Illustration

May 16, 2020

Dazzling Gold Leaf Details Illuminate Mysterious Portraits of Otherworldly Women

Artist Nikolaos Kafasis—also known as Nikolas Tower—combines watercolor and gouache to create rich, character-driven fantasy worlds. His paintings feature unusual, mystical women surrounded by abstract backgrounds of flowing colors, and often, layered with details in dazzling gold leaf. The artist draws upon several areas of inspiration in his paintings. His influences include motifs from Ancient Greek and Asian mythologies, as well as nature, anime, video games, and fantasy novels.

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May 5, 2020

Artist Illustrates Everyday Life With His Wife and 1-Year-Old Daughter in Relatable Comics

While most families document their lives through photos, Tel-Aviv-based illustrator Yehuda Devir captures heartwarming daily moments through art. His ongoing comic series, One of Those Days, gives a peek into the life he shares with his wife Maya and their little daughter, Ariel. When we last shared his work, the cute couple had just welcomed baby Ariel into their lives, showcased by adorable illustrations that any first-time parent would relate to.

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April 29, 2020

Beautifully Nostalgic Moments Captured in Illustrations That Mix Photorealism and Anime Styles

Artist Kouki Ikegami creates striking digital artworks that look as though they’re stills from an anime. His illustrations juxtapose gritty urban scenes with solitary female characters who are going about their daily lives. From waiting at a railroad crossing to passing through the subway to overlooking a city, these romantic, transient scenes are filled with nostalgia for the quiet moments in life. Ikegami’s art is particularly impactful because of the complex compositions.

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