Check out these t-shirt illustrations, they are pretty funny and very creative.
Posts Tagged ‘ Illustrations ’
Jonathan grew up in a small Pennsylvania town outside of Harrisburg and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He has done work for a wide variety of clients in various markets, receiving awards and recognitions from American Illustration, The Society of Illustrators, Spectrum Fantasy Art, 3×3 Magazine, and The Art Directors Club. He has an MFA from the School of Visual Arts, Illustration as Visual Essay program. Jonathan was recently named a winner in the Art Directors Club Young Guns 2011 competition and was awarded a silver medal by the Society of Illustrators for his poster work with The Bridge Theatre Company.
These wonderful Dr.Seuss-inspired Batman character portraits were done by Australia-based illustrator DrFaustusAU.
There is a man who lives in a cave.
He is dark and broody and brave.
He wears a funny little hat.
And dresses up like a big bad bat.
If Gotham is in trouble
He’s there on the double.
All around there are nasties and louts.
But taking out the trash
Is what Batman is all about.
Kintaro (a.k.a. “Golden Boy”), a popular child folk hero embodying strength and bravery, appears in statues, storybooks, anime, manga, noh, kabuki and candy. He was also the subject of numerous Edo-period woodblock prints. Various legends say that Kintaro was raised by a Yamamba ogress in the mountains, where he learned to communicate with animals. As a youngster, Kintaro developed superhuman strength that enabled him to crush boulders, fight monsters and demons, uproot trees, and defeat bears at sumo. The artist Kuniyoshi has an immense collection of prints centered around Kintaro. Check the method.
As time goes on I’m becoming a bigger and bigger fan of illustrated works. Photography is no doubt a painstaking process where meticulous attention to to detail is needed, but with illustration, every detail in the end product comes for the illustrators head. The entire world of the drawing is created mentally, and in Tea Young Choi’s illustrations, every single rivet, bubble, bolt, and chain link is visible in a way that brings reality to his work. Check out some of his work below.
Illustrations are an art form that have literally existed since the age of the caveman. Weather they are simple or complex, drawings can tell stories and captured emotions, and Denis Zilber’s illustrations are no exception. His unique style, shading, coloring, bring his art pieces to life in a way that makes every illustration its own story.
While writing this blog, there’s nothing more frustrating than seeing amazing artwork, and not finding out all the information about the person who created it. These awesome sketch pieces come from Wesley Burt. His work is incredibly detailed, and wildly imaginative, but all I was about to gather is that he’s based out of my current city of San Francisco. Check the method.
Andrew Atroshenko was born in 1965 in the city of Pokrovsk, Russia. Accepted as a gifted child in 1977 into the Children’s Art School, Andrew graduated with honors in 1981. Two years later, Andrew entered Bryansk Art College, and in 1991 was accepted at one of the most prestigious art schools in the world, the St. Petersburg Academy of Art. In 1994, Andrew began taking part in exhibitions such as St. Petersburg Artists in Reutlingen, Germany, the exhibition of a group “Academy” in St. Petersburg (1996), and “Teacher’s memory” (1997). After graduation from St. Petersburg Academy of Art in 1999, Andrew was invited by a New England, US based art group “Bay Arts” to take part in their exhibitions and activities, spending that entire year in the United States into the Millennium.
According to Andrew,
“This year in America gave me more as an artist then all eight years of my formal studies in the prestigious Russian academies. I am a descendent of farmers, and I was impressed by the New England’s landscapes, and how a man in America avoids harming its environment. After seeing Royo and Pino at Artexpo New York 2000, I suddenly realized what direction I want to take my art in. After staying for a year in the United States, I spent two years in Russia perfecting my art.”
There’s nothing that I hate worse than having incredible work with no background information on the artist. With all of the video’s and pictures from ‘Sepalcure’, all I can seem to find out is Sougwen, the Canadian-born, Brooklyn-based artist responsible for all the incredible work you see before you is awesome.
Heikki Leis was born in Tartu in 1973, Estonia and has lived and worked in the same town for the better part of his life. He graduated from Tartu Art Grammar School and later masonry and sculpture faculty in Tartu Art School in 1991. He works as a freelance artist since 2000. Heikki does mostly hyper realistic pen and pencil drawings and also sculpture. Since 2004 he is also an avid photographer and takes part in exhibitions.
Illustrated portfolios always seem to have some sort of mysticism about them that photo’s don’t always capture. There’s just something special about someone taking their time to make sure every stroke of the pencil was correct, that every shade was correct, and every subtle nuance of a figure represented them correctly. The illustrator known as “Mark563″ has done all this and then some. Using some of the strongest names in Hip Hop as his subjects, he proves that both his illustration skills, and his knowledge of the legends of the genre are both impeccable.
The Watch The Throne album has been on a media rampage since it’s release, and with the nationwide tour now underway, things for Kanye and Jay-Z are looking amazing. However, there are a few more things that look even more amazing. The other night, I saw a collection of illustrations that were based off the ‘Watch The Throne’ playlist (unfortunately I couldn’t get any information on the actual illustrator, but if you know who he/she is, please let me know). Each song has its own unique illustration that depicts the title of the song. I’ll start you with a hint… the first picture is for ‘Otis’. Lets see how well the ‘WTT’ fans can pick out the rest of the pictures.
Earlier this year, the angular and colorful illustrations of Star Wars characters by UK-based illustrator and animator Liam Brazier drew everyone’s attention. In addition to the Start Wars characters that in their clunkiness lend themselves to geometric treatments, Brazier has also attacked several popular super heroes with his style of illustration. What makes Brazier’s work even more interesting is that the illustrations are not created in Illustrator using vectors. Instead, he draws each shape with Photoshop’s polygonal selection tool and then fills them in with color. Further than that, the way he named his super hero collection was incredibly unique. Check the method below.
Alice Pasquini is an illustrator, set designer, painter but most of all, a visual artist, specialized in manual animation drawing for cinema and television at the ARS ANIMACIóN school. She is able to reproduce the early XXth century animation system: a sequence of almost identical drawings, that take life through a speed movement. She lived and expressed herself in Spain for three years, in Madrid. Here she worked for ‘El Corte Inglés’, as set designer for ‘Cortylandia’, drawings children playgrounds in Spain and Portugal. Alice collaborated with the prestigious illustration, graphic and design review ‘Experimenta’. Now Alice is based in Rome and exhibits her art in several Italian galleries.
Laura Laine is a Helsinki based illustrator. She has studied fashion design at University of Art and Design Helsinki, but during her studies focused on fashion illustration. After completing her studies she has been working full-time as a freelance illustrator and is also teaching fashion illustration at the university. Personally I think her work is magical.
Illustrations are (in their simplest for) just a reflection of something you think up in your mind. That being said, I’m a little worried about Anton Semenov. His dark, brooding, psychedelic, and almost alien illustrations are nothing short of amazing. Check some of the this Russian illustrators great artwork below.
Love is something that most people search for, some can do without, and others don’t even try to find. After a very lengthy conversation with my sister about a few things in my personal life, I got to thinking about love in my life, and how my idea of this may be a bit different from others. Luckily for me, I found a visual representation of different types of love that steps outside the typical mold of pink hearts and flowers. Sardinian-born designer Barbara Pala’s “Me + You” series looks at iconic loves from the entertainment world with a fashionable eye. Some cards step outside the normal boundaries of monogamy, begging the question: what is love REALLY?
Daniel Dos Santos is a professional freelance illustrator working in a variety of genres including novels, comics and film. He has worked for clients such as Disney, Universal Studios, Penguin Books, Random House, Tor books, UpperDeck, Wizards of the Coast, and DC Comics. Check out some of his dazzling portfolio below.
David is a self taught freelance artist born 1985, in the capital of Switzerland, Bern. Grown up in the 90′s has influenced David’s work. He started experimenting with Visuals in the early days of the Computer. With a focus on illustration, and an even tighter focus on intricate detailing David Fuhrer’s high scale Artworks are some of the most inspiring and exciting work to flourish from the community. His imagination in unity with his broad library of skills has allowed him to create some of the most out-of-this-world images. Fuhrers work is a rare treat for the eyes and mind as the depth of his work is as mesmerizing as the feel that his pieces exude.
Illustration is one of my hidden passions. I love seeing the works and creations from people all around the world, and what they can come up with conceptually. Alvaro Hildago’s illustrations are no exception. His pieces are eerie, yet mesmerizing, and all have a unique stylized look that I just can’t ignore. And if any of his super sick illustrations strike you as intriguing, you can order them here.
Simply put, Loopy Dave is the sh*t. All his work is pretty rad, reminds me a lot of Serge Birault’s work (Dave even makes little homages to Serge in his work), and Dave’s work is absolutely full of detail, an that’s exactly what caught my attention. People, look out for hands, muscles, feet (man, the feet are just amazing), girl’s ribs (this one just amazing), fabric and lighting. That said, you may just go ahead and appreciate his work. Don’t forget to check out his portfolio for much more great pieces.