THE BEST Illustrations

If They Could Transform

If They Could Transform

Illustrator Darren Rawlings envisions what classic vehicles from movies and TV would look like if they were robots in disguise. The Ecto-1 and Mach V are pretty awesome, but the Mystery Machine is downright epic.

Doughboy T-Shirts & Toys

Doughboy T-Shirts & Toys

Joel Fortunato’s Doughboy creates illustrations inspired by his obsession with monsters, pop culture, and baked goods. Best of all, his new line of numbered, limited-edition cotton t-shirts comes packed in an awesome vinyl cupcake toy.

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Jeff Victor Evolution Series

Jeff Victor Evolution Series

Prolific illustrator Jeff Victor has an ongoing series wherein he tracks the careers or progression of famous actors, musicians, fictional characters and directors. You can buy prints of some of the pieces from his online shop.

Simon Stålenhag Art

Simon Stålenhag Art

Simon Stålenhag loves to paint robots and futuristic structures sitting in otherwise normal suburbs and countrysides. They look like more peaceful versions of Borderlands’ Pandora. You can buy prints of his art on RedBubble.

Winter Super Olympics

Winter Super Olympics

Critically-acclaimed graphic artist Francesco Francavilla imagined what it would be like if superheroes joined the Winter Olympics. It must be awesome to be so talented that you can make beautiful art like these just for fun.

The Dinosaur Pet Guide

The Dinosaur Pet Guide

Have you ever considered owning a dinosaur? Illustrator and writer John Conway lays out the pros and cons of different dinosaurs as pets. Here’s a tip: stick to Hypsilophodon. Otherwise it’s not going to end well.

Movies R Fun! Prints

Movies R Fun! Prints

Larger prints of the illustrations in Josh Cooley’s pseudo-children’s book Movies R Fun! They’re signed by hand and come in 8.5″ x 11″ and limited edition 13″ x 19″ sizes. The red texts are just online watermarks and won’t be in the prints.

Video Game Romance Novels

Video Game Romance Novels

With Valentine’s Day upon us, stock photography site Shutterstock teamed up with illustrator Erno Chernik to imagine covers for romance novels featuring video game characters. Link finally gets his due.

Star Wars x NFL

Star Wars x NFL

Behance member John Raya made Star Wars-themed football helmets, borrowing many of the color schemes and icons from those of NFL teams. We’d love to see the Hal Hutta Hutts on offense. NFC teams here, AFC teams here.

Map of the Internet 1.0

Map of the Internet 1.0

Martin Vargic and Jay Jason Simons are working on a funny but informative illustration that depicts the major players and websites on the Web as countries and continents. The poster also includes stats and other trivia.

Deep Dark Fears

Deep Dark Fears

(Gore) Animator Fran Krause’s webcomic about people’s irrational fears and concerns. Some of them are silly and would make your grandparents disown you, but a good number are legitimately frightening in different ways.

Ink & Gold Illustrations

Ink & Gold Illustrations

Artist Rebecca Yanovskaya drew these two pieces using ballpoint pens, gold leaf and shell gold. Ascent of Man and the Destruction of Magic and Descent of Man are part of her three-piece series Winged, with the third one coming soon.

Futurama Cast Poster

Futurama Cast Poster

deviantART member Unrellius has only a single artwork on his page, but he made it count. Unrellius spent around 14 months drawing this 5056 × 3576 poster, which he claims features all the characters that appeared in Futurama.

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Mikenesses

Mikenesses

A wonderful series by comic book artist Mike Holmes (Bravest Warriors) in which he draws himself and his cat Ella in the style of different artists, cartoons and video games. He’s going to release a compilation soon.

The Filmography of Cars

The Filmography of Cars

A print of Brooklyn-based artist Calm the Ham’s hand-drawn illustrations of 71 cars popularized by movies and TV series, from Bonnie and Clyde’s ’34 Ford B-400 to Walt and Jessie’s ’86 Fleetwood Bounder.

Face-o-mat

Face-o-mat

Artist Tobias Gutmann travels around the world with his portrait-making booth. The cardboard booth has levers that people can move to indicate the style of their portrait, then Tobias draws it Face-o-mat prints it out. More here.

Alternative Movie Posters

Alternative Movie Posters

Matthew Chojnacki’s Alternative Movie Posters: Film Art from the Underground is about the art of unofficial movie posters. Featuring over 200 posters with commentary from the artists. More on The Verge.

Spaceship Size Comparison Chart

Spaceship Size Comparison Chart

Dirk Loechel is working on a chart that compares the sizes of spaceships from various sci-fi series. The chart is already daunting and makes for an awesome wallpaper, but he’s far from finished. It barely has any ships from manga and anime.

RareInk MLB Art Series

RareInk MLB Art Series

A series of artful posters inspired by Major League Baseball’s players and stadiums, designed by great illustrators from around the world. Available printed on cotton rag paper, gallery-wrapped canvas, or brushed aluminum.

Anime Makeovers

Anime Makeovers

(Link NSFW) Phil Mimms aka HMN ALNS likes to draw popular anime characters in flashy street clothes. He’s drawn characters from Naruto, Slam Dunk and Dragon Ball Z. You can buy his merch on Red Bubble.

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Super Mario Bros. HD Art

Super Mario Bros. HD Art

We’ve seen what Super Mario Bros. is like in 3D, but what if the game’s graphics were replaced by high definition illustrations? That’s exactly what João Victor G. Costa did. The awesome end result looks a bit like Braid.

Korean Time-Lapse Drawing

Korean Time-Lapse Drawing

A time-lapse video by Art Animation showing illustrator Kim Jung Gi creating a poster from scratch – no sketches or outlines – to commemorate the Korean independence movement.

Scribble Portraits

Scribble Portraits

If you think you’re a great doodler, check out artist Vince Low’s Faces. It’s a series of celebrity portraits that Low made out of seemingly random swirls and lines that overlap to form detailed faces.

Modern Mantra

Modern Mantra

A series of illustrations by Swedish artist Thomas Broomé, Modern Mantra depicts living spaces where words take the shape of objects. His It’s Only Words project does the same but with a portrait.

Excel Spreadsheet Art

Excel Spreadsheet Art

Artist Tatsuo Horiuchi creates intricate nature scenes using the vector drawing tools in Microsoft Excel as his medium. Tatsuo has stated that he finds it easier to use than Microsoft Paint (or actual paint.)

Star Wars Episode VII Fan Poster

Star Wars Episode VII Fan Poster

Illustrator Adam Schickling drew and painted this awesome poster by hand. It shows the lead characters as they look like today but in the style of the iconic Star Wars posters made by artist Drew Struzan.

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