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Heroes and Villains Posters

The best minimalist pieces are defined by using the least amount of lines and reference points as possible, while your brain draws out the rest. This collection of Heroes and Villains posters by graphic designer Andres Romero (AKA “blo0p) plays on this idea with key features of comic book characters. Just one glance, and you’ll know exactly who these are supposed to be. Check out the complete series (and growing!) on imgur and see his other work on DeviantArt and...

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dA Spotlight: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

The movie comic lovers have been waiting for, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, is opening up in theaters this Friday, and let’s face it, it looks epically awesomesauce. To celebrate the premier — something we’ve been looking forward to since the trailers hit the interwebs — we’ve collected some equally awesome fanart for the comic series from deviantART. by ~cool-slayer by ~JjAR01 by *speedking by ~Fredhild by ~dryponder by ~DjBisparulz by ~literacysuks1 by ~Ernesto-Alonso (lines by radiomaru) by *imakoi by *021 DeviantART is a place for artists of all kinds and contains a vast fortune of hidden gems around every turn. Each week we are choosing 10 pieces to share with you for inspiration, appreciation, and admiration. In return, please support the artists by visiting their respective sites. All art thieves will be hunted down by our ninjas. Want to be considered? or want us to consider someone? Send us a note on our DeviantART page: —...

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dA Featured Artist: *rodolforever

On a hunt for Art Deco inspired artwork on dA, I stumbled across artist rodolforever and was so captivated by his incredibly designed Art Deco posters, that this post transformed into a featured artist highlight. rodolforever is a graphic designer and illustrator from Mexico City, with a clear passion for comics and movies. His highly stylistic versions of conceptual posters are prime examples of using Art Deco in modern settings. Here are several excellent examples from his dA gallery; and definitely check out his other work on his profile — you will not be disappointed. DeviantART is a place for artists of all kinds and contains a vast fortune of hidden gems around every turn. Each week we are choosing 10 pieces to share with you for inspiration, appreciation, and admiration. In return, please support the artists by visiting their respective sites. All art thieves will be hunted down by our ninjas. Want to be considered? or want us to consider someone? Send us a note on our DeviantART page: —...

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dA Spotlight: Steampunk Gear

Steampunk: it’s what happened when Goth Kids grew up, discovered the color brown, and married a steam ship from the Victorian Era — and then it turned into awesome. Mixing science fiction and history, the people who create the costume gear for this rapidly growing costume play are in an entirely different league from your average con-goer. The craftsmanship behind each piece of hand-worked leather and metal easily stands out above a commercial built product. Since there are too many spectacular accessories to show at once, today we’re displaying 10 Incredible Pieces of Steampunk Gear. Abe Lincoln Costume by StudioCreations Goggles, redux by robpowell Goggles number 2 by AmbassadorMann Monogoggle 10-4 by AmbassadorMann Steampunk half arm by Skinz-N-Hydez Steampunk wristgun 3 by Hexonal Steampunk Arm by Skinz-N-Hydez Steampunk Mechanic by aternox Steampunk Leg by Skinz-N-Hydez Steampunk Helmet by TomBanwell DeviantART is a place for artists of all kinds and contains a vast fortune of hidden gems around every turn. Each week we are choosing 10 pieces to share with you for inspiration, appreciation, and admiration. In return, please support the artists by visiting their respective sites. All art thieves will be hunted down by our ninjas. Want to be considered? or want us to consider someone? Send us a note on our DeviantART page: —...

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dA Spotlight: Fantasy Origami

Origami, the Japanese traditional art of paper folding, has been around for centuries. Since the ’90’s, the modernized version has exponentially taken off in popularity, and designs have been getting more complicated and intricate since then. This week’s dA Spotlight puts this highly creative — yet constructively restrictive — art form into focus, showcasing fantasy themed origami pieces from the nerdy to the extreme. Origami Yoda by shellentina Assassin origami version by NocturnaDraco origami chocobo by alejandro-delafuente Origami Cerberus by Lexar- Kuroi Dragon – Origami by RyuuCid Origami Hydralisk by Richi89 Origami Dinosaurs by origami-artist-galen Origami devil by Fabio-the-Artist My Pet Dragon by Richi89 Gryphon by guspath DeviantART is a place for artists of all kinds and contains a vast fortune of hidden gems around every turn. Each week we are choosing 10 pieces to share with you for inspiration, appreciation, and admiration. In return, please support the artists by visiting their respective sites. All art thieves will be hunted down by our ninjas. Want to be considered? or want us to consider someone? Send us a note on our DeviantART page: —...

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dA Tuesday: Stylized Characters

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but what about people who don’t imitate and instead make their own style? Carving your own stylistic features into illustrated characters can be the most difficult road an artist can drive down. To create a distinctive style, an artist has to first understand all the basics of anatomy, perspective, composition and more. Only then can they twist, exaggerate, and truncate that information they’ve acquired to come up with their own design. Here are 10 great examples of highly stylized characters from artists on DeviantART. “Don’t stop now” by alexds1 Miruneta by andrahilde TLTEAOTJ by bigbigtruck Headpool by chris-foreman April Fuel by Granitoons Let’s Go Fishing by LuigiL Cavelier by karinkanzuki …hello? by kinkei Cat Hugs by RadSavij Lunacy is Everything I Need by vert-is-ninja DeviantART is a place for artists of all kinds and contains a vast fortune of hidden gems around every turn. Each week we are choosing 10 pieces to share with you for inspiration, appreciation, and admiration. In return, please support the artists by visiting their respective sites. All art thieves will be hunted down by our ninjas. Want to be considered? or want us to consider someone? Send us a note on our DeviantART page: —...

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dA Tuesday: Custom Munnys

The Munny is the brainchild of designer Paul Budnitz, the founder of Kidrobot — a global toy company that emphasizes the melding of pop art, creativity, and mass culture. While Kidrobot offers several variations of these vinyl collectibles, stylized by different designers, they also offer blank models that come in all shapes and sizes for your own artistic creation. Here we’re featuring 10 awesomely executed, custom designed Munnys from DeviantART. Yakuza by Cacodaemonia Master Chief by Cacodaemonia Red Oni by BitingBlood TMNT by Daeo Gargoyle by daveizoid Psycho by idnod Davy Jones by MallorySmallory Joker by savagelucy42 Octopus by miss-shelby Kratos by VirtualGirl6654 DeviantART is a place for artists of all kinds and contains a vast fortune of hidden gems around every turn. Each week we are choosing 10 pieces to share with you for inspiration, appreciation, and admiration. In return, please support the artists by visiting their respective sites. All art thieves will be hunted down by our ninjas. Want to be considered? or want us to consider someone? Send us a note on our DeviantART page: —...

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dA Tuesday: Vector Portraits

DeviantART is a place for artists of all kinds and contains a vast fortune of hidden gems around every turn. Each week we’re choosing 10 pieces to share with you for inspiration, appreciation, and admiration. Today we’re looking at vector portraits. From the simple to the complex, these samples display technique, style and creative conception. Vector designs are unique in that they can be resized to any resolution, based on a mathematical algorithm. Because of this, vector illustrations are an entirely different technique than digital painting, sometimes requiring a painstaking amount of time and countless tedious adjustments. However, the results are worth it, and when done properly, outstanding. “Getting into games” by dnobody “Wow…robot dolphins” by baker2D “Amphritite” by Rockfield “Kabuki Princess” by TraceLandVectorie03 “This Side Up” by Mamba26 “Control” by cryssy “Starry Night” by turp “This Lolita Pulls Stunts” by ChewedKandi “Self Portrait” by jharmon “Zombie” by SoftSpirit118 Stealing is stupid. Support theses artists. Want to be considered? or want us to consider someone? Send us a note on our DeviantART page: —...

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