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Digital Art by XiaoJi

Digital Art by XiaoJi

December 21st, 2014

Digital portraits by Chinese artist XiaoJi. More inspirations

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Mahjong

Mahjong Character

December 20th, 2014

在「將子求財」這個線上麻將遊戲中,我承接了麻將的角色設計工作。 客戶想要呈現出的角色形象是無厘頭的、搞笑的、惡搞的, 雖然和自己的風格不同,但設計時還是覺得非常有趣。 …

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Fantasy Illustrations by Dogan Oztel

Fantasy Illustrations by Dogan Oztel

December 19th, 2014

Set of inspiring fantasy illustrations by Dogan Oztel, an artist from France. Visit Dogan Oztel

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Eyes Shut Tight by Josephine Cardin

Eyes Shut Tight by Josephine Cardin

December 19th, 2014

Female portrait photography by Rochester, New York based artist Josephine Cardin. Visit Josephine Cardin

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Illustrations by DibuMadHatter

Illustrations by DibuMadHatter

December 19th, 2014

Set of creative illustrations by an artist from Spain, DibuMadHatter. Visit DibuMadHatter

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Caricatures by Ed van der Linden

I am a freelance illustrator, graphic designer and photographer in the Netherlands. I mainly work in advertising. I also do event caricatures for weddings, anniversaries, gifts and private commissions . Most of my work is digitally drawn, but if there is time i like to draw traditionally in graphite pencil, pastel and charcoal or paint in oil or watercolor.

For a caricature i try to get my hands on as much pictures of the subject as i can. In the case of a celebrity that isn’t a problem of course, but with private commissions or caricatures of co-workers’ anniversaries it’s often hard to get decent reference. I then study the subject and try to find the features that are most ‘off-standard’ and exaggerate those features. The challenge is to determine what to exaggerate and what feature is to be left alone. You can’t exaggerate every feature because the chance of loosing likeness is very likely. I then set up a few lines as a reference for placement of the eyes, nose, mouth and face shape. I don’t sketch very detailed because i found that i change a lot while ‘painting’, (that is the big advantage of drawing digitally) so a detailed sketch is a waste of time. Then i go on ‘painting’ the entire face until a stage is reached where i think it’s finished. If there is time i let it rest for a while (preferably a couple of days) and check if any improvement can be made.

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Michael Dachstein

Inspiration junkie :)