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People say that grown-ups always want to return to their childhood, escaping from the world of reality to the world of fairy tales. Maybe this is the reason why fantasy trend is so popular these days in movies, fashion, and other creative arts. Fantasy digital illustrations with really magnificent and magic visual effects, created in Photoshop or CorelDraw, seem to be one of the ways, leading grown-up children back to their dream land.
What are the characteristic features of fantasy illustrations? Well, I would say there are many of them, starting from absolutely fantastic color combinations, which you can hardly find in real life, and finishing with fairy characters, such as elves and sprites. However, maybe the major peculiarity, which differs fantasy illustrations from other digital art samples, is that special feeling of magic, adventure, and undiscovered worlds, which is somehow rendered by artists in their digital creations.
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The house combines a beautiful minimalist modern interior with a traditional rustic stone exterior that really creates a really sensational design. It’s also really great to see wood used so nicely in the flooring and rooms.
Last year, a 60 foot Gundam statue was built in Tokyo’s Odaiba district. This year, another 60 foot Gundam statue is built in Japan, this time with a large beam saber and in Shizuoka City. Yoshiyuki Tomino is the designer behind this structure, surely living out the dream of every Asian boy who has ever owned or built their own Gundam figurine. The statue itself was erected by Japanese company Bandai, who own the rights to the Gundam franchise. The large life-like Gundam model is set to be available to be shown to the public on July 24th until January 10th 2011.
Miller High Life was once the flagship brand in the Miller portfolio, but years of neglect and discount pricing have recategorized it as a sub-premium beer – now with this new redesign by Landor, Miller hopes to recapture the aspiring beer connoisseur market. Playing up the brand’s heritage and tradition, the new packaging prominently features the Miller Girl in the Moon, giving the case a sort of vintage aesthetic, while the bottles stick with a simple, classic design.
Henri IV has been resurrected on Pont Neuf in Paris, Moroccan fashion designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac recently altered the equestrian statue of King Henri IV with a blue Lightsaber and a white neon box. Titled “Astronomy Domine”, the installation is to commemorate the 400 years since Henri IV’s death. It will remain up until July 14th.
The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest reef system composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 2,600 kilometres (1,600 mi) over an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometres (133,000 sq mi). The reef is located in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland in north-east Australia.
Asaf Hanuka has been doing editorial illustration since 1995. Asaf’s graphic novels appeared in the u.s., france, israel and spain. Among them PIZZERIA KAMIKAZE with writer Etgar Keret, which was nominated for the Eisner awards in 2007. He contributed art for the award winning doc-animation feature film by director Ari Folman Waltz with Bashir. Asaf Hanuka has been doing editorial illustration since 1995. Asaf’s graphic novels appeared in the u.s., france, israel and spain. Among them PIZZERIA KAMIKAZE with writer Etgar Keret, which was nominated for the Eisner awards in 2007. He contributed art for the award winning doc-animation feature film by director Ari Folman Waltz with Bashir.
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