We were awestruck by the newly released Beautiful Brain, a companion book to a traveling exhibition showcasing hand-drawn notebook renderings by the father of modern neuroscience, Santiago Ramón y Cajal. The exhibition is the very first peek at Cajal's extraordinary drawings here in the US and is a mind-bending look at the way neurons, the building blocks of our brain, spinal column and nervous system, communicate with one another. Cajal theorized that neurons are in touch without touching and this process of synaptic messaging came to be called the Neuron Doctrine earning him the Nobel Prize in 1906 for his painstaking research. What we love most about Cajal's story is the fact that his groundbreaking discoveries changed the world by using just two tools including the most powerful telescope he could find and one of the oldest art techniques know to mankind: drawing. We can thank Cajal for devoting his life to the anatomy of the brain and his ability to visualize resulted in some of the most remarkable illustrations in the history of science. Enjoy just a handful of Cajal's striking drawings of brain cells, brain regions, and neural circuits included in Beautiful Brain below and if you're in New York City check out the work up close and personal until March 31st at NYU's Grey Art Gallery.
Designer Shangning Wang put together this amazing hand draw illustration for the Chinese rock band Chino's Album cover. This project aims to demonstrate and visualize Chinos’ songs. The theme of this album is “dreams and fairy tale”. Some research on dreams suggests that the vast majority of people actually used to dream in black and white. For more from Shangning Wang visit behance.net/Shangning. Art direction, illustration and editorial design for Chinese rock band Chinos's album. Hand draw illustration. Designers play vital roles in music industry. Majority of people follow the visual games set by designers. Graphic designers not only design the album covers, not only make the music videos, we also design audiences’ visual memory of the music. Songs and illustrations, dreams and memories. Chinos’ new album is modern fairy tales. This project aims to demonstrate and visualize Chinos’ songs. The theme of this album is “dreams and fairy tale”. Some research on dreams suggests that the vast majority of people actually used to dream in black and white. I wish to remind the audiences of their own dreams, hoping to make them stop for a minute, and start to create their fairy tales.
Tony Graystone aka Sneaky Studios, is an artist from New Zeland with an incredible talent for hand drawn illustrations. The work is all done in paper and pencil and the results are stunning. Check it out! For more from Tony Graystone visit sneakystudios.com.
Growth is a personal piece by Kerby Rosanes, an amazing illustrator from Philippines. In this post you will also see the process of creating and a time lapse video of the entire project. Enjoy! For more from Kerby Rosanes visit behance.net/kerbyrosanes. Details Growth is ink on 11" x 16" paper, using Canson A3 90gsm paper and Uni Fine Liners Growth
New Yorker illustrator Raul Alejandro took on this amazing project to hand drawn each letter of the alphabet. The result is amazing, each letter has so much character and a nice hint of love mixed with awesome typography and illustration. Check them out! To find out more about Raul Alejandro visit his Behance Gallery. To find out more about Raul Alejandro visit his Behance Gallery.
Since I was a little kid I have always been drawing all over the place, until I was introduced to Photoshop. Sounds familiar? The digital era and all the digital inspiration tend to keep us away from grabbing a pencil to draw something. That's the reason why I selected Andrey's work to display here today, because they truly inspired me to pick up a pencil myself and attempt to make something good. Try it! My name is Andrey Shch. Sounds like "shcha" and in spoken Russian means an action being performed "now", at present instant. I work in a small but highly gifted collective or, to be more precise, in a group of like-minded people. And this is SHCH graphics group. We create unique things, which look simple on the surface but are ingenious in their essence and thought. We create design filled with emotions and feelings. Muse Catch an interview with Andrey at muse.drewwilson.com/showcase/42/ For more of his work visit flickr.com/photos/shch_andrey and sgr.kiev.ua