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Cut Leaf Illustrations for ‘Plant for the Planet’

Cut Leaf Illustrations for Plant for the Planet pollution plants illustration environment advertising

Cut Leaf Illustrations for Plant for the Planet pollution plants illustration environment advertising

Cut Leaf Illustrations for Plant for the Planet pollution plants illustration environment advertising

Cut Leaf Illustrations for Plant for the Planet pollution plants illustration environment advertising

Cut Leaf Illustrations for Plant for the Planet pollution plants illustration environment advertising

A wonderfully executed ad campaign by Legas Delaney for Plant for the Planet, using cut leaves symbolizing their ability to absorb CO2. Beautiful work. (via inspire me now and ads of the world)

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Illustrated Skulls by Meyoko

Illustrated Skulls by Meyoko posters and prints illustration anatomy
Anacridium No. 1

Illustrated Skulls by Meyoko posters and prints illustration anatomy
Alaus Oculatus

Ecuadorian illustrator Melissa Murillo (aka Meyoko) lives and works in Berlin where she draws some of the most fantastically intricate images I’ve encountered in some time. These two skulls utilizing the abstracted anatomy of insects are by far my favorite, but my guess is many of you will thoroughly enjoy the rest of her portfolio. These two particular pieces are available as limited edition giclee prints in her shop, and you can see her work later this year at Illustrative in Berlin.

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Broken Faces

Broken Faces portraits illustration

Broken Faces portraits illustration

Broken Faces portraits illustration

Broken Faces portraits illustration

These are several of my favorite pieces from a wonderful new series of broken face portraits by Tokyo-based illustrator and collage artist Takahiro Kimura. From his artist statement:

If I hold up the emotion of human being, which is so complicated and elusive, as theme of my work, the work will be unable to catch up with the emotion and the work will be undistinguished. Therefore, in a state of selfless, I command not feeling but solely my aesthetic sense and attempt to create my work. And then if you feel some complicated emotions of human beings are expressed out of my work [faces], it might be projections of what you have inside. The broken faces might be mirrors to reflect your emotions.

See much more over on Behance. (via drinking mercury)

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Birds in Books

Birds in Books illustration books birds

Birds in Books illustration books birds

Birds in Books illustration books birds

Birds in Books illustration books birds

Birds in Books illustration books birds

Pennsylvania artist and designer Paula Swisher takes doodling in the margins of old engineering and science manuals to new heights. She began the illustrations using nothing but ballpoint pen and white-out similar to Mark Powell’s envelopes, but soon explored new materials including colored pencil, gouache and other mixed media like thread and cut-out paper. Via email she tells me:

I’ve been using scientific imagery and information graphics off and on in my work. I seem to be drawn to the contrived sense of order that they show. In the drawings mentioned, superimposing bird imagery, hopefully, creates a visual metaphor for our attempts to make sense of our experiences.

You can see dozens more of her bird artworks here. (via mark powell’s tumblog, through the window i could see the sun)

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Envelope Drawings by Mark Powell

Envelope Drawings by Mark Powell illustration faces envelopes

Envelope Drawings by Mark Powell illustration faces envelopes

Envelope Drawings by Mark Powell illustration faces envelopes

Envelope Drawings by Mark Powell illustration faces envelopes

Envelope Drawings by Mark Powell illustration faces envelopes

London-based artist Mark Powell has chosen the backs of old envelopes as a canvas for these delicately rendered portraits of the elderly, using nothing more than a standard Bic Biro pen to create the delicate folds and wrinkles of their skin. I love everything about these. See much more of his work here and he sells a number of art prints over on Society6. If you liked this also check out the photography of Lee Jeffries.

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Line Drawings by Vasilj Godzh

Line Drawings by Vasilj Godzh people lines illustration faces

Line Drawings by Vasilj Godzh people lines illustration faces

Line Drawings by Vasilj Godzh people lines illustration faces

Line Drawings by Vasilj Godzh people lines illustration faces

Line Drawings by Vasilj Godzh people lines illustration faces

A number of exquisite line drawings by Russian illustrator Vasilj Godzh. See much more over on Behance.

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Inside the Sketchbooks of Mattias Adolfsson

Inside the Sketchbooks of Mattias Adolfsson mosaics miniature illustration drawing architecture

Inside the Sketchbooks of Mattias Adolfsson mosaics miniature illustration drawing architecture

Inside the Sketchbooks of Mattias Adolfsson mosaics miniature illustration drawing architecture

Inside the Sketchbooks of Mattias Adolfsson mosaics miniature illustration drawing architecture

Inside the Sketchbooks of Mattias Adolfsson mosaics miniature illustration drawing architecture

The inside of Mattias Adolfsson’s sketchbook looks much better than the inside of mine. These are just a few of some fantastic spreads found in his series Flying Junk and Rococo Borg. Be sure to click the images for maximum HD sketch goodness. (via behance)

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