Do you remember those imaginative doodles you used to make in your high school notebook? Maybe you still make them. But Phillipine-based illustrator Kerby Rosanes creates doodles (as he calls them) that are probably several orders of magnitude greater than any you or I have ever made. Overwhelmingly busy and detailed compositions seem to be part of Rosanes’ signature style. His illustrations involve densely and richly detailed worlds.
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During our commute, most of us will resort to listening to music, reading, or staring at the window and pondering the meaning of life. Artist and blogger October Jones (real name Joe Butcher) , however, has come up with a creative and somewhat more unusual way to spend his time – he draws new heads for his fellow commuters.
There’s nothing wrong with getting your significant other a valentine’s card with hearts, roses, or a pair of swans, but eclectic artist Ben Kling has a series of valentine’s cards for people who want something a bit funnier and more unique. The illustrator, musician, writer, animator and artist has created a collection of valentine’s cards with cute little puns featuring famous writers, philosophers, thinkers… and dictators.
Artist Victor Nunes combines every-day objects with simple illustrations to turn them into pictures of faces, animals and other playful scenes. His images invite us to look at the world differently and find creative images in our surroundings. Nunes’ art is a great example of pareidolia, which is our propensity to give meaning to random objects. It’s a very natural reaction to have, and it’s a fun creative spark to run with.
Art can be used to express powerful ideas and messages, and Cuban cartoonist Angel Boligan’s political and social cartoons are a perfect example of just how expressive and critical art can be. His extensive collection of comics provide a scathing commentary on contemporary politics and society. Each comic bears a deep and powerful meaning.
Elizabeth Climo, or simply Liz Climo, is a talented young animator currently working with the everlasting The Simpsons TV-show. When her day job ends, however, she still has enough time, creative energy and inspiration to create adorable and witty comics that present various animals in amusing everyday interactions. The absurdity and humor that Liz meets in everyday interactions find their way into the simple and elegant illustrations that she shares with her fans.
Have you ever wondered what children’s drawings might look like if they worked together with an artistically talented adult? This series of drawings by reddit user Tatsputin illustrates the creative and playful collaborations that can happen when an uninhibited child and a creative adult combine their efforts. When Tatsputin takes his monthly three-hour work-related flight, his two children give him their drawings for him to color in.
Polish illustrator Pawel Kuczynski’s grim and sharply satirical works, which we’ve featured before here, are a perfect example of art that speaks volumes. Kuczynski’s images are so powerful because they force us to face some of the worst realities of our times. It’s beautiful – not in a flowers-and-sunlight kind of way, but in a brutally truthful way. He addresses war, political manipulation and hypocrisy, environmental damage, economic disparity and many other ills facing mankind today.
A new series of images by French illustrator, painter and graphic designer Pez (Pierre-Yves Riveau) called Distroy twists some of our most recognizable childhood and pop-culture icons, giving them a new, terrifying, gritty and urban appearance. His work is both inviting and unsettling because he takes familiar icons from pop culture and/or our childhood and tears them apart, making them seem decayed and far less innocent.
Equadorian artist Javier Perez has created a clever series of illustrations that combine his pen work with everyday objects to create cute combinations that you might not have thought of. In his illustrations, grapes can be balloons, staplers can be monsters, and notebook bindings can be teeth.
“Escher on steroids” – this is how some commenters describe the illustrations by Oscar Ramos. In his latest project Ad+, Chilean artist shows that it’s possible to merge two completely different things with such smooth transition that you hardly notice how a baggy Converse turns into a paradise island in the same picture.
Israeli illustrator Noma Bar cleverly uses negative space to create some thought provoking illustrations. His artworks are so simple, yet so clever you can’t fail to be impressed. Born in 1973 in Israel, Noma graduated from Bezalel Academy of Art & Design in 2000. Since 2001, he has been working in London with a lot of big names and media outlets including: Vodafone, Coca Cola, BBC, The Observer, The Economist, Wallpaper and many more.