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Illustrations for Google Hotel Reviews

Illustrations for Google Hotel Reviews

We are sharing the work of German Kopytkov who is working as an illustrator and a senior visual designer at Google. He has released a set of illustrations for Google Hotel reviews. What's cool about this set is you will recognize similarities in the colors from the Google logo. A visual approach so simple that is down-right valuable in terms of yielding the categories like Couple, Family, Business, Solo and Friends. One of the reasons why I always think it's a great challenge to work on projects with a clear understanding of the brand. Illustration set for Google Hotels unified reviews More Links Personal Site Behance Illustrations

Interference of Light Illustration Series by Danny Ivan

Interference of Light Illustration Series by Danny Ivan

Happy Friday everyone! We would like to share the work of Danny Ivan who is a freelance 3D Imagery maker / Art Director for motion based in Porto, Portugal. His illustration series is entitled: Interference of Light 2.0, a beautiful set of creative experimentations using Maxon Cinema 4D and of course Photoshop. As I quote here from Danny: "The big goal here is to transmit a certain of serenity with these abstract images on a technology electric world." More Links Personal Site Behance Illustration Gallery

Lettering Illustrations by Meni Chatzipanagiotou

Lettering Illustrations by Meni Chatzipanagiotou

Let's take a deep breath of pure inspiration with the work of Meni Chatzipanagiotou, an illustrator and graphic designer from Thessaloniki, Greece. She has just released this beautiful set of lettering illustration hand drawn with pens and acrylic paint. The results are just stunning to look at. Aside from the shop, you can order your own custom name into an illustration by Meni herself. Check it out if you love her work and would love to find out more! Congrats Meni and keep up with those creative adventures! A collection of Lettering Illustrations. Fully hand drawn with archival pens and acrylic paint. More Links Personal Shop Behance Instagram Illustration Gallery

Beautiful & Heartwarming Illustrations by Graziela Andrade

Beautiful & Heartwarming Illustrations by Graziela Andrade

Get ready to to put a smile on your face with these beautiful illustrations. If by any reason you need a little love and some pick me up images. You are in the right place. The artist behind these pieces is a fellow Brazilian. Graziela Andrade from Aracaju. I love how, depending on the style, illustrations can take us to very different places. There are all sorts of drawings out there. And that is the magic of it. What got my attention on Graziela Andrade's work was the softness, the cuteness, the expressiveness. Her work is simply heartwarming. You can see her amazing talent in each of her artworks. She draws super cute characters with lots of personality and attitude. And the way she uses colors and the style of her lines are really inspiring. Graziela's illustrations will certainly win your heart. The artist mentions that in each of her drawings you will find a little bit of herself and her story. And I do believe you can see that. The characters seem connected by this unique style. And all the pieces certainly tell a story. As you know I always like to observe artworks and create my own world around them. So you can imagine that Graziela's pieces got me really busy and amazed. Get ready for some cuteness overload! I started studying drawing in 2012 and after that I just couldn't stop. During that same period I created my line of personal gifts and also illustrated a children's book. I always loved fairy tales, magic wonderlands and princesses. And I believe I show that in my work. Drawing was always the best way to express my feelings. In each piece I draw you will find a little bit about me and my story. More links: Behance Instagram grazielandrade.com.br

Illustration: Human Fluidity by Rik Oostenbroek x Adobe Stock

Illustration: Human Fluidity by Rik Oostenbroek x Adobe Stock

We would like to share the latest work from our good friend Rik Oostenbroek in collaboration with Adobe Stock. Rik is a longtime artist that we have been featuring since our beginnings, more than 10 years ago. We are glad that he is still doing well and coming up with stunning illustrations. Like this one called: Human Fluidity in collaboration with Adobe Stock where he basically had to create a piece using only images from their large library of photos. I guess the result is pretty beautiful, make sure to check out the Making of video as well, you can always learn something by watching others into their craft. More Links Behance Instagram Project Gallery Making Of

Music Album Cover Illustrations by El Diablo

Music Album Cover Illustrations by El Diablo

El Diablo is an art director and illustrator based in Vancouver, BC in Canada. His illustration works are mostly for music albums. I just love the color palette and illustrative style. I have rarely seen a beautiful combination of colors between peach and slight-greeny-blue colors mixing so well together. You should definitely check out more of his work on Behance. More Links Personal Site Behance Illustrations

Awe-inspiring Masterpiece Drawings by Gurekbal Bhachu

Awe-inspiring Masterpiece Drawings by Gurekbal Bhachu

Prepare to be amazed by masterpiece drawings by Gurekbal Bhachu who is a self-taught artist based in London, UK. His muse? He takes as inspiration celebrities and characters like Eminem, Drake, Morgan Freeman and even Thanos from the Avengers: Infinity War movie. His level of details is what is the most awe-inspiring ones we have ever seen on ABDZ. Take Thanos for example, you can clearly see the levels of details from the color, texture, and highlights. A huge prop to Gurekbal for his incredible work. More Links Personal Site Instagram Via Instagram Dread it. Run from it. Destiny still arrives. Thank you all for being patient with this drawing. I spent much longer on this than any of my previous pieces. I’m still quite unsure if I’m going to include a background as I made some mistakes and they’re quite visible so I kind of want to cover that up. It’s been exhausting but I don’t want that to stop me from going all the way and so over the coming days I’ll make that decision and keep you updated, far more than these past 2-3 weeks of absence lol. Thank you for supporting me and my work, much love as always ❤️ Pencils: Prismacolor Premier (@prismacolor) Paper: Strathmore Toned Tan (@strathmoreart) Highlights: White Uni Posca Paint Pen (@poscagallery) #art #arts_gate #art_supernova #artistic_unity_ #artist #pencil #illustration #drawing #sketch #artistic_nation #spotlightonartists #wip #worldofpencils2017 #instaart #artofdrawingg #drawinganatomyandart #artistic_dome #young_artists_help #art_worldly #art_spotlight #draw #duende_arts_help #artfido #art_realism_ #artistuniversity #gsinghb #sharingart #illustratenow #gurekbal A post shared by Gurekbal Singh Bhachu (@g_singh_b) on Aug 22, 2018 at 9:10am PDT Bruce Lee drawing finished. It only took me 7 weeks to complete lol. In all seriousness, thank you all for your patience with this one. I think I’m slightly uninspired as of recent and that tends to carry through my work the longer I take until it’s complete. I have more exciting pieces planned but I still have the Kendrick drawing to finish. Thank you for bearing with this down time, much love Pencils: Faber Castell 9000 Paper: A4 Bristol Board (Winsor & Newton) Eraser: Tombow Mono Zero Blending: Cotton Bud/Q-tip/Dry Paintbrush Highlights: White Uni Posca Paint Pen #art #arts_gate #art_supernova #artistic_unity_ #artist #pencil #illustration #drawing #sketch #artistic_nation #spotlightonartists #wip #worldofpencils2017 #instaart #artofdrawingg #drawinganatomyandart #artistic_dome #young_artists_help #art_worldly #art_spotlight #draw #duende_arts_help #artfido #art_realism_ #artistuniversity #gsinghb #sharingart #illustratenow #gurekbal A post shared by Gurekbal Singh Bhachu (@g_singh_b) on May 20, 2018 at 6:38am PDT Probably one of my most favourite drawings I’ve completed. Though it didn’t have some of the challenges my previous drawings had such as drawing facial hair and wrinkles. This piece presented some of it’s own, most of which being the droplets of sweat on the forehead/skin and creating a much smaller pore texture than I’m used to. It’s become clear to me as it probably has to you that these drawings have been taking me much longer than they did before so I just wanted to thank you all for being patient with me and providing support as well as sound advice, I couldn’t be more appreciative for that. Much love ❤️ Pencils: Faber Castell 9000 Paper: A4 Bristol Board (Winsor & Newton) Eraser: Tombow Mono Zero Blending: Cotton Bud/Q-tip/Dry Paintbrush Highlights: White Uni Posca Paint Pen A post shared by Gurekbal Singh Bhachu (@g_singh_b) on Feb 19, 2018 at 8:17am PST The longest I’ve ever spent on a drawing (roughly 2 months) and I’d say my most detailed piece too but what took the most time weren’t the details themselves but rather the challenge they presented. I can’t tell you how many days it took me to understand the depth of drawing the white hair on his head and not only that but trying to convey it correctly on white paper. Art isn’t just about knowing the limits of your ability and what you can do to improve them, but the limits of the tools & materials you use also. With that being said, I just wanted to say thank you for all the support both here and on twitter over the course of this piece, I truly appreciate that you share the same passion in watching a drawing unfold as I do, much love as always ❤️ Pencils: Faber Castell 9000 Paper: A4 Bristol Board (Winsor & Newton) Eraser: Tombow Mono Zero Blending: Cotton Bud/Q-tip Highlights: White Uni Posca Paint Pen #art #arts_gate #art_supernova #artistic_unity_ #artist #pencil #illustration #drawing #sketch #artistic_nation #spotlightonartists #wip #worldofpencils2017 #instaart #artofdrawingg #drawinganatomyandart #artistic_dome #young_artists_help #art_worldly #art_spotlight #draw #duende_arts_help #artfido #art_realism_ #artistuniversity #gsinghb #sharingart #illustratenow #gurekbal A post shared by Gurekbal Singh Bhachu (@g_singh_b) on Dec 28, 2017 at 7:34am PST Roughly four weeks of work and a lot of procrastination and my drawing of Al Pacino is finished. Even though there are many areas of this piece in which I struggled where I usually don’t, I really do consider this my favourite. I personally think the addition of using a white paint/gel pen for highlights on the pores of the skin is what gives this piece an edge over the others I’ve drawn but I know that this process still requires a lot of fine-tuning. I’m relieved that this drawing didn’t take as long as my last one since I’ve been putting more of an emphasis on details but spending a month on it can be quite straining so I really appreciate all the support and feedback throughout the whole process, it really means a lot to me, so thank you ❤️ For those interested in purchasing a print of this piece, please visit gurekbal.com Pencils: Faber Castell 9000 Paper: A4 Bristol Board (Winsor & Newton) Eraser: Tombow Mono Zero Blending: Cotton Bud/Q-tip Highlights: White Uni Posca Paint Pen #art #arts_gate #art_supernova #artistic_unity_ #artist #pencil #illustration #drawing #sketch #artistic_nation #spotlightonartists #wip #worldofpencils2017 #instaart #artofdrawingg #drawinganatomyandart #artistic_dome #young_artists_help #art_worldly #art_spotlight #draw #duende_arts_help #artfido #art_realism_ #artistuniversity #gsinghb #sharingart #illustratenow #gurekbal A post shared by Gurekbal Singh Bhachu (@g_singh_b) on Oct 20, 2017 at 9:07am PDT Completed drawing of Samuel L Jackson. The longest a drawing has ever taken me; almost 7 weeks. When I mentioned I wanted to prioritise detail in my work again, I didn’t think it’d take this long. The way I uploaded the progress of this piece was also unconventional so thank you all for your patience, I couldn’t be any more appreciative of your support throughout the progress of this piece. Prints are available at gurekbal.com Pencils: Faber Castell 9000 Paper: A4 Bristol Board (Winsor & Newton) Eraser: Tombow Mono Zero Blending: Cotton Bud/Q-tip Highlights: White Uni Posca Paint Pen #art #arts_gate #art_supernova #artistic_unity_ #artist #pencil #illustration #drawing #sketch #artistic_nation #spotlightonartists #wip #worldofpencils2017 #instaart #artofdrawingg #drawinganatomyandart #artistic_dome #young_artists_help #art_worldly #art_spotlight #draw #duende_arts_help #artfido #art_realism_ #artistuniversity #gsinghb #sharingart #illustratenow #gurekbal A post shared by Gurekbal Singh Bhachu (@g_singh_b) on Sep 8, 2017 at 6:37am PDT And that about wraps up my drawing of Kanye West. Extremely pleased with how this turned out. I know I said that I wanted to fill the background with either a solid shade or a pattern but I think a plain background works best here. I have to mention how many were wondering why I decided to draw him and I know his public image gets a bad rep from many people but the truth is, strictly as an artist, there is so much to pull from his discography and be inspired by, I found it fascinating to go back to the music I listened to growing up and now that I'm older, understanding the transition in his work. Each project he has worked on is uniquely it's own and tells a very specific story about who he was at that time and I deeply appreciate an artist's ability to be vulnerable within their work. To add to that, I want to extend my appreciation towards you for the love and support on my work, thank you all so much for the kind words and compliments, I'm forever grateful, much love as always ❤️ Pencils: Faber Castell 9000 Paper: A4 Bristol Board (Winsor & Newton) Eraser: Tombow Mono Zero Blending: Cotton Bud/Q-tip Highlights: Sakura Souffle White Gel Pen #art #arts_gate #art_supernova #artistic_unity_ #artist #pencil #illustration #drawing #sketch #artistic_nation #spotlightonartists #wip #worldofpencils2017 #instaart #artofdrawingg #drawinganatomyandart #artistic_dome #young_artists_help #art_worldly #art_spotlight #draw #duende_arts_help #artfido #art_realism_ #artistuniversity #gsinghb #sharingart #illustratenow #gurekbal @art.realism A post shared by Gurekbal Singh Bhachu (@g_singh_b) on Jun 17, 2017 at 6:55am PDT After restarting and so many hours of work and readjusting, I finally managed to complete this drawing of @badgalriri to the best of my ability. I think the most important lesson for me to take away from this is that, of course not every piece is going to be my best work. The effort I put in, shouldn't go unnoticed to myself regardless of the outcome. Even if I tried and failed, it was still the hard work that mattered. And of course, this is far from failure but I did notice I was unable to put forth the level of detail I usually do. With all that said, I did appreciate all the comments, compliments and suggestions throughout the process, thank you for staying with me and watching it all pan out. Much love as always ❤️ Pencils: Faber Castell 9000 Paper: A4 Bristol Board (Winsor & Newton) Eraser: Tombow Mono Zero Blending: Cotton Bud/Q-tip Highlights: Sakura Souffle White Gel Pen #art #arts_gate #art_supernova #artistic_unity_ #artist #pencil #illustration #drawing #sketch #artistic_nation #spotlightonartists #wip #worldofpencils2017 #instaart #artofdrawingg #drawinganatomyandart #artistic_dome #young_artists_help #art_worldly #art_spotlight #draw #duende_arts_help #artfido #art_realism_ #artistuniversity #gsinghb #sharingart #illustratenow #gurekbal @art.realism A post shared by Gurekbal Singh Bhachu (@g_singh_b) on May 24, 2017 at 5:51am PDT Completed drawing of Drake (@champagnepapi). As always, thank you all for staying tuned throughout the progress of this piece, your comments and kind words are always welcome. I really tried to document this one as much as I could so if you're wondering how I approached certain aspects, you can always look through my page and hopefully find the information you need as well as the tools and equipment I use listed in the captions. More Life 🌺 @wordonrd @therealdennisg @welcomeovo @ovosound Pencils: Faber Castell 9000 Paper: A4 Bristol Board (Winsor & Newton) Eraser: Tombow Mono Zero Blending: Cotton Bud/Q-tip Highlights: Sakura Souffle White Gel Pen #art #art_hyperrealism #_tebo_ #artistic_unity_ #artist #pencil #illustration #drawing #sketch #artistic_nation #spotlightonartists #wip #worldofpencils2017 #instaart #artofdrawingg #drawinganatomyandart #artistic_dome #young_artists_help #art_worldly #art_spotlight #draw #duende_arts_help #artfido #art_realism_ #artwork_support #gsinghb #sharingart #illustratenow #gurekbal @art.realism A post shared by Gurekbal Singh Bhachu (@g_singh_b) on Mar 23, 2017 at 8:13am PDT When a drawing is completed, it really does come with a sense of satisfaction. It's over, I've poured my energy into it. But somewhere a long the way is when it was at it's peak, the greatest part of it for me is still in it's progress because it moves from looking nothing like it at all to having depth and form. At any point during that time, I could have decided to approach it differently, there was possibility, and with that comes artistic liberty. Similarly, the same can be said for the character arc of Jesse Pinkman (@glassofwhiskey) in Breaking Bad himself. The options we have and the choices we make are always the interesting parts. Thank you all for sharing your kind words and support during the process of this drawing. It's always appreciated. Much love :) Pencils: Faber Castell 9000 Paper: A4 Bristol Board (Winsor & Newton) Eraser: Tombow Mono Zero Shading: Cotton Bud/Q-tip #art #art_hyperrealism #_tebo_ #artistic_unity_ #artist #pencil #illustration #drawing #sketch #artistic_nation #spotlightonartists #wip #worldofpencils2017 #instaart #artofdrawingg #drawinganatomyandart #artistic_dome #young_artists_help #art_worldly #art_spotlight #draw #duende_arts_help #artfido #art_realism_ #artwork_support #gsinghb #sharingart #illustratenow #gurekbal @art.realism A post shared by Gurekbal Singh Bhachu (@g_singh_b) on Mar 1, 2017 at 8:09am PST And we're done! Feel free to tag @lanadelrey in this drawing if you'd like :) Have to say that this portrait was a change of pacing from my last two for sure only because I couldn't get the face as smooth as it appeared in the reference and also the fact that it takes a lot less of the paper than the others did, making it harder to squeeze the details in. Thank you all for the support, as always. I enjoy reading your input and support, it truly means more than I can put into words. Hope you're having a great day 😊 #art #art_hyperrealism #_tebo_ #artistic_unity_ #artist #pencil #illustration #drawing #sketch #artistic_nation #spotlightonartists #wip #worldofpencils #instaart #artofdrawingg #drawinganatomyandart #artistic_dome #young_artists_help #art_worldly #art_spotlight #draw #duende_arts_help #artfido #art_realism_ #artwork_support #snaptweet #sharingart #illustratenow #pashaparvez @art.realism A post shared by Gurekbal Singh Bhachu (@g_singh_b) on Feb 16, 2017 at 9:12am PST Finally finished with my Eminem drawing. Almost went insane trying to add every little detail and truth be told I still didn't manage to but it is what it is, I think there comes a point where continuing to draw comes at a cost of your sanity lol. Here are the tools and equipment I used in this drawing: Pencils: Faber Castell 9000 Mechanical Eraser: Tombow Mono Zero Paper: A4 Bristol Board (Winsor & Newton) Blending: Cotton Bud/Q-Tip #art #art_hyperrealism #_tebo_ #artistic_unity_ #artist #pencil #illustration #drawing #sketch #artistic_nation #spotlightonartists #wip #worldofpencils #instaart #artofdrawingg #drawinganatomyandart #artistic_dome #young_artists_help #art_worldly #art_spotlight #draw #duende_arts_help #artfido #art_realism_ #artwork_support #snaptweet #sharingart #illustratenow #pashaparvez @art.realism A post shared by Gurekbal Singh Bhachu (@g_singh_b) on Jan 29, 2017 at 9:48am PST Tupac Shakur. First drawing of 2017. Was quite skeptical (as I always am) about how this piece was going to turn out at first because it is one of the more zoomed in portraits I've worked on. What's honestly the best thing about posting my work online is that many of you share the same passion as I do for drawing so I'm thankful for the contribution you all have given along the way. It inspires me to want to continuously get better any way I can. However, never before have I been asked so many times what tools I use over the course of a drawing so I've listed them below lol. I was able to acquire all of these tools from Amazon in the UK but I'm not sure if they are as easy to find in other locations as they are here. Any questions you have, be sure to leave them down below :) Tools and equipment used: Paper: A4 Bristol Board (Winsor & Newton) Pencils: Faber Castell 9000 Eraser: Tombow Mono Zero #art #art_hyperrealism #_tebo_ #artistic_unity_ #artist #pencil #illustration #drawing #sketch #artistic_nation #spotlightonartists #wip #worldofpencils #instaart #artofdrawingg #art_hyperrealistic #artistic_dome #young_artists_help #art_worldly #art_spotlight #draw #duende_arts_help #artfido #art_realism_ #artwork_support #snaptweet #artmg03 #illustratenow #pashaparvez @art.realism A post shared by Gurekbal Singh Bhachu (@g_singh_b) on Jan 9, 2017 at 8:36am PST "Exit Walter White, Enter Heisenberg" As always, I would like to thank you for your support and appreciation over the course of this piece. It reminded me that art is a journey, not a destination, at least in portraiture, because for the most part, you already know how it's going to turn out from the photo you're referencing. Where the magic lies is coming to realise how tone shapes depth, that negative space is just as important as the space you shade in, that by understanding that each component of the face works together and not separately you can get a deep sense of perception. That's the beauty of it and your interest in the progress of it all allowed me to realise there's more to art than what meets the eye. It's the process of creation. #art #art_hyperrealism #_tebo_ #artistic_unity_ #artist #pencil #illustration #drawing #artistic_share #artistic_nation #spotlightonartists #wip #worldofpencils #worldoftalents #artofdrawingg #art_hyperrealistic #artistic_dome #young_artists_help #art_worldly #art_spotlight #arts_gallery #tacart #artfido #arts_secret #artwork_support #snaptweet #artsanity #illustratenow #pashaparvez A post shared by Gurekbal Singh Bhachu (@g_singh_b) on Oct 29, 2016 at 11:32am PDT

Luscious Watercolor pieces by Kseniia Yeromenko

Luscious Watercolor pieces by Kseniia Yeromenko

Watercolor is such a beautiful and intricate technique. I'm always taken away by the subtlety of watercolor pieces. It is like artists have a magic wand and create these beautiful stories with their work. And if you like to imagine what is behind an artwork, you will probably think that Kseniia Yeromenko is always hungry or always thinking about food. She creates amazing watercolor pieces that will certainly make you hungry. From pizza to sushi, pretzels to eggs, burgers to fries, Kseniia has a great hand for depicting items we love to eat. Get that napkin ready because you will be salivating after you see these pieces. The details and beautiful colors of Kseniia's work will certainly take you on a food related journey. It is almost food porn. Take a look. And remember to visit her Behance page for more. I was born in Melitopol, Ukraine and currently live in Kiev. When I was younger, I enjoyed painting people and when I turned 7 my parents registered me in art school. A few years later I had to quit the school because of progressing problems with my vision. I was able to commence painting again, when I was 15. I studied fine art in art college. Upon graduating I was accepted into Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Fine Arts and studied graphic design. Eventually, I realized that working with graphic design software was not my cup of tea and that I enjoyed creating art with my hands. As a freshman in Academy I had an assignment to depict an object of my choice using nine different techniques. I chose to paint cupcakes. I received an A for my project and my fellow students loved it as well. That’s when I decided to paint a few more cupcakes, doughnuts and cookies and started selling my paintings on Etsy. Then I added pizza, burgers, and fries to my collection. Although I can work with oil, acrylic and gouache and different graphic mediums I prefer using watercolors. It is quite a difficult and interesting technique for me. I prefer squirrel and kolinsky brushes and sometimes use synthetic ones. People often tell me that my artwork makes them hungry, and I am pleased to hear that! More links: Etsy Instagram ArtStation

Endless Summer vibes with Kate Wadsworth's stylish illustrations

Endless Summer vibes with Kate Wadsworth's stylish illustrations

I love checking out the illustration hashtag on Instagram. It is a great source of inspiration and an amazing way to find new artists. It was in one of my browsing adventures that I found the beautiful illustrations of Kate Wadsworth. The striking colors she uses and captivating subject got my attention right away. After checking out more of her work on her website and Behance I was even more in awe with her pieces. It was like I was being transported to a parallel universe filled with sun, waves and fun. Simply put, her illustrations made me smile. Since we know that sharing is caring and that there is nothing better than inspiring our readers, we are showcasing here a few of Kate's stylish pieces. These creative, bold and colorful pieces will certainly make your inspirational juices run faster. We have illustrations from two of her latest collections. Take a look and also visit her website and Behance for more details about her and her art. Also, all of Kate's illustrations are done in acrylic and colored pencil on wood panels. And she is the one building her panels. Talk about talent and multi tasking. ;) Kate Wadsworth was raised on the beautiful east side of Oahu, Hawaii, where she currently lives as an illustrator and graphic designer. She spent several years living on the East Coast where she received her BFA in Communication Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond – a multicultural city that strengthened her interest in figurative art and urban sketching. Equally inspired by the natural world, she loves to experiment with bold colors, exaggerated shapes, and purposeful line work to tell stories with subtle but deliberate symbolism. 28 Summers 28 Summers is a brand new collection for a solo show. Kate based the pieces on her recent move back to her hometown after living many years across the country. Her work for this show was a nostalgic reflection of her endless summer days growing up in Hawaii. East To West East to West is a collection inspired by a cross country trip Kate took a couple years ago. Third Beach, 12x16” Acrylic, colored pencil on wood panel. This piece was inspired by a beach in Forks, Washington, where the washed up driftwood is full grown trees eroded away from the earth.< We hiked 1.5 miles through Olympic National Park, and set up camp in a maze of fallen sitka spruce and western hemlock. Needless to say we had more than enough firewood to keep us warm through the night. The Guides, 16x20” Acrylic, colored pencil on wood panel. This piece is inspired by an 8 mile hike through the scorching Havasu Canyon to the village of Supai, in the Havasupai Indian Reservation. Another 2 miles will get you to a beautiful oasis of turquoise waterfalls. Vernal Falls, 16x20” Acrylic, colored pencil on wood panel. This piece is inspired by a trip to Yosemite National Park. We took a 0.7mile hike through the Mist Trail to a granite staircase of 600 steps to the top of Vernal Falls. From the top of the 317ft falls, you can see a beautiful view of Yosemite Valley. Instead of hiking back the way we came, we continued on the John Muir Trail to see Nevada Falls and Emerald Pool. More links: Behance Instagram Etsy

Beautiful Illustration for Havaianas Father's Day Campaign

Beautiful Illustration for Havaianas Father's Day Campaign

Willian Santiago shared a really cool set of illustration for the popular brand of sandals and flip-flops, Havaianas. It was for the father's day campaign in Brazil. What I love about this project and Havaianas is that they are constantly evolving their style. When we started the blog we featured some popular illustrations created for them from designers that became wild successful, mainly because of those projects. So nothing better than sharing Willian's work as well.  Willian Santiago is a Brazilian illustrator with a beautiful portfolio. For more information make sure to check out  https://www.behance.net/williansantiago Illustration

Illustration of Parallel Reality in Russia 2077

Illustration of Parallel Reality in Russia 2077

Eugene Zubkov and Lena Terkunova shared some incredible illustration and digital art work on their Behance profile. The title is Russia 2077 and it has this utopian view of the future mixing old and extremely futurist ideas. Like an old car that flies and other crazy ideas. I love the imagination, especially the goal of trying to imagine how things would look 50-60 years in the future. Like Back to the Future. We tend to imagine things based on our reality, however disruption is all about creating something completely different. That's the topic for another post. For now check out these beautiful illustrations. "Russia 2077" is a project that presents a parallel reality, where hypertrophied images of modern technologies contrast with ordinary landscapes and everyday reality of provincial Russia, which decorations seem to have stuck in time. Eugene and Lena are illustrators from Russia. For more information make sure to check out their websites at Eugene Zubkov and Lena Terkunova.  Illustration  

Be Legendary. Nike Branding Concept for Tokyo 2020

Be Legendary. Nike Branding Concept for Tokyo 2020

Daniele Caruso is a freelance illustrator based in Swindon, United Kingdom. He is working mainly in illustration, graphic design and branding. We are taking a look at his branding concept for Nike: Be Legendary, for the upcoming and anticipated Tokyo 2020. With the tagline "legendary", Daniele included mythological creatures to create an artistic atmosphere alongside with the colour palette that totally reminds me of Dotonbori (the bright heart) from Osaka, Japan. What do you think? Would you like this kind of visual approach if it was from Nike. More Links danielecaruso.com Behance

The Mandelbrot Loneliness Abstract Series by Nikita Kolbovskiy

The Mandelbrot Loneliness Abstract Series by Nikita Kolbovskiy

Beautiful illustration series by Nikita Kolbovskiy who is an architect and a CG artist based in Moscow, Russian Federation. Entitled: "the Mandelbrot Loneliness, and I just love this quote from his own description: "a separate planet with its own history". The cover image we used looks like a direct scene from the Total Recall from the 1990s starting no one but the Arnold Schwarzenegger. More Links Learn more about Nikita Kolbovskiy Check out more of his work on Behance

The Art of Matt Taylor

The Art of Matt Taylor

I am seriously surprised that we have never featured the work of Matt Taylor because it's awesome. He is making a buzz today because of the release of Avengers: Infinity War Poster by Mondo. He is a remarkable illustrator based in the UK and has worked with brands like Amazon Studios, BBC Worldwide, GQ, Marvel and more. For print purchases, you should definitely check out his Shop. More Links Learn more about Matt Taylor Follow Matt's work on Instagram Check out his Shop Via Instagram If you missed the chance to get one of my SDCC Ten Years of Marvel prints from the lottery you’ll still have the chance to pick up this variant edition from the @mondonews booth (#435) on Thursday 19th. See you there! #illustration #poster #mondo #screenprint #marvel #mcu #artistsoninstagram A post shared by Matt Taylor (@matttaylordraws) on Jul 12, 2018 at 6:52am PDT Available from the #Mondo booth at SDCC next week, here are three more Black Panther enamel pin badges - Shuri, Killmonger and Okoye. Find them at booth #435 #illustration #mondo #sdcc #comicon #blackpanther #killmonger #shuri #okoye #enamelpin #pingamestrong #marvel A post shared by Matt Taylor (@matttaylordraws) on Jul 13, 2018 at 9:26am PDT RIP Steve Ditko. You made it look effortless #comics #steveditko #spiderman A post shared by Matt Taylor (@matttaylordraws) on Jul 7, 2018 at 1:26pm PDT Peter and Gamora #illustration #guardiansofthegalaxy #starlord #gamora #mondo #poster #screenprint #art #marvel #mcu #zoesaldana #chrispratt A post shared by Matt Taylor (@matttaylordraws) on Jun 22, 2018 at 8:07am PDT Steve and Scott #sdcc #illustration #captainamerica #antman #marvel #poster #screenprint #sandiego #mcu #artistsoninstagram A post shared by Matt Taylor (@matttaylordraws) on Jun 21, 2018 at 8:20am PDT Aim for the head #illustration #thor #workinprogress #marvel #chrishemsworth #artistsoninstagram #art #movieposter #lightning A post shared by Matt Taylor (@matttaylordraws) on Jun 12, 2018 at 10:22am PDT And here’s a poster I made for the first Deadpool movie a couple of years ago #deadpool #deadpool2 #freeway #escalade #movieposter #illustration #artistsoninstagram #art A post shared by Matt Taylor (@matttaylordraws) on May 18, 2018 at 8:28am PDT On sale now at matttaylordraws.bicartel.com (link in bio) #maythe4thbewithyou #starwars #anewhope #illustration #screenprint #movieposter #art #darthvader #hansolo #princessleia #lukeskywalker A post shared by Matt Taylor (@matttaylordraws) on May 4, 2018 at 6:21am PDT I did some more merchandising artwork for Marvel last year for this weekends #BlackPanther. Here it is #illustration #portrait #tchalla #killmonger #okoye #nakia #marvel #artistsoninstagram A post shared by Matt Taylor (@matttaylordraws) on Feb 17, 2018 at 7:52am PST For those that have asked: close up photos of my Thor: Ragnarok prints that’ll be on sale this Friday. This thing has printed ridiculously. I worry I may have peaked. #illustration #mondo #thorragnarok #marvel #screenprint A post shared by Matt Taylor (@matttaylordraws) on Jan 31, 2018 at 8:51am PST For those that have asked: close up photos of my Thor: Ragnarok prints that’ll be on sale this Friday. This thing has printed ridiculously. I worry I may have peaked. #illustration #mondo #thorragnarok #marvel #screenprint A post shared by Matt Taylor (@matttaylordraws) on Jan 31, 2018 at 8:51am PST Penultimate movie poster of the year from me - the glorious Thor: Ragnarok. On sale on Black Friday from Mondo #illustration #poster #thor #ragnarok #mondo #screenprint #marvel #mcu #loki #hulk #chrishemsworth #tomhiddleston #jeffgoldblum #artistsoninstagram #art #blacklight #fluorescent A post shared by Matt Taylor (@matttaylordraws) on Nov 22, 2017 at 8:48am PST Hey you, what are you doing next Thursday (23/11)? Want to come and hear me talk about posters, illustration and process at the Apple store on Regent Street? Well you can! Yes, even you!* Places are limited obviously, so search out Today at Apple and RSVP to get your name down. See you next week #illustration #posters #apple #london #regentstreet #todayatapple #artistsoninstagram #ldn #lionking #movieposter A post shared by Matt Taylor (@matttaylordraws) on Nov 13, 2017 at 8:13am PST I finally got around to updating my website with work from the last year. Please visit and have a look. Or don’t. It’s totally your call. Link in profile, obvs. #illustration #artistsoninstagram #posters #mondo #marvel #dccomics #michaeljackson #starwars #jurassicpark #comics #art #screenprinting A post shared by Matt Taylor (@matttaylordraws) on Nov 8, 2017 at 8:15am PST

World Cup 2018 Illustrations: Félicitations les Bleus (France)

World Cup 2018 Illustrations: Félicitations les Bleus (France)

In case you have been outside this beautiful planet, today marked the day where France won the World Cup 2018 against the superb team of Croatia in Luzhniki Stadium, Russia. This is their second World Cup title since 1998, well Félicitations les Bleus! For the occasion, we are sharing the work of Yann Dalon who is an illustrator from Paris, France. We are honouring his work for the French Football Federation (FFF) the decoration of the Russian Hotel for the World Cup 2018 in the town of Istra, Russia. I' m very proud of this work, An order of the French Football Federation (FFF) the decoration of the Russian Hotel for the WorlCup 2018 in the town of Istra. 23 compositions for the doors of each bedroom off he players and 4 for the coach Didier Deschamps and the staff, and 2 big wall murals. More Links Learn more about Yann Dalon Follow Yann's work on Behance Previous feature on ABDZ

Saigon Rainy Days through Illustrations

Saigon Rainy Days through Illustrations

Let's explore Saigon, Vietnam through illustrations by a bunch of folks including: Maxk Nguyen, Thai Thanh Do, Kawako Giang Nguyễn, Nguyễn Thành Vũ, Thinh Le, Hạnh Huỳnh, Người Đá, Vũ Hải Long and Nguyễn Thành Chiến. This amazing crew has created a tremendous series by illustrating scenes from the streets of Saigon in Vietnam. I loved the visual approach and of course the attention to details for each piece. From eventually the rain, the lighting, the character and going all the way to the reflection of the water on the floor from the rain falling down. Makes everything else magical! The rainy season in Saigon is truly rainy. It rains from morning to noon, from evening to midnight. Wake up in the rain Saigon’s climate is like a switch, bone-dry is just one flip away from ever-wet. As hurried as the raindrops, thousands of wheels covered in colorful raincoats roll ceaselessly back and forth the city’s drippy face. Somewhere in the heavy pitter-patter, street cries still echo from the tireless feet. They keep walking because in Saigon, the rain will dry for the sun will shine Credits Creative Director: Maxk Nguyen Art Director: Thai Thanh Do Illustration Artist: Kawako Giang Nguyễn, Nguyễn Thành Vũ, Thinh Le, Hạnh Huỳnh Motion Artist: Người Đá, Vũ Hải Long, Nguyễn Thành Chiến More Links See the full project on Behance

Meet Kareen Waris aka Waspa: 11-year-old kid with a tremendous drawing talent

Meet Kareen Waris aka Waspa: 11-year-old kid with a tremendous drawing talent

I think the title says it all basically! Meet Kareen Waris who is also known as Waspa that is currently living in Lagos, Nigeria. What is particular is that he is super talented artist and at only age of 11-years-old. Kareen started drawing at the age of 6 and his drawings are generally focused on portraits as we would call it: "hyperrealistic". If you pay close attention, his drawings almost feel like a photograph. We had to feature his work on ABDZ, and we think he is the youngest artist we have ever featured. That's very unique and impressive! Meet Kareen Waris I want to use this medium to say a BIG THANK YOU to those who have been supporting me in every areas. Special thanks to @oohiolei @osheoluwa @temmytadabalogun @splufiknigerians @splufiknigerians @tundeednut @officialarole @gtbank @waptvchannel @wazobiatvng @emma4impact @vivacityvegankitchen @farabaleafrica @arinze @ayowole_art @olodumare91 you are all part of my succeess Story. I love you all. A post shared by kareem waris (@waspa_art) on Apr 23, 2018 at 3:22pm PDT More Links