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Drawings and Other Cool Creations from David Lanham

During daytime David Lanham works for the Iconfactory producing some really beautiful and unique icons. After Iconfactory he has a late shift to keep producing art, and that is when he produces really cool illustration and other creations. David is very talented, has a great sense of humor and a very good portfolio. Born and raised while computers were still young as well, I've had a fascination with both traditional and digital arts since childhood. I had the luck of learning from some amazing teachers growing up and then studied drawing and design at the University of Central Florida, graduating in 2004. Since then I've been making all sorts of icons for all sorts of software at the Iconfactory while keeping up with my personal work in the off time. Most of my work is made to be fun and enjoyable, which works out well since I have a really good time creating it. Digital and vector works are created on a Mac, using Photoshop and/or Illustrator. This post was suggested by one of our readers, tiltshift, who introduced David's work to us. You can also find some photos and works from David at his flickr page. I really recommend you to check out more pieces from David and I hope you like the selection we will show here! Enjoy. :) Digital Traditional Sketches Photography Some of his Icons

Hellovon - The Great Portfolio of Von

HelloVon is the studio established in 2006 by the 29 years old London based illustrator and artist Von. We will show here some great illustrations from his impressive portfolio. Von has already worked for clients like American Express, Nike, Penguin, Havana Club, Habitat, Playboy, Rolling Stone and many others. Utilizing a seamless blend of traditional and digital mark making techniques Von has accrued an international client list, been featured in numerous publications across the globe and has exhibited in such prestigious venues as The London Design Museum. Influenced by nature and popular culture and able to flawlessly walk the line between surrealism and documentary portraiture his artwork is both detailed and abstract, capturing a mood in what appears to be a fleeting moment in time. You can also check out other pieces from Von at his flickr page. His work is pretty unique and interesting, so I hope you enjoy the images we will show here!! Typography And a video

Fantastic Illustrations by Gustavo Sobral

Gustavo Sobral 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. We highly recommend that you check out his Flickr page, and below we will list some examples of his work. 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. If you want to have your work feature here on Abduzeedo, just let us know, send and email to abduzeedo@abduzeedo.com or via Twitter at http://twitter.com/abduzeedo.

30 Amazing Oil Painting Illustrations by Dan dos Santos

I have to say when I first saw the work of Dan dos Santos I was impressed by the kind of illustrations he has done but when I realized it was all oil paintings I was just amazed by such skills and talent he has, so I decided to make a big selection and share not only the works but also the bio of this amazing artist. Thanks to the suggestions of @rodneiva from twitter, if you have a post suggestion just contact me on twitter @paul0v2 Biography At an early age it was pretty apparent that drawing was what I was good at. I had all the necessary skills; hands, eyes, and an incredibly compulsive personality that assured I would spend days on a single drawing until I thought it was perfect. Growing up, I spent nearly all of my spare time drawing my favorite cartoon characters with my older sister. We would draw them on rolls of butcher paper, sometimes up to 4 feet tall, challenging ourselves with the long task of coloring the entire image. Three years my elder, my sister instigated a healthy, and sometimes obsessive, sense of competition. Forcing me to color better, faster and more "in the lines" than any person should. By my teenage years I had moved onto comic books, a passion I still hold dear. I spent every cent of my allowance on those artists I admired so much. I would redraw all of my favorite panels, often times creating my own comic books. By this point, I was certain that I was going to be an artist when I grew up. My parents, however, took a little more convincing. My local high school sponsored a program called "Careers in Art". The program placed students in a weekly internship with a design company or working professional. It was through this program that I met my long time mentor. Through him I learned the basics of illustration, and thus decided to choose that as my major when I would enter college. After convincing my parents to help me pay for art school, I attended the School of Visual Arts from 1996-2000. Having only done one painting prior, it was there that I honed those skills and came to love the traditional art of oil painting. Once again, I thrived on the competition, some of the best the country had to offer. I graduated in the top of my class with a B.F.A. degree in Illustration, and received that years "Special Achievement" award in my major. After graduation, with some scholarship money in my pocket, I embarked on what would quickly turn into my career. I started painting portraits out of my parents basement. Eventually, I was making enough to rent a studio. I found a gallery to represent my fine arts, and starting pursuing my dream of becoming an illustrator. Dan's work spans a variety of genres, including novels, comics and film. He has worked for such clients as Disney, Universal Studios, Boeing Aircraft, Saatchi & Saatchi, Scholastic Books, Ace Books,The Greenwich Workshop, Penguin Books, Random House, Bantam Books, Tor books, UpperDeck, Wizards of the Coast, and Dark Horse Comics. Aside from freelance illustration, Dan also co-hosts a series of instructional demonstrations called 'Art Out Loud'. Dan has been the recipient of many awards. Most recently, he has received the 2007 Jack Gaughan Award for Best Emerging Artist, and was the Chesley Award winner for Best Paperback Cover of 2007. His illustrations have graced the #1 spot on the New York Times Best Seller list. For more visit dandossantos.com Case Study Video Work Selection

Awesome Strange Creatures by Imaginism Studios

Lately, looking for cool illustrations, I've got to know many awesome studios, like the Udoncrew (responsable for many of those great illustrations of Ryu and Chun-Li). Yesterday I found another one: Imaginism. I knew some of their work already, and I gotta tell you, they rock. You might be familiar with the Big Bad Bunny Eater, that enormous green creature with a bunny like spot on the face. Well it comes to be that Imaginism makes a lot of these creatures. Lots of them, and that's really the cool part: they not only come up with different creatures, but their painting style is also pretty awesome! I've selected these 30 illustration from their DeviantART portfolio, but I recommend you to check more of their work both in DA and in their website. It's really worth the visit! Hope you enjoy these! Cheers. ;)

Great Abstract Illustrations by Mu!

Abstract illustration is something that always intrigued me, I always wonder how they come up with the ideas and also, how they make the ideas come true. Now it seems even more complicated if you go straight to the computer. Sebastián Murra Ramirez is a graphic and motion designer from Colombia, but based in Barcelona, has a very inspiring set of abstract illustrations. I’m a graphic & motion designer from Cartagena de Indias, Colombia based in Barcelona (Catalonia), Spain. I believe the power of color and shape can build a better tomorrow for all of us through the ideas these two elements can communicate. I use abstraction and mainly shapeless objects that combined together form an integrity that speaks of passion, love, aggressiveness, joy, power, justice, injustice, etc., depending on the case. For me each illustration has its meaning but everyone can have his own interpretation. Eventually through abstraction the illustration becomes yours because of the input you make out of it. Some Works For more information visit Mu!'s website at http://www.mu-illustration.com/

The Beauty of Illustrations by Gary Fernandez

Straight from Spain, Gary Fernandez has one of the craziest styles of illustrations that can easily be called artwork as for he recently had an exhibition in Shanghai, China. Check out his work and be amazed by the illustrations you will see. Spanish illustrator Gary Fernández began to be seriously interested in illustration while working in the design team of the Spanish magazine Vanidad in 2003/2004. He then started working as a freelance illustrator for clients like Nokia, Zune Originals, Volkswagen, Lucky Strike, Camel and Coca Cola, to name a few. In addition, Gary started running the t-shirt brand VelvetBanana in 2005, where he is the Creative Director. His first collection premiered in spring 2006. At the beginning of 2008 he published his first book project called “Introduction to Fantastic Girls, Future Landscapes & The Most Beautiful Birds Ever Seen”. It was inspired by the sketchbooks he had been saving for years. A source of endless visual inspiration, this project became the starting point for Gary’s current illustration work. Gary spends his time trying to come up with new worlds full of details, beauty and imagination. He creates environments inspired by the things he loves, the worlds he believes should exist and his life experiences. Gary Fernández believes in the idea of illustration as a tool for showing the hidden beauty of the ordinary things. For more visit www.garyfernandez.net

Beautiful Book Covers by Dan dos Santos

Illustrating book covers gotta be one awesome job. The cover of a book is its presentation, an image of what's to be found inside, and if represented in a good way, it calls readers. If done by an awesome artist, it calls a post on Abduzeedo. Daniel dos Santos is that artists that began doodleing in school, and found out his true calling through paint and canvas, and we are glad he did. These are truly some beautiful book covers that show us many other worlds and realities, some fascinating, some scary, but nevertheless, beautiful. For more of his work, you might visit his portfolio called The Art of Dan dos Santos. I hope you've enjoyed these! Cheers. ;)

50 Tiny Superheroes Illustrations by Marcio Takara

A few months ago, during my regular visits to DeviantART, I ran into this amazing Brazilian illustrator, called Marcio Takara. I was really stunned by his style: black outlines, with smooth colors and an amazing trace. Many of these portraiting superheroes. Tiny superheroes. And ok, I lied, because this is not only about his work on tiny superheroes, but also on tiny cartoon and game characters, which are also amazing. This is a really fresh style, and I bet you'll love for its simplicity. For more of Marcio's work, visit his DeviantART portfolio! Enjoy, and cheers! ;) And of course, my absolute favorite:

Really Cool Graffiti and Illustrations by Escif

Streets artists haven't been featured in Abduzeedo for a while now, so I thought it would be a good thing to find a good artists and show off his work. After that, I went through various sites looking for someone who would caught my attention, until I found this guy, Escif. He makes some really cool graffiti works and illustrations. There's shadding, depth and bright colors and crazy characters: pretty much the ingredients for some crazy cool works! So, for more of his graffiti, you may check his Flickr photostream! I hope you enjoy these. Cheers! ;)

45 Awesome Game Concept Arts

Last week we had a great post featuring some stunning illustrations and game concept arts that were a big hit. This kind of illustration, the one that artists make to the gaming industry, is usually super-cool and detailed, and that's why I've selected these game concept arts. Found on ConceptArt.org and DeviantART, these are some truly awesome pieces, from games such as Assassin's Creed to Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends. I really hope you enjoy these as much as I do, and for more, visit each site linked above. Cheers! ;)

Amazing Illustrations by Joy Ang

This week has to be called the Illustration Week at Abduzeedo. We've seen many great works of various talented artists, and to close the week, I've chosen a girl who makes some amazing illustrations: Joy Ang. Her illustrations are truly inspiring: her use of colors, her trace, and the smoothness of each work is stunning, and I just can't get enough of this! For more of her work, you may visit her DeviantART portfolio and her personal site. I hope you enjoy these! Cheers. ;)

The Beautiful Work of Lustix

We featured one of the Gabriel Pulecio works in the last Wallpaper of the Week, it was that amazing illustration with an illustration of a bear and some crazy 3D elements, very neat. Now we will list more fantastic illustrations and styleframes from Lustix. We highly recommend that you visit his website because the motion pieces are beautiful too. For more information visit Lustix's website at http://www.lustix.com/ Some Works

When Illustration Meets Typography

Straight from Spain Alex Trochut is a freelance graphic designer specialized in illustrations and typography, and when a project require both of these styles, Alex make sure that fireworks will come out at the end of project. Check it out! For a lot more visit www.alextrochut.com More About Alex Trochut I'm a freelance graphic designer from Barcelona. I love type and illustration. I don't choose either as a preference, but I particular like when both are present; as a principle statement I'll say I believe in "More is More". I don't want to choose a particular style, I like expressing myself and communicating through the needs of every project, and that's something I like in design: every project is pushing you to look a new situation and adapt yourself to express it.

The Amazing Art of Jason Chan

There are some illustrators that really know how to portrait what's in their mind. War, happiness, anger, lover are a few of the feelings that we often see in beautiful images that many times show us other worlds. Jason Chan is one of those artists. His illustrations remind me a lot of the Never Ending Story, among other movies, because of the fantasy feel, that's exactly what I find great about these. So, for more of Jason's work, you may check his portfolio out. I hope you enjoy these! Cheers. ;)

Absolutely Stunning Illustrations and Game Concept Arts by Michael Kutsche

I'm totally addicted to game concept arts, and yesterday I got to know the work of the German artist Michael Kutsche, an awesome illustrator that has been doing some sweet work for Sega and other great clients. These are truly some absolutely stunning illustrations and game concept arts. And really, there's not much to say, but that these are totally worth checking out. For more of his work you may visit his portfolios at DeviantART, at CG Society, and also his personal site. I hope you enjoy these! Cheers. ;)

Amazing Steampunk Illustrations

Where it began, I don't know, but the steampunk style has been out there for some long time now, and we've seen series and movies with the idea of a "high tech vintage" life. For me, one of the most fun steampunk movies is the 1999's Wild Wild West, which featured a lot of the great steampunk gagdets. Today, we bring to you a compilation of steampunk illustrations, which where found at DeviantART. These are pretty great, and gives a good insight on what the past could have been if there was high technology back then. I hope you enjoy these, and if you remember any more movies, series, animated series, that feature the steampunk world, share it with us!! Cheers. ;)