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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Artist Spotlight: Alexis Marcou

Featured Image © Alexis Marcou for Nike

International artist Alexis Marcou has been doing freelance work since 2007 for a wide range of clients such as Cisco, Atomic Skis, Acco Brands, Hewlett Packard, Gatorade, Air Jordan and Nike.

Alexis gradually acquired his skills without any special training and through the use of books, tutorials and good old-fashioned practice. The result?  A self-described “fragmented style” that merges traditional lines and conventional media, such as ink and watercolor, with geometric shapes and digital elements.

Alexis enjoys evolving his craft through his technique, which involves a different process every time. He also avoids the use of filters and effects in Photoshop, making his work “experimental without being unfamiliar.”

Here is a great interview with Wacom which goes into further detail on Alexis’ background, technique and much more.

For a deeper look into Alexis Marcou’s work, check out his Directory of Illustration Portfolio and Website.


© Alexis Marcou



© Alexis Marcou



© Alexis Marcou for ACCO Brands/Derwent



© Alexis Marcou for ACCO Brands/Derwent



© Alexis Marcou for Hewlett Packard



© Alexis Marcou for Nike, MLB World Series



© Alexis Marcou for Nike, MLB World Series