Design miscellanea and everyday musings by Nathanael C. Saldana

Category: Illustration of the Week

Illustration of the Week 27

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Social Ramp by Patricio Betteo, Mexico


Illustration of the Week 26


I love that I can not pinpoint an era or even a location for this piece.

According to ConceptArtWorld:

Simon Goinard is a freelance concept and production illustrator located in New York City, New York. His list of clients include Disney, Applibot Inc., Nexus Productions, ArenaNet/NCsoft and Aston Martin.

See full post here.

Illustration of the Week 25


Editorial/satirical illustration by Grant E. Hamilton published in the February 16, 1895 (yes, over a century ago) issue of Judge magazine. The detailed feeling and emotion only becomes more incredibly the longer and closer you look at it. Rarely does architecture take on a personality of its own, but this building (town?) definitely does, in a beautiful way. More details here and here.

Illustration of the Week 24


Featuring digital artwork by Andrée Wallin (Sweden), seen here.

Illustration(s) of the Week 23

In my search for the perfect Avengers-inspired illustration (in honor of the moving coming out at midnight tonight!!!) I found these awesome illustrations by Terryl Whitlatch, creature designer who has even worked on Star Wars characters. These are so much fun! My favorite is Captain Paramerica.

From the artist:

“It was fun deciding what dinosaurs should be what characters. I ended up with an Ankylosaur as Iron Man (a no-brainer, as this animal is naturally armored), a Parasaurolophus as Captain America, just because I thought with that crest it would look really funny, a Triceratops as Thor, especially since when it grows up it is actually a Torosaurus, hence “Thor”-osaurus, and a T-rex as the Hulk so I could give it really muscularly odd little arms. It’s a breath of fresh air to do fan art, and any excuse to draw dinosaurs is a good one!”

Originally viewed here.

Illustration of the Week 22

I absolutely love this illustration!! Days of Future Pixar by Mike Henderson, and colored by Adam Guzowski.

Illustration of the Week 21

Sea Chariot by Joe Carr on woot. Some great illustrators featured on shirt.woot in case you don’t regularly check!

Illustration of the Week 20

Really awesome illustrations by Nanami Cowdroy. Here’s what the original post says:

Her signature detailed style reflects a refined monochrome pallette with her name ‘Nanami‘ (meaning ‘Seven Seas‘ in Japanese ) stamped in red. Fluid line-work, watery creatures and Goldfish are some of her favourite subjects, and distinctive forms which are featured in her artworks.

Illustration of the Week 19

Alexis Marcou (Greece)

View his website here, pretty good stuff!

Illustration of the Week 18

“The Fox, a Sheep and the Tortoise” Scott Plumbe, 2010 (I think…)

Saw this first in Communication Arts Illustration Annual (May/June 2011) and I had to look this guy Scott Plume up. I love this illustration and the concept behind it. Here’s a closer detail: