Welcome back to our Diversity in Design series on Envato Tuts+. Discover four talented artists with inspiring styles you'll love.
4 Artists You Should Know: Diversity in Design
Celebrate the work of these extraordinary artists. Each with their own unique background, they draw inspiration from their culture and surroundings to create phenomenal designs.
Súa is a Guatemalan artist with an extraordinary grasp on color. Full of cosmic energy and psychedelic compositions, her work is simply unique and beautiful.
Since I was a little girl I've always loved to draw, create and imagine new worlds. I’ve always been attracted to everything that is unique and different. My interest for illustration started in a few books that awoke my imagination. Then I decided to study Graphic Design and it really helped strengthen my drawing skills.
A lot of things inspire me. My greatest inspiration is the beauty of women and the cosmos. I love nature, and all the animals and little creatures.
My country inspires me all the time because the locations and places in Guatemala are just incredible. They're full of intense colors, landscapes and cultural diversity. I also like surreal things and everything that is rare and different.
Japanese born artist Junichi Tsuneoka fuses the native pop culture of Japan with American urban themes for the perfect mix. His extraordinary work reflects this powerful influence with inspiring vector designs.
See more in his portfolio.
Lululemon Holiday Window Display
I was born and raised in Japan and upon graduating, arrived in the US at the end of the 20th Century. Being a graphic designer at Modern Dog Design Co. really made a great impact on my design career. Because of that experience, I established a style often recognized as “California Roll Stylie,” the result of both a visual and conceptual fusion of Japanese pop culture and American urban culture.
Year of the Rooster
My creative process starts as spontaneous drawings. Then I start looking at the drawings as a complete design. That means that I carefully calculate the drawing, simplify it, exaggerate it, and add things on.
I founded STUDIO STUBBORN SIDEBURN to broaden my visual communication in art, illustration and design. I think my art pieces possess highly communicative, assertive graphics, and contain clear signs pointing back to my design background.
Yo Bear Art Poster
Recently, I've been inspired by traditional art. Especially Japanese traditional art such as woodblock prints and wood sculptures. They are often rich in mythical themes and they really stimulate my sense of imagination.
Manuela is a traditional artist from Pula, Croatia. Featuring exceptional traditional paintings and handmade jewelry, her work reflects her love for nature and more.
See more in her portfolio.
I’m a self-taught painter and my favorite medium is acrylic paint. I live by the sea, and nature has always been a great inspiration to me. My art is abstract but there is always a bit of nature in all that I create. The sea and the sky is a part of me and I feel a deep connection with them both.
I love painting, and creating art for me is a very personal moment to express my inner world. The process of creating is free and I let my emotions play on the canvas. While I’m painting I stop thinking, my thoughts vanish and I feel a strong energy. I just let go of all that’s within me. I never make a sketch before I start. The entire process is based on a total freedom of expression.
I also create unique jewellery and ceramic art. Some of my favorite artists are Miro, Picasso, Van Gogh, Klimt, Dali, and Pollock.
Picasso once said, “Painting is a blind man’s profession. He paints not what he sees but what he feels." For me, it's the same.
Reza is a fantastic digital artist from Tehran, Iran. You'll love his cinematic paintings full of mystery and futuristic scenes. Check out his inspiring work below.
I'm a concept artist and illustrator working as a professional in game, movie and animation since 2012.
Most of the ideas come accidentally and sometimes get inspired by the works of other artists or watching movies.
I like minimal works more than others and I'm interested in black and white styles also. So I like to follow artists who have similar styles.
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