The Bold and the Beautiful: A New Niche of Digital Illustrations

Digital Portraits & Paintings by Samy Halim:

Playing with bold colors and geometric shapes is the new interest for many illustrators today. One such artist is Samy Halim who likes to create brilliant artwork on the digital medium and makes it look like traditional paintings. From cheerful circles to pointy blues and to broody boxes, Samy’s illustrations are easy on the eye yet retain their aura of abstractness. His paintings bring out the most delicate sides of of the most delicate of beings; women and birds. It might be because of his background but his artwork is clearly inspired by the fashion-forward Parisian themes of beauty; a very Marion-Cotillard-in-Midnight-in-Paris style. Looking at some of his work, you can’t help but think of Daisy Buchanan from The Great Gatsby. When he draws birds, you see beautifully intertwined geometrical patterns filled with a combination of plain pastels transitioning into bolder blues. Despite following a meticulous process for his paintings, Samy admittedly doesn’t shy away from leaving slight imperfections in his digital drawings.

Reference: INSPIRATIONGRID

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Poster Stories by Plakat Geschichten:

“A Picture Speaks a Thousand Words” is an age-old phrase but there is certainly a whole lot of truth to it. Large format design art has seen a long history of evolution since its inception, a century ago. Over time it has amalgamated an impressive stylistic diversity and creative approach to its process. Once, solely relying on the power of words for the purpose of expression, large format design is increasingly seeing experimentation combined with traditional photography and newer digital techniques. For example, the first of the following posters deliver a powerful message with the most minimalistic design. It shows the name of the clothing brand, PKZ, in different colors which implies the diversity of the brand. The image of the button instantly shows it is related to clothing so there’s no ambiguity in the design and image of the arm with a pipe in hand shows the brand is for debonair men. 

Reference: Museum of Design Zurich

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