Ink Ninjas – Illustrations by Jungshan

By on December 6, 2013, in Illustrations

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Jungshan is a freelance illustrator whose simple medium belie the complexity of her inky illustrations. By combining the ancient style of Asian  ink illustration with digital art techniques, Junshan succeeded in creating stunningly beautiful images. Her strokes give the  illusion of movement and action, something that is not easily achieved using a still medium. According to her, the poit of her drawings is their ‘emotional appeal’. Jungshan is currently based in Taiwan.

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Stick ‘Em With the Pointy End – Character Illustrations by Ania Mitura

By on November 30, 2013, in Illustrations

 Stick ‘Em With the Pointy End – Character Illustrations by Ania Mitura

Ania Mitura is a Polish freelance concept artist and illustrator who specializes in bringing to life some of our favorite characters from The Game Of Thrones series. Thus far, she has come up with Arya and Sansa Stark, Tywin, Jamie, and Tyrion Lannister, Ygritte, Jon Snow, Sandor Clegane, and may more. While each character is based on the actors that portray them, there are small but subtle differences that makes them disparate from the characters themselves. Ania’s illustrations are utterly recognizable as the characters they play on the series instead of just looking like Peter Dinklage, Maisie Williams, or Christopher Harington.

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Awesome Hand Drawn Designs by Si Scott

By on November 28, 2013, in Illustrations

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Si Scott is a talented artist who creates unique, hand-drawn designs. A lot of his work is in minimalistic black and white which only serves to heighten the flowing lines and calculated precision of his work. His studio, Si Scott Studio, has a solid reputaion for creating one-of-a-kind concepts and imagery. Because of this, his list of prestigious clients are growing. His work has been featured in ads, brands, published media, interior design, and even album covers. He has recently delved into the world of tattooing and paper cutting. Si Scott currently lives and works in the United Kingdom.

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Iconic Hollywood Characters by Mihalyi Anita

By on November 26, 2013, in Illustrations

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Mihalyi Anita loves to draw both in traditional and digital ways. She does mostly portraits but sometimes she also draws animals for fan. She’s a huge fan of TV and movies and there’s nothing she does better than illustrations of Hollywood actors. Her work is mostly in black and white but her colored ones are even better. Thor, Johnny Depp, Dr. House, and Robert Downy Jr. are just some of the people who has come alive under her skillful hands. If you want to know more about this talented, young, Hungarian artist; look her up on deviantART. She goes by the handle “thubakabra”.

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Full Moon – Amazing 3D Images by Nikita Veprikov

By on November 24, 2013, in Illustrations

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Nikita Veprikov is a young and gifted freelance illustrator from Ukraine. He didn’t really set out to become a 3D artist and only dabbled in it out of curiosity. A friend of his had recommended using 3D Studio Max, touting it as a program used by film makers. After a while, what started out of idle curiosity led to a thirst for excellence. Nikita started learning more about composition, drawing, color theory, and other forms of media to improve his craft. Not much else is known about him, but from what I can see of his work, he’s well worth watching out for.

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A Buffet of Bathers – Wacky Illustrations by Denis Zilber

By on November 21, 2013, in Illustrations

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With both of his parents professional artists, it’s no wonder Denis Zilber turned out to be one too. He was born in the former Soviet Union and moved to Israel when he was fifteen years old. One of the more amazing thing about Denis (apart from the fact that he makes great digital illustrations), is the fact that he’s an autodidact. It’s just a fancier way of saying he’s self-taught. To describe his artistic process in an interview, he said: “Basically creating a character is not just creating an image of some living creature but creating a complex idea, a graphical symbol containing very particular concept, almost hieroglyph. I am using some kind of visual language to reach my viewer.” He also added: “Visual language should be be very clear, precise and easily understandable for people of different cultures and of different languages. After I am done with all details in black and white sketch I move on to color. That is all.”

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Realistic Celebrity Portraits in Pencil by Mitsuo2

By on November 17, 2013, in Illustrations

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Mitsuo2 is a Japanese artist who creates incredibly detailed celebrity portraits using only colored pencils. He has drawn lifelike likenesses of celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Jeremy Renner, Pink, Rhianna, and Scarlet Johannson. According to his dA account, he loves listening to music while painting. Not much else is known about this elusive artist but I do hope he keeps up the good work.

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A Glimpse of What is to Come – Digital Illustrations by Alex Andreyev

By on November 15, 2013, in Illustrations

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Looking at the artwork of Alex Andreyev will take  you to places that may or may not exist in the far future. Most of his work incorporates a bit of dystopian undercurrent but they are all undeniably full of imagination. Alex hails from the Russian Federation and has more than twenty years of experience in graphic design under his belt. He said: “It sounds paradoxical but digital art attracts me because it is free of technological influence. While in traditional arts technologies dramatically limit the artist — his ability to stylize works in graphics or extremely time consuming process of paint drying, in digital painting I sit in front of a screen, grab the stylus and see the result immediately. And I am really glad people find in my work emotions similar to those I used to experience while creating my works.”

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Faery Worlds by Jean-Baptiste Monge

By on October 16, 2013, in Illustrations

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Jean-Baptiste Monge is a concept artist, illustrator, and author based in Montreal, Canada. His first solo book “Carnet de croquis, archives de Féerie Tome I” was published in 2006, wherein he did the illustration, texts and layout. Jean-Baptiste loves drawing anything and everything to do with fantasy and faeries. Most (if not all) of his characters are of the gnomish/elvish/fairy-ish kind who are mostly accompanied by their pets/familiars/beasts of burden. Looking at Monge’s illustrations makes you yearn to step into the world he created, have a few adventures, and in the process, learn a few valuable lessons about magic, life, and the universe.

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Spilled Portraits by Vivi Mac

By on October 14, 2013, in Illustrations

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Vivi Mac is an astoundingly creative portrait artist who loves capturing her subjects with whatever foodstuff happens to be handy. She has done President Barack Obama in brown sugar, Martin Luther King in coffee, Michael Jackson in milk, and Yoda in green chewing gum. She has also used caramel sauce, barbecue sauce, crushed ice, salt and crème brûlée . Her technique is rather impressive, after spilling some of her medium on a flat surface, she manipulates it in what could only be described as “speed painting” – you can actually watch her work on the portraits. This amazing, self-taught artist is currently based in France.

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