I would like to share the work of Artem Solop who is an art director where's work are quite loving where pop culture is the main characters of his art. Having grown into this culture and it's nice seeing Artem bringing it up with flair, style though vector graphics filled with punk, robots and pure loving madness. There so much attention and details, you just can't look overlooked on appreciating each one of the pieces. Let's hope you will dig it too.
Gustavo Perg shared a beautiful set of illustrations that he has created in 2019 so far. If you scroll down to the end of the page you will be able to agree with me that 2019 has been an incredible year for Gustavo because the quality and style of his illustration work is off the charts.
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.
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.
Shadows combine with light is something I do enjoy exploring through my experiments of photography. How about if it's used on another medium like digital art? Well, Anastasiya Kraynyuk did exactly that on a project simply titled: 'shadows' that she shared on her Behance. It's a mini-series of 4 illustrations but they are down-right beautiful.
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.
Riffle Shuffle approached Steven Harrison to design and illustrate a deck of playing cards based off his previous personal project titled ‘Go for it’. Evolving the original image to work in this format and further developing this style to work throughout the deck. The outcome is awesome deck of cards with a radical look, I would love to see skateboard decks with that style of illustration. If you love them like I do, pick up a deck at riffleshuffle.com.
We would like to share the work from Danny Ivan whom which we have featured before on ABDZ. Danny is based in Porto, Portugal and his work is quite inspiring! Always being related to light, this time we are sharing his experiments and inspired by the light prism. You must remember these? Shown to illustrate the differing wavelengths of light where some of us learned about rainbows and colors. It's a beautiful series, hope you will enjoy!
Wonderlust Ident / Racing is an illustration and animation project shared on Behance by a few super talented people. Their goal was to show that when you approach life with a childlike sense of wonder, life will always be fun and never boring. That is what the project is all about, and it's a series of beautiful illustration combined with smooth animation. It definitely makes you wonder why things got much boring as we grew older.
As we continue to see progress from collaborations between artists and tech giants to create these social 'sticker packs' that you can share inside your stories. We wanted to share another series, this time the work from Scott Biersack and what he worked with Snapchat in order to develop with two series of 'sticker packs' with the respective flair and style. These are great! Scott does an incredible job at nailing every single use case of sharing a moment and adding a sticker.
Simon Kämpfer shared a dreamy, surreal illustration series via his Behance. Titled: 'Summer in Spain', it's a series of illustrations inspired mainly by the architecture of Spain. Celebrating summer, Simon worked his magic to create a nostalgic 'summer vibes' using key elements like the lighting, components, and mostly its entire composition. It's inspiring and almost well-settled especially when you are hearing news about the weather and the heatwave.
Guilherme Asthma is a freelance visual artist from São Paulo, Brazil, he shared a stunning and impressive animal painting studies using Photoshop (for one) and a photograph as a reference. These are righteously fascinating! I took the liberty to share its entire project, my favorite one is actually the 'fox'. I mean just take a look at the different spots of lighting and colors. It's a true master and his craft and it's going to keep on making greater art. Make sure to follow Guilherme' work.
Muhammed Sajid is an illustrator from Bangalore, India and he shared a beautiful set of illustrations titled Home on his Behance profile. As the name suggests it's about houses but the cool thing is that he illustrated all sorts of different house styles from classic, to modernist to mid-century to Spanish style, he got them all. I particular like the use of color and texture applied to his work. There's a lot of character as well so check them out.
Grzegorz Domaradzki created some stunning illustrations for the Indiana Jones trilogy. They feature all main characters that made these movies, probably the most entertaining trilogy ever. I know there's a fourth movie, but we rather not count that one. There are 2 versions of the poster, in 8 or 6 color screen print with metallic links. As you can see from the images below, they are quite amazing. Illustrations
Guy Shield shared an amazing illustration project he worked on for the AirBnb Magazine. The work was created for the wraparound cover for the August 2019 edition and Guy also spent some time to share a bit more of his creative process, including pitch ideas, the way the selected one got refined and of course details on the final piece, which by the way, is simply beautiful. I also recommend that you check out his full portfolio and social media links.
I don't think I have ever shared a project for Facebook Stories yet, here's to the very first! 🥂 Lucas Wakamatsu shared a cool series of illustrations he actually worked for Facebook and being used on its platform in 'Stories'. Lucas is an illustrator currently based in São Paulo, Brazil and has a done a quite lovely job making these for Dias dos Namorados of São Paulo. It's lovely right? Make sure to give him some love on Instagram.
It's always inspiring to see visions of the future translated to digital art especially when 3D and digital art tools are widely available. In addition to that, there are lots of websites and resources to learn these tools. The outcome of this powerful combination is strikingly beautiful digital art like the ones shared by Wadim Kashin on a Behance post, not coincidentally called Future Visions. It seems that the illustrations were created entirely in Photoshop, which makes them even more impressive.
When a time comes with TV shows like Stranger Things and the slow comeback of BH90210 bringing the 90s nostalgia to a broader and newer audience. Office Milano is sharing their new Super Collection of notebooks Write Sketch &. Everything is here, the colours, the style, the patterns and that nostalgia.
Muokkaa Studio aka Alejandro López Becerro is a graphic designer currently based in Madrid, Spain. I don't think we have featured Alejandro's work before and this is the right opportunity to share the second part of this series: Random Type Projects. Which is a mix of personal and commissioned projects for clients like Facebook, Goop, Fortune and JA NGO. First of all, it's always inspiring seeing various personal explorations, it's always a great way to explore new ideas and/or concepts after spending some time on client work.
We are huge fans of Romain Trystram on ABDZ, his work has inspired many and still do provide this edgy & futuristic illustrative style that we dearly cherish. In this feature, we are collecting hand-picked projects from the past year and 18' to the masses, I am very glad to see a few and new visual directions in terms of the outcome. I really dig it and you definitely will too.