This collection of work by Cuban artist Angel Boligán is a blend of beautifully illustrated stories filled with a touch of melancholy. The strong narratives often give way to sad moments of loneliness, despair, or heartache. However, the artist also finds ways to touch on real life moments with a bit of a twist and, throughout his work, he is able to maintain a sense of humor that will make viewers…Continue
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When French illustrator Thomas Lamadieu looks upward, he sees the world differently than most. In his imaginative mind, he perceives the odd formations created by tall buildings as the basis for playful illustrations. To create his Sky Art, the artist first photographs odd perspectives of…
Malaysia-based illustrator Vince Low uses a playful scribbling technique to produce his energetic black and white portraits. He first discovered his lively process while doodling in his sketchbook. He realized that his notes were actually the path towards worthwhile final products.
Low says, "I knew that it would be a challenge for me to scribble out and capture…Continue
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Denver-based artist Buddy Bravo's gorgeous illustrations are paired with motivational quotes that inspire viewers to really appreciate the world around us. Sing in the shower; catch a raindrop; dance with yourself; all of the playful ideas encourage a positive attitude towards life. Influenced by 1920s and '30s style, each concept features the rich colors and geometric shapes of Art Deco…
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London-based artist Grégoire A. Meyer creates flawless digital illustrations that evoke emotionally thoughtful reactions. He captures the essence of fleeting moments, like a splash of water or a disintegrating face, and freezes them in time in ephemeral objects that appear almost tangible.
The works are distortions of the human form and create a complex relationship between…Continue
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Chinese illustrator, painter, and street artist Chen Yingjie (aka: Hua Tunan) creates paintings that are alive with energy. Using a splattering technique, he creates beautiful creatures that radiate with vibrant colors. Night Owl is one of his recent pieces filled with a dynamic power that emanates from the bird's single golden eye.
Each of the artist's works is an expressive blend of…Continue
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With incredible precision, California-based artist Sam Larson produces tiny illustrations that are no larger than a penny. To prove it, he places a penny right next to the drawings and documents them on Instagram.
In the images, Larson manages to include great details, color, and shading that require close inspection to fully appreciate. His variety of scenes feature mountains,…Continue
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In a world of turmoil and darkness, the classic fairytale princesses wouldn't escape into their castles and hide away. At least not according to artist Kasami-Sensei, who developed this series in which Disney characters are poised and ready for battle.
The Walking Disney features many characters, including the beautiful…Continue
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If you were a building, what type of building would you be? This is the question that Barcelona-based illustrator and architect Federico Babina used as inspiration to create this captivating work, entitled Archist. The series of creative architectural structures explores what many famous artists might look like in the form of a modern architectural design.
Italian artist EmilianoP is the skilled hand behind these beautifully dark and mysterious illustrations. Currently based in New Zealand, the artist creates figures that seem to emerge from quick ink strokes across a page, but the concepts are actually quite purposeful. He begins each piece by vividly imagining the scene in his mind. He then puts pencil to paper, layering graphite…
Brazilian street artist Luis Seven Martins, aka L7m, continues to produce amazing illustrations that blur the lines between abstraction and nature. Rather than taking to the streets, this time L7m turned his spray paint and acrylics to a number of canvases. His expressive collection features stunning…
London-based artist Mister Peebles creates adorable drawings where animals, sometimes wearing human clothing, exude playful personalities. He begins with a pencil drawing and then fills in the form with colorful watercolor pencils and ink until the final creature has emerged on the page.
He uses a neutral color palette to develop all kinds of animals from…Continue
Greece-based artist Charis Tsevis is fascinated with the wired world we live in. No matter how wireless technology continues to develop, we still find ourselves dependent upon outlets for data transfer and power, and, if we look around, it's standard to be surrounded by a handful of…
London-based illustrator Marcus Reed developed this clever typography series in which animals look like the 26 letters of the alphabet. Drawing upon the creatures' natural shapes, colors, and movements, he beautifully blended different features together to form each character. A is for Alligator, J is for Jellyfish, P is for Penguin, and so on, the series is an inventive interpretation of…
Turkish artist Murat Palta's Classic Movies in Miniature Style are hilarious illustrations that interpret contemporary movies in the style of Ottoman miniatures. The young artist began this clever project as a graduation thesis and, after a lot of positive feedback, he began to develop the series by "combining global with…
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When not creating commercial illustrations for magazines, book, web, and TV, Tokyo-based illustrator Hama-House finds time to create these playful speed sketches of people doing everyday activities. Upon encountering an inspiring subject, the artist pulls out a notebook and a pen and quickly begins to draw.
Just as the average person might record an instant with a quick photo snapshot,…Continue
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UK-writer and illustrator October Jones regularly spices up his monotonous commute with these funny little drawings that playfully replace fellow commuters' heads with cartoon characters. Over the past few years, Jones has continued to post these entertaining…Continue
If you ever wanted to learn Chinese but never thought you could do it, here is a great opportunity! London-based entrepreneur and author ShaoLan Hsueh is developing a book, Chineasy, that makes it rather simple to learn basic Chinese words and phrases.
The visual system uses playful illustrations to help people understand and read the language very quickly. It works by transforming…Continue
Korea-based artist Hana Jang uses a combination of pencil and digital painting to create these sweet illustrations. The memorable collection appears to tell a tale of young love, innocence, and loss where the main subject, a single female character, experiences a relationship with a mysterious male figure composed of gold bubbles.
The beautifully simple line drawings convey an…Continue
Kuala Lampur, Malaysia-based artist Lim Heng Swee loves to doodle. With a bright attitude towards life, he creates adorable illustrations that are playfully paired with funny phrases and word puns. He brings ordinary objects like sheets of paper, pieces of fruit, and pairs of pants alive with…
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