Love it or hate it, graffiti has revolutionized the way we think of art. It is anarchic, untamed, ephemeral at times, and difficult. Like the impressionists before them, graffiti artists take art to the streets, only in a much more literal way. Their works show up over night, and many times disappear even quicker, erased by the authorities, in what some might call a misguided attempt at keeping the community clean.
While writing last week’s post about spring vector illustrations, I realized that I haven’t talked to you about talented digital artists in a long time. So I looked up Eliane Horie, also known as Libz – a freelance illustrator, concept and visual development artist and animator that I bookmarked a while ago. She is 23, currently living in Brasil, does illustration, animation, VFX and editing and is very passionate about her work.
Giulio is a self-taught illustrator and graphic designer originally from Pordenone, Italy. Giulio likes to combine old inks and digital media with Photoshop and Illustrator. Iurissevich has worked for a wide range of clients across the years (from Pepsi, Gap and Warner Bros to Elle and Computer Arts, among others), mostly in the fashion and beauty fields, but he also created artworks for the music industry and the world of sport and street clothing. As for exhibitions, his works have been showcased all over the world.
Chad Gersky, also known as Chadski51 on deviantArt is a young and aspiring graphic designer, making it’s way into the fascinating world of creative professionals. Chad is from Chicago, IL, he graduated from Lewis University and got his B.A. with honors in Graphic Design, while also achieving over 5 years in the field. Gersky is passionate about sports and designing and he finds a way to blend the two that caught our attention. We appreciate his motivation and the eagerness to learn more and we are looking forward to seeing more of his works online.
Thomas Tibitanzl, or deZane, his artist name, is a self-taught Digital Artist and Designer who currently lives in Munich. Thomas grew up in the golden city of Prague and at an early age he established with his family in Germany.
His work covers both graphic, web and print design. Thomas expresses his art through thought-provoking and narrative artworks. His creations are based on original concepts, complete stories with deep messages, trying to encourage the viewer to think for himself. deZane’s artworks have been described as “fluid renderings of alternate universes, dreamlike sequences of juxtaposed landscapes.”
Andreas Preis is a wonderful designer and illustrator from Berlin, Germany. I absolutely fell in love with his drawings and his illustrations as they are so full of detail and life. I enjoyed the expression on each character, the mix of colors and the concepts of each of his works. He has worked for important clients and agencies such as ESPN Classic, CK One, NIKE, Ogilvy, Tetrapack, TNT and so the list could go on. Check out his artworks!
Today I’d like to present to you a young and very talented illustrator and graphic designer from Chihuahua, Mexico – Raul Urias. Raul is only 22 years old but he creates beautiful illustrations for clients and companies all around the world. His illustrations are full of life, color and creativity. I love the dripping liquid effect and the vivid colors which are present on many of Raul’s illustrations. Enough talk, check out some of his artworks below.
Yu Cheng Hong is a very talented artist from Taiwan. Yu Cheng is a well known skilled digital artist, creating some of the most beautiful characters and illustrations I have ever seen! I am simply blown away by this guys’ imagination! Take a look at the concepts, the level of detail, the colors and and shapes, his artwork is simply amazing!
Raphael Vicenzi a.k.a. Mydeadpony is a very talented sefl-taught artist from Brussels, Belgium. He is represented by the illustrator agency Colagene, so you can find most of his works there, among some of the most gifted artists. Raphael’s influence in his artwork comes from fashion, street art and graffiti. His illustrations are a mix of digital media, painting, sketches and drawings on watercolors, with textures and splotches and they are very detailed and meticulous.
Banksy is one of the most famous graffiti artists out there, in part because he has managed to keep his identity a mystery. Based in England, this artist has transformed walls, streets, sidewalks and just about anything he can manage to tag with satirical pieces that are derived from pop culture and politics. Using stenciling and dark humor, his work is an inspiration to designers and artists everywhere and evokes thought as visual social commentary.