Campaign Spotlight: Sergio Ingravalle For ESPN The Magazine

Illustrator Sergio Ingravalle created this intricate series of illustrations for ESPN The Magazine. Ingravalle used pencil, watercolor and ink to bring these two-dimensional NFL players to life and then applied a dose of digital editing to really drive home the effects.

Football is gritty, intense and brutal sport. Emotions run high every time the players take the field. With careful splashes of color and plenty of sharp lines, these illustrations manage to capture the intensity of the athletes in a unique and enchanting way.

According to Ingravalle, whose work shows a strong focus on dynamic sport illustrations, the goal of this series was “to lend movement to the static images and underline the energy of the sport.”

To see more of Ingravalle’s work, check out his Directory of Illustration portfolio.

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Adhemas Batista for Adobe: 2015 Cannes Lions Commission

On the 25th Anniversary of Photoshop, Adobe commissioned 5 artists, including Adhemas Batista, to illustrate lions for the Welcome Ad and the OOH at the 2015 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

Adhemas says,

My chosen idea is partly inspired by the technique of my Adidas Original’s logo with addition of Photoshop power and represents how wild this festival is – as a previous winner I know there is a tough jungle to survive out there before you become a king.

Check out a few process shots, including the finished illustration below.

 Adhemas Batista

 Adhemas Batista

 Adhemas Batista

 Adhemas Batista

 Adhemas Batista @ Cannes

© Adhemas Batista

Haydn Symons for Cracked Eye Magazine

Haydn Symons recently collaborated with the great people over at Cracked Eye Magazine to produce four illustrations for their latest digital issue.

Responding to the story of Hope Street, Haydn came up with the illustrations which are shown alongside the story. Hope Street tells the tale of a Mother and Son living in Liverpool, and reveals their close relationship with each other.

Haydn created all of the illustrations using water color and gouache, and then transferred them into Photoshop for final editing.

He says,

I worked hard to make my illustrations fit well within the story; to not distract the viewer from the story, but to compliment instead. It was a great project to work on, which I had a lot of fun producing.

Great work, Haydn!


Haydn Symons, Cracked Eye



Haydn Symons, Cracked Eye



Haydn Symons, Cracked Eye



Haydn Symons, Cracked Eye