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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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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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    "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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    2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    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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    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!"

    "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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    "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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    2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    "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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    2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    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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    2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    "Alright Smolder, let's do this. Just like we've been training. We hit right next to his eye to gravmb his attention, and so we'll have a bigger target to the eye, and then shoot his eye.

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    2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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    2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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    2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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    2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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    Note: this post originally had 110 images. It’s been shortened to the top 40 images based on user votes.

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