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Adobe Behance inspiration: illustration

As a creator, one of the most comprehensive, thought-provoking sources of inspiration available is Adobe’s platform, Behance. It is a way for artists to share their creative projects of every category from photography and illustration to out-of-home and packaging designs. Recently, I have been drawn to illustrative art to convey more graphic emotions and designs. Take a look at some artists works that inspired me:

Adobe Charter illustration

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Designed by Russ Gray for an epic client, Adobe, this design represents the company’s core values in one comprehensive illustration. The challenge was to create a single design which encompassed community involvement, escape and well-being, and diversity and inclusion in STEAM fields. What I love most about Gray’s work is the seamless integration of many smaller designs to create one cohesive design, using simple curved lines as transition elements. His complementary color palette of bright orange and cool blue tones leads your eye through the illustration. I find myself noticing something new each time I look at it, speaking to his attention to detail.

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community

escape

escape

Notice Gray’s use of subtle textures to add dimension. The consistent curved lines throughout his design make it appear cohesive, portraying the way Adobe is able to integrate many different core values.

STEAM fields

STEAM fields

diversity and inclusion

diversity and inclusion

For more of Russ Gray’s work, check out his Behance page here.

Wood in Fairytales

These three fantasy illustrations created by Meel Tamphanon portray similar woodland scenes from well-known fairytales. What inspires me most about her artwork is the use of color to evoke a mood. Each scene is similar in composition, but the tonality is what gives the designs a unique mood related to the storyline.

“Alice in Wonderland”

“Alice in Wonderland”

“Red Riding Hood”

“Red Riding Hood”

Tamphanon’s scenes utilize spray paint textures to add a sense of realism. Notice how opaque trees in the back give her illustrations an enhanced sense of depth, while maintaining the same color palette.

“Snow White”

“Snow White”

abstract portraits

Designed by Benjamin Fluow, these abstract portraits utilize patterns and texture to create eye-catching humanistic representations. Contrasting shapes throughout the illustrations give a personalized sense of movement. What caught my eye about Fluow’s work was his use of contrasting patterns to create a cohesive design.

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I was particularly drawn to the geometric shapes and angles throughout his work. Fluow’s approach combines abstract and realism in a unique way, speaking to our own individualism as humans.

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Pachá Skylines

Commissioned by Pachá Magazine, David Sierra’s scenic illustrations capture the most iconic buildings, monuments, and places in five major cities across the globe. With a focus on architecture, the extensive details make his designs hard to stop staring at.

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Sierra creates a color scheme for each illustration, representing the unique culture of each city. His color palettes are lively and eye-catching, blending vector elements with a simple, bold typography.

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Pacha is a lifestyle magazine based in Spain, focusing on music, fashion, culture, and people. Sierra’s illustrations are seamlessly integrated into this travel article, using his landmark illustrations to portray the culture of the city. Utilizing illustrations rather than still photographs speaks to the power of graphic design, and how the creative world continues to change in 2019.

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Lots of exciting projects in the works…. more inspo coming soon!

- GOODAESTHETIC