Best graphic design inspirations

August 12, 2008
Howdy frnds, since this is my first post. i love to start it with some of the design inspirations which i always cherish & feel outstanding. ok lets make it more crispier. I will start with the master piece of digital painting which i think needs patience and xtraordinary skill

Bert Monroy :

He is one of the best digital artist among the PS geeks.

I consider myself a Hyper-realist artist. I love to paint. I use the word paint for lack of a better word. My medium is actually light. I have a passion for making things happen on the screen. Finding a new way of doing something and finding a new room in my imagination is what I love about the work. – bert monroy


This is my latest and most ambitious digital painting of a Chicago scene unveiled at Photoshop World in Miami on March 22, 2006.
It is a panorama of the Damen Station on the Blue Line of the Chicago Transit Authority.
Adobe Illustrator was used for generating the majority of the basic shapes as well as all the buildings in the Chicago skyline.

The rest was created in Photoshop.
The image size is 40 inches by 120 inches.
The flattened file weighs in at 1.7 Gigabytes.
It took eleven months (close to 2,000 hours) to create.
The painting is comprised of close to fifty individual Photoshop files.
Taking a cumulative total of all the files, the overall image contains over 15,000 layers.
Over 500 alpha channels were used for various effects.
Over 250,000 paths make up the multitude of shapes throughout the scene.

Nik Ainley (U.K) :

A UK based designer who has a passion for producing personal art and illustrations. After teaching himself Photoshop in his spare time while gaining a degree in physics at Imperial College London, he has since moved full time into the design world. He is constantly trying to further his expertise in digital media, and won’t stop until he has mastered all the tools he needs to fully realise his designs.

Adhemas Batista (Brazil) :

One of the best illustrators. found some of his interesting illustration.

Derek Lea (Canada) :

An award winning illustrator and acclaimed author Derek Lea. His illustration work is a unique combination of original photography, traditional illustration, and digital art.

you can also find this tutorial in computerarts.

Ian Keltie (U.K) :

Joan Charmant :

Joshua M. Smith :

Justin M. Maller (Australia) :

Another perfect use of typography…

Hope this great pieces of art has inspired you. Hope to update more useful stuffs. happy designing!!

Credits : rightful owners of the design works and for these great links.