Designer Daily logo Shop Deals

Graphic & Web design blog

Advertise - Contact

Illustration

Discover the best illustrators in our regular features.

July 31, 2015
Powerful illustrations by Stuart McReath
Powerful illustrations by Stuart McReath

Good editorial illustration needs to be understood right away. For that, the drawings need to combine complex ideas and compress them into a simple image that explains a situation or an idea quickly. As you can guess, this is an amazingly complex task that editorial illustrators face every day. A look at Stuart McReath’s illustrated […]

July 7, 2015
Coffee stain monsters by By Stefan Kuhnigk
Coffee stain monsters by By Stefan Kuhnigk

When spilling coffee, most people clean it up right away with an occasional curse word. Stefan Kuhnigk, an artist from Germany, prefers to let it dry for a few hours, so he can create some little illustrated monsters with the spills. Now he even creates the coffee spills on purpose and selects the best to create […]

June 26, 2015
Unobtainable objects by Jacques Carelman
Unobtainable objects by Jacques Carelman

Jacques Carelman passed away recently, in 2012. He was born in 1929 in France and was mostly famous for a drawing of a policeman he did during the Mai 1968 events in Paris. Carelman also drew many less political things, like the absurd objects he invented. In fact he created an entire catalogue of unobtainable […]

June 13, 2015
Drawings of skulls coming out of the skin by Paul Jackson
Drawings of skulls coming out of the skin by Paul Jackson

Paul Jackson’s hyper-realistic drawings are amazing studies of the human and animal bodies. The skulls are coming out of the skin and leave a trail of skin behind. Based in Toronto, Jackson is a complete artist with a talent for music, design and illustration.  

June 5, 2015
A stunning drawing of a world destroyed by humans
A stunning drawing of a world destroyed by humans

This spectacular drawing was commission work created by McCann India for Greenpeace. Using the Yin Yang symbol and applying it to the earth, Greenpeace suggests that we bring back some balance to our planet. You can see some images of the making off of the drawing, as well as the end result in this post. […]

May 23, 2015
Spectacular sketches by PEZ
Spectacular sketches by PEZ

PEZ is the artist name of a talented French illustrator. His art goes far beyond simple illustrations, but what we share in this post are his incredibly detailed sketches. In this series, PEZ took on some famous characters with a simple pencil. He gave them a new life with some little twists.

May 3, 2015
Kevin Lucbert creates stunning blue ballpoint pen drawings
Kevin Lucbert creates stunning blue ballpoint pen drawings

We all have been drawing with a blue ballpoint pen at some point in our life. It may be at school or on the phone, but blue ballpoint pens have been an escape for bored people to let their mind wander for decades already. French illustrator Kevin Lucbert is either very bored or very talented. I’d […]

April 27, 2015
The part-time jobs of superheroes illustrated
The part-time jobs of superheroes illustrated

Saving the world is great, everybody likes you and you get tons of media exposure. Hell, you even get books and movies written about you. But saving the world doesn’t pay the bills. Illustrator Flying Mouse 365, whose nickname sounds like a superhero’s name, created many designs trying to imagine what part-time jobs superheroes had […]

March 31, 2015
Amandine Urruty creates bizarre worlds and characters in black and white
Amandine Urruty creates bizarre worlds and characters in black and white

French illustrator and artist Amandine Urruty has created her own bizarre world that draws and paints over and over. Mask-wearing characters sit among flying objects and tiny persons doing stuff give us an endless amount of things to look at in her paintings. Inspired, among others, by Hieronymus Bosch, she has been categorized into pop-surrealism […]

March 27, 2015
The sound eater: illustrations by Juliette Barbanègre
The sound eater: illustrations by Juliette Barbanègre

The sound eater is a children book project by Juliette Barbanègre, a Paris-based illustrator. The sound eater story starts in the city of Vudenhaut. In that city people have huge eyes and excellent eyesight, they can see very far. Miro was born with normal eyes and huge ears. He cannot see further than the clouds, […]

March 23, 2015
Spectacular black & white portraits by Boris Pelcer
Spectacular black & white portraits by Boris Pelcer

Milwaukee-based illustrator Boris Pelcer creates stunning illustrations. His portraits get lost in the stars or in intricate patterns, somewhere between dream and reality. On his portfolio, you’ll find detailed drawings carefuly designed in black and white, sometimes for personal projects, sometimes for client work.

March 14, 2015
Illustrations in context complete MOMA artworks
Illustrations in context complete MOMA artworks

New York based illustrator Christoph Niemann’s work often uses humour. We already featured him for his American illustrations, and he has often proved being very funny. His recent series at the MOMA in New York also plays with the landscape, with the artworks of the museum to be more accurate. He completes the artworks with […]

March 13, 2015
Cool illustrated stamps inspired by 3D printing
Cool illustrated stamps inspired by 3D printing

Anything related to 3D printing is usually presented as edgy, highly-technological stuff that will bring the next industrial revolution. While this is probably true, it means that visuals that relate to 3D printing are often designed to give a technological, cold look-and-feel. The illustrations created for San Marino stamps by Andy Rementer look somewhat naive, […]

February 26, 2015
Funny ads for a Russian language school
Funny ads for a Russian language school

Studying a language will most often make you feel closer to the language’s country. That’s the assertion that Russian graphic designer Ira Smolikova visualized for this brilliant advertising for the Pushkin Institute, a Russian language center. The visuals take several countries popular culture symbols and, in a few steps, turns it into a Matryoshka, the […]

February 18, 2015
Carne Griffiths creates spectacular paintings with ink and tea
Carne Griffiths creates spectacular paintings with ink and tea

Carne Griffiths has created an impressive series of portaits, using ink and tea to make some spectacular watercolor-like effects.