Digital Illustration Case Study by Jörg Litschko

Digital Illustration Case Study by Jörg Litschko

One of the goals of this blog was and will always be to help designers and enthusiasts to improve their design skills but also to get motivated and inspired by other people's work. We feature portfolios, tutorials and case studies to do that and we hope you get as motivated as we get to try to create better work. Today we bring to you an amazing case study by Jörg Litschko from Stuttgart, Germany. The piece is an entry for the Mountain Dew Based Contest for the Design the Dew Contest on dA For more information about Jörg Litschko visit his website at Sketches Final piece

Digital Illustration Case Study by Adolfo Correa

Digital Illustration Case Study by Adolfo Correa

A couple of years ago we published a beautiful wallpaper created by Adolfo Correa, a student of Graphic Design from Santiago, Chile. The image is a mix of drawings and digital arts with a really cool outcome. Adolfo has some great works in his portfolio and that we highly recommend that you check it out, especially some of the typography artworks like The Prodigi, A Tribute to Yulia Brodskaya and Free Tibet + Typography Case Study Final Piece Details For more information visit Adolfo's portfolio at

Fotolia Travel - Case Study

Fotolia Travel - Case Study

This amazing digital illustration was done by the Polish designer Pawel Kozakowski, he used this image to enter the Fotolia TEN Content under the theme Travel. Here he will show us step by step how it was done, and give us some insights of what was done so check it out!For more from Pawel Kozakowski visit Details Case StudyI generally used Photoshop CS6 and it took about 15 hours of work. I started work on the sketch of all scene (without details). Next I put on canvas the beach photo, sky, businessman and birds photos. Then I started to paint 'light lines' (without details- only a sketch). When i found general composition I started adding more elements and details. I started paint map and hand too. The next step was to set the color correction of individual elements and adding details. Finally I set general colour (I use photo filters (warming), levels and hue saturation fiter). The last step was to sharpen the entire image (I use High Pass with Soft light blending mode).  For more from Pawel Kozakowski visit

Nature In-Vader Case Study

Nature In-Vader is another amazing digital illustration by Adam Spizak and on this post he will share with us step by step of how this nature inspired Star Wars image was done. Enjoy this awesome case study! For more from Adam Spizak visit and follow him on twitter Some time ago the idea I had an idea to create nature inspired image that would have both the nature eco/environmentemental theme. The same time i was thinking it would be fun to make a cross into Star Wars on one had - invaders tribute on the other side. The project was open for few months (busy times lately so it was worked on nights), most of the elements was done in Maxon Cinema 4D and Pixologic ZBrush, other elements like Death Star took few days being hand-drawn. It all started with this basic concept. Case Study Base of the rendering was done - colours established , mixed two sets of materials for the mask - glossy black and glossy white to break the black colours a bit, some of the bg shapes were put in - done in PS. Frontal textures were added in to get darker worn off feel, all the mask GI lights were boosted, mask cracks added as well, invader screen was added inside the right eye. A lot more detail was added - plastic bags, the death star was hand-drawn and added in as a smoke shape from the light sabre cut, phone and modem are 80' reference. Florals were added with the bird - to balance out the right side and add the nature element, iPhone screes were fixed, lots of smaller elements - from the storm trooper to the neon sign More tweaking - adding details (small debris and dust) water and fishes were added as 2nd nature element and visual balance out for the right hand side. final polishing, colour corrections and depth of field. Final Version Here we have the final version of Nature In-Vader - the idea behind the image was to create image both inspired by StarWars - but the same time to play with the name and based it on the idea of nature being overrun by rubbish - with a dip of the 80 subculture. Wallpaper Hope everyone liked it, there's an wallpaper available for download at For more from Adam Spizak visit and follow him on twitter

The Dark Style of Pierre-Alain D

Pierre-Alain D is a French digital artist that works under the name of 3MMI. His skills are amazing and his style is very dark and intriguing. Pierre developed this dark and intense vision of design through the years of working manly in the music industry. For more from Pierre-Alain D visit

Embodied Case Study by Wojciech Pijecki

Embodied is an amazing digital illustration created for the international art collective Slashtree. Released in March under the theme of Fairytales. Wojciech breaks down step to step how he got this amazing work done. Check it out! For more about Wojciech Pijecki visit & Project Info Personal interpretation of Joseph Jacobs fairytale The Strange Visitor. The fairytale tells a story about an old lady, who was sitting in her chair and wishing for company. All of a sudden some strange person appears piece by piece(...) Embodied "A woman was sitting at her reel one night; And still she sat, and still she reeled, and still she wished for company." - Joseph Jacobs Details Breakdown Process

NatureMan Digital Illustration

This amazing digital illustration was designed by the Polish designer Michael Tomaka. Using over 20 photos to put together this illustration and on this post you can see the process and the details of the final piece. Enjoy! For more from Michael Tomaka visit and It's my first illustration, inspiration I take from Dopludo Collective they have a amazing works and you can see it on the web site or behance profile Dopludo Collective Dopludo Illustration - Original version, my inspiration This piece inspired me to create a digital illustration of the NatureMan Process Details Final Image

Thrill of Discovery Case Study

Thrill of Discovery is a campaign for the Discovery Channel done by the guys from Ars Thanea under the direction of Peter Jaworowski. It's another amazing and very detailed piece that we will have a chance to see the steps that took to get this final image done. Enjoy! Details Concept Process Credits Client: Discovery Networks CEEMEA Agency: Ars Thanea Executive Creative Director: Peter Jaworowski Art Director: Karol Kolodzinski, Michal Lisowski Creative Team: Ewelina Skowronska, Robert Antolak Client Service: Tomasz Szymanski Production Manager: Marcin Molski Photographer: Szymon Swietochowski Photo Session Manager: Bartosz Cerkaski Retoucher: Piotr Fraczkowski Concept Artists: Michal Lisowski, Krzysztof Roslan Lead 3D Artist: Piotr Kolus 3D Artists: Anna Mierzejewska, Daniel Komuda, Piotr Nowacki, Piotr Kosinski Lead Digital Artist: Karol Kolodzinski Digital Artists: Pawel Nolbert, Karol Klonowski, Patryk Habryn Designer: Krzysztof Rejek Animator: Marcin Gibowski Flash Developer: Tomasz Wlodarczyk

"Silhouettes Of Life" Case Study

Silhouettes of Life is a piece by one of my favorite digital artists Wojciech Pijecki from Poland. This piece was created for the SlashTHREE XVII Exhibition: Quote Unquote" and the result is simply amazing. Check out step by step how this image was done and enjoy the process. For more from Wojciech Pijecki visit About Exhibition The exhibition theme was "Quote Unquote". The idea of this theme was to interpret a famous quotes in an illustrative manner. Profound quotes can often provoke deep reactions, but lets not forget "a picture speaks a thousand words". We are hoping that interpreting the quotes as images & music, we will be able to convey the initial meanings of these quotes but with other nuances that you may not have been aware of. Silhouettes Of Life "Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more; it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing." William Shakespeare Details Case Study Photo approach faces struggle We had two quick photo sessions for this concept. First didn't work out quite well, as the concept was still in a developement stage. It kinda changed few times, so I didn't use any of the photos we shot that day, but I still would to thank Patryk Piechocki for shooting this. Second approach was the right one. It was pretty rushy, without enough equipment and time but the face shapes were caught pretty well to integrate them with the illustration. Also thanks to Anna Kwa?niewska and Tomasz Pijecki for participating in this.

Insane Clown Case Study

The Insane Clown Posse is Detroit's own hometown harlequins. Photographer Paul Mobley teamed up with digital artist Mike Campau to put up an amazing series of photo manipulations and here you will see one of them broke down step by step. After some early brainstorming and pre-production meetings with Paul, we chose our strongest concepts to execute on set. We were on a tight schedule and wanted to capture as many shots as possible, so we decided to shoot ICP on green screen at their own studio. Then we went on to Greene's Hamburgers in Farmington Hills to shoot the diner image. Next, Paul spent a couple days shooting downtown, precariously positioning himself on the edges of rooftops and coming back down to ground level for shots of dramatic Detroit architecture. And finally, the fun part — putting the pieces together. I created the balloons, Bomb Pops, and color block background entirely CGi, then composited the rest using everything Paul shot in the city. He dropped by the studio to work with me on some finishing touches and overall style decisions, and after a ton of strips, a few sliders, and a little bit of face paint remover we were done clowning around. It was a great experience. Now if we could only figure out why people kept calling me a Juggalo... Case Study

Fresh Digital Illustrations by Richard Roberts

Richard Roberts just updated his portfolio with some fresh new digital illustrations to make anyone jealous of his work. For those who don't know Richard is a freelance illustrator and artist, currently based in Milwaukee, USA. Richard specializes in digital illustration and photo manipulation, but is a very diverse artist using an array of different styles, and works on a wide variety projects. He is represented by AA REPS. If you have a project or idea that would be suitable for him, he'd love to hear from you. Earlier last year I conducted an interview with Richard Roberts that is totally worth checking it out! For more visit The Cage Keeper A print illustration and collaboration with Jeff Huang Rhian Benson Story Board Campaign This is the first of the four illustrations of the story board campaign. Ella Promotional Print illustration which will be featuring in Artist Inspired latest book Rhian Benson Story Board Campaign I was commissioned to create a four illustration story board for Rhian Benson consisting of a female character in different scenes at the request of the client. The pieces represent the journey of a woman getting to grips with her inner turmoil. Calypso Illustration for Desktopography exhibition 2009 Rhian Benson I was instructed to work off one of her press shots and illustrate a atmosphere and nature arrangement growing upwards. Chimera Promotional Illustration for the Keystone Design Union THE KDU Rhian Benson Story Board Campaign This is the third illustration of the of the story board campaign. Rhian Benson Story Board Campaign This is the second illustration of the of the story board campaign.

She Dragon Photo Illustration Case Study

In this case study you will see the step by step photos of how the awesome Illustration of She Dragon was done. Created by the Digital Illustrator Adomas Jazdauskas straight from Lithuania with some unbelievable skills and imagination. For more make sure to visit and The Image Details Case Study Final Result

Visa-Go Case Study by Ars Thanea

We are all aware of the great work that comes from the creative agency Ars Thanea and the team of Peter Jaworowski. Today they are sharing with us the case study of their latest work for Visa Signature, and you will get a inside look of how it was done step by step. For more visit Ars Thanea and Peter Jaworowski Final Image Details Production Process Comp phase. This step contains about 20 images. Displayed only key comps. Final Result

Sober Case Study by Adam Spizak

Today I decided to share another great case study from the master Adam Spizak. The Illustration is called "Sober" and it's very emotional and got a great story behind it. You will check step by step how it was done. Enjoy! There's a shadow just behind me Shrouding every step I take Making every promise empty Pointing every finger at me Why can't we not be sober? I just want to start this over Why can't we drink forever? I just want to start this over It's unsettling how quickly kids grow up these days. For more from Adam Spizak visit or Sober Close up Case Study Final

Hard Candy Case Study by Adam Spizak

The great Illustrator Adam Spizak strikes again with his awesome work that we love so much to see. In this case study you will be able to take an inside look step by step on how his last illustration Hard Candy was done. Enjoy! For more from Adam Spizak visit his behance or his website. while the word is burning tables never turing i'll help keep discreet your genocide so that you maintain your dignified way of life so love me, while we turn the truth to ashes bring me a cozy space there on the right side of your line - we don’t need peace just peace of mind We all have secrets we want to keep hidden and we all pay the price. Case Study Final Result Close up

Digital Illustration Case Study by Wojciech

This case study was personally done upon a request I made to Wojciech. The final result of this digital illustration called "Flower Power" is totally amazing that I wanted to see the process and also share with our viewers, and also show some shameless plagiarism that happened to this image. This case study was created by the Polish graphic designer and digital illustrator Wojciech Magierski aka M4gik. We have an awesome interview with Wojciech. Case Study Final Image Plagiarism Unfortunately when we lay our work online there is always a chance of someone trying to take an advantage of it by copying some work for their own use without any permission. Wojciech was very upset that the work he took weeks to get done was taken by someone who just added some typo and claimed it to be his. What is Plagiarism? Many people think of plagiarism as copying another's work, or borrowing someone else's original ideas. But terms like "copying" and "borrowing" can disguise the seriousness of the offense: According to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, to "plagiarize" means to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own to use (another's production) without crediting the source to commit literary theft to present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source. In other words, plagiarism is an act of fraud. It involves both stealing someone else's work and lying about it afterward. For more about Plagiarism visit Here is the lame version of his stolen work.

Case Study of Ana Ivanovic Illustration

In this case study you will see the step by step photos and a special video of how the awesome Illustration of Ana Ivanovic was done. Created by the Digital Illustrator Adomas Jazdauskas straight from Lithuania with some unbelievable skills and imagination. For more make sure to visit and Video Case Study Case Study Final Image Close up