illustration

Netflix's Altered Carbon 2 Key Illustration

Since most of us are spending lots of time at 'home' and statistically speaking about 20% of the planet is in lockdown at the moment. How crazy is that? I hope you are finding the time to traverse new things and occupy all this time, maybe some Netflix? Speaking of that, did you watch the new Altered Carbon 2 Netflix series yet? We are featuring the key art illustration for the series designed by Dmitriy Glazyrin.

The Emphasis of Illustrations in Product Design

It's not common to know that illustrations have somehow redefined the modern days of web/product design. When you are building interfaces, it's should part of the design process to help emphasize the message for any service, software, hardware or well provided by the brand or company. It's kind of great since it's first of all, picking-up the reliance of illustrators for another kind of purpose and it's a is a powerful storyteller. I think its main objective is to communicate a message, tone, and personality in any way words can't do.

Gouache on Paper Illustrations by Manda Comisari

With the news vamping surrounded the Covid-19, precautions have been taken around the World to hopefully and somehow contain the spread. This has been affecting everything at the moment and when a time of uncertainty comes with a wave of support and kindness to one to another.

Virago-Inspired Illustrations by Samantha Mash

With the news vamping surrounded the Covid-19, precautions have been taken around the World to hopefully and somehow contain the spread. This has been affecting everything at the moment and when a time of uncertainty comes with a wave of support and kindness to one to another.

unDraw, open-source illustrations built-in SVG, free and without attribution

Allowed me to straight introduce to unDraw. It's an open-source series of illustrations built-in SVG, free and without any attribution needed. Created by Katerina Limpitsouni, it's an impressive collection of illustrations covering a wide range of subjects going from minimal, modern, graphical and more kind of styles. On unDraw, you can easily search for these illustrations and quickly start creating your own take.

Illustrating the Beauty of US National Parks

Trey Ingram shared a collection of beautiful illustrations he created inspired by national parks in the US. The vector illustrations have a low-poly style (for lack of better term) and highlight the beauties of each one of the parks including Yellowstone, Acadia, Zion, Everglades and others. For more information make sure to check out Trey’s website (https://treyingram.com/), it’s full of awesomeness.

El Illustrador The Monkey King - Sun Wu-Kong Illustration

If you don’t follow EL ILUSTRADOR on Behance you should stop everything, click on the link and start following him. The illustration work that he shares is simply top notch especially if we are talking about the details and textures (I don’t even know if that’s the right way to describe it), however the project titled The Monkey King - Sun Wu-Kong  is the best way to illustrate my point, no pun intended. 

Modular Kaleidoscopic Patterns and Illustration

Flavio Melchiorre shared a colorful illustration project titled ”Tropicália” - 2020. He describes the project as an Experimental Digital Design involving modular kaleidoscopic patterns. The result is a super colorful set of compositions with a style that reminds me a bit of the art of the famous Brazilian artist Romero Brito. Another thing that caught my attention was the term “tropicalia”. Tropicália, also known as Tropicalismo, was a Brazilian artistic movement that arose in the late 1960s and formally ended in 1968.

Illustration and Motion Design for ANAGRAM MUSIC VIDEO

Pavel Fuksa and Barbora Idesová shared a really cool illustration and motion design post on their Behance page. The idea/inspiration was:  “What happens when you shuffle the letters in the song’s lyrics and create a bunch of eerie and bizarre anagrams? Most probably the only music video in the world featuring Gagarin on a rhino, woollen pot on fire, deviant peck, satanic loam, ruminal mob, immoral bun, yogi with legumes, an olive on the run, chased by the police helicopter and many more.”

Stylish Use of Textutre in Illustration: Wizje Magazine

Tomasz Woźniakowski shared a beautiful project on his Behance profile. It’s a set of illustrations he recently created for the newest Wizje magazine publication which is a polish collective of young people promoting poems of various writers. The illustration style is top notch, I especially like the usage of texture and depth. I feel that is a much better alternative to the ultra flat and vector look.

The Intriguing Art of Corey Brickley

Corey Brickley is an illustrator that has been recently caught my attention for a feature on ABDZ. His work is quite intriguing and it's the kind of art that makes you second guess about what was the initial concept or the idea behind its creation. It definitely brings a notion of imagination that we were so used to when we were kids. Ever since we are kicking off the new year, this might be the right way to march into this new decade with an optimistic flair.

Vapordreams'97 with Aaron Campbell

We have featured the work of Aaron before on ABDZ, I truly love his work especially this latest series titled: 'V A P O R D R E A M S • '97'. If you are a kid from the 80s (like me), you will probably be familiar with some of these items shown and/or scenes in this series are pure nostalgia. I mean just take a look at the artwork with the 'Goldeneye' game, how many hours have I spent playing this game. This is too pure. Hopefully, you will find some sentimentality as well.

TOOLS - 3D Digital Art

Luis de la Barrera-Montenegro is a visual artist, 3D, motion artist based in Madrid, Spain. He has been making an interesting 3D digital art series about our everyday tools as we all commonly know them about. But in his series, he actually replaced the elements or shall we call them components used instead of actually making 3D renders of the tool itself. The results are so clever and remarkable. Hope you will enjoy this collection!

Lomography x Elen Winata Illustration Collab

I really do enjoy when brands work on a collaborative partnership that triggers creativity and also finding ways to make us work with our hands more. Since almost everything can be achieved digitally, it's great to be reminded of basic principles. That's why I thought it would be great to share the work of Elen Winata and her collaboration with Lomography. Together, they worked to visualize the Lomo 'Instant', let's take a look!

Hiroshima Illustration Guidebook by IC4DESIGN inc.

I just came back from my week visiting Hiroshima including the island of Naoshima (Art Island). Departing from Okayama, it has been an incredible journey and one of the things you encounter when you are traveling in another country is the art & design (as a designer for the least). From the architecture, interior, tv advertisements...just everything. Among them, I stumbled across the work of IC4DESIGN inc., a two-team of illustrators based in Hiroshima, Japan. We are showcasing a series of illustrations they worked for the city's guidebook.

Amazing Illustration Work of Mercedes Bazan

I recently came back from a trip to Japan, it was my first time there and I was blown away by the culture, especially the visuals. I was familiar with the aesthetics from video-games and mangas, however seeing some of the contrasts of peaceful and minimal to chaotic and colorful is incredible in person. The reason I’m bringing this up is because I was reading this interview with James White and he mentioned Mercedes Bazan as an illustrator he admires.

Citizens of the Jungle Illustration Series

Let's take a look at the work from Ladislas Chachignot who is an illustrator, digital painter, and creator of the Citizens of the Jungle Illustration Series. What is it? Well, it's a series of portraits illustrating our lost connection towards nowadays strong resistance of technology and our initial primitive "wilderness". First of all, I truly love the variety of colors used throughout this series and utterly more knowing its signification.

A series of Illustrations for UI by Aldiyar Aidash

It's not my first time seeing this but the use of 'illustration' in product design is very important nowadays. Most of us designers are eager to craft the simplest and most intuitive user experience. Meanwhile, we do sometimes neglect the use of illustrations to communicate the features with much more tenacity. This is why we are sharing the work of Aldiyar Aidash who is a product designer taking a stab at illustrations, really great stuff! It's definitely will be inspiring some of us to take the right 'virage'.

Unique and Colorful Illustration Work of Enisaurus

There are so many different illustration styles and despite that, it's interesting to see how much trends affect the usage of different styles. I was not aware of the work of Enisaurus until I ran to her/hir Behance profile. It was refreshing seeing how can you add character and personality to illustration, not following trends and yet creating awesome artworks. I personally love the color and depth added to the forms. Some projects even use textures to create a more dirty look, really beautiful. 

Pastel Japan, Cats and Alleyways Illustrations

We are featuring the illustrations from Denise aka surudenise, they are filled with pastel colours, Japan, cats and alleyways. What else do you want? These are packed with beautiful and vibrant colors! I especially like her two illustrations referring to Kyoto Cats Day/Night, almost have that Anime feels. You should definitely give her a follow on Instagram where she incorporates the same feels in terms of color palette.

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