Who doesn't love a good caricature? We've posted about this entertaining artistic approach before and are excited to share the latest work of the talented Spaniard, Alex Gallego. MAD Artist Publishing recently published a book dedicated to Gallego's caricature works and we felt no time better than the present to feature some of our favorites here. We love seeing the exaggerated portrayal of a few iconic Hollywood faces we all know and love. Check out more work by Alex Gallego here: http://www.alexgallego.com
Working mainly for Vice magazine nowadays, Sam Taylor is a really particular illustrator with a great taste for the grotesque, scatology, monstruous, gore and black humor. You can clearly see on his artworks, the influence from underground comics, punk rock, skateboard and pop culture. You can see more of Sam Taylor illustrations at his Official Website or at his Tumblr blog, you can also follow him on Twitter.
Entire tumblr blogs are being dedicated for cute animals. That's a niche that animal lovers consume like crazy, and some of these blogs are legitimately funny, like Dog-Shaming, which shows us a bunch of cute, ashamed dogs. Gotta love the look in the face of these pups. Most of them truly know they're in trouble. These funny doggies are just a few... in Dog-Shaming you'll find many more great images, so don't forget to pay them a visit. There's also another dog-loving tumblr blog I enjoy: Cachorro Alheio (in portuguese, that means something like "Someone else's dog"). This one is just about cute dogs, and that's it. Well, I suppose next week I'll have to make a post for cat lovers too. Enjoy! Cheers. ;)
The word "animal" comes from the Latin word animalis, meaning "having breath". We all love animals so much, especially cats and dogs. However, there are many cute animals out there we love to see as well. The enjoyment that we get from pictures of animals and nature is immeasurable. Below we have featured 50 incredibly cute baby animal pictures around the world. All of them are so tiny that you would love to give them a warm hug. I am sure they will give you a good mood today. Take Me Home With You Micro Mini Teacup Pigs Baby Polar Bear Awwwww. Aren’t They Just Sweeties My Bichon Havanaise Newborn Puppies Small Kitten Sooooooo Cute! A Pig With Two Bodyguards Show Some Love for Baby Otters I’m Getting One of These Soon Hai~ Because Two Endangered Tiger Cubs are Better Than One Boxer Newborn Cuteness Overload.. First Day With Our Eyes All Open Baby Steps AP Red Pandas An I Get A Boost Bananas for Bananas! MIIIIILK! I Otter Cuddle You He is Just Aww Hai~!! All My Ducks in a Row Cute Baby Pig Enjoying His Drinkw Rench Bulldog Puppy Furry Family Drowsy Dwarf Hamster No Words I Really Was a Dog Care for a Cup of Sloth New Born Piggies! Play Time! Teenie Meerkats Mini Moo! Lets Go Shopping Fennec Fox Albino Hedgehogs One of My Friend’s Kittens Just a Baby Elephant Getting Cleaned Up Look at Me Tiniest Kitten Baby Owl Fuzzy! Cute Kitten Do I Look Fat with These Feathers The Cat’s Meow Wild Cubs Playful Baby Gray Squirrel Lil’ Kitty! You can check out more cute animal pictures on Cutest Paw. Get ready for Cuteness Overload!
Underwater Dogs is a funny series of photographs by Seth Casteel. Based in Los Angeles, Seth delivers spontaneous and priceless results to capture our favourite pets in images that will surely last forever. Some of them are really funny and some a bit scary, you'll be the judge! For more information about the Seth Casteel, you can visit LittleFriendsPhoto.com and follow him on Twitter @LTLFriendsPhoto.
I've found the work of Randy Otter thru Flickr while looking for some random stuff, since then I got really amused by his childlike and funny illustrations. Once someone said to me that in terms of illustration doing less details and having more meaning it's way better than doing a realistic artwork with nonsense, so I could say Randy really got it this tip on his body of work. You can see more funny and cute pics at his Flickr Gallery.
Stefano Pedretti is a photographer from Rome, Italy. His portraits are incredibly creative and some of them are so cool and distorted that turned a real person into some kind of 3D cartoon. Check out this great selection! For more from Stefano visit stefanopedretti.com
Most video games that I've played lately have not been as charming as Angry Birds. Why? Because nowadays most games focus too much on realistic graphics and improved AI. They just forget the basics of fun games like Super Mario World. If you have not played this game yet you shoudn't miss the opportunity; it's really addicting. Ok, enough talking about it, so inspired by a session of Angry Birds I decided to make this cool parody and teach it to you guys. Hope you dig it as much as I did. Besides the fact my last tutorial was pretty advanced, this one is actually for beginners and intermediates, you won't need good drawing skills and a tablet to do it, so go ahead guys and have fun. Also, there's a Ai file at the bottom of the post if you need to open it to have a better understanding. Background Step 1 So here's a sketch of this illustration...I know, pretty ugly, but the sketch is just a guide for my steps in to the final result, so I never refine it. The concept was to make a scene of reunion before a confrontation with each character dressed like classic war movies heroes. Ok let's open Adobe Illustrator and create a A4 canvas (29,7 x 21 cm), RGB, 300 DPI. Using the rectangle tool (the shortcut is the letter "M") create these two rectangles on the canvas. The bigger one will be the wall and the little will be the floor, so add a lighter green fill for the wall and a darker for the floor. Let's start with the board, first draw a grey rectangle using the rectangle tool (M). And make a darker one inside. Choose the rectangular grid tool, click once on the canvas to set the parameters like the ones below: Also change its opacity to 20%, use only a green stroke, no fill. As some of you already know, the Pig King is the main villain of the game, so I just wrote "Subject: Pig King" on the board as an identifier, I used this font . I made an illustration of the pig king on the board, outline only, like those classic war panels. So, first draw an ellipse using the ellipse tool (L). Make two little ones behing the bigger one on the superior left diagonal. These will be the ears and the big one will be the head. Use a green stroke and a black fill. Use the same tool to create the eyes, make one, duplicate, reflect and place it on the other side. The nose follow pretty much the same procedure, you just need to adjust its shape using the direct selection tool (A), don't forget to make the two cavities. Add these details on the ears. And let's not forget the jaw, draw it using the pen tool (P). Let's not forget the eyebrows, make them using the pen tool (P). A king is not a king without a crown, so draw it using the pen tool (P), then add some ellipses on the bottom to look like jewels. Step 3 I decided to put a calendar on the wall, so let's start by making the paper sheets using the rectangle tool (M). Add a red rectangle on the top. Using the ellipse tool (L) make the holes, then using the rounded rectangle tool make the metal rings. Decided to use the original Angry Birds Font to write Jun 6, why June 6? Because it's D day (Normandy landings), just an analogy. Step 3 Also decided to create a classic dart board. First make two ellipses one inside the other like the sample below using the ellipse tool (L), make one with a black fill and a white stroke and the other using the inverse combination. Double click on the blend tool (W) to open the panel, set spacing as specified steps and set 3 steps, now choose the two circles to get this result. Ok, let's make another circle with the same size of the white one above this blend, let's add some monter stroke to it. Go to the stroke panel and set the align to internal, weight to 90 pt and dasehd line to 25 pt dash. Let's make some darts, draw this shape using the pen tool (P), duplicate, reflect and use the option called Unite on the pathfinder panel. Now place it on the dart board. You can duplicate it using the selection tool (V) + alt and then resize and place it around the dart board. Change the color fill so that it doesn't look boring. Well, the background it pretty much ready, time to draw the angry birds. Red Bird First thing: create an ellipse using the ellipse tool (L), then using the direct selection tool (A), change the vector points till you get this messy shape. Again with the ellipse tool (L), make this two shapes and put them on the top of the body shape. Select everything, then access the pathfinder panel and choose the option called Unite. Also give a cool stroke to it, I usually use the 3 pt oval brush, it's really good when drawing cartoon characters. Using the pen tool (P), draw these wrinkles on the cockscomb. "Is he flying, floating or something?" is a famous quote a teacher asked me once when I showed him some drawings, after that I never forgot to add shadows and a floor on my illustrations. So, make this ellipse white a really dark green fill on the bottom of the body. Create this board stick using the pen tool (P), send it to back like his grabbing it. Using the pen tool (P) make his belly using only this color fill. Use the ellipse tool (L) to create these two ellipses. Make the eyebrows using the pen tool (P). Make the beak using the pen tool (P). Use the ellipse tool (L) to make the iris. So I wanted to make him more angry, so I add this two shapes using the pen tool (P) on the bottom of the eyes, to look like he's staring at you. Of course, I added this dark red shapes to cover the eye parts that were left. And added these circles using the ellipse tool (L), they are stains this birds has. Make these black fill shapes using the pen tool (P) to create his tail. I confess that Charlie Sheen's Top Gun inspired me to add this stripe on the head. Ok, so you can either draw it using the pencil tool (N) or the pen tool (P). Add these wrinkles using the pen tool (P). Add this little ball using the ellipse tool (L) to look like a knot, then make the stripe part using the pen tool (P). Repeat it again and just send the other part to back. The Big Brother You're going to follow basically the same steps to draw these and the other birds, so this one will be a lot easier. First make this fat round shape doing the same procedure used on the red bird. Using the ellipse tool (L) maek his shadow with a dark green fill. Copy the stick from the previous bird and place it like this. Make his belly using the pen tool (P), I added some wrinckles on some parts. I just copied the previous bird beak and adapted a few things on this one. Create the eyeballs using the ellipse tool (L). Don't forget the iris. This eyebrow is way more thick then the other birds, because he should look like a really grumpy guy, ha! Create it using the pen tool (P). In order to look like a 80's commander, let's make a classic green beret using the pen tool (P). Don't forget to add a little star using the star tool. I know, this is quite boring, but you will have to create this dark cirlces around the eyes usgin the pen tool (P) to give him a tired look. And also add these "time stains" on his body using the ellipse tool (L). Copy and paste the same tail used on the other bird. Make this wrinckles using the pen tool (P). Now place this two buddies on the scene just like this. Yellow bird Make a triangle using the polygon tool with the settings bellow: Use the smooth tool to make the edges softer. Add a dark green shadow cirlcle bellow the body using the ellipse tool (L). Make the eyeballs and iris using the ellipse tool (L). Use the pen tool (P) to create the beak. Use again the same tool to create the white belly fill. And to create his eyebrows. The tail of this specific bird is not like the others, is more wil I would say. Draw it using the pen tool (P). Let's draw a cap for this bird, first make the base using the pen tool (P). Then make the flap using the same tool. Add some hair here, you can copy his tail and just ajust it, adding and taking vector points of it. Add this little black piece in order to look like it's an adjustable plastic snap closure in the back. Copy the star from the big brother's beret, place and adjust it here. Let's put some depth on this scene: Select the whole yellow bird, go to effect > blur > gaussian blur. Set the gaussian blur to 9 pixels. Now place him in front of the big brother. Blue Bird This bird is pretty simple to create. First make a circle using the ellipse tool (L). Make another two ellipses and place them on the top of the body shape. Access the pathfinder panel and choose the option called Unite. Add a dark green shadow, create it using the ellipse tool (L). Use the pen tool (P) to create the beak. The eyes are pretty squeezed, you can draw them using the pencil tool (N). Add some iris on them. Don't forget the wrinckles on the top, add them using the pen tool (P). Make the tail using the pen tool (P). He's got this orange circle around the eye, add this using the pen tool (P). Let's give him a badass staring looking, just add these two eyelids using the pen tool (P). Just to make things more classic I added some these war painting on his face using the brush tool (B), use a black/white charcoal brush. Add these two dog tags using the rounded rectangle tool . These trick is really cool: make a line of dots with the approximate width of a chain to pu on the birds neck. Group and drag it to the brush panel. Choose to create a new art brush. It will be placed among the other brushes, then you will need only to select and use the brush tool (B). We're going to add the same ammount of blur on this one, so go to effects > blur > gaussian blur. Set the gaussian blur radius to 9 pixels . Now place him in front of the red one. White Bird Ok guys, I promess you this is the last one, ok? So, make this egg shape by creating first a ellipse using the ellipse tool (L) then adjusting it using the direct selection tool (A). Add the dark green shadow on it's bottom. Ok, looking on that way it may look weird, but this is the tail of this bird. Draw it using the pen tool (P). Make the beak using the pen tool (P). The following things will be all created using the pen tool (P): cheeks, eyeborw, belly. Watch for this helmet or he may look like a pan. Add some stripes using the pen tool (P) You can copy the stripe from the red bird or just make it all over again, is up to you. Add some hair on the back of the helmet. And some little points on the top of the helmet, use the brush tool (B) for this one. Blur again guys, go to effects > blur > gaussian blur. This one will be a bit more intense, so set the radius to 20 pixels. And place him on the center of the scene like this. Final Step No kidding, this is the final step hehe so after making all the illustration we need to add some interesting lightning on it. Let's make a lamp, first draw a circle using the ellipse tool (L). Make this hsape using the rectangle tool (M). And tis one using the pen tool (P). You're going to make this big trapezium using the pen tool (P), make sure it fit outside the canvas. Set it's opacity to 40%. Then go to the transparency panel and choose the blending mode called Overlay. Using the rectangle tool (M) make a big rectangle that fit over the canvas. Add some radial black and white gradient to it. Go to the transparency panel and choose the blending mode called Multiply. That's it guys, hope you achieve it. Conclusion Well, I hope you had fun doing this tutorial. Don't worry If you didn't complete all of it, just learning how to draw at least one of these birds is already a lesson. I hope I helped you guys on having a better understanding about characters, depth and lighting. That's it, have fun and take care. Download the Illustrator File Download the Illustrator file used for this tutorial
Experimentation is really important... whether you're coming up with some pretty intense art or with cheerful designs. You must be open for any possibility, and this guy, Teodoru Badiu has done that. He's came up with some cool 3d characters, which I find pretty awesome and I'm sure digging his style, which reminds me a lot of those colorful Fanta commercials. Anyways, for much more of his awesome work you may visit his portfolio. I hope you all enjoy these. Cheers! ;)
It's time for some Friday fun! Yeah, I know what you thinking: this is completely retarded. And yes, it is, but I actually find these pretty darn funny! Besides, we get to see some Photoshop skills here and there. It actually gets funnier if you pay more attention to the men heads in babies bodies and imagine them as real living people. I hope you all enjoy these as much as I did, and if you got yourself a picture of you and a kid, try it and send it over to us, we would love to laugh at you. I mean, with you. Don't forget to visit the source, Manbabies.com for tons of these! Cheers. ;)
I had seen these on the web a few times, but never really got to find the artist behind it. These are some awesome montages of superheroes and villains placed in historical moments, like the World War II. It's pretty amazing how realistic these are. That shows us how good Agan Harahap is. In his portfolio there's a bunch more great works like these, but I don't actually know if they're all montages. Anyways, after checking these you should visit his portfolio at flickr. I hope you all enjoy these! Cheers. ;)
Flávio Demarchi is a photographer from São Paulo, Brazil who has been working for big clients such as Getty Images, UOL, Super Interessante and other major Brazilian publications. Checking out his Flickr account, there's a set called 2 cents of imagination where he shows off some incredibly clever photos. For more information we highly recommend that you visit Flávio's portfolio on Flickr. There are great photos and be prepared to spend a couple of hours checking them. Someone trying to take as many pictures as one possibly can. Intelligent critcs or constructive insults are more than welcome Hunger Hard Work Tu pareces el mundo en tu actitud de entrega Old and new (kind of...) Old and new (kind of...) II Hypochondria The censor is in your eyes Rich Soil Anorexy OMG... Transgenic neighbour Lost in blue Always on My world is upside down. Gluttony (remix) Harrassment
Think about beloved characters. If Homer Simpson hasn't crossed your mind, then I say that there's something deeply wrong with you. Nah, just kidding... but Homer is indeed one of the most beloved characters ever. The whole world just loves his sillyness. So, today thinking about what post I would do, I realized that we didn't have a collection on Homer, which is a real shame! So I started searching for all things Homer J. Simpson, and found a lot of good, funny stuff! I hope you all really enjoy these as much as I did! And don't forget to check out the page of each author. Cheers! ;)
I can tell that Photoshop was the almighty software of the decade... but along with all the guys that have mastered the tool, there are also the ones that didn't... and just got to amuse us. Thank God for them! So, the greatest Photoshop Disaster blog of all time is an endless source of these, and we through looking for the worst of the worst.... and found some pretty heavy stuff. People, if you got yourself a weak stomach, you should not continue. If you got a weak heart, know that you are in danger... because there might be something BEHIND YOU. Well... keep going and you'll understand later. Anyways, I hope you enjoy my selection, and we want to ask you: which Photoshop Disasters you think are the worst of the decade? Cheers! Janet Reger: Regrettable Hand Job Vizio: Your Experience May Vary Swedish Taxi: Hard To Handle PES Soccer: World Keepy Uppy Champion JCPenney: You Broke The Baroqueometer Victoria's Secret: Mostly Invisible Handbag Ralph Lauren: The Hits Keep On Coming Mega Magazine: Worst Hand Job Ever Formoza: We Are Competent Formoza The Time MacMall: Perspec-you-what? Microsoft Poland: At Least They Left The Asian Guy In Toast Chee: Ants Probably The Least Of Your Problems Dust Jeans: Let's Hold Hands Spider-Man Meets Squid Boy Syms: Face Off Crescer: BEHIND YOU! Veja: Lettuce Never Forget! Braking The Cycle: We Broke The Cycle Closer: The Cutout Of Delight Salazar: Chick Unfingers Wacom: Wacom Mole computerdesks.com: Wat! Unwigged & Unplugged: Cannot Undo Gillette: Reveal The Deformed Freak In You Burda: Limbo Maxim: The Pond Of Implausibility Mystery Meat: Knee To No Basis Kaiser: Perspective? Pah! Anatomy? Pah! Maxim Ukraine: Footloose And Fancy Free Bild: A Quick One Off The Wrist BMW: Ghetto Spinners Come As Standard Austrian Newspaper: The Clone Arranger Think about grip Solidea: Detachable Pelvis Gap: Wristful Thinking JVC: Gonks Love Headphones The Star: Back Handed Pet Vet: Crap Trap My Life In Ruins: Down With Perspective Bell Internet: Porn For Vampires Transparentes Sichtfeld = This should be transparent, moron! Nestle: Unfinnished
Yesterday I was looking for some t-shirts to buy for Christmas and I started browsing through Threadless and other sites. As usual there were some beautiful illustrations and, of course, very funny ones. Then I decided to select the funniest ones and share them with you here at Abduzeedo. It's impressive how this guys can get so creative, exploring very simple subjects they come up with incredible ideas such as the Simple Plan by Neil Gregory, which I own one and it's so funnny; A Fest Fit for a King by Fatheed and the Eternal Exercise by Glennz, perhaps the most creative t-shirt designer out there. Below I selected the ones that really made me laugh, if you have others, please share with us leaving a comment with the link to the page. Aled Lewis - Fatheed Matthew Skiff Brian Cook Ian Summers Brock Davis Glennz Jean-sébastien Deheeger Jean Salamin David Creighton-Pester Neil Gregory Chow Hon Lam Chris Bishop
We all love blogs. Especially me, I could spend hours scrolling up and down through blogs. And the best one's keep you smiling (or thinking) with every article, picture or video you see. I can't say much about this blog because it's russian. But as far as I imagine what the letter say it's a graphic designer who designes those images himself. Please promote this wonderful blog: Tebe-interesno.livejournal.com Tebe Interesno
I laughed really hard yesterday when I payed a visit to Photoshopdisasters. There's a ton of awful, awful mistakes, errors and stuff that you cannot believe. When one checks these, it's unbelievable how all of these were printed or used somehow. I just know that these never passed through any kind of review or checking. And the best thing about these, is that PD.com also includes a title for each image, what enhances the comedy... enhances so much I cried yesterday. I hope you enjoy these, and seriously, you should go visit Photoshopdisasters. Cheers! ;) We Hate You Stupid Customers ELF Face Off Syms Ouch! Adam And Eve Are You Pulling My Leg? Espace Maillots De Bain Facepalm Weird Al Yankovic I Don't See Anything Wrong With It Freizeit Revue Token Brilliance City of Toronto It's A Crime To Print It La Senza All This And No Brains Too Hugo Boss Lettuce Never Forget! Veja Mind The Gap Mike Jones The Cutout Of Delight Closer BEHIND YOU! Crescer Linda Blair Special Hairdressers Journal Show A Little Leg New Look Behind you! Im Juli Tatooine's Best Restaurant The Sunset The Pond Of Implausibility Maxim A Bit Cuoreless Cuore