As I’m a self studied artist & designer so far for most of the part of learning, I have been observing keenly, studying & learning from the graphics created by many artists & designers who have been working through various mediums of creating graphics.
For this research of regarding the utilization of visual language in graphics, I’m presenting some of the graphics of selected artists whose work influences me, as follows :
(1) Official CorelDRAW Master Artist Joseph (Joe) Diaz –
Artist & Designer Joe Diaz from Pontiac [Illinois, USA] has been a grand prize winner as well as 1st prize winner in ‘CorelDRAW International Design Contest. Carrying forward the legacy of parents & working along with his brother, his work reflects his profound experience through his artwork which ranges from logos, identity design, murals, vehicle wraps, sign boards, package design, typography, portraits (fantasy & sci-fi characters) etc. His work is varied in styles like vintage, retro, modern and utilizes negative space. His typographic skills are amazing. He creates artwork using software CorelDRAW.
(2) Junissa Bianda Hardianto –
Junissa, studied in San Fransisco [USA] and being originally from Indonesia, is an illustrator working for children’s books. Having a passion for art since childhood, she earned her bachelor’s degree in graphic design & children’s illustration as graduate degree. Her works are attractive, vivid, colourful and cute, that they also find fans in the adults. The key of success of her illustrations is the simplicity of the appearance of the illustrations. She wishes to turn the tech-savvy kids turn to avid reading with her illustrations in the books & also to make the kids aware of Indonesian folktales. Among the huge number of illustrators for children’s books, her work is noteworthy and outstanding.
(3) Ian Barnard –
Ian Barnard is a hand-lettering artist, a calligrapher and a typography artist. He creates artworks of calligraphy, typography, fonts & other resources required by designers across the world. He believes that creating with hands keeps the creativity alive in the artist. He creates artworks every week. He sells his artwork by print and online. He crates add-ons for Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator as well as Procreate.
(4) Andreas Preis –
Andreas Preis, born in Bavarian Forest area (South Germany) in 1984, is a graduate from Georg-Simon-Ohm University, He has studied communication design. He loves colour and drawing since childhood. Andreas is a designer, illustrator, artist currently working in Berlin (Germany). He is skilled in illustration, murals, tape art, live painting, as well as different fields of communication design (typography, logo design, icon design, art direction). In just few years, his clientele has expanded vastly and includes variety of brands like Adidas, Adobe, Atomic, Coke, Coors, DC Comics, ESPN, Ford, MINI, Microsoft, NAF NAF, Telekom, Nike, O2, Samsung, Vans, Wacom Warsteiner, etc. He widely uses iPad and Adobe apps fr creating illustratins. His rendering of illustrations reflects a unique style.