Keeping the eye on the ball, we’ve collected a bunch of hot trends in the sphere of digital illustration. Enjoy and get inspired!
Illustration steadily keeps its positions as a visual media for various goals. Websites and landing pages, magazines and newsletters, screens of mobile apps, social network pages and posts, posters and banners – a big proportion of the resource we deal with daily feature illustrations and love them for their diversity, flexibility, and originality. We’ve prepared a brief review so let’s together take a glance at what illustrators make trendy this year. As usual, we packed it with various examples.
One of the popular trends illustrators turn to in their artworks is visual hyperbole. Broken proportions and exaggerated body parts now seem to be an integral part of the digital art stuff around.
Geometry doesn’t lose its positions in the illustration trends: a variety of styles and approaches feature geometric motifs. With deep roots in academic drawing, geometric shapes of all kinds fill the digital artworks with abstract vibes, solidify compositions, and add visual harmony.
Lines and Curves
Line art and narrow curvy lines are also popular: they add a pinch of decorativeness, create mood, and beautify the image. This approach is used for not only outline illustrations but also to add detalization to the images based on color spots and shapes.
Having hundreds of colors and shades at their hands, more and more designers tend to try their skills in limited or even monochrome palettes. As a result, the world of digital art is showing the trend of illustrations that take more expressiveness of fewer colors and play with bright details.
The web page by Dannniel is based on bold prominent typography for a tagline integrated into an animated theme illustration, all in a black-and-white monochrome palette.
This year continues showing the growing interest in 3D art which has already formed a strong direction in digital illustration. 3D illustrations demonstrate more and more diversity in styles and plots, characters and environments.
Animated 3D illustration by Tubik Arts also features geometric elements
What other trends in illustrations do you find growing popularity this year? Welcome to share your thought in comments!
About the author: Marina Yalanska, design researcher and content creator, editor of Icons8 Blog
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