Illustration

June 4, 2019

Creative Dad Uses Dynamic Drawings to Make His Kids Action-Packed Anime Stars

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by yota (@yota7454) on Dec 25, 2016 at 10:37pm PST Japanese Instagrammer Yota uses art to transport his two young kids into imaginary scenes. His son and daughter are first photographed on a white backdrop and then the creative dad uses a digital pen to sketch on top of the pictures. The results transform Yota’s brood into iconic characters from animated pop culture.

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May 13, 2019

Illustrator Reimagines Avengers Endgame Characters as Ukiyo-e Japanese Warriors

Japanese illustrator Takumi blends popular culture with the ancient Ukiyo-e art form in his latest series of superhero illustrations. To celebrate the recent Avengers: Endgame film release, the talented fantasy fan rendered each famous character in the style of authentic Japanese woodblock illustrations. Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow, and the rest of the cast have been thoughtfully reimagined as if they’re fierce Japanese warriors.

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May 2, 2019

Artist Transforms Coffee Stains into Mischievous Little Monster Illustrations

To most people, a coffee stain might not seem like much, but to German illustrator Stefan Kuhnigk, there’s hidden creatures inside every obscure, brown smudge. The self-confessed caffeine lover turns random coffee spillages into all sorts of weird and wonderful monster characters. It all started in 2011, while at a meeting at the ad agency he works at, Kuhnigk accidentally spilled a cup of coffee on some paper.

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April 19, 2019

Illustrator Imagines a World Where Gentle Giant Animals Live Among Humans

Japanese artist Monokubo imagines a world where larger-than-life animals roam the land and live among us. Through her fantastical digital paintings, the gentle giants are sources of comfort when their human companions are having a bad day or are traipsing through places that feel strange or unwelcoming. They offer them a fluffy paw of encouragement or a nose to boop, and they’re always ready to snuggle.

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