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Super Detailed Illustrations by Daniel James Diggle

Daniel James Diggle is a multidisciplinary designer and illustrator based in London, United Kingdom. I got to know his work from Behance, I believe it was a suggestion for the Daily Inspiration and I was totally blown away by the level of details he put on his work, especially in the sketching phase, it's really impressive. For more information about Daniel James Diggle, visit his web site at http://www.danieldiggle.com/. You can also buy his prints at http://www.society6.com/danieldiggle or follow him on Behace at http://www.behance.net/DanielDiggle it's definitely worth it. But for now check out some of his works that we selected for you ;) So! I am a creative designer with passion for design, web and bringing a tactile feel to the digital arena. I've experience in web design, illustration and online advertising and have dabbled with motion graphics, animation, creative thinking, and a dash of IA, usability and art direction. No! "typographic illustration/experiment that literally grew as I got rather carried away with layering and building the image." She Walks 5125 The year 2012 signals the conclusion of one of the most ancient predictions ever made. The Mayan's, an ancient and advanced civilisation of South America and experts in astronomy, predicted the end of the great cycle of ages in 2012. Random Got Beautiful Initially, this illustration was due to be a collaboration with another artist with the 'Beautiful' line theirs to interpret. Unfortunately they were unable to do so, thus I moved to finish the piece myself. The result though, was that I rushed the last line and I was entirely unhappy with the outcome. I have however, completely re-drawn the 3'rd line and shall comp it to the original image before the final version is ready to be screenprinted. You can see some of the development and detailing below and a preview of the new 3rd line is at the bottom. "the first typographic illustration exploring the inking technique." Slow Growth

Awesome Watercolor Illustrations by Dmitriy

Watercolor is definitely one of the most awesome techniques of illustration. I find truly amazing of how much control and precision artists have over their watered inks to form precise art. And I'm probably overwhelmed by it because I have no idea how to do it... but yet, I know something beautifully done when I see it, and that's just the case of the work of Dmitriy Rebus Larin, an Russian in illustration that has done some great pieces of watercolor illustrations. Here I've placed some of them, but for more of his great work, you may visit his portfolio at Behance. I hope you all enjoy these! Cheers. ;) Ironing the laces British rock Best friends Football fan Drinking Kolomenskoe Art Rebus88@rambler.ru Freedom Rebus & Den Leisan Arina Mary Mastowka Kuzmenkova Mary Mastowka Kuzmenkova

Beautiful Illustrations by Simon Fernandes

Simon Fernandes is an art director, designer and illustrator from Sao Paulo, Brazil with a really cool style, his portfolio has illustrations with different styles, from the very clean vectors of the Agua Viva artwork to the sort of retro style of the Copo poster. We were really impressed with his work and now we are sharing that with you ;) For more information about Simon Fernandes visit his Web site at http://www.simonfernandes.com/ Planetario MTV Planetário from ODA on Vimeo. Pedaço de coral Plus Ultra Menina Flutívago Agua Viva Copo Paisagem Colorido Buda Doido

Super Stylish Posters by Protesto

There are all kinds of posters out there. B movies posters, gigs posters, and many others... and I truly dig a good poster design. Yesterday one of our readers, @henriquepetarli, suggested the work of Protesto. Protesto is the Brazilian designer Michel Diniz de Carvalho, who's been living in Norway doing some freelancing. He's done some great, stylish work, really worth checking out. Here I've chosen some of his best pieces, and I know you guys gonna like it. So, enjoy, and don't forget to check his portfolio out for more great works of his. Cheers! ;)

One Hundred Project

The ONEHUNDRED Project is an experiment from the German Kid Grandios that started back in 2009 with the idea of creating posters that would include landscape and grunge elements. One Hundred posters later the project is done and it's amazing, check it out! ONEHUNDRED Project I started the project in fall 2009. The idea was to create a poster which includes landscape and grunge elements. Therefore I commenced collecting some images. Not all photos are taken by myself but some friends helped me. The landscape moves from the green mountains in argentina to the cold icefields at the northpole.For the most part I tried to capture the characteristic color of each terretory and apply a grunge effect that matches. Also I wanted to achieve a huge vareity of different color schemes. For these effects I used Photoshop. It really took some time to create 100 different patterns.About 20-40min for each pattern. A major aspect of the project is the connection between nature and the numbers. This represens the calculated beauty of natural elements and how they get destroyed. Here are a few samples - Click here to see entire ONEHUNDRED project

Case Study: Isolation Abstract Illustration

In this case study Ali Al-Zahrani show the entire process of how he creates his abstract works from beginning to the end. It's really amazing to see how people create their work and this process it's totally different from what I have seen before. Check it out! For more from Ali Al-Zahrani visit www.time24.me

Stunning Girls Illustrations

I feel like it's been a really long time since we had a post with some illustrations of beautiful girls. I not being sexist or anything, but illustrations look so much better when there's a beautiful girl in it, don't you think? And all of these are great... the cute ones, the nerdy ones, the warriors ones... every single one of them got their share of awesomeness. I love these artists for making these pieces, seriously. I totally recommend you guys to visit their portfolio by clicking each image, 'cause you're gonna find much more great illustrations there. I really hope you enjoy these as much as I do... and you can bet I REALLY enjoy these (I'm kinda intense today). Cheers! ;) wakkawa Yasmine Putri Artgerm Adonihs Matteo De Longis BENQWEK Wen-Xi Chen Keron Grant Nekro Erik Jones Lokman Lam Lois van Baarle alex deadbear Matteo De Longis Anastasja Erlenda Irma Y Serge Birault Serge Birault Serge Birault Jana Schirmer

Retro Illustrations by Janée Meadows

Janée Meadows is an award-winning freelance illustrator and graphic designer based in Los Angeles, California. It's hard to peg her style, as it runs the gamut of photorealism to retro cartoons. Like the mockingbird, known for mimicking the songs and sounds of the animal kingdom; Meadows is known for her ability to authentically mimic various illustrative styles of the art world. But whatever her style may be, let's just say it's rockin'. Her glossy 80's airbrush coverart for The Donna's 2008 release Bitchin' was declared the #42 Best Album Cover of All Time by UGO Entertainment. Like the mockingbird, known for mimicking the songs and sounds of the animal kingdom; Janée is known for her ability to authentically mimick various illustrative styles of the art world. For more information and full portfolio visit Janée Meadows' Web site at http://janeemeadows.com/

365 Days Project: The Alphabet Series

Grafikas is the non-commercial work website of Drew Europeo, that's where she keeps all the works for his 365 days projects that includes this awesome Alphabet Series. Everyday is a different style, different colors and different letters. Check it out! 365 Day Project? A 365 day project is a project where you decide to create something different for everyday of the year during the entire 365 days. Not a lot of people are able to pull it through so if you have some ideas you may stick to something simple. This type of project is great to keep your creativity going all year round. The Alphabet Series For more work, visit Grafikas.com

Interesting Compositions by Markus Baier

Markus Baier is a 21 year old student of communication design at the Institute of Design in Hamburg. His work is quite unique mixing abstract elements with photos. Sometimes it reminds me of David Carson like the bUTTER bEI dE kITCHEN cookbook, however darker. I don't know how to explain but that is why we are featuring his work here on Abduzeedo. For more information about Markus visit his Web site at http://markusbaier.com/ bUTTER bEI dE kITCHEN cookbook An extraodinary cookbook for ordinary people. Duration: 6 months. Size of one chapter: 1.40m x 0.20m .Size of all Chapters: 1.40m x 1.00m Needs I made five new illustrations which are dealing with the needs of human beings. The issues are OBSESSION, DESIGN, LOVE, PASSION and SIN. Original Size DIN A1, 300ppi, CMYK. Ambition Is Wicked Nike Football Never hide Blackout Handmade

Great Band Illustrations

I find really nice when bands get illustrated. I remember the music video of "Love Rollercoaster" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers... it was a fun video. But also, there's a more serious, less cartoonish approach. Tamas Gaspar has done some great illustrations for the band Rackajam. These are probably the members of the band, and I can imagine how thrilled they were when they first put their eyes on these. Awesome style! Well, for more of Gaspar's works you may visit his portfolio at DeviantART. I hope you enjoy these. Cheers! ;)

Cool Poster Designs by Subgrafik

Pawel Janczarek aka Subgrafik is an outstanding freelance illustrator from Poland, his style is a mix of illustrations and typography which makes each piece very interesting to enjoy. Check out some of these posters and fire up your inspiration. For more from Subgrafik visit - Flickr

Stylish Artworks by Dmitry Ligay

Browsing around Behance I bumped into Dmitry Ligay's work and loved it, his style is simply awesome! Dmitry, aka d-planshet is an graphic artist born is 1986 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. He studied architecture and today works as an illustrator for Russian agencies and particulars clients. He works with illustration, drawing and painting. Dmitry's style is pretty unique and contemporary. At his artworks his mixes elements that we are used to see around with with an interesting point of view. The lines, colors and characters are really eye catching, really inspiring.

Yummy Food Groups Illustrations

Experimentation is a vital part of design. A person gets an idea and starts planning to make that idea come true. Designers make a living out of it, and it's important to keep our work fresh. Here's a little something to inspire you. Dan Beckemeyer has done some amazing illustrations of food groups, and I find it a really awesome experiment. From coffee and doughnuts to bacon and eggs, he got it all covered, and these look delicious and fun. So, fore more of his work, you may visit his Behance folio! I hope you all enjoy these. Cheers. ;)

Illustrations of an Abandoned Earth

Futuristic illustrations of skyscraper cities and flying vehicles are very common, but what we don't get to see very often is what happens if mankind faces extinction. Tokyogenso, the artist behind these, came up with his vision of this future. These are somewhat peaceful. The lack of human presence puts things on perspective and makes you think: if without humans, nature prevails, we must be doing something wrong. Of course, I'm just thinking a lot over some illustrations (as usual). Anyways, I hope you enjoy these! Cheers. ;)

Stunning Illustrations by Cris Vector

Cristiano Siqueira aka Cris Vector is one of the finest digital illustrators from Brazil, he has worked with clients from all over the globe, striking everyone with stunning illustrations. Here you can check out some of his latest work. Enjoy! For more visit crisvector.com

Incredible Illustrations by Mitch & Elizabeth

I am a huge admirer of comic book art work with being brought up around them from a young age. I am always on the look out from creative and inspirational work and the work being showcased is just that! Mitch (mbreitweiser) and his wife Elizabeth (dismang) both work side by side producing fantastic work. A little bit about Mitch & Elizabeth I've been drawing exclusively for Marvel since 2006. I've been really fortunate to be on some really great projects including, Ultimate Fantastic Four, Captain America: The Chosen, Sub Mariner 70th Anniversary Special (Which also featured the last work of the late Al Williamson (a personal hero of mine)), and a handful of other great cover and interior projects.My most recent book on the shelf was Captain America # 607 with Ed Brubaker and Butch Guice. I also have a four issue mini series coming out in September called "Captain America: Patriot." it's beautifully written by Karl Kessel, and will be the first full mini series colored by my wife, Bettie. Bettie has also been the colorist for the AWESOME Agents of Atlas series over artist, Gabriel Hardman. She'll also be following him onto his run on The Hulk this fall! Video Illustrations