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Have you ever started doodling with nothing really on your mind? Just aimless strokes intersecting and your thoughts preoccupied elsewhere. Sometimes our best work comes from these mindless scribbles and we don’t even
realize it.

 

Victor Rigo, an illustrator based in Mykolaiv, Ukraine, created this lovely illustration series simply by using hard stones and putting pencil to paper and letting his mind wander. The result is this minimal illustration style, yet well-developed characters with expressive emotions and gestures.

 

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How do we involve a viewer into our art illustrations?

 

Ishan Trivedi, through his illustrative story of 3 live puppets, uses a surreal tone to captivate his viewers. The vibrant colours help make the characters and the environment pop. The soft textures and the blurred edges make it all seem so dreamy. The detail in the character emotions and layers too cannot be missed.

 

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Danny Jose, compiled some of his character illustrations to create a display of his work. The illustrations are amusing; with care taken to give each character its own idiosyncratic personality. The colour palette is wonderful and the noise added to the texture adds appeal to the overall look.

 

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Having Fun with Character Design

We’re all looking for something unreal, something that could hold our attention and give us something new. Locopopo DesignStudio, founded by Lokesh Karekar, helped create an illustrative series for GDPL design studio for Godrej Properties – Kolkata. The aim of the campaign was to focus on the greenscape the property had to offer, with the scope for multiple activities at different gardens. The beautiful colour combinations of blue-yellow, red-blue and more help grab the viewers’ attention. The illustrations are wonderfully layered into the backdrop and the foreground, giving the feeling of depth and never-ending gardens. The overflowing green from all ends certainly conjures an enticing visual.

 

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Illustrators and designers from all over the world have fun participating in this project called ’36 days of Type’. Supernova Design, a Los Angeles based studio, presents their take on the project. The approach and style is very quirky, fun and upbeat. The colour palette is vibrant and exuberant. What is interesting is the story behind each of these types. And the layered details makes the composition all the more captivating. It’s not easy to work with a lot of elements, especially trying to find a balance between them all.

 

Here Supernova Designs handles a mixed bag of elements with panache and shows the viewer a spectrum of possibilities.

 

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Questioning… is integral to great creativity. It’s only when we brood, wonder and question a scenario, we can showcase a different perspective in a unique way. Illustrator, Ranganath Krishnamani, questioned the indigenous identity of the very Indian local culture. Through this he developed a series of illustrations, each depicting the lives of individuals who still hold on to the threads of culture and tradition, in this age of rapid globalization. Here we see the likes of our chaiwala, dhobiwala, darzi and more, people with professions that are ignored by most, and now hold on tight to the hem of our Indian urban fabric.

 

The art style is truly compelling. The illustrator has made excellent use of a complementary palette that includes brown and deep green. The style by itself has an earthy grounded feel to it. The detail helps make each character come alive, especially in the animation.

 

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There are so many ways to tackle a design problem. And there are so many lessons to learn from well done designs. Shift is a bi-annual journal by Landor Mumbai, a full service consulting and design agency. In this journal we see some of Landor’s best packaging designs, accompanied with thought provoking questions and pithy words of wisdom. What is interesting though is the illustration series by Locopoco, where the brand packaging on each page is seamlessly woven into an illustrative story.

 

Locopopo is a Mumbai-based independent illustration design studio. Their work has been featured, appreciated and awarded by renowned publications, magazines and awards like Cannes Lions and Kyoorius design award.

 

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If anything, a campaign should make a viewer look again. And that’s how we felt with the Lawman PG3 campaign by AutumnWinter Communications & Design, a Mumbai based agency. Each of the imageries draws you into its surreal world. The eccentric composition encourages curious to know the story behind it. Each poster focuses on a specific feature of the wire stitch, smoke wash and organic stitch. And each poster is designed around each of these features.

 

Karan Singh Rawat, the founder and CCO of AW, after graduating from J.J. School of Applied Art, gained years of experience working with renowned agencies like McCann Erickson, JWT, Umbrella Design and more.

 

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Consistency is imperative while creating a series. This can be achieved through the use of line style, tone, colour palette, a specific art form, etc. Here is an illustration series created for The Lily News by Ana Duje, an Argentinean graphic designer and illustrator who currently works between Hong Kong and Barcelona. What makes this unique is the minimalistic art style, the starkness of the white lines and bright pop of colours against the pitch black background.

 

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While creating an illustration, it’s important to carefully choose every element that goes into the work. Every aspect should add to the overarching concept. And this is what we see with the Roudra Bhangi illustration by Ibrahim Rayintakath.

 

Through this illustration, the touching story of a Guru-Shishya relationship is laid in numerous layers of colours, depth, patterns and emotions. The dizzying patterns, bold colours and layered shadows, all work together to draw the viewer deeper into the story.

 

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