A few months ago, during my regular visits to DeviantART, I ran into this amazing Brazilian illustrator, called Marcio Takara. I was really stunned by his style: black outlines, with smooth colors and an amazing trace. Many of these portraiting superheroes. Tiny superheroes. And ok, I lied, because this is not only about his work on tiny superheroes, but also on tiny cartoon and game characters, which are also amazing. This is a really fresh style, and I bet you'll love for its simplicity.
Streets artists haven't been featured in Abduzeedo for a while now, so I thought it would be a good thing to find a good artists and show off his work. After that, I went through various sites looking for someone who would caught my attention, until I found this guy, Escif. He makes some really cool graffiti works and illustrations. There's shadding, depth and bright colors and crazy characters: pretty much the ingredients for some crazy cool works! So, for more of his graffiti, you may check his Flickr photostream!
Last week we had a great post featuring some stunning illustrations and game concept arts that were a big hit.
This week has to be called the Illustration Week at Abduzeedo. We've seen many great works of various talented artists, and to close the week, I've chosen a girl who makes some amazing illustrations: Joy Ang. Her illustrations are truly inspiring: her use of colors, her trace, and the smoothness of each work is stunning, and I just can't get enough of this! For more of her work, you may visit her DeviantART portfolio and her personal site. I hope you enjoy these! Cheers. ;)
We featured one of the Gabriel Pulecio works in the last Wallpaper of the Week, it was that amazing illustration with an illustration of a bear and some crazy 3D elements, very neat. Now we will list more fantastic illustrations and styleframes from Lustix. We highly recommend that you visit his website because the motion pieces are beautiful too. For more information visit Lustix's website at http://www.lustix.com/
Straight from Spain Alex Trochut is a freelance graphic designer specialized in illustrations and typography, and when a project require both of these styles, Alex make sure that fireworks will come out at the end of project. Check it out!
There are some illustrators that really know how to portrait what's in their mind. War, happiness, anger, lover are a few of the feelings that we often see in beautiful images that many times show us other worlds. Jason Chan is one of those artists. His illustrations remind me a lot of the Never Ending Story, among other movies, because of the fantasy feel, that's exactly what I find great about these. So, for more of Jason's work, you may check his portfolio out. I hope you enjoy these! Cheers. ;)
I'm totally addicted to game concept arts, and yesterday I got to know the work of the German artist Michael Kutsche, an awesome illustrator that has been doing some sweet work for Sega and other great clients. These are truly some absolutely stunning illustrations and game concept arts.
Where it began, I don't know, but the steampunk style has been out there for some long time now, and we've seen series and movies with the idea of a "high tech vintage" life. For me, one of the most fun steampunk movies is the 1999's Wild Wild West, which featured a lot of the great steampunk gagdets. Today, we bring to you a compilation of steampunk illustrations, which where found at DeviantART. These are pretty great, and gives a good insight on what the past could have been if there was high technology back then.
Yesterday I was chatting with one of my professors from college and that brought me back some quite nice memories. Ana Maldonado taught me very important things about design workflow and presentation that I have been using since then. But we also talked about some of her new illustrations, which by the way, are beautiful. All the paintings are done with Indian Ink, watercolor and acid free paper. What is really cool is the use of colors and subjects with a big influence of the indian and western culture.
We all know how the net goes and how hard is to get recognized for your work, specially nower days that is so easy to put up some work on a network like behance and deviantart.
We get to see great illustrations from everywhere in the world everyday. Yesterday, I ran into the work of Russian illustrator Andrey Gordeev. He's got a pretty sweet style, that really catches yout attention, and for that, I made a selection of some of his work. Also, if you know any more designers from Russia, please drop a link! We'd love to see what they've been doing there lately. For more of Andrey's work, visit his portfolio at Behance. I hope you enjoy these! Cheers. ;)
I am a skateboarder and always loved everything about this lifestyle because that is what it is, a culture. As graphic designer, this culture has a lot influence in my work.
Since we're having some cool posts on modern vintage, I thought "why not real vintage"? Vintage ads and propaganda are a true inspiration for every designer, on how they used to set typography, and many other elements through the canvas. So here's some great examples of vintage adversiting and propaganda. Mainly from the beggining of the last century, these are still really fresh. And for me, what's the most incredible, is the fact that these have been really inspiring people almost 100 years later. That's the power of good design: it is timeless.
One illustration style that has been seen a lot lately is the sweet Modern Vintage illustration. Mixing vintage poster elements with modern techniques, you get a beautiful result: a modern, stylish illustration that reminds us a lot of those 20's and 30's posters. I think one of the first times I saw a modern vintage illustration was during the screening of The Incredibles. We've also seen these in Wall-E posters and much more. Two days ago, I found this guy, Tom Whalen, a professional in this style.
Ricardo Gimenes, a super talented illustrator from Brazil, started an amazing and super funny project where he will be illustratating what people think about some websites. He has been doing this every day for a few weeks already. Some great blogs and important sites such as Smashing Magazine, Twitter, Google, and many others have been featured already as well as Abduzeedo :) We have selected some to feature here, but we highly recommend that you visit Ricardo's blog to see all of them.
Lately everybody has been talking about the new Transformers movie. Some people loved it, others hated it... I didn't watch it, yet, but I'm sure anxious to watch it this week. Optimus Prime is one awesome character, and he sure deserves his own post! For those out of these planet, Transformers was a really classic cartoon, and was turned into movie lately. Also, this post was suggested by our reader Paolo Mason. If you wanna suggest a post, don't think twice before sending us an email! We'd love to hear from you.
In this tutorial I will show how to create an awesome illustration that can be printed as a poster to hang it on your wall. I broke down step by step from the beginning to the end so you can follow and understand exactly what I went through while making this piece, and you get to download the .psd at the end.
Tobias Fonseca is an illustrator from Brazil with a very impressive portfolio. He has created more than 20 t-shirt designs for local clients and international clients as well. Tobias has some beautiful illustrations in water color style as well vector illustration, some of them very funny by the way. For more information visit Tobias' website at: http://www.tobiasfonseca.com/
When I was a child, there were a bunch of cool games... the Sonic ones, the Mickey ones, the Donald Duck ones, etc. But these were all "cute"... then, after sometime, with the evolution of video game, it was delivered to us a game that kicked butt: Metal Gear Solid. It was not about fighting, but it was about the art of stealth. Being an ocidental ninja, per say... and Solid Snake was that new kind of John Rambo of secret agents. And man, it was a cool game and I'm definetely waiting a movie.