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Film Crew in Quarantine

Film Crew in Quarantine

We’re fortunate to be able to work from home, but not all trades can get their jobs done remotely. Illustrator Robertas Nevecka uses animation to offer up some clever ideas of what members of a film crew might do with their talents while isolating at home. Music and sound by Simonas Jončys.

Drawing 100 Versions of Wolverine

Drawing 100 Versions of Wolverine

As we’ve seen before, James Raiz aka TheBoxOfficeArtist loves to draw comic book heroes. In this time-lapse, he illustrates 100 different variants of the anger and adamantium-filled X-Man, from his comic book tiger stripe, to his look in the X-Men movies, to the rarely seen Hulkverine, and even Old Man Logan.

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Ambidextrous Drawing

Ambidextrous Drawing

Detroit lawyer and artist Colin Darke not only can draw well, but has the rare ability to do it with both his left and right hands. But he doesn’t just use them one at a time, he draws with both hands at the same time. Check out his Instagram for more time-lapse videos of his work.

Drawing 100 Versions of Batman

Drawing 100 Versions of Batman

James Raiz aka TheBoxOfficeArtist loves to draw complicated scenes featuring lots and lots of characters. In this clip, he meticulously illustrated 100 versions of The Dark Knight as seen in his many different guises over the years. Join James’ Discord community for a chance to win a print of the finished image.

Thickest Flipbook Ever

Thickest Flipbook Ever

Andymation spent over 35 days over the course of 3 months creating this insanely-thick flipbook. The 658-page anime-style sequence only takes about 50 seconds to watch, but it’s a serious testament to the artist’s illustration skill and dedication. Skip to 15:07 for the money shot.

The Blank Page

The Blank Page

The consistently amazing animator Jake Fried is back with another incredible work, meticulously hand-illustrated using ink and Wite-Out on paper. The images in “The Blank Page” take us on a wild journey through the artist’s mind, and the wonder of creative possibilities.

Illustrative Surgery

Illustrative Surgery

Artist JF Lemay is a master at creating awesomely creepy and twisted black and white illustrations. In addition to his still images, his instagram is filled with cool video clips, like this multilayered human, complete with skin, bones, organs, and a special surprise inside.

Cartoon Characters in Real Life

Cartoon Characters in Real Life

Digital illustrator Robson Lami likes to take cartoon characters and reimagine them as if they were living, breathing people. He’s taken on Rick Sanchez, Popeye, Woody, the Powerpuff Girls, Sonic the Hedgehog and many more, and they’re almost always incredibly creepy.

Drawing Portraits with a Compass

Drawing Portraits with a Compass

Artist DP Truong shows off her mad compass skills as she creates a detailed portrait by drawing hundreds of concentric circles and varying the pressure of his pen to create shades of grey. Here’s another one of her images celebrating the collab between Son Tung, Snoop Dogg, and Madison Beer.

Line Art Cafe

Line Art Cafe

Seoul, Korea’s Cafe 연남동 239-20 has a truly wonderful design aesthetic. The entire place is done up in a black-and-white line art style that gives everything an illustrated 2D look. No detail was overlooked, from the chairs to the coffee mugs. Original video by taramilktea.

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Something Wicked This Way Comes

The Folio Society presents a fantastic new hardcover edition of Ray Bradbury’s classic, as the denizens of Cooger & Dark’s Pandemonium Shadow Show are brought to life through creepy, intricate illustrations by artist Tim McDonagh. A great gift for any fan of dark fantasy.

Insecta Playing Cards

Insecta Playing Cards

Illustrated by artist Immy Smith, these beautifully hand-drawn poker deck imagining a symbiotic relationship between insects and card players. There are bugs on each and every card. Available in two back and box variants, along with uncut sheets for framing.

Why Climb the Highest Mountain?

Why Climb the Highest Mountain?

After Skool reminds us how world leaders can and should inspire humanity, taking President John F. Kennedy’s impressive and memorable 1962 speech about science, discovery, and enlightenment, and illustrating some of its many highlights.

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Under the Surface

Under the Surface

Animator Michał Sawtyruk’s 30-second short left us wanting to see so much more, but his illustration style and concise story is just too good not to share. We’d love to see a longer version that shows us what’s next for the lady in the tub.

The Story of Jon Burgerman

The Story of Jon Burgerman

While shooting pics to promote illustrator Jon Burgerman’s new book It’s Great to Create, photographer Bas Berkhout decided to turn some of the leftovers into a wonderful documentary about the inspiration behind his whimsical, googly-eyed style.

Steev&Jan: HERAUT

Steev&Jan: HERAUT

Artists Steeven Salvat and Jan Theo do something very rare – they work together simultaneously on the same illustration to create a single cohesive image. This time-lapse shows them working from the edges towards the middle of one of their amazing drawings.

Jeremy Collins x Rumpl Bedding

Jeremy Collins x Rumpl Bedding

Feel close to nature without ever leaving your loft with the cool collection of Jeremy Collins for Rumpl. The machine washable pieces are water repellent and stain resistant on one side with cozy fleece on the other, and are built for on or off the bed.

Mind Frame

Mind Frame

Illustrator Jake Fried’s latest animated clip is yet another amazing example of his incredible artistry – a surreal, dream-like exploration of the human experience, played out through a series of ink, coffee, and wite-out drawings.

Butcher Billy Changes Bowie

Butcher Billy Changes Bowie

Artist Butcher Billy created these amazing mashup images, combining Bowie’s musical milestones with pop culture icons. The result is a mindblowing GIF animation, and a series of individual images which we’d love to hang on our wall. Full series on Behance. Prints here.

Jake Weidmann, Master Penman

Jake Weidmann, Master Penman

Artist Jake Weidmann possesses a truly special craft – he’s the youngest of only a handful Master Penmen in the entire world, with the hard-earned ability to create insanely intricate illustrations and calligraphy from the tip of his fountain pen.

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Domo Arigato Poster

Domo Arigato Poster

We love the whimsical homage artist Derek Sullivan has paid to the most notorious robots in pop culture history in his 18″ x 24″ print. It’s easy to spot Wall-E, Bender and Rosie, but how many more can you identify?

Pokétryoshka

Pokétryoshka

Artist Michael Myers of Drawsgood Illustration and Design created this great series of images which imagine Pokémon as those Russian stacking dolls – if they opened up sideways, that is.

Mindblowing Freehand Illustration

Mindblowing Freehand Illustration

Time-lapse footage of artist Kim Jung Gi (NSFW link) as he creates an intricate wall-sized illustration. The level of detail he achieves with no visual frame of reference is staggering. Every time you think he’s done, he adds more to the canvas. More on YouTube.

Illustrations by Suzanne Waters

Illustrations by Suzanne Waters

Glasgow, Scotland artist Suzanne Waters creates awesome illustrations by meticulously placing hundreds of individually shaded triangles to form her subjects. Buy prints and commission custom pet portraits on Etsy.

Look, No Hands!

Look, No Hands!

Designer Michelle Vandy has had to minimize the use of her hands due to a repetitive strain injury, so being a highly creative individual, she came up with a unique way to interact with her computer – using her nose and an Apple Magic Trackpad.

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