Artists use their skills to create all kinds of worlds, characters, and concepts most of us can't even imagine. The perfect example of that is Carles Dalmau.

This artist has a very unique style that you can instantly recognize. It seems like it was inspired by anime, like Studio Ghibli; however, Carles's illustrations also often have gore and creepiness in them.

Carles manages to tell a detailed story in one or just a few images and there are lots of things, Easter eggs and hints hidden in the busy backgrounds.

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Penelope Mays
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2 months ago

This makes me both sad, and happy

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We got an interview with Carles and asked him what the main goal of his illustrations is: "I started taking illustration seriously with the idea of having my own cartoon show/movie in the future! So I think my main goal is that! The second one is surviving and being able to fill my fridge every week, hahaha."

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Bisexual Backflipping
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2 months ago

Lucid Lucy!

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Ash Trash
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2 months ago

This gives me treasure planet vibes. Really cute <3

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"I think drawing is the only thing I'm good at. I tried other things (I studied cinema and design.) But everything led me to pursue a career as an illustrator. For me the most difficult thing is to have good compositions for my drawings, so the sketching part is the one that bothers me the most (and the most important too)!"

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Anita Pickle
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2 months ago

Is the zombie reflecting on their life stages/choices? I do not know what is going on, but this is very visually pleasing. Very well done.

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Don't_Lose_Ur_Head
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2 months ago

Aww. These two are by far my favorites.

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Carles tells us more about the topics he covers: "I don’t know, I try to draw whatever comes to my mind at that moment. I try to have some cohesion with all my drawings but I don’t know if I always achieve that. As for the style, it's a weird mixture of anime and cartoon!"

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Taco Da Guinea Pig
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2 months ago

KITTENS! I LOVE THEM

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Anita Pickle
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2 months ago

Awe, she brought them flowers.

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"I started taking drawing seriously 4 years ago. I’d like to keep drawing until I die, so I'll try to keep going and improving for as long as I can! At this point I don’t know what inspires me, I feel as if I have a path in front of me that I have to follow." If you want to create art yourself, here are some tips from the artist: "Draw stuff that makes you happy, don’t push yourself to do things you don’t like."

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Sterling Cooksey
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2 months ago

i don't think you should have your feet on the Summoning Circle-?

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Venic
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2 months ago

Monster Camp is a real delight.

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"I have Asperger's syndrome so my childhood was kinda scary and lonely. Drawing and coming up with weird ideas for myself helped me a lot to get through some difficult moments. I think drawing has always been my way to escape reality. In some ways, I think that’s the same for me nowadays, even if I’m more mature and I've had more experiences than before."

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Jayne Kyra
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2 months ago

"So anyway, dealt with that nonsense and I´m on my way back. Already cracked one open. See ya in 10."

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Bender Bending Rodríguez
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2 months ago

Is this creepy because it seems they found a hidden cam by their faces OR because evil Teletubby OR both?

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"This might sound like a cliche, but if you want to get better with your drawings and to not get demotivated in the process, try not to compare yourself with other people. The only one who you need to compare with is yourself! Believe me, if you are pursuing an art career and you feel down, just look at the stuff you made some years ago and you will feel better! The only way to improve drawing is by drawing, so if you do that you will be okay! (But don’t forget to study and learn the basics!)"

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Anita Pickle
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2 months ago

Been there

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Virgil Blue
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2 months ago

Such a cute kobold witch.

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Lune
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2 months ago

the attention to detail...*immaculate*

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AutisticPat
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2 months ago

I don’t think that you’re going to defeat Sauron with bullets.

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Ash Trash
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2 months ago

Murder?

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Kyla Bushland
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2 months ago

This is amazing

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cookie panda
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2 months ago

world: *is falling apart* the cat: you mind if i take a nap here? no?

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Bacony Cakes
Community Member
2 months ago

hell yeah another dragon

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Tom Hardeveld
Community Member
2 months ago

oh gruncle Stan, what did you put the twins up to this time

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THE GREAT PAPYRUS
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2 months ago

Toriel would approve of those snail flavored chips.

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Lune
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2 months ago

ssssooOOOO SSHHIIINEE BRRIGGHHHT,,,,,TONNIGHHHT,,,,YOU AND IIIIIII

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Sterling Cooksey
Community Member
2 months ago

The poor frog stuck in the floaty, just waiting for his demise lol

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Emily Fischer
Community Member
2 months ago

Sea creature in background - YOU STOLE MY CHILD??????

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Yoinks!
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2 months ago

Dodo: "But I'm not a dinosaur so it's okay!!"

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Sterling Cooksey
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2 months ago

Awwwwww

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Penelope Mays
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2 months ago

10/10 would read story

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No one
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2 months ago (edited)

BIRBS

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HoneyBun Arts
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2 months ago

Bun

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Sterling Cooksey
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2 months ago

Oh No! The wig!

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Bender Bending Rodríguez
Community Member
2 months ago

No not the Sponge Bob!

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HoneyBun Arts
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2 months ago

I like how this artist draws hair and the wolfos. Very very cute style all around

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• Lemønchu •
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2 months ago

A night in the woods, Totoro, creeper

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Community Member
2 months ago

OMG LOOKIT THA BLEPPIN' DEER

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Kêïgø Tåkâmî
Community Member
2 months ago

Lol that was me this morning

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HoneyBun Arts
Community Member
2 months ago

Forget everything else that’s happening. The litte white dog in the background is so friggin cute.

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Theo C
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2 months ago

i would read this book

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Petra, princess of Brigid
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2 months ago

Hmm is that Hogwarts's I see?

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Sterling Cooksey
Community Member
2 months ago

Rapture?? BIOSHOCK????

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Petra, princess of Brigid
Community Member
2 months ago

I like the pastel colors over an otherwise gruesome scene.

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