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Beautiful Illustrator Artworks By Artists Around The World

Adobe Illustrator is a powerful software for illustrating that allows users to produce beautiful artwork, technical illustrations, and even graphics for both print and the web. Adobe Illustrator is a multipurpose vector illustration tool and its versatility makes it the most preferred choice among many professional artists and designers.

In the past, we’ve published a collection of Beautiful Photoshop Illustrations By Artists Around The World, and this is the latest post that will showcase the power of Adobe Illustrator. We present here hundreds of brilliant illustrations by artists from around the world that will surely mesmerize you and stir your imagination. Have a look, and feel the power of Illustrator!

We recognize that there are many more highly-talented illustrators that may not be mentioned here. We can’t cover them all, but with your help we can try to showcase them in future posts. Please feel free to comment on this article and mention the name of your favorite artist.

Tom Whalen Link

Tom Whalen1 lives in McAdoo, a town in northeastern Pennsylvania, USA. He is a gifted and zealous designer come illustrator and he has skillfully amalgamated his passion in his idiosyncratically-designed posters.

Robot Earth 3009 Poster2

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Voltron Commission4

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Raiders of the lost ark poster6

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Darkstalkers: Lord Raptor8

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Christopher Lee Link

Christopher Lee10 is a multi-disciplinary designer and illustrator of sorts, born in Sacramento, California. He is a graduate from Sacramento State University and his formal education is in graphic design. His entire life, however, has revolved around drawing since he was old enough to hold a pencil.

I Am Medic11

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The Impossible Circus12

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Candy Culture Magazine13

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Musimals14

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The Birdman from Gargantua15

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Julian Dorado Link

Julian Dorado16 is an Argentina based illustrator and graphic designer who creates unique characters, cute animals, wild monsters, and various other font-inspired characters.

Type Apple Chancery17

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Type Plantagenet Cherokee19

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Type Meta Caps21

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Chris Leavens Link

Chris Leavens23 was born and raised in Pennsylvania. He breezed through school and spent a good deal of time doodling, drawing robots, spaceships, and bizarre creatures. Currently, Chris is focusing on creating vector art using Adobe Illustrator. He produces most of his artwork — from start to finish — entirely in Illustrator, including textural elements. His work incorporates absurdity, anthropomorphisms, and a healthy dose of humor.

In a Clearing24

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We’re Up Here25

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Behind Our House27

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Mystical Bits28

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At the Break of Day29

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The Bowl Escapes30

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Advice from a Caterpillar31

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Zutto Link

Zutto32 is a Russian-based digital illustrator, artist and character designer, with a very unique style. Her illustrations are dreamy and full of vibrant colors and fantasy characters.

Tundra33

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The magic spring35

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Blackberry cushion37

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True love39

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White Ghost41

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Hey, don’t be so evil42

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Matthew Skiff Link

Matthew Skiff44 is a vector illustrator living in Colorado. He is a well-known and trained graphic designer who has the ability to combine his graphic and illustration skills to create wonderful artwork. He makes illustrations for bands and creates professional t-shirt designs.

Zombie Liquorice45

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The Shadow Conspiracy46

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I Wrestled A Bear Once47

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I See Stars/Sumerian Records48

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Yiying Lu Link

Yiying Lu49 is one of the most promising designers of Sydney, Australia. She was born in Shanghai, China, and is a confident artist with many attractive designs and illustrations in her portfolio. She runs her own design studio & teaches design at the University of Technology, Sydney. Her dream job is to furnish visual refreshment to the current Google logo.

Fail Whale50

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Serendipity52

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Foul Owl54

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Birds56

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Yukio Miyamoto Link

Yukio Miyamoto58 has been using and abusing Adobe Illustrator since the beginning of time (well, since the late ’80s at least). His artwork is showcased and sampled in a number of design books and he has trained thousands of people in all areas of graphics for both Mac and Windows. You won’t believe your eyes when you see Yukio’s work.

Musical Instrument

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Camera

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Car

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Nick La Link

Nick La59 is a freelance illustrator and web designer from Toronto. He is a well-known designer who has founded a number of projects including N.Design Studio60, the popular blog Web Designer Wall61, Design Jobs on the Wall, and Best Web Gallery62. He has recently launched a new website called IconDock63 that’s completely dedicated to icons.

Abstract Peacock64

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Abstract Phoenix66

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Flow68

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Koi Fish70

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Web Designer Magazine Cover72

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Sakura74

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POGO Illustration76

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Helen Huang Link

Helen Huang78 is an illustrator born and raised in China and currently living in Los Angeles. She has a passion for illustration and is currently working as a full-time designer for an interactive ad agency.

Icecream79

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Princess F81

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Sun Flower83

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Legend of Dragon85

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Dreamcatcher87

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Michael Heald Link

Micheal Heald89 is a passionate designer and diverse creative professional from the UK. His true passion and innovative outlet is his award-winning design studio Fully Illustrated90 where he offers creative services that include designing, branding, illustration, and 3-D motion graphics.

Orekol Miners91

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Stone Skipper93

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Stats Envy95

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The Creative Unity Book97

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The Monster99

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Bondage Duck101

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Puffr103

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Susanne Paschke Link

Susanne Paschke105 is a German freelance designer and illustrator. Her passion is to accept the challenge of making something emotional out of digital vectors. She uses path tools and simple color selections to create photo-realistic illustrations.

Berlin Cosmetics106

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Unico107

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Vectorbeauties108

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Jonathan Ball Link

Jonathan Ball109 is an illustrator and designer from Cardiff, UK who has immersed himself in a number of creative fields. He is well-known for creating idiosyncratic and skillful artwork that’s regularly infused with original characters.

Computer Arts Monster110

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The Great Panda Extinction

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Bear vs Man111

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Jay is Games Poster112

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Mushroom Graveyard

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Ryan Putnam, aka Rype Link

Ryan Putnam113 is an illustrative designer living in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He runs Vectips114, a blog dedicated to vector illustrations and he does client work under Rype Arts115. He is an outstanding illustrator who has been drawing and doodling his whole life and received a graduation degree in fine arts with a concentration on graphic design from Colorado State University.

Water Works Park116

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Wiggle Worm117

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Cosmic City118

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Stock Characters119

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Rubens Cantuni Link

Rubens Cantuni is an Italian designer with a degree in industrial design currently working as an art director and supplementing his income with freelance illustration. He is truly passionate about his creative work and wants to make a full-time living from illustration in the future.

Urban Attitude

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Le Desordre, c’est moi

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Heist

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Economy is a robbery

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I Love LDN

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Masks

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Sascha Preuß Link

Sascha Preuß120 is a German Illustrator who is working as a freelance Illustrator under the name Bubblefriends121. He is known for creating cute characters and colorful vector illustrations.

Rainbowfriend122

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Unexpected123

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Vectorguru125

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Weihnachten126

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Icecreamfriends127

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X Mas129

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Popcorn Cinema130

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Jeff Finley Link

Jeff Finley131 is an illustrator based in Cleveland, Ohio. He is co-owner of Go Media132, a creative agency headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio and is an entrepreneur that specializes in illustration, graphic design, and 3-D.

Caliban133

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Pts Candy134

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Fest7136

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Halim Ghodbane Link

Halim Ghodbane137 is an amazing illustrator based in Algeria. You won’t believe your eyes when you see his work.

Losha138

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Citroen C6140

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BB3X142

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Rod Hunt Link

Rod Hunt144 is a London-based Illustrator and artist who has built a reputation for retro-tinged Illustrations and detailed character-filled landscapes for UK and international clients spanning publishing, design, advertising, and new media, and covering everything from book covers to advertising campaigns, theme park maps, and even the odd large-scale installation too! Rod is also the artist behind the best selling Top Gear book “Where’s Stig?” published by BBC Books.

Fishy Sub145

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Tokyo147

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Hot Ice Creams149

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Zombie Apocalypse!151

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Footnotes Link

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  6. 6 http://strongstuff.deviantart.com/art/raiders-of-the-lost-ark-poster-144700866
  7. 7 http://strongstuff.deviantart.com/art/raiders-of-the-lost-ark-poster-144700866
  8. 8 http://strongstuff.deviantart.com/art/darkstalkers-lord-raptor-127590750
  9. 9 http://strongstuff.deviantart.com/art/darkstalkers-lord-raptor-127590750
  10. 10 http://www.thebeastisback.com/
  11. 11 http://www.thebeastisback.com/
  12. 12 http://www.thebeastisback.com/
  13. 13 http://www.thebeastisback.com
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  15. 15 http://www.thebeastisback.com/
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  19. 19 http://www.flickr.com/photos/typefaces/3342684503/
  20. 20 http://www.flickr.com/photos/typefaces/3342684503/
  21. 21 http://www.flickr.com/photos/typefaces/2818970923/
  22. 22 http://www.flickr.com/photos/typefaces/2818970923/
  23. 23 http://www.chrisleavens.com/
  24. 24 http://www.chrisleavens.com
  25. 25 http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisleavens/4178712295/
  26. 26 http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisleavens/4178712295/
  27. 27 http://www.chrisleavens.com/
  28. 28 http://www.chrisleavens.com/
  29. 29 http://www.chrisleavens.com/
  30. 30 http://www.chrisleavens.com/
  31. 31 http://www.chrisleavens.com/
  32. 32 http://zuttoworld.com/
  33. 33 http://www.flickr.com/photos/orange_zutto/4021175297/
  34. 34 http://www.flickr.com/photos/orange_zutto/4021175297/
  35. 35 http://www.flickr.com/photos/orange_zutto/4052819904/
  36. 36 http://www.flickr.com/photos/orange_zutto/4052819904/
  37. 37 http://www.flickr.com/photos/orange_zutto/4050573890/
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  39. 39 http://www.flickr.com/photos/orange_zutto/3575801428/
  40. 40 http://www.flickr.com/photos/orange_zutto/3575801428/
  41. 41 http://zuttoworld.com/
  42. 42 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Hey-dont-be-so-evil/228976
  43. 43 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Hey-dont-be-so-evil/228976
  44. 44 http://www.ithew.com/
  45. 45 http://www.ithew.com/
  46. 46 http://www.ithew.com/
  47. 47 http://www.ithew.com/
  48. 48 http://www.ithew.com/
  49. 49 http://yiyinglu.com/
  50. 50 http://yiyinglu.com/sc/illustration
  51. 51 http://yiyinglu.com/sc/illustration
  52. 52 http://yiyinglu.com/sc/illustration/serendipity
  53. 53 http://yiyinglu.com/sc/illustration/serendipity
  54. 54 http://yiyinglu.com/sc/illustration
  55. 55 http://yiyinglu.com/sc/illustration
  56. 56 http://yiyinglu.com/sc/illustration
  57. 57 http://yiyinglu.com/sc/illustration
  58. 58 http://www.bekkoame.ne.jp/~yukio-m/intro/
  59. 59 http://twitter.com/NICKLA
  60. 60 http://www.ndesign-studio.com/
  61. 61 http://www.webdesignerwall.com/
  62. 62 http://bestwebgallery.com/
  63. 63 http://icondock.com/
  64. 64 http://www.ndesign-studio.com/portfolio/illustration/abstract-peacock
  65. 65 http://www.ndesign-studio.com/portfolio/illustration/abstract-peacock
  66. 66 http://www.ndesign-studio.com/portfolio/illustration/abstract-phoenix
  67. 67 http://www.ndesign-studio.com/portfolio/illustration/abstract-phoenix
  68. 68 http://www.ndesign-studio.com/portfolio/illustration/flow
  69. 69 http://www.ndesign-studio.com/portfolio/illustration/flow
  70. 70 http://www.ndesign-studio.com/portfolio/illustration/koi-fish
  71. 71 http://www.ndesign-studio.com/portfolio/illustration/koi-fish
  72. 72 http://www.ndesign-studio.com/portfolio/illustration/web-designer-magazine-cover
  73. 73 http://www.ndesign-studio.com/portfolio/illustration/web-designer-magazine-cover
  74. 74 http://www.ndesign-studio.com/portfolio/illustration/sakura
  75. 75 http://www.ndesign-studio.com/portfolio/illustration/sakura
  76. 76 http://www.ndesign-studio.com/portfolio/illustration/pogo-illustration
  77. 77 http://www.ndesign-studio.com/portfolio/illustration/pogo-illustration
  78. 78 http://helen-huang.com/
  79. 79 http://cqcat.deviantart.com/art/Icecream-138747147
  80. 80 http://cqcat.deviantart.com/art/Icecream-138747147
  81. 81 http://cqcat.deviantart.com/art/Princess-F-135748054
  82. 82 http://cqcat.deviantart.com/art/Princess-F-135748054
  83. 83 http://cqcat.deviantart.com/art/Sun-Flower-122852989
  84. 84 http://cqcat.deviantart.com/art/Sun-Flower-122852989
  85. 85 http://cqcat.deviantart.com/art/Legend-of-Dragon-117944766
  86. 86 http://cqcat.deviantart.com/art/Legend-of-Dragon-117944766
  87. 87 http://cqcat.deviantart.com/art/Dreamcatcher-129562825
  88. 88 http://cqcat.deviantart.com/art/Dreamcatcher-129562825
  89. 89 http://twitter.com/michaelheald
  90. 90 http://www.fullyillustrated.com/
  91. 91 http://www.fullyillustrated.com/portfolio/illustration/#post-708
  92. 92 http://www.fullyillustrated.com/portfolio/illustration/#post-708
  93. 93 http://stoneskipper.com/
  94. 94 http://stoneskipper.com/
  95. 95 http://www.fullyillustrated.com/portfolio/illustration/#post-186
  96. 96 http://www.fullyillustrated.com/portfolio/illustration/#post-186
  97. 97 http://www.fullyillustrated.com/portfolio/illustration/#post-509
  98. 98 http://www.fullyillustrated.com/portfolio/illustration/#post-509
  99. 99 http://www.fullyillustrated.com/portfolio/illustration/#post-510
  100. 100 http://www.fullyillustrated.com/portfolio/illustration/#post-510
  101. 101 http://www.fullyillustrated.com/portfolio/illustration/#post-725
  102. 102 http://www.fullyillustrated.com/portfolio/illustration/#post-725
  103. 103 http://www.fullyillustrated.com/portfolio/illustration/#post-556
  104. 104 http://www.fullyillustrated.com/portfolio/illustration/#post-556
  105. 105 http://www.susannepaschke.de/
  106. 106 http://www.susannepaschke.de/
  107. 107 http://www.susannepaschke.de/
  108. 108 http://www.susannepaschke.de/
  109. 109 http://www.pokedstudio.com/
  110. 110 http://www.pokedstudio.com/
  111. 111 http://www.pokedstudio.com/
  112. 112 http://www.pokedstudio.com/
  113. 113 http://www.pokedstudio.com/
  114. 114 http://vectips.com/
  115. 115 http://rypearts.com/
  116. 116 http://ryanputn.am/
  117. 117 http://ryanputn.am/
  118. 118 http://ryanputn.am/
  119. 119 http://ryanputn.am/
  120. 120 http://twitter.com/bubblefriends
  121. 121 http://www.bubblefriends.de
  122. 122 http://www.bubblefriends.de
  123. 123 http://www.bubblefriends.de/blog2/?p=212
  124. 124 http://www.bubblefriends.de/blog2/?p=212
  125. 125 http://www.bubblefriends.de
  126. 126 http://www.bubblefriends.de
  127. 127 http://www.bubblefriends.de/blog/?p=407
  128. 128 http://www.bubblefriends.de/blog/?p=407
  129. 129 http://www.bubblefriends.de
  130. 130 http://www.bubblefriends.de
  131. 131 http://www.jefffinley.org/
  132. 132 http://www.gomedia.us/
  133. 133 http://gomedia.us
  134. 134 http://gomedia.us
  135. 135 http://gomedia.us
  136. 136 http://gomedia.us
  137. 137 http://www.arabezier.com/
  138. 138 http://www.arabezier.com/Preview/Losha.jpg
  139. 139 http://www.arabezier.com/Preview/Losha.jpg
  140. 140 http://www.illustratorworld.com/artwork/1177/
  141. 141 http://www.illustratorworld.com/artwork/1177/
  142. 142 http://www.arabezier.com/Preview/BB3X.jpg
  143. 143 http://www.arabezier.com/Preview/BB3X.jpg
  144. 144 http://www.rodhunt.com/illustration/
  145. 145 http://www.rodhunt.com/illu-pages/fishysub.html
  146. 146 http://www.rodhunt.com/illu-pages/fishysub.html
  147. 147 http://www.rodhunt.com/illu-pages/stig-tokyo.html
  148. 148 http://www.rodhunt.com/illu-pages/stig-tokyo.html
  149. 149 http://www.rodhunt.com/illu-pages/hotrodbeast.html
  150. 150 http://www.rodhunt.com/illu-pages/hotrodbeast.html
  151. 151 http://www.rodhunt.com/illu-pages/zombies.html
  152. 152 http://www.rodhunt.com/illu-pages/zombies.html
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Aquil Akhter is a web graphic designer and has been working in this field for 8 years. He also runs the blog webdesigncore.com, which focuses on free web resources and inspiration for designers and developers.

  1. 1

    Robbe Robbe

    March 4, 2010 3:15 am

    Susanne Paschke and Jonathan Ball really impressed me!
    Great artwork

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    Tidy Design

    March 4, 2010 3:35 am

    WAW!! Very cooool!!! Some amazing work!!

    -2
  3. 3

    Wow. Great collection of amazing works!
    Keep it up, I’m wanting more…

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  4. 4

    Nice works!! enjoyed it alot

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    Jamal Walsh

    March 4, 2010 3:53 am

    Great collection, very inspiring… thanks…

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    jared thompson

    March 4, 2010 3:54 am

    Big fan of michael Healds work. :) Great in-depth and exhaustive roundup.

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    “Halim Ghodbane” is a monster of illustrator

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    Drew Clarke

    March 4, 2010 4:37 am

    I like all of these but for me, the photorealistic works if genuinely created purely in AI are just outstanding.

    Yukio Miyamoto’s french horn is incredible and Halim Ghodbane’s ‘Losha’ – I think I dated her once or that could be wishful thinking !

    In the abstract side, Michael Heald’s characters are excellent and I don’t think I’d like to be on the sidewalk if Rubens Cantuni’s ‘Urban Attitude’ lady got a chill! – Nasty.

    Thanks so much for sharing these, they are all inspriational.

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  9. 9

    wonderful! thanks for the enjoyable post!

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  10. 10

    Great work! Sad reality that I’m not talented :-(

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  11. 11

    Great collection. Thanks! Jonathan Ball is a great illustrator that has inspired my work quite a lot recently. Great use of depth. Some of the detailed ones are great too.

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    Emelia Prefson

    March 4, 2010 5:12 am

    Thanks for a fantastic collection! I love the illustrator works of “Aya”, to be found on Behance. Just a tip for you guys :) Happy weekend everyone<3

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    Really like most of these. So much talent.
    I only have one thought. What is the purpose of drawing a car that is exactly like a photography ? I mean exactly. Some are realistic but they stand out because the drawing adds something. The citroen C6 could have just been a photo.
    Great talent doing it but drawing it doesn’t add anything.
    In any case, all great illustrators!

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    • 14

      @Alain: Easiest explanation for wanting to make a photo realistic drawing (ie. of a car) is when the actual product doesn’t exist for a photo to be taken. Drawing an existing car is proof that you can achieve photo realistic results for that sort of product.

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      • 15

        *If* he created it without a photo. But I think the photo realistic stuff was just tracing, I found it the least interesting of the lot. But if you need a photo to create something that detailed, then it seems pointless to me.

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        • 16

          Maybe it will be used for building size printing, in case we don’t have affordable camera :p (vector power!!)

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    These are just awesome! They are all awesome in their own unique way. Great stuff!

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  15. 18

    Thanks for including my work Aquil. Great collection, love Zutto’s work.

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  16. 19

    Great different styles I love it!

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    jonathan ball

    March 4, 2010 6:43 am

    Great selection of work there. Thanks for featuring my illustration, glad I can inspire others.

    cheers

    jon

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    I honestly never cared much for the Illustrator “look”. I use it every day for my job, but I rarely create “art” with it. It’s too much work for too little gain. Especially since Adobe treats the program like a red-headed stepchild.

    Frankly, everyone’s art EXCEPT Yukio Miyamoto’s stuff looks the same.

    I think the vector style is fairly played-out, but Yukio took it to another level. His stuff is amazing. If I could make art like that in Illustrator I’d do it every day.

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  19. 23

    Great collection! Thanks for featuring my artwork.

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  20. 24

    Becoming a fans of Yiying Lu. Like her simple style and every products are neat and attractive. I hope there will be more articles for fresh illustrator and people who start to learn illustration in the following days.

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