illustration

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.

Illustration for Extraordinary Stories

We have featured Anxo Vizcaíno a couple of times here on Abduzeedo, he actually has some of the most inspiring Photoshop illustration projects on Behance IMO, full of light effects and eeries space theme. AnxoI had the chance to make a set of illustrations for the 6th issue of Tantrum, the "magazine of extraordinary stories". As the name suggests, the theme is quite extraordinary and Anxo takes full advantage of that.

Cat Lovers Rejoice: these illustrations from Lingvistov will make your day

Illustration are a endless source of inspiration. And I love the different styles of illustrations we find out there. You don't need to browse too much to find something to match your mood. A few weeks ago I was telling a good friend of mine that I needed some wine. She sent me this cute illustration from Lingvistov and I loved it. Right away I knew I had to showcase their work here. Lingvistov was founded by Russian artists Landysh and Asia. And oh my their doodles are awesome.

Motion Design for Ordinary Folk

Gabriel Silveira was invited by the very cool people at Ordinary Folk to help them design their video for SAP along with Stephen Kelleher, Nuria Boj and Haewon Shin. In this kind of project it's always interesting to see what animators come up with using your designs, and in this case he was BLOWN AWAY by what those incredible designers and motion designers did. Below you can see some of the style frames and the final video.

Illustrations using beLight Software

Elvis Benício was asked by beLight Software to review their latest app, vector drawing illustration software Amadine. The app was released in May, 2019 and is positioned as an affordable and easy-to-use alternative to more expensive vector drawing apps on the market. After playing with the app Elvis shared with us what he’s been creating with this software. The result is quite awesome, check it out

Magnificent Hand Lettering by Emilee Rudd

I'm slightly obsessed with hand lettering. I simply love when I stumble upon any branding, print, signage, mural, etc. showcasing a beautiful lettering work. The talent involved in creating beautiful things using only your free hand, creativity and skills never ceases to impress me. From packages on a supermarket shelf to restaurant chalkboard menus or street signs, I'm always delighted to see a good old hand-drawn piece. And this is why I'm always looking for artworks with that particular style.

Character Design: Rough World Illustration

Mr Misang is an illustrator from Seoul, Korea. It's a fascinating country with an interesting history. We are featuring the work from Mr Misang because of the insane illustration entitled: Rough World. Filmed by DawittGold who is director from PEACHES, and music by NAFLA and LOOPY who are famous rapper from label MKIT, Korea. I would definitely advise you to check out the video!

Lūnigo, all digital insurer illustrations for UI

In product design, especially when building a digital product and/or platform. Aside from building a design system, progressing into an organization collaboration, stepping a design language to the stakeholder's table and more. We often forget little things like illustrations, yeah that old thing! To be knowledge, it's a great way to express different kinds of things. Whatever it is an icon, transcending a vision of a feature, on-boarding or just giving a polished look to your product. I think it's really important to include this mindset in the design process.

Tennis Illustration Series

molistudio ™ is a studio based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, they have cooked up an illustration series about tennis. Simple as that, with the recent worldwide news we all heard of in the field of tennis, I thought it would be cool to have a little close-up to this sport and somehow appreciate all the little details. Obviously, the colours aren't maybe all represented on the actual field, but it's fashionable to share a different palette. What do you think?

Space Escape Illustration Series

Prateek Vatash is a graphic artist based in Bangalore, India. He shared on his Behance, an illustration series entitled: Space Escape. It's a beautiful series with a true inspiration from the 80s but added with a flair of a broad range of vibrant colors. I published the entire collection since every single piece has something special and unique of its kind. Make sure to check out more of his work, enjoy!

A Window to the Past: Amazing Art Deco Posters by Mads Berg

Mads Berg is a Danish designer well known for his exquisite posters. His singular style is simply stunning. Check out the posters we have here and you will be hooked too. His incredible and bold art deco artworks will certainly take you back in time. Mads posters are elegant, colorful and stylish. The way he uses lines and curves delivers a modern take on the classic poster look. It is a beautiful combination of great illustration, type and shapes. In my opinion his images bring a certain glamour back to advertisement. It is a simple and elegant way of delivering a very clear message.

Fantastic Architectural Illustrations by Doug John Miller

The illustrations you are about to see are simply mind blowing! They were created by London based artist Doug John Miller. And as you will be able to see, his style is really impressive. The way Doug plays with dimensions and lines totally gets your attention. Your brain explodes trying to match sizes and figuring that the whole dimensions are twisted. His illustrations play with a surreal world where architecture and human figures take center stage. Some elements of his work are oversized, other are tiny.

Super Stylish 60s & 70s Illustration

CranioDsgn ™ shared an incredible post on their Behance profile. It's titled 60s and 70s Illustrations and as you can already imagine, it's super stylish illustration artworks with that look and feel of those decades. The mood, the pose and of course the textures all made the composition work. Using imagery from those decades also helped a lot to get the effect desired. So scroll down and get inspired.

Campaña San Isidro Illustrations

Mercedes deBellard is an illustrator based in Madrid, Spain, we have featured her work before on ABDZ. Now she is back with a series of illustrations for Campaña San Isidro, taken on the same beautiful visual approach. You will get to experience what was her vision through her stylish illustrative talent. I love the fact that her work tells a story through an image and emotions which is an illustration. Truly magnificent!

The Georgia Paintings by Rinat Khabirov

We are looking at this series of illustrations mixed with paintings by Rinat Khabirov. An artist based in Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation, he shared many impressions and memories from a trip to Georgia. His style is a blend of a photography and painting! I would totally advise to check out his video below, you will to see some of the process and awesome tips as well. Give it a look!

Illustration and Storytelling for look.pro

Stories are the way we share information with each other. They can be sad or funny, long or short, but they should always remain interesting. This is what unifies our works, despite the fact that they are so different. That is the vision behind loook.pro, they help you translate your ideas or solutions to an easy to stories that are interesting and easy to follow. That might sound trivial to you, but most of the times it’s really difficult, that is why illustrations or graphics always help a lot.

Captivating Portraits of Pop Celebrities

Judging from our archives, I think the last time we have shared the work from Alessandro Pautasso has been back in 2011. Without any further due, we are sharing his incredible 'Pop Portraits' series, a collection of portraits of iconic celebrities executed true to Alessandro's style. A mixture of colors, techniques and a result that is looking very close to a real photograph. As always I will be very curious about his process but for now, let's enjoy its purity.

Illustration Series: The Road Trip by Ranganath Krishnamani

We are sharing the work from Ranganath Krishnamani who is a designer & illustrator from Bangalore, India. I came across his work while doing the Daily Design Inspiration articles. I just loved the clean lines of his illustration style and what struck me the most was his color palette. So vibrant! Let's take a look at his latest series entitled: The Road Trip, inspiration coming from the country side of India.

Stylish Illustration for French Magazine Usbek & Rica

I haven't posted about illustration projects for a long time. I have been a bit too focused on brand identity and UI/UX probably because it's something closer to what I do at work, which helps me to get inspired. However the work of Raul Urias is simply phenomenal and I had to share it here with you all. The style is quite unique, with bold colors and a nice black stroke of color defining the forms. It feels super fresh but with that hint of old school/vintage look. It's hard to explain, so that a look and let me know what you think.

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.

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