Greg Darroll is a digital artist, graphic designer and illustrator from Durban, South Africa. A friend showed me some of his works just the other day and it is impressive how beautiful designs can make your especially when we see nice & funny illustrations like these from Tokyo Go Go. Form more information about Greg and to see more of his work you can visit his Deviantart or Behance
Rory Kurtz has been illustrating since he was old enough to hold a crayon. Self-taught and focusing in pencil, ink, and digital paint, Rory has carved out his niche as a unique voice in the illustration community. Working with digital media allows his paintings a greater amount of versatility, and faster production time, which makes all the difference when meeting deadlines. His influences are spread out across the respective wolds of literature, fashion, art, film, & music. His work isn't necessarily easy to define, as he tends to shift from one style to the next and back again as fits the assignment, but the individual pieces seem unified by a shared sense of fantasy in a modern reality. For more information and to check out the whole portfolio of Rory Kurtz, visit his website at http://www.rorykurtzillustration.com/ or follow his blog at http://rorykurtz.blogspot.com/ Paintings & Larger Works Ink & Line Works
I really love when I find two or more thing I love in a single place. I do love illustrations, and I definitely love movies! Justin Reed mixes those two things and makes some super stylish movie illustrations. He sure loves some classics like Dirty Harry and Hitchcock films, but it's also cool that he's done pieces for more recent ones such as The Dark Night and Kill Bill... there's also some from the 90's. Anyways, for more of his great work, you might check his website. I hope you enjoy these as much as I did! Cheers. ;) The Rules of Attraction Pulp Fiction Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind American Psyco Fight Club Jaws The Good, The Bad and The Ugly The Thing Hitchcock Films Edward Scissorhands 80's Action Heroes Kill Bill The Dark Knight Dirty Harry Saturday Night Live Reservoir Dogs Gangsters Various
Jan Feliks Kallwejt is freelance graphic designer and illustrator currently based in Barcelona and Warsaw. He co-operates with clients from Europe and North America. For six years he has worked with agencies in Warsaw and Hamburg. Currently, Jan focuses on illustration, apparel design and personal art projects. Simple yet sophisticated forms are the essence of his work. He juxtaposes and multiplies them bringing to life the complex and tricky compositions, spiced up with attention to detail. He usually limits color palette, operating within two or three tones. To render the reality he employs multilayered symbolism, occasionally dropping in a dose of perversion where not expected. Some Works For more information and visit Kallwejt's website at http://www.kallwejt.com/
Juan Carlos, AKA OnlyMilo over DeviantArt is an illustrator from Granada, Spain. Juan has some beautiful digital illustrations on his portfolio, from superheros like Batman, his favorite one, to witches and of course some western other subjects. For more information about OnlyMilo's work visit his website at http://www.ruizburgos.es/ or his Flickr and DeviantArt profiles. It's definitely worth checking them out. But first take a look at some illustrations we have selected for you.
From time to time we come to find some awesome concept arts. We've recently found a guy that we actually featured a work of his a long time ago. His name is Alex Broeckel. Mostly randomic scenes, these illustrations feature both finished and rough work of his. The one we've featured before is the Steampunk Octopus, which is really impressive. Anyways, I really hope you all enjoy these... for more of his work, you might visit his portfolio. Cheers! ;)
Sports such as Skateboarding and Surfing always had this relation with self-expression and lifestyle much closer to art than to sport itself. Today despite the fact that these sports are responsible for a huge industry and a lot of money, they are a culture and the art and design on their boards are one of the ways to express this culture to the world. In this post I selected some surfboard designs that I really like and I also included one that I did myself. I hope you like them and feel free to share links to other designs as well. pylongod jadetree1441 master-kining Gar-Surfboards Swen Wagner S-Fly Lobulo Design Douglas Gomes Douglas Gomes khanage17 khanage17 gandy88 sahramist Carmen mucksoup dreck13 khanage17 master-kining munchair And mine: Marcos Torres About the Author Hey buddies! I'm Marcos Torres, a 19 years old art director/freelancer from Brazil, I'm here to bring some new interesting stuff to you. You can see my portfolio at flickr.com/marcostorres. Any request or jobs opportunities send to email@example.com, also follow me on twitter (@marcos333) to get in touch with cool design news.
Mike Harrison has a style that is hard to miss and easy to love, a complete mix of photos with drawings into illustrations that bring the best out of both worlds. Mike is a 25 year old designer and illustrator currently residing in Torquay in the UK and has already gained lots of recognition worldwide. Check it out! He is always looking to expand his skills in as many fields of design as possible as the design scene moves at a very fast pace. He very much enjoys keeping up with it and inspiring others along the way. "I love collaborating with other artists and am also available for commissions, contact me via the email or phone on the left over there" - Mike Harrison For more from mike visit www.destill.net
Among all the existing creative movements, for me, one of the greatest and most beautiful is Art Nouveau. From time to time I run into some great pieces of Art Nouveau illustration at DeviantART, and I thought it would be nice to share with you. These were made by various artists, but each one of them know how to appreciate and also produce great pieces of this style. I recommend to all of you to visit their pages for more of their great work! They'll appreciate. I hope you all enjoy my selecion, and the beauty of a Art Nouveau illustration. Cheers! ;) Tara Ryzebol Cedric Poulat Cyzra phoenixelement Katikut Daniel Rocktuete John Tyler Christopher Adele Lorienne S. Razvan Sedekiah r4design Jackie Sullivan Adam Hughes Adam Hughes Olga Ulanova Lois van Baarle Lois van Baarle Lois van Baarle
As we always say, it's a great pleasure for us to introduce new talented artists here for you. We really like to get to know the work of someone that is new to the audience and have the privilege to show it here to you first. And today this is the case... I will present to you the work and a small interview with a new artist that has some pretty nice stuff to show! Daniele Machado was born in 1986 in Sapucaia do Sul, RS, Brazil and today she lives in lives in São Leopoldo, RS, Brazil - a city near our home town Porto Alegre. She is currently studying Communication at Feevale and here she will show us some of her work and a bit more about herself. I got to know Daniela's work through an email she sent us showing the new design of her website. I visited the site and really liked her pieces and her style, so I got in touch with her and scheduled a coffee for us talk - this is the good stuff about having the artist near us, we get the chance to see them personally, which I think is great. :) As this was not exactly an interview, it was more like a chat, I will show the topics we talked about and some of her stylish pieces... so take your time and enjoy the article! The Beginning From an early age I was not an illustrator or a kid that would draw a lot, but since I was very small I can recall drawing my own clothes, I used to design the things I wanted to wear. I used to draw them and I was always surrounded by small pieces of fabric and clothes drawings. I started to study communication because I had the intention of working with Art Direction, but in the end I started to work with fashion, work with companied that develop the product (clothes). The great thing about this was to be able to work with something that I liked since I was a child. The illustration itself showed up slowly... I see my illustrations as my way to work with product design. Inspiration It's even complicated to talk about inspiration... I'm inspired by so many things that sometimes I can't even mention all of them. I really like rock and roll. Since I was 15 I always liked a lot of punk rock and that is something that carries a lot of references. So since I started to listen to punk rock this became a great part of my inspiration, not only the music, but all the visual inspiration also became part of my work. From the aesthetics of Ramones and Sex Pistols to the work of Vivienne Westwood, for an example. I remember I got to know the work of Simone Legno - which I really admire - and I loved the amount of punk characters and the way he showed his own style. I also really like feminine stuff... things that are delicates and cute, the feminine universe. I believe that the delicate side of my work comes from this part of me... we always live between the limit of things, among the clean and the over. I also like photography and in my spare time I like to do some experiments with it. I simply love black and white photos... I think they capture some really special moments in a very particular way. Today Today I work for a street line company during the day and I really like it because is the style I always admired. And during my spare time I have some freelance projects. And the nice thing is that the company that I work for understands and respects the works I do as a freelance. They understand how things works these days and they know me, they know I will take good care of each one of my clients. University I really like to be studying communication... I'm not sure about what I will do after graduating, but I know I want to get into a masters degree program, I love to study. I have a quiet and settled personality, so I like to be in quiet studying and doing my things. I believe that there is nothing that we like and that we want to learn that we can't learn. The difference is the personality and the style of each person. Some people are self educated and can learn everything my themselves, other people need more interaction, need a teacher, a class and some colleagues. And the really good thing about classes is the network you can build inside of a classroom, the talks, the tips, etc. And the fact is that is doesn't matter the way we learn things, what matters is that we do it with passion, with all our heart and that we keep honest about it. Future Since I was around 15 years old I dreamed about having my own brand, a brand where I could do everything the way I wanted to wear, the clothes I always wanted to have. Right now I don't have time for this cause I know a brand demands dedication and really hard work, so at this moment I can only imagine how this would be like... but I do thing about starting as an experiment, with a small amount of pieces just to check out the result of it. And if I get to start my brand, the idea is to do something small, something faithful to the style I always liked. I really admire individuality and I don't want to forget about that and go 'mass production'. And when the inspiration is gone? I listen to music... I'm moved by music. I love to listen to something I really like and to check out some magazines to see what is happening and what other people are doing... this always works for me. Tips Everything we can learn and improve is good for us. Get yourself a network, contact people you admire, show your work. Remembering to use services like Behance to show your work to other people and places, this is a good way to showcase your stuff. And for those who work with design, product or anything visual, get your own 'reference library' because you will need lots of images. Things are not easy, so you have to go for it, learn things you are not good at and keep innovating and improving your work. Don't forget to visit her website or her Behance profile for further info!
The Department of Propaganda and Agitation (propagit) develops posters for the education of the proletarian mass and the bureaucrats, seeking the accomplishment of the brilliant Soviet way of life! Let go of capitalism, click and may you be as well illuminated by the generous red star! This project is created by Egon Zakuska - born in 1980, and resides in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Working as a designer and illustrator, Zakuska is fan of constructivist poster artist from the Soviet Union, specially Alexander Rodchenko. When Studying sociology, he faced "Marxists fanatics devotees of Lenin and Trotsky". He decided to spread the "idea" through their art as seen in Propagit, which is nothing but a play on the Soviet Agitprop, the department for agitation and propaganda responsible for dissemination of the ideology, from where came the many artists he's fan of. Propagit is a tribute to them, a satire, and is also a tribute to the "Marxists fanatics devotees of Lenin and Trotsky", who he came into contact and often satirizes. As the sociologist Bob Black says; "The revolution is only possible through comedy".
Luca Molnar is a graphic designer and illustrator from Hungary, who is currently furthering her studies at the Interactive Design Institute (University of Hertfordshire). She has worked as an illustrator since 2006, with her works being featured in magazines all over the world and she has worked for all kinds of companies. Luca Molnar has a style which no one else has in the world. Her designs are colourful, shiny, luscious and extremely detailed. She draws inspiration from all kinds of different cultures such as Egypt, India and South-America. One of the most recent works of Luca was the Heart Collection which is a set of beautiful illustrations with the the heart as subject. Heart Collection Luca is represented by the prestigious Illustration Ltd. For more information about her work visit Luca's website at http://lucamolnar.com Some Other works
Friday is once more here, and following our mission to bring fresh artworks and inspiration to you never ends! After some research, I thought it would be cool to share with you the colorful work of Owen Schumacher. He makes some truly stylish pieces... full of color and a style that I don't remember seeing no where else, so I find these truly original. He's got more pieces at his Behance portfolio, which you may visit! I really hope you all enjoy these as much as I did! TGIF! Cheers. ;)
DeviantART is probably the ultimate site for every illustration lover to find great inspiration, from great artists... but, it's not only to see, but also to learn! There are some amazing tutorials avaiable, and these are some great ones. I didn't have the time to practice these yet, mainly because my focus is web, but I'm pretty sure that all illustrators and amateurs out there will really dig these and try 'em out. Don't forget to show us the results! Enjoy, cheers! ;) Colors Colors Hair Hair Hair / Fur Hair Skin Skin Eyes Planets Adonihs' grain
Raphaël Vicenzi, aka mydeadpony is a self-taught illustrator that lives in Brussels, Belgium. His work was already featured at Computer Arts, Advanced Photoshop, Illusive2, Fashion Wonderland and others. His lines and style are very interesting and his pieces always have something to say, most of times towards fashion and beauty industry. Raphaël's illustrations are a mix of soft and delicate lines with some dark colors and strong outlines... and the result is pretty inspiring. I really liked Raphaël's work and style. His illustrations got my attention and I decided to show it here to you. Make sure to also check his website, Behance profile or his DA profile to see further of his work, for sure he has lots of pieces to show! now take your time and enjoy the images... :)
Sam Werclzer was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He started to draw with nine years old, inspired by comics, went to college and got a degree in fine arts. Today he is specialized in illustrations with a lot of colors and small details, very inspirational and beautiful work, check it out! For more from Sam Werczler visit www.talktosam.com Carnaval Fantasy A surreal work inspired by the Brazilian carnival British Invasion A Beatles tribute for the classic "Yellow Submarine" disc. Dalination This work is a tribute for the great Spanish artist Darwinamic Surreal artwork about Darwin's Law of Evolution Paranoid Artwork created based on the classic music from Black Sabbath Pandora's Mask Artwork about the greek myth of Pandora Animal Project - Brazilian Sea Turtle Project that portraits animals in risk of extinction Animal Project - Galapagos Sea Lion Project that portraits animals in risk of extinction Flower A delicate woman shape like a flower MJ Tribute A tribute to Michael Jackson's work
There are some illustration styles that absolutely awe me for its coolness. One of these "styles" is when you take cute things and then you grunge it. I don't know if that's a good explanation, but I guess that's exactly what Mike Mitchell does. I find these totally awesome and stylish... so I just had to share them with you! Mike Mitchell knows exactly what it takes to make grungy/cute illustrations, and that's why I like these so much. For more of his awesome work, you may visit his deviantART page or his website. I really hope you all enjoy these! Cheers. ;)