julia Sonmi Heglund. I really dug her use of color and detail so today I wanted to share with you guys some of her really cool illustrations. Julia is a designer and illustrator based in Madison, WI. She enjoys imagery that brings intrigue; whether it be through the mystical, the bizarre, or the grotesque. Graduating with a bachelor's degree in art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2006, Julia utilizes her roots in fine art with her interest in child-like styles, creating whimsical worlds with sublime elements to allure the viewer's mind. Don't forget to check out Julia's portfolio and let me know what you think via twitter or facebook!
Estudio Mopa is a creative design studio with 5 young artists based in Brazil. They say that they "believe in the good side of things". Since August 2006 they've been designing a good deal of wonderful colored illustrations Where to find them on the web: www.EstudioMopa.com - Website with portfolio Where to find them on the web: www.EstudioMopa.com - Website with portfolio
Ever since I was a kid I've had this fascination for space. I remember growing up watching Star Trek episodes with my dad on those lazy Sunday afternoons. And of course not to mention all those really old so-bad-that-they're-good space movies. Oh, and Star Wars but that's a given ;) Following my sometimes nerdy fixation for space, I went on the lookout for all things retro-futuristic and found some really nice stuff. In this collection I've included some awesome pieces by Mark Weaver (one of my favorite designers), Drew Struzan (the great), Robert McCall (really nice NASA space art gallery) and many others so be sure to check out their portfolios after! And if you're as much of a space nerd as I am, I want to hear from you! Yes, you there.... watching your Star Trek re-runs, playing with your Chewbacca action figure, let me know I'm not alone via twitter or facebook :)
Francisco Perez is a graphic artist and illustrator from Miami, Florida. Also known as Pacman23, Francisco has an incredible portfolio with beautiful illustrations, some very photorealistic while others more cartoonish. I especially like his work for Virgin Atlantic. We have already posted about Pacman23 and featured some of his artworks on the Daily Inspiration, however he's got some amazing new pieces and we decided to feature him again. For more information visit his website or Behance Profile. It's really worth it.
It's great to see how much art goes around. Cool stuff back then keeps inspiring people today to make cool pieces of modern design. We've seen lots of great modern vintage pieces, but here are some real vintage illustrations for your delight! Checking these, I totally understand why it still inspires people around the world. The style, the colors, the lines, everything in perfect harmony to build such great pieces. Anyways, I really hope you enjoy these! Cheers. ;)
Among all the art schools, one of the most bad-asses is definitely the Constructivism. Spread worldwide by Soviet propaganda, it features lots of straight lines, few colors, and it feels really powerful. Lately, indie bands started using constructivist inspiration for its identities. One of the most famous one, is Franz Ferdinand, followed by some others. Constructivism is an awesome source of inspiration, since anything will look good in it. Take any band, make a constructivist poster, and you got yourself a sweet piece of design. So I went looking for not only band stuff, but everything constructivism, and found a bunch of super stylish stuff, which I share here with you guys. You should really visit each author's page for more of these bad boys. I hope you enjoy these. Cheers! ;) Robert Carter Marcelo Moreno EvilFrogo WhenJokersAttack Julian Dicken Petine Gabriel Escobar Gabriel Escobar Joel Nilsen Joel Nilsen Joel Nilsen Marcela Torres Mauro Toledo Mauro Toledo Bubblink Studio Téo Brito Téo Brito Téo Brito Téo Brito Téo Brito Ricky-Lee Richards Sajith Jayaweera VagrantKnight-G Chris Mark Paul Sizer Andreas Hille Rohleder Paulo Gabriel (that's me)
I was watching the Back to the Future Trilogy the other day, and was amazed (again), by the story telling, and by its production. It's amazing how they managed to make such a great trilogy in such a short time, and I wonder the "quantity" of inspiration they had to get in order to make things happen. In one of the movies (I gotta say this, in case you haven't seen it... what is an absurd), Doc and Marty go back to America's Old West, in 1885 more precisely, and we get to see a beautiful photography, great costume design and all that. A really good work, so good that I wondered if it was easy to get western inspiration in the web, so I went looking for it, and did found some good stuff, and I share it with you guys. I really hope you enjoy these, and don't forget to visit each artists portfolio! Cheers. ;) Pencil by Leinil Francis Yu, Colors by Dave McCaig Kelsey (Roboworks) Kelsey (Roboworks) Justin Stearns Nicole Cardiff Jeremy Mohler Hyptosis Tyler Edlin Robert Carter Robert Carter Cam Ocanom Marcel (MarschelArts) Ric Chamberlin MrMonday Mariella Villalobos Pencils by Keu Cha, Colors by BlondTheColorist elpinoy Eduardo Ferigato Derek Dow
During my daily visit to DeviantART, I was completely blown away when I ran into the work of Filipe Aguiar. I truly love illustrations, and I'm becoming very fond of graffiti, an awesome style... and Filipe's work is all about graffiti and graffiti style illustrations. Filipe's style is totally stunning, illustrating like someone would make a graffiti. Absolutely awesome... and I just had to share his work with you guys. I bet everyone will dig it! And there's a bunch more work at his portfolio and crew's website, so you should really check it out! It's really worth it. Cheers!! ;)
Last night I came across the work of North Carolina native, Patrick Leger. Patrick's portfolio is filled with retro styled illustrations that I absolutely loved so I decided to share some with you today. Hope you guys enjoy these as much as I did, and don't forget to check out Patrick's portfolio for a more extensive collection of his work. You can also send me your feedback/suggestions on facebook or twitter!
Some time ago we had a cool post on illustrations of Naruto, and I was thinking what other character from the series deserved a whole post, and the one I thought right away was Kakashi Sensei. I know that some might find it ubber geek, but I still can't get enough of it. The story is pretty tight, the characters have much to tell, and the action is intense. If you haven't seen it yet, you should do watch it. It's addictive. Anyways, I hope you guys enjoy my selection, and leave comments telling us what other characters from Naruto or from the comics/games world you'd like to see a dedicated post! Don't forget to visit the artists' folios! Cheers. ;) Hiruka00 GPilot musechan spirapride nJoo Faiz Lippi S. Swiat Nekoni Son Andrea Corley shiretoko borammy mujia liao pinkuz Brian CoKorea Qinni celor Alvin Wong CY silvertea Davey vashperado
If you like to wear cool t-shirts that with positive attitude you will definitely like this selection. Alex Solis aka alexmdc is a great illustrator that has been noticed for his cool and laid back style of illustrations that fits perfectly on t-shirts and put smiles on people's faces. Check them out! For more from Alex visit http://www.oddworx.com
Dragons have long been presented as powerful, fierce or cool creatures, and those images are what would always come into our mind when we are talking about this incredible creature. But we are here to show you there is another way to see them. The following illustrations we selected are the images of dragons that you would not normally see. These creative artists have shown us that other than those stereotypes we would usually see and think about, the image of dragons can be various as well. You'll see dragons can be cute, or funny, or whatever you want too. About Author This guest post was written by The Design Inspiration, a group of designers who are seeking various design inspiration for you every day. You can receive daily inspiration of Logo, Illustration, Website, Font, Photo and Pattern by subscribing to our RSS
If you are 20 years old or older, you've probably watched movies like Raiders of the Lost Ark (Indiana Jones - 1981), Back to the Future (1985), Batteries Not Included (1987), Big Trouble in Little China (1986), Coming to America (1988) and Angels in the Outfield (1994), among many, many others, you got to know the work of the man who did the posters for these films. With an unmistakable style, Drew Struzan was born in 1947, and is world famous for not only his work for these 80's films, but also with much recent ones, like the Harry Potter series, Star Wars (both original and new ones), Hellboy and more. I've always loved his work, but never knew that all those posters were done by the same person, until I found his portfolio some time ago. I was stunned, and just had to share this illustration master's work with you. I deeply recommend you guys, younger than 20, to get these films if you haven't watched, and just have a little time of true amusement. Also, you should really visit Mr. Drew Struzan's portfolio for a great quantity of marvelous works, with the possibility to buy his original pieces. And I won't say that I hope you enjoy these, because there's no way you don't love it. Cheers! ;) Coming to America (Um Príncipe em Nova Iorque) Batteries Not Included (O Milagre veio do espaço) Cuthroat Island (Ilha da Garganta Cortada) E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (E.T.: O Extraterrestre) The Goonies (Os Goonies) Back to the Future Trilogy (De Volta Para o Futuro - Trilogia) Back to the Future III (variation of the original poster) Big Trouble in Little China (Os Aventureiros do Bairro Proibido) Blade Runner (Blade Runner: O Caçador de Andróides) First Blood (Rambo) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter e a Pedra Filosofal) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter e a Câmara dos Segredos) Hellboy Hellboy II the Golden Army (Hellboy II: O Exército Dourado) Hook (Hook: A Volta do Capitão Gancho) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (Indiana Jones e o Templo da Perdição) Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Indiana Jones e o Reino da Caveira de Cristal) Lonely Guy (Rapaz Solitário) Masters of the Universe (Mestres do Universo) Meatballs III: Summer Job (Almôndegas III - Trabalho Duro) The Name of the Rose (O Nome da Rosa) Pan's Labyrinth (O Labirinto do Fauno) Police Academy 3: Back in Training (Loucademia de Polícia 3: De Volta ao Treinamento) Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (Loucademia de Polícia 4: O Cidadão se Defende) "Revenge of the Jedi" () Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (Guerra nas Estrelas: Episódio I - A Ameaça Fantasma) Star Wars Trilogy (Guerra nas Estrelas - Trilogia) Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (Guerra nas Estrelas: Episódio III - A Vingança de Sith) The Thing (A Coisa) Three O'Clock High (Te pego lá fora)
The best thing about blogging at Abduzeedo is the chance we get to discover new designers, illustrators and visual artists. It's simply amazing how many talented people are out there. Sean Lee is a great example, he's a graphic designer and vector artist from Malaysia with some incredible illustrations, I love the street fighter ones, very well done ;) I am an Art Director during the Day, but an Artist at night.... For more information visit Sean Lee's website at http://chicken1985.blogspot.com/
If there's one superhero that I totally dig, that superhero is the Green Lantern. Actually, any of them... because the Green Lantern Corps are one of the greatest inventions of the comics world, ever. A super powerful ring moved by will? Awesome! The GL is so cool I just had to select some cool illustrations for you guys. So, looking for images, I ran into some that I had already seen, like the ones from Tom Whalen and Marcio Takara, and found many others that are totally wicked. Also, at the bottom of the post, you'll find a little treat I found over at YouTube. I just KNOW that everyone who digs the Green Lantern will freak out when they see it. Enjoy! Cheers. ;) Robert Hough Bakanekonei Bakanekonei Bakanekonei Chris Stevens lefl-wepn Jamie Tyndall Frank Martin Jr. Heartattackjack Raúl Vega Tom Whalen Tom Whalen tonks rodolforever Josh MC Jim Lee ShaunWard Marcio Takara Ivan Reis Brandon Peterson Brandon Peterson Fan-made trailers
Anna Anjos is a graphic designer and illustrator from São Paulo, Brazil, she started very young creating the internal drawings of her mother's book. Anna's work and style is very unique, there's a lot of personality and a very well use of textures and colors. Since her early days she preferred pencils and papers than conventional toys. Her first work was at age 10 where she had the opportunity to create the internal drawings of her mother's book. In 2006 she graduated as a graphic designer at Belas Artes/SP. Her interest for cinema developed yet at her academic period. She became researcher of the Scientific Initiation Program in Cinematographic Language and Video Design in 2005 which made possible the development of a more critical look towards the audio-visual media, researching the movie "Spider" (David Cronenberg, 2002). She worked as a colorist and designer at Fabrica de Quadrinhos and Hiperquimica, acting for many advertising agencies in Brazil. Well I think it is not necessary to say that but we highly recommend that you check out Anna Anjos' website, there are many more images with 2 great sections of sketches where we can see the early stages of her design process, it is simply amazing. Some Images
You know what I love about illustrations? It's neverending. When you think that you've seen the work of all artists out there, you realize you know nothing, and I really dig that feeling, to know that there are many artists that I haven't seen yet, and will still be able to share tons of stuff with you guys. Brian Despain is one of those I didn't know yet. He work is pretty stylish, old school robots and cyclope pears. Reading his "about me" info in his website, I ran into this awesome quote by himself: I love art. I love looking at it, I love talking about it and I certainly love making it, so it’s really no surprise that art would be my chosen profession. I'm glad you've chosen art as your profession, Brian. Thanks for the inspiration. ;)