Illustration

The Illustrative Work of Borja Bonaque

Discover the creative world of Spanish illustrator Borja Bonaque.<p>Based in Valencia, Spain, Borja Bonaque is working as freelance illustrator and …

Intro To Floral Illustration | Botanical Line Drawing | Peggy Dean

In our Intro To Floral Illustration class, you’ll learn how to create beautiful flowers and foliage from real-life inspiration. After taking this class, you’ll finally be able to draw some of your favorite florals that you can use to jazz up planners, doodle like a rockstar, make as a gift, …

Floral

Illustration, Pin-Ups & Animation

website<p>http://www.tarusov.com/kopiya-pin-up-yoga<p>Andrew Tarusov - Illustration, Pin-Ups & Animation<p>Andrew Tarusov's illustration, Animation and …

Beautiful Examples Of Negative Space That Will Awaken Your Creative Senses

Image via formaandco<br>There’s a thin line between clarity and ambiguity. These projects, however, went without lines altogether—and still ended up …

Graphic Design

Kaweco Skyline Sport fountain pen review

The popular Kaweco Sport range has, until now, always featured a gold nib and furnishings. So, the new Skyline Sport range is causing quite a stir …

Fountain Pens

Meet @hey_reilly, the Pop Artist Taking Over IG With Designer Parodies

<i>#GramGen is a series profiling the most radical characters in youth culture, who continue to shape trend behavior and spark controversy through their</i> …

Kris Van Assche

Meet Illustrator and Ceramic Artist Mamen Morillas

Freire BarnesArt & Design EditorUpdated: 27 July 2017<p>For the third video in our ceramic series, the Spanish artist tells us about how she loves using …

Culture

Crappy Cat Drawings That Are Actually Photorealistic

Cats ain't the easiest critters in the kingdom to draw, and yet their personalities and feline essence can be captured in a less than realistic …

Cats

Japanese Artists Imagine ‘Tokyoiter’ Magazine Covers Inspired by ‘The New Yorker’

Since 1925, <i>The New Yorker</i> has graced newsstands with its conceptually clever and creatively illustrated magazine covers. In homage to this recognizable and world-renowned aesthetic, a group of Tokyo-based illustrators have created their own covers inspired by Japan's blossoming capital city. …

Graphic Design

Illustrator Franz Lang draws your daily struggles

Franz Lang is an Italian illustrator currently working and living in London. “I always had a passion for drawing. My mother recalls from when I used …

Adobe brilliantly reimagines the color picker as an artist's watercolor palette

While many imaging apps’ tools closely resemble those used by artists in the real world – such as brushes and pens – the color picker feels like a completely digital device. A new project from the folks at Adobe Research and University of Toronto reimagines it as a skeuomorphic palette that’s …

Technology

Illustration Teardowns: Matisse Erwhere

A look at the ubiquitous influence of Matisse on today’s world of illustration<p><i>In the spirit of UX Teardowns, I’ll be looking at illustrators that</i> …

Artists

PASTEL PENCILS

Probably my favourite medium overall. Pastel pencils offer you the versatility and familiarity of pencil, without the mess of soft pastels. They're …

Shopping

Artists Create Exquisite Paper Flora and Fauna by “Drawing with Scissors”

In 1987, artists Ann Wood and Dean Lucker formed Woodlucker, a collaborative studio that creatively “combines a love for illustrated paper art and forgotten histories into engaging objects full of sentiment and longing.” While this nostalgic mindset to art is evident in the artists' individual …

Artists

These Insanely Detailed Cityscapes Are Drawn by Hand

IDEO San Francisco mural, 2017<p>In the garden of Ebineezer Goode, 2016. Another piece from LA. I made this painting on the iPad Pro, sitting in my …

Design

New Yorker Cartoonist Live-Draws Stephen Colbert's 'Late Show'

Liza Donnelly was on set to capture "The Late Show" in illustrations.<p>In the back of the Ed Sullivan Theater, behind a studio audience laughing along to Stephen Colbert hosting “The Late Show,” Liza Donnelly stood with her iPad “drawing things very quickly.”<p>“I turn the brightness down low so it …

TV

Celebrate Finland’s favourite characters at the new Moomin Museum

Travellers in Finland can now get a fresh look and new insight into some beloved Finnish characters at a new Moomin Museum in Tampere.<p>This house is the “pride of the collection” – a five-storey Moominhouse built by the author and others. Image by © Moomin Characters™<p>As the only Moomin Museum in the …

Travel

Donald Trump’s naive illustration of New York City’s skyline currently on auction

A naive drawing of the New York City skyline by Donald Trump is currently in an online auction. At time of writing, with less than a day to go, the …

Donald Trump

Video Tutorial: Tattoo Style Illustration Effect in Photoshop

In today’s Photoshop tutorial we’re going to take a look at some handy illustration techniques that mimic the style of traditional tattoo flash …

Graphics

Artist Humorously Imagines If Classic Artworks Invaded 21st Century Pop Culture

Image by Dan Cretu and featured with permission<br>Artist Dan Cretu is back at it again, but this time, he’s embarked on something quite different from …

Art

Captive by Jo-Anne McArthur: plight of animals in captivity – in pictures

McArthur’s book of photographs puts the spotlight on ethics of zoos around the world. Accompanied by essays by Born Free Foundation’s Virginia McKenna and philosopher Lori Gruen, the images and stories are also shared online through A Year of Captivity. Images from both projects will be exhibited …

Photography

11 Gorgeous Illustrations That Capture The Sensual Side Of Love

“I try to capture the feeling of touch.”<p>There’s nothing like a long embrace or a good butt pinch from your partner to turn a so-so day into a good one.<p>Zipcy, 29-year-old artist from Seoul, South Korea, knows that firsthand. She explores the sensual side of love in illustrations she posts on her …

Canadian News

Creepy Monsters Design

Some artists excel in the art of horror. They have the ability to visualize creepy designs and translate it so well to the canvas, only to give us …

Computer Graphics

Empty States? More like You-Have-No-Idea-How-Much-Work-Goes-Into-Those States, amirite??

Round two:<p><i>Speak now or forever draw noses my way</i><p>We launched Polaris with round one, patted ourselves on the back, and set straight into tearing it …

Crouching tiger, hidden hairdo: World Illustration awards – in pictures

From a Hokusai-inspired wave resembling Donald Trump’s combover to a philosophical picture book for children, the World Illustration awards exhibition recognises the bold and colourful work by illustrators around the world

Photography

I Create Photorealistic Charcoal Drawings

At the age of only 23, less than a year out of my Undergrad, I secured my first large scale solo show in the heart of New York City, at the …

How to Add Your Own Hidden Fore-Edge Painting to Any Book

Fore-edge painting books hold a dazzling secret on the tips of their pages. At first glance, these texts look like an ordinary book; but when you fan one of these special tomes, an illustrated scene appears on its edge. This artistic literary tradition dates back as far as the 10th century, and it …

Charming Animal Tattoos Pair Sketched Creatures with Bright Pops of Color

Skilled in animal depictions and with a penchant for pops of color, tattooist Joanna Świrska creates distinctive inked illustrations of the earth's living things. Each of the Poland-based artist's characteristically colorful animal tattoos exhibits her exquisite and versatile approach to body …

Tattoos

Famous Movie Posters Reimagined As Paintings By Iconic Artists

<b>Before movies</b> and photography were popular art forms enjoyed by the masses, fine artists and the theater worked together to entertain the masses—this …

Film Posters

City Stamps by Elen Winata

City stamps, a series of lovely poster illustrations by Elen Winata.<p>Elen Winata is a Singapore based art director and freelance illustrator. Her …

Graphic Design