495 posts tagged Illustration
495 posts tagged Illustration
Brazilian illustrator Gabriel Picolo is just over 100 days into an awesome art project called 365-DaysofDoodles. It’s exactly what it sounds like - Picolo is drawing something new in one of his Moleskine sketchbooks every day for a year. However these are some of the finest “doodles” we’ve ever seen.
Each drawing is unique and often inspired by some sort of pop culture source, featuring his own version of characters from anime, tv, movies and fine art.
Click here to view all of the daily doodles that Picolo has created thus far and then be sure to check back to watch him update the project.
[via Design Taxi]
James Charles alters the portraits on American dollar bills, exchanging the original staid and solemn faces with those of famous pop culture icons. Sometimes Charles simply draws over the original portraits on the bills, giving the famous politico faces playful makeovers, while on others he completely replaces the original faces. In either case, the text at the bottom of every bill is also replaced with either the name of the new face or a quote or descriptive phrase.
The Bride of Frankenstein’s text reads “Runaway Bride” while Frankenstein’s Monster reads “Love Lorn.” And Willy Wonka’s bill reads “The Bossman” while an Oompa-Loompa on another bill reads “Working Class Stiff.”
Head over to Oddity Central to view more.
Take a look at these incredibly tiny illustrations of the American West by California-based artist Sam Larson. Now go grab a penny and then look at the drawings again to really appreciate just how small they are. Our favorite piece is the Bigfoot scene. That may be the tiniest Sasquatch we’ve ever seen.
Larson posts all of his marvelous miniature illustrations on his Instagram account. Follow him there to see more.
[via My Modern Metropolis]
Icelandic graphic designer and illustrator Stella Björg created this awesome typeface illustration project entitled There Be Monsters. Inspired by medieval maps that featured fantastical sea creatures, each character is made of fearsome sea monsters, fantastic sea creatures, unfortunate sailors and their ships and, of course, tempestuous waves.
[via Design Taxi]
We love these digital papercraft renderings of classes NES games. Can you identify them all? They’re from a series entitled NEStalgia by Montreal-based digital artist and illustrator Steph Caskenette.
Prints are available here.
Visit Steph Caskenette’s Behance page to check out more of his artwork.
[via Nerd Approved]
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Adrien Noterdaem created this awesome 'Simpsonized' version of the cast of Twin Peaks. It’s part of his ongoing Simpsonized project, for which Brussels-based illustrator and art director Adrien illustrates a different character in the style of The Simpsons almost every day.
Follow him here on Tumblr at drawthesimpsons.
Reblogged from drawthesimpsons
For an ongoing series entitled Invading The Vintage, Italian illustrator Franco Brambilla (previously featured here) turns beautiful vintage postcards into awesome works of whimsical science fiction-themed art. AT-ATs gallop down a scenic oceanside street while the Doctor parks the TARDIS outside Downton Abbey (aka Highclere Castle) and heads inside for dinner. A group of iconic sci-fi baddies gather at a waterside resort as a family of Jawas shows up to an outdoor flea market in their Sandcrawler to sell both droids and used cars. Meanwhile ED-209 has some Canadian Mounties to deal and a group of aliens have landed their flying saucer somewhere in the Alps to cool their heels and commune with some Alpine cows.
Brambilla has altered each postcard so thoroughly and subtly that the longer you look at it, the more of additions you’ll notice.
Spanish artist Raul del Sol may not be an entomologist by profession, but these finely-detailed ink on wood illustrations reveal that he certainly seems to be one at heart.
For a beautiful ongoing series entitled Metamorfosis, Raul closely studies insect anatomy and the stages of metamorphosis for different species and then illustrates their awesome transformation processes on sets of plain wooden Matryoshka or Russian nesting dolls.
Visit Raul del Sol’s website to view more of his elegant entomological artwork.
If it weren’t for the color pencils placed beside these incredible drawings, it would be all too easy to assume you were looking at macro photos. These awesome hyperrealistic eyes are the work of Texas-based graffiti artist and illustrator Redosking. The longer we look at them, the more we have to refer back to the color pencils to remind ourselves that they really are flat illustrations.