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Retro Illustrations by Patrick Leger

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!

Awesome Illustrations of Kakashi Sensei

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

20 Super Cool T-shirt Designs

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

30 Unusual Dragons Illustrations

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

The Greatest Illustrations in History by Master Drew Struzan

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)

Beautiful Illustrations by Sean Lee

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/

Wicked Green Lantern Illustrations and More

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

Very Stylish and Unique Artworks by Anna Anjos

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

Amazing Illustrations by Brian Despain

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. ;)

Stylish Illustration and Designs by Johannes Aagaard

Johannes Aagaard is a graphic designer from Denmark with a nice set of works mixing typography illustration with some photo manipulations. I specially like some of his new designs: the Culture, Underwater Project, Half Awake and How Things Turn. Some are very geometric while others more organic, but all very well done. My name is Johannes Aagaard. I am 21 years old an live in Aarhus, in Denmark. I work with Graphic Design and have done it for about 3 years, however its only recent it really has given me momentum. I also have a passion for traditional art and photography. I find it hard to determine my style because I would like to do something different, but mixed media is defiantly a good description of what I do most. But I also love to experiment with typography, Illustrations, Manipulations and so on. For more information about Johannes Aagaard, check out his website at http://kongesuiten.dk/aagaardds/

The Stylish Work from Barnaby Ward

Barbany Ward, aka somefield, is an artist that lives in Barbados (yeap, a paradise) and has some pretty stylish and unique pieces to show. His artworks are just great. His style, the color's combinations, the characters, the atmosphere, everything matches perfectly. Barnaby ward has a wife, some cats, and a website. He lives on a small island and spends far too much money on gas and too little time at the beach. He works primarily on a computer as he finds this to be the neatest, easiest and least stressful way to draw. I live and work in barbados. Somefield was developed as a blog name/art moniker that wasn't 'Barnaby Ward'. I wanted to go with something that was vague, that could refer to anything, but also had an interesting ring to it. I don't really consider the website a portfolio, as most of the drawings I've done were for personal reasons. The primary purpose was to make my drawings publicly viewable rather than trying to use it to pursue illustration work. although if work comes from it, that's good too. To put together this selection I browsed his Personal Website and his deviantART page, which I highly recommend you to check out! I really liked his work and I hope you like it too! So, let's see the images... :)

Badass God of War Collection

Lately I'm on a gaming fever. Video games have been a part of my life since ever, and there are some games that just stand out, for its quality, and most of all, for its badassness. Yeah, we love badass games, like the awesome God of War. So I went looking for some cool illustration of it, and found out some really cool ones, and I got say, that Kratos is like an freaking mythologic Chuck Norris. This guy would seriously tear apart a 20ft monster with his bare hands. No, seriously. Hahaha, just kidding... but this is one awesome game that if you don't know it, you should really take the time to try it out. Anyways, I hope you enjoy these! And don't forget to check out each artist's portfolio. Cheers! ;) Marcio Takara Mauricio Herrera Toni Justamante Jacobs Peet Cooper Abraão Lucas Pedro Delgado David Grier Nur Iman Simon Bork Andy Park Andy Park Andy Park Andy Park Andy Park Ninjatic Clonerh! faid hamzi carlo arellano Mataleone Claude Araús Mark Newman

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. ;)