Fashion Illustrations by Ina Stanimirova, Barcelona, Spain.


Fashion Illustrations by Ina Stanimirova, Barcelona, Spain.

Ina Stanimirova spent her childhood surrounded by her father’s paints, brushes and drawings. Her main amusement was spending hours with a sketchbook and a pencil in her hands, drawing and imitating his works. Since she was little she knew what her passion was, so she decided she wanted to be an artist. Years later she moved from Alicante, the city where she had been living until then, to Barcelona to form herself in the Art Faculty. There, she had the oportunity to experiment with new techniques such as sculpture or painting, which gave a new overtone to her work. However, drawing remained as her priority and, finally, she graduated in 2011 in that specialism. It was then when she decided to direct her work towards illustration, studying the Illustration Postgraduate in BAU during 2012.

Ina’s work is figurative, but always surrounded by a surrealistic atmosphere. The main character in her illustrations is the female figure, which is immersed in a beautiful yet disturbing climate of creatures and strange worlds. These women, drawn with graphite with a strong line, are tangible and corporeal. However, they intermingle with ethereal and impalpable elements, drawn with thin watercolor layers. These figures, almost immaterial yet very close, reference to the unknown, the unseen, or even to our own fears or worries. Therefore, the inspiration to create these images can be found in sensations we all have experienced in some moment: nostalgia, curiosity, fear or insecurity. “Even if at first sight these images can seem mere fantasy, I try that the viewer can finally feel somehow identified with the sensations that my drawings transmit”. This free interpretations allows the reading not to go only in one direction, but to be expanded into multiple ways according to each one’s appreciation. Her influences vary from fashion illustration to photography or surrealist painting, with artists like René Gruau, David Downton, Erwin Blumenfeld or René Magritte.

Now she works as a freelance illustrator doing multiple projects such as concert posters, CD and book covers, or participating in events like Andorra Shopping Festival or Open Air Festival Barcelona. She is always developing her personal work and looking for new ways of expression.

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Surreal Digital Paintings by Aykut Aydoğdu, Istanbul, Turkey.

Surreal Digital Paintings by Aykut Aydoğdu, Istanbul, Turkey.

There’s a deep sense of mystery in the illustrations of Aykut Aydoğdu, a freelance illustrator from Istanbul, Turkey. Firstly it’s his technique. Even when you study his work thoroughly you won’t believe there’s not a single paintbrush involved in the creating of these pieces. Well, there is one, but it’s a digital one! All Aykut’s work is purely digital, drawn or painted with a tablet in Adobe Photoshop.

Second of all there’s mystery in the scenes and people Aykut portrays. Often there’s a sense of surrealism in his work, letting the viewer decide what’s real and what’s not. In his varied portfolio Aykut shows an interest in pop culture as well, creating homages to famous television shows like Breaking Bad, and cult movies like Fight Club and Lèon. It’s his portrait work that grabs me most though, stunning depictions of people that cross the border of a surreal dreamworld and reality.

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Art Now: Jenny Liz Rome Fashion Illustrations

Jenny Liz Rome Fashion Illustrations

Working as a freelance illustrator in Southern Ontario, Jenny Liz Rome has some pretty gorgeous work in her portfolio. She creates dynamic fashion images inspired by wildlife, modern women, classic style and the female form. Here is a beautiful selection of work of this talented artist.

More information at www.jennylizrome.com

Digital Art Now: Amazing Works by Alain Vonck

Digital Art Now: Amazing Works by Alain Vonck
Alain Vonck is a french independent art director and designer. He works in a wide range of fields, with diverse clients from the art and commercial sectors and develop creative solutions for print and digital. In order to view an in-deph selection of work or to discuss a potential project, please contact the studio here.

 

The Art of German Gonzalez, Medellín, Colombia.

The Art of German Gonzalez, Medellín, Colombia.

”Hey all, my name is German Gonzalez, Graphic designer and illustrator. Based in Medellín, focused on traditional and digital illustration, applied to editorial field, mixing narratives and popular tendencies. I consider myself a hybrid between a graphic designer and an artist-wanna be. My main interest are in interdisciplinary works between fashion, art and music.”German Gonzalez

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