Instagram Portraits with a Comic Book Vibe

Csaba Bernáth is a Hungarian graphic designer and Design Director for Cold Castle Studios while operating as Creative Director of his own boutique studio, VUU. In his career Bernáth has worked as a designer in freelancing, design studios, advertising agencies and gaming studios. This young artist’s career has been and continues to be prolific. His works show off a wide range of ability in his design from professional logo and cover art to exceptional, three dimensional, ‘Rick and Morty’ fan art. It’s his impressive versatility that makes Bernáth a resourceful pro. Everything he does is interesting and worth looking at but my favorite genre of Bernáth’s artwork is his portraiture.

Drawing of a Guy With Spectacles and Trimmed Beard

Bernáth did work on a personal project for his Instagram where he made digitally drawn portraits of people on the platform. The series of works produced from this are awesome. Each portrait has a comic book vibe, employing clean, simple line work and using shadow and lighting to build out the depth and shaping of his subjects. Using a simple, solid color background, allows Bernáth to bring full focus on his figures while employing another single color for the subject of the portrait creates an appealing contrast. The series follows a wide range of people and facial hair, spanning across age, race, mood and level of hipster. And in that way, it’s an excellent representation of the Instagram world, who knows, maybe someday you’ll be a Csaba Bernáth portrait.

Drawing of a Girl With Cap and Eight Rings

Drawing of a Guy With Hat, Beard and Sunglass

Drawing of a Girl With Short Hair and Flower Pin In Hair

Drawing of a Guy With Tattoo and Beard

Instagram Portraits with a Comic Book Vibe

Csaba Bernáth is a Hungarian graphic designer and Design Director for Cold Castle Studios while operating as Creative Director of his own boutique studio, VUU. In his career Bernáth has worked as a designer in freelancing, design studios, advertising agencies and gaming studios. This young artist’s career has been and continues to be prolific. His works show off a wide range of ability in his design from professional logo and cover art to exceptional, three dimensional, ‘Rick and Morty’ fan art. It’s his impressive versatility that makes Bernáth a resourceful pro. Everything he does is interesting and worth looking at but my favorite genre of Bernáth’s artwork is his portraiture.

Drawing of a Guy With Spectacles and Trimmed Beard

Bernáth did work on a personal project for his Instagram where he made digitally drawn portraits of people on the platform. The series of works produced from this are awesome. Each portrait has a comic book vibe, employing clean, simple line work and using shadow and lighting to build out the depth and shaping of his subjects. Using a simple, solid color background, allows Bernáth to bring full focus on his figures while employing another single color for the subject of the portrait creates an appealing contrast. The series follows a wide range of people and facial hair, spanning across age, race, mood and level of hipster. And in that way, it’s an excellent representation of the Instagram world, who knows, maybe someday you’ll be a Csaba Bernáth portrait.

Drawing of a Girl With Cap and Eight Rings

Drawing of a Guy With Hat, Beard and Sunglass

Drawing of a Girl With Short Hair and Flower Pin In Hair

Drawing of a Guy With Tattoo and Beard

Bringing Storybook Magic To Everday Homes

Bethany Stahl is a Knoxville based artist, illustrator and author. Typically working “in a line and wash style”, Stahl’s watercolor paintings bring storybook magic to the homes of the clients she works with. Born out of a stranger’s commission to produce a painting of their home, Bethany Stahl found her painting passion, bringing the romantic magic of each family’s individual home, to life.

People now come to Stahl with requests to paint their homes in her signature style. An expert with watercolors, she employs the unique ability of the paints to combine rich and washed coloring to great effect, building a romanticized, storybook feel. For the owners of the homes, she captures and highlights the elements of their houses, whether stately or quaint, that makes them special. Whether it’s a royal blue door, saturated, or the splash of green the fauna around the home provides, Stahl always manages to emphasize certain details that allow the viewer to see how the house is seen in memory.
For Stahl, she has written about how special her niche in the art world has been for her, recognizing the value of capturing the victories of first homes or memories of past homes now lost for people and the level of personal connection that brings to her pieces. She is an artist absolutely worth checking out. Given the nature of her work, you may even want her to paint your home for you.

Watercolor drawing of a house

A watercolor drawing of a ranch-style home

 

Bringing Storybook Magic To Everday Homes

Bethany Stahl is a Knoxville based artist, illustrator and author. Typically working “in a line and wash style”, Stahl’s watercolor paintings bring storybook magic to the homes of the clients she works with. Born out of a stranger’s commission to produce a painting of their home, Bethany Stahl found her painting passion, bringing the romantic magic of each family’s individual home, to life.

People now come to Stahl with requests to paint their homes in her signature style. An expert with watercolors, she employs the unique ability of the paints to combine rich and washed coloring to great effect, building a romanticized, storybook feel. For the owners of the homes, she captures and highlights the elements of their houses, whether stately or quaint, that makes them special. Whether it’s a royal blue door, saturated, or the splash of green the fauna around the home provides, Stahl always manages to emphasize certain details that allow the viewer to see how the house is seen in memory.
For Stahl, she has written about how special her niche in the art world has been for her, recognizing the value of capturing the victories of first homes or memories of past homes now lost for people and the level of personal connection that brings to her pieces. She is an artist absolutely worth checking out. Given the nature of her work, you may even want her to paint your home for you.

Watercolor drawing of a house

A watercolor drawing of a ranch-style home

 

Drawing Pure Joy: The Many Smiling Faces of Female Characters as Drawn by Julio Cesar

Julio Cesar is a character designer and illustrator from Fortaleza, Brazil. His abilities as an illustrator have gained him quite a following with hundreds of thousands of followers on social media. When you see his work, the answer as to why is immediately clear in his style; the way that it lends itself to doing female centric character design.

Drawing of Female Character Marimoon

Cesar’s portfolio is filled with tasteful, fun and vibrant illustrations of female characters, many of them being original creations of his own. It is however, his real-life references which give us the best introductory point of contrast to see what sets Cesar apart from the rest.

Drawing of Female Character Libz Taking Selfies

In particular, I’m talking about his awesome illustration of Ronda Rousey. The piece, posted as a photograph from his sketchbook, shows us the former UFC turned WWE Superstar in two very different modes. On one side we see her in the act of punching somebody’s lights out and on the other we get her laughing, in a moment of pure joy. Seen in the photograph, above the illustration, Cesar used traditional line-sketch and paint methods to bring Rousey to life. What I love about his work is the overall, animation feel to all of his design. We see from later posts how Cesar often uses photographic reference for his pieces, recreating them in his signature smile. It’s all bursting, simple color palettes with exaggerated eyes and pointy chins. It reminds me of some of my favorite Saturday morning cartoons or a more modern feeling take on the style of the late, great, Darwyn Cooke which always made me feel the same way. It just makes you want to smile.

Drawing of Female Character Koreaninhas

Drawing of Ispilicute In Smiling face and Shocking Face Expressions

Drawing of a Girl with Hockey Stick

Drawing Pure Joy: The Many Smiling Faces of Female Characters as Drawn by Julio Cesar

Julio Cesar is a character designer and illustrator from Fortaleza, Brazil. His abilities as an illustrator have gained him quite a following with hundreds of thousands of followers on social media. When you see his work, the answer as to why is immediately clear in his style; the way that it lends itself to doing female centric character design.

Drawing of Female Character Marimoon

Cesar’s portfolio is filled with tasteful, fun and vibrant illustrations of female characters, many of them being original creations of his own. It is however, his real-life references which give us the best introductory point of contrast to see what sets Cesar apart from the rest.

Drawing of Female Character Libz Taking Selfies

In particular, I’m talking about his awesome illustration of Ronda Rousey. The piece, posted as a photograph from his sketchbook, shows us the former UFC turned WWE Superstar in two very different modes. On one side we see her in the act of punching somebody’s lights out and on the other we get her laughing, in a moment of pure joy. Seen in the photograph, above the illustration, Cesar used traditional line-sketch and paint methods to bring Rousey to life. What I love about his work is the overall, animation feel to all of his design. We see from later posts how Cesar often uses photographic reference for his pieces, recreating them in his signature smile. It’s all bursting, simple color palettes with exaggerated eyes and pointy chins. It reminds me of some of my favorite Saturday morning cartoons or a more modern feeling take on the style of the late, great, Darwyn Cooke which always made me feel the same way. It just makes you want to smile.

Drawing of Female Character Koreaninhas

Drawing of Ispilicute In Smiling face and Shocking Face Expressions

Drawing of a Girl with Hockey Stick

The Moleskine Artwork Series of Pedro Correa

Pedro Correa is a freelance illustrator from Florianopolis, Brazil. With a degree in graphic design, Correa has over a decade of experience in the design field. Years later, he has come into his own as an artist, gaining recognition for his skill as a traditional illustrator. His traditional work has even earned him a sponsorship from Moleskine that goes back to 2017. It is clearly a symbiotic relationship that shows just how awesome Moleskine is while allowing Correa to show off his bombast with a brush and pen.

Drawing of a Snake using Brush and ink over Moleskine

The artwork in Correa’s Moleskine series is presented in two forms. First is the final product, fully colored, digitally, in all of its splendor. Beneath that is the original illustration as featured in Correa’s notebook. The best word to describe his work is, surreal. His subjects range from squid tentacles in space to skeleton bones surfing a cosmic wave in space, with lots of interesting stuff in between.

His most recent Moleskine series kicks off with my favorite illustration of the batch. It features an enormous fish, like a largemouth bass type fish, swimming through a cityscape. The original, black and white sketch, gives us the line and ink illustration of the fish soaring between and above massive skyscrapers. After Correa’s digital process, the background whites of the sketchbook became aqua speckled shadow and bubbles, missing from the original sketch, can be seen floating through the flooding city. I love the coloring technique and palette employed in the finished piece. Faded out blues and yellows contrasted with black and washed out reds. It evokes the spirit of the original Watchmen comics in the best possible way. No matter what subjects Pedro Correa applies his imagination and talents to, it to never fails to take the breath away.

Drawing of a Skeleton Using Brush and ink over Moleskine

Drawing of a Crocodile Using Brush and ink over Moleskine

Drawing of a Frog Using Brush and ink over Moleskine

Drawing of Octopus Legs over Planets using Brush and ink over Moleskine

The Moleskine Artwork Series of Pedro Correa

Pedro Correa is a freelance illustrator from Florianopolis, Brazil. With a degree in graphic design, Correa has over a decade of experience in the design field. Years later, he has come into his own as an artist, gaining recognition for his skill as a traditional illustrator. His traditional work has even earned him a sponsorship from Moleskine that goes back to 2017. It is clearly a symbiotic relationship that shows just how awesome Moleskine is while allowing Correa to show off his bombast with a brush and pen.

Drawing of a Snake using Brush and ink over Moleskine

The artwork in Correa’s Moleskine series is presented in two forms. First is the final product, fully colored, digitally, in all of its splendor. Beneath that is the original illustration as featured in Correa’s notebook. The best word to describe his work is, surreal. His subjects range from squid tentacles in space to skeleton bones surfing a cosmic wave in space, with lots of interesting stuff in between.

His most recent Moleskine series kicks off with my favorite illustration of the batch. It features an enormous fish, like a largemouth bass type fish, swimming through a cityscape. The original, black and white sketch, gives us the line and ink illustration of the fish soaring between and above massive skyscrapers. After Correa’s digital process, the background whites of the sketchbook became aqua speckled shadow and bubbles, missing from the original sketch, can be seen floating through the flooding city. I love the coloring technique and palette employed in the finished piece. Faded out blues and yellows contrasted with black and washed out reds. It evokes the spirit of the original Watchmen comics in the best possible way. No matter what subjects Pedro Correa applies his imagination and talents to, it to never fails to take the breath away.

Drawing of a Skeleton Using Brush and ink over Moleskine

Drawing of a Crocodile Using Brush and ink over Moleskine

Drawing of a Frog Using Brush and ink over Moleskine

Drawing of Octopus Legs over Planets using Brush and ink over Moleskine

The Art of Product Sketches

Bhagvanji Sonagra is an award-winning design thinker and product designer in Rajkot, India. With a masters in Product Design from Coventry University, Sonagra’s prowess as a product designer has earned him numerous accolades, including the iF Design Award-Germany and the Gold Winner at the European Product Design Awards. The product design role is one rarely considered when thinking about great artists but Bhagvanji Sonagra’s Behance profile puts the artistry in product design on display.

Digital Drawing of a 3D Painter

In Sonagra’s postings, the viewer has the privilege of being able to see both the hand drawn artwork that he produces as well as showings of completed productions of his designs. What I find odd about his work is that I get a sense of fun when I look at his designs. They walk this really interesting line of being both 1:1 accurate depictions of their real-life counterparts and also very cartoonish/animated feeling. The way that he uses color in his designs reminds me of great animation, like the characters in your favorite nostalgia cartoons could come in carrying Sonagra’s camera or playing videogames with his sketch of a gaming controller. He includes a sketch of a welding machine, a true to life welding machine and when I look at it, I want to keep looking at it. The reds on the facings are so vibrant and so many of his sketches include incredibly effective use of lighting and glare. Every detail is interesting, even the divots in a cord on a hand mixer is appealing to me when in the hands of Bhagvanji Sonagra.

Drawing of a Modern Helmet

Drawing of a Digital Color Printer

Drawing of a Vacuum Cleaner

Drawing of a Washing Machine

Drawing of World's First Clay Refrigerator

The Art of Product Sketches

Bhagvanji Sonagra is an award-winning design thinker and product designer in Rajkot, India. With a masters in Product Design from Coventry University, Sonagra’s prowess as a product designer has earned him numerous accolades, including the iF Design Award-Germany and the Gold Winner at the European Product Design Awards. The product design role is one rarely considered when thinking about great artists but Bhagvanji Sonagra’s Behance profile puts the artistry in product design on display.

Digital Drawing of a 3D Painter

In Sonagra’s postings, the viewer has the privilege of being able to see both the hand drawn artwork that he produces as well as showings of completed productions of his designs. What I find odd about his work is that I get a sense of fun when I look at his designs. They walk this really interesting line of being both 1:1 accurate depictions of their real-life counterparts and also very cartoonish/animated feeling. The way that he uses color in his designs reminds me of great animation, like the characters in your favorite nostalgia cartoons could come in carrying Sonagra’s camera or playing videogames with his sketch of a gaming controller. He includes a sketch of a welding machine, a true to life welding machine and when I look at it, I want to keep looking at it. The reds on the facings are so vibrant and so many of his sketches include incredibly effective use of lighting and glare. Every detail is interesting, even the divots in a cord on a hand mixer is appealing to me when in the hands of Bhagvanji Sonagra.

Drawing of a Modern Helmet

Drawing of a Digital Color Printer

Drawing of a Vacuum Cleaner

Drawing of a Washing Machine

Drawing of World's First Clay Refrigerator