American artist Patrick Fisher has an amazing talent for transforming an already beautiful guitar into a gorgeous ink masterpiece. Using just a sharpie pen, Fisher fills in the surface of these guitars to create intricate shapes and complex forms. The black ink against the natural wood creates a visual texture and depth on each guitar that viewers will want to reach out and…
Added by katie hosmer on June 27, 2012 at 11:00am —
I was always quite envious of the kids in school who would cover their notebooks with fantastic, detailed sketches. My terrible bubble letters were pale in comparison. So I was excited and inspired when I came across these illustrations by Madrid-based artist Gabriel Moreno.
When speaking about his work, Moreno says, “I always liked to paint and draw, and when I found out that I could… Continue
Added by katie hosmer on April 25, 2012 at 8:30am —
Hong Kong-based illustrator Man-Tsun recently reached out to us to tell us about a new series of work he's created that involves layering clear plastic sheets (or transparency). It's only when two separate pieces come together that you get to see a wild and wonderfully interesting story emerge.
All of the illustrations were created using Adobe… Continue
Added by alice on November 14, 2011 at 10:00am —
If you thought watercolor paintings were a little too traditional for your taste, then you haven't heard of Daniel Mackie. After working over 10 years in Photoshop, the UK-based illustrator abandoned the software and picked up his pencil and watercolors.
As Mackie tells us, "My decision to abandon Photoshop was based on a frustration with the color. With Photoshop, all color… Continue
Added by alice on October 28, 2011 at 9:30am —
Using just metallic gel pens on the black, reverse side of an illustration board, Filipino artist John Paul "Lakan" Olivares creates incredibly detailed drawings that have a spiritual undertone. While in his earlier works, his pieces were based on the traditional, indigenous cultures of the Philippines, his later work focused more on the… Continue
Added by alice on September 13, 2011 at 10:00am —
We'd seen Laura Laine's incredibly beautiful fashion illustrations before, but it surprised us that we actually never wrote a post about her work. The Helskinki-based illustrator studied fashion design at the University of Art and Design Helsinki, but after her first course on fashion illustration, she decided that she had found her true calling. As she's said in a… Continue
Added by alice on September 13, 2011 at 9:30am —
If art can do anything, it can tug at our heart strings and make us remember feelings and emotions we thought we had buried. 24-year-old illustrator Berk Ozturk likes working with dark and melancholic themes like lost love and death. His favorite artists are Tim Burton, Edward Gorey, Alex Pardee and Todd McFarlane among… Continue
Added by alice on September 7, 2011 at 11:30am —
James and the Giant Peach
Primarily self-taught, Karen Watson recently quit her day job as a VFX compositor for film and television in order to pursue her dream of being a childen’s book illustrator. Recently, Watson put on an art show called "Drawn from Words," where all of her works were inspired by, well, words. "My goal has been to find that special story,… Continue
Added by alice on August 29, 2011 at 10:00am —
We've been huge fans of Yau Hoong Tang ever since we laid eyes on his clever negative space illustrations
. Recently, he put together a set of surreal light illustrations that are equally, if not more inspiring, for their thoughtful execution.
"Light is responsible for the sense of sight," he… Continue
Added by alice on August 26, 2011 at 7:57am —
Added by alice on August 21, 2011 at 11:30am —
How sweet are these animated illustrations? This set of 13 was recently made by illustrator Malika Favre and creative agency Airside for Varoom magazine. The series explains "How to" create films but it could apply to anyone in a creative field - especially when storytelling is involved.
"In the past few years, companies such as Intel and Nokia, that needed to inform business… Continue
Added by alice on July 21, 2011 at 12:00pm —
It was illustrator Tom Whalen
who first introduced us to Dave Perillo. Both have that retro style that makes you nostalgic for the past but they also use current software that makes their works decidedly modern. After seeing some of Perillo's recent… Continue
Added by alice on July 8, 2011 at 9:00am —
Estudio Minga, the Argentina-based design company who was behind those awesome WTF posters (see set 1
and set 2
) just sent word about their latest series. Called Crazy Old Mules
, this set sprung… Continue
Added by alice on July 7, 2011 at 9:30am —
Aad Goudappel is an award-winning illustrator whose work will remind you of some of our favorite creatives like Noma Bar
or Alessandro Gottardo
. Just… Continue
Added by alice on July 4, 2011 at 8:00am —
Could these illustrations have been inspired by Christopher Nolan's psychological sci-fi action film Inception
? How else could you explain how they look like they're based upon dreams within a dream? Regardless, full-time freelance illustrator Miguel Mansur has made one mesmerizing collection of work that's filled with strange and shocking stories.
"I am a fellow who feels that… Continue
Added by Eugene on June 24, 2011 at 3:30pm —
Added by alice on May 15, 2011 at 5:36am —
If you believe that the best stories are told through simple illustrations, then you must see the work of Alessandro Gottardo, aka Shout. If that name sounds familiar, we've featured
and even interviewed… Continue
Added by alice on April 14, 2011 at 8:00am —
What's Minneapolis, MN-based illustrator David Schwen's most gratifying part of his job? He humorously said, "Being able to tell my kids when they ask what I did at work today: 'I drew all day.'" No doubt, Schwen has a gift for taking today's most relevant pop-culture topics (or references from yesteryear) and turning them into illustration gold. Of course, what… Continue
Added by alice on March 14, 2011 at 10:00am —
Inspired by Bruce Timm's angular and simplified style character designs in Batman: The Animated Series, Illinois-based illustrator Mike Myers has created a very cool set of vintage superhero illustrations.
"I really really love imagery that can express an idea without overdoing it visually," he tell us. "I'm a huge fan of Olly Moss, who has been really making a… Continue
Added by alice on March 4, 2011 at 9:30am —
"We all know that the surface of our industry beneath us is shifting." - Marcos Chin
Read through freelance illustrator Marco Chin's blog
and you can't help but feel a connection to him. Chin's not only one of those illustrators that can pull you in with his colorful and rich work, he has a way with words that makes you feel… Continue
Added by alice on February 11, 2011 at 11:30am —