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Sarah's Sketches 54 Incredible Illustrations by Dan Dos Santos Dan Dos Santos is a remarkably skilled artist and illustrator, with a unique talent for capturing a given moment and expressing it with flawless use of color and emotion. Dan’s work spans a variety of genres, including novels, comics and film. He has worked for such clients as Disney, Universal Studios, Boeing Aircraft, Saatchi & Saatchi, Scholastic Books, Ace Books,The Greenwich Workshop, Penguin Books, Random House, Bantam Books, Tor books, UpperDeck, Wizards of the Coast, and Dark Horse Comics. Aside from freelance illustration, Dan also co-hosts a series of instructional demonstrations called ‘Art Out Loud’. Today, it is my great pleasure to share 54 incredible illustrations by Dan Dos Santos with you, which will hopefully inspire you and amaze you as it sparks your imagination and transports you to each creative scene.

Jason Thielke’s architectural portraits :: koikoikoi.com - Visual Arts Magazine, graphic design, illustration, photography, interviews, inspiration, tutorials See below for some excellent artwork by Jason Thielke, an American artist who has received a Fine Arts degree from Northern Illinois University School of Art. Thielke works in various mediums and his artwork is an excellent mix of design, illustration, acrylic painting and laser cutting/etching. Thielke uses minimal color and intricate line work to render the (predominantly female) portraits: The figure is made up of contours, exploratory lines and shapes which create interesting patterns. Thielke combines strong lines with smooth curves and manages to create an impression of emotion and spatial depth.

Joao Ruas Mercedes Benz: Left Brain/Right Brain | Digital Ads I saw these great Ads recently—which are absolutely amazing I reckon. These digital works were designed for Mercedes Benz cars, and are based upon the left/right brain functions: ★★★★★ Like this type of article? Why not subscribe for Free via RSS or Email. Yes, the fourth Ad is a little different, but I still love it. Images © Copyright / Credits for the design works: Project: Left Brain Right Brain – Einstein. Why not take a look at one of these Articles... Here's a Selection of my Blog Posts: These are some of the most popular articles here on Andrew Kelsall Design.

Women in Art - Illustrations Every artist sees the world differently and depicts his special and unique vision in all of the artwork he creates. This collection of contemporary artists’ illustrations demonstrate this through the photography, photomanipulation, and illustration of women. Here we present the illustrations of 13 artists and designers. You won’t see the same approach twice. Be unique and enjoy the world you help create! Tony Ariwan Website: www.area105.com Geliografic Website: www.geliografic.com Aeiko Website: www.supercombo.co.uk Cristiano Siquiera Website: www.crisvector.com Adrian Knopik Website: www.behance.net/RARRFC Lock Sin Website: www.behance.net/iamLOCKSIN Alberto Seveso Website: www.burdu976.com Adam Spizak Website: www.spizak.com ISE Ratinan Thaijareorn Website: dieeis.wordpress.com Raphael Vicenzi Website: www.mydeadpony.com Yu Cheng Hong Website: www.yuchenghong.com Radim Malinic Website: www.brandnu.co.uk Alena Lavdovskaya Website: www.lavdovskaya.com Article by Anastasia Miles

Mondo: The Blog Derek Gores Magnificent Storytelling Illustrations (7 total) Israeli-born illustrator Tomer Hanuka creates incredibly interesting scenes. His stories are told not just by the expressions on his characters' faces but by the beautiful colors he chooses and the mysterious shadows he casts. His passion for drawing emerged at a young age, when he fell in love with American comic books. He found them "mysterious and majestic, an unreachable light in a faraway land, and more beautiful and exciting than anything around." His client list includes prestigious newspapers and magazines like Time, The New Yorker, Spin, The New York Times, and Rolling Stone. He has won multiple gold medals from the Society of Illustrators and the Society of Publication designers, and was showcased in Print magazine and American Illustration. "This is about storytelling; it's creating drama, not unlike a movie director, but frozen in a single moment," Hanuka said. For those just starting out, what advice would Hanuka give? Tomer Hanukawww.thanuka.com

Sean Cheetham: Oil Painting To achieve accuracy and harmony in his alla prima figure paintings, Californian Sean Cheetham stresses drawing and a system of mixing colors based from “mud” mixtures, as he calls them, that govern shadows, midtones, and highlights. He recently offered lengthy demonstrations of those techniques during a five-day workshop. by M. Even though he is not yet 30 years old, Sean Cheetham has already established a strong reputation with art collectors and students in Southern California. In addition to having an exceptional ability to understand, draw, and paint the human form, Cheetham relies on a palette of colors and a painting technique he learned from Mike Hussar, his professor and friend at Art Center College of Design, in Pasadena, California. This system has several distinct advantages, especially for inexperienced painters. Cheetham dipped a filbert-shaped bristle brush into a jar of Turpenoid and rubbed it into the mud color on his palette. M.

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