With millions of views each month, online creative community Behance the place to be for artists of all disciplines. It's a fantastic way to see what your peers are up to as well as finding new work and creative inspiration from top web designers and agencies – and it is also part of Adobe's Creative Cloud.
But, with so many portfolios to browse through, it can be difficult to know where to start. So to make things easy for you, we've done the hard work and picked some of the top illustration portfolios that are definitely worth a look.
You can also find brilliant 3D artists, typographers, and graphic designers to follow on Behance, right here on Creative Bloq. But right now, here's the start of our selection of illustrators – and don't forget to tell us who we've missed out in the comments!
01. Oscar Ramos
If character illustration is your thing, then you should definitely check out Oscar Ramos' awe-inspiring portfolio. This guy is a master of creating amazingly expressive characters and portraying emotion in his work. The amount of detail in his illustrations will keep you entertained for hours.
Based in Kiev, Antonina Aleksandrova's portfolio is overflowing with incredible illustrations. Her distinctive illustrative style is eye-catching and intriguing. Her career has seen her create various posters and advertisements for newspaper campaigns. But we particularly like her personal work, such as this 'Sukkub Dance' piece.
03. David Sossella
Illustrator David Sossella has an enviable talent, which you can pour over for hours on Behance. During his creative career, Sossella has collaborated with leading clients on various pieces, including this one for Ray Ban.
04. Charlotte Smith
Paris based illustrator Charlotte Smith is an expert in the field of 'pretty'. Her illustrations ooze sophistication and along with her expert pastel colour picks, you'll fall head over heels for her creations. We particularly enjoyed her excellent Moonrise Kingdom GIFs.
05. Llew Mejia
Based in Minneapolis, illustrator and surface designer Llew Mejia loves colour. These illustrations are packed full of surreal characters with unmeasurable detail that will certainly make you look twice at each and every creation.
06. Nate Kitch
Using a combination of hand-drawn, collage, typography, photography, and digital imagery to create his work, Nate Kitch often incorporates this with beautiful geometric patterns. Based in Winchester, Kitch is represented by the Eastwing Illustration Agency and has worked with the likes of Ted Baker, New Scientist magazine and Virgin.
07. Andy Hau
Andy Hau likes to explore the interface between Architecture and Graphic Design in his work. A qualified architect, Hau got his break into illustration and graphic design by winning a competition back in 2009 to design Imogen Heap's packaging for her 'Ellipse' album.
08. Ben O'Brien
Having worked in the design and illustration world for over a decade now, Ben O'Brien takes inspiration from nature and creating inspiring, epic and ethereal landscapes. He has been commissioned by and collaborated with, among others, Smart Cars, Pixar, Westfields Shopping Centres and The New York Times.
09. Nina Geometrieva
Berlin based Nina Geometrieva is a visual artist that loves to work with colour in her illustrations. The often adorable characters she produces are packed full of inspirational techniques, as well as a wide range of bright and beautiful colours. She's always up for collaborations too!
10. Olga Protasova
Olga Protasova is Kiev based freelance illustrator and graphic designer, at the moment happily focused on things she loves best: lettering and illustration. If you're a big fan of typography, you'll be a big fan of Protasova's illustrated outputs.
SAINER is an illustrator based in Lodz, Poland. His work is beautifully abstract and is often showcased on the walls on his hometown in huge, inspiring fashion. He mainly focuses on character design, using a whole host of colour and quirky styles.
12. Eurico Luiz
Student Eurico Luiz hails from Nova Friburgo in Brazil and is an inspiring choice when it comes to comic illustrations. Taking inspiration from retro movies, his illustration outputs always feature other-worldly aspects that are jam-packed with Luiz's signature style.
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