This adorable ghost illustration is breaking Twitter

Twitter is a popular place for artists and designers share new projects, and digital art guru Gal Shir is no exception. The talented creative currently has over 70,000 followers, and when you scroll through his inspirational Twitter feed, it's not hard to see why. It's back-to-back with the most beautiful digital illustrations, but its his most recent post that has got thousands of people talking.   

With Halloween just around the corner, Shir has embraced a spooky theme in his most recent videos, the latest being this adorable ghost illustration. The one-minute video where Shir pens this little guy, on what looks very much like a new iPad (opens in new tab) in top digital art software (opens in new tab) Procreate, is absolutely mesmerising. 

Shir starts with a simple line drawing before going on to pencil in shadows and highlights in such a way that the spooky little fellow immediately begins to pop out from the screen – and frustratingly makes the entire process completely effortless. As a final, lovely touch, Shir added a little animation to end the video with his new pal floating out of the screen in true ghost-like style. 

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We recently posted about the best Halloween Doodles (opens in new tab), a list this artwork would top if it were ever to land in the laps of Google bosses. 

Shir's videos are no strangers to countless likes, but there's something about little ghosty here that has really captured people's imaginations. At time of writing, the tweet has been shared over 30,000 times, has racked up over 78,000 likes and that shows no signs of slowing. The post also now has hundred of comments, the majority of which are commending Shir's talents, with others very appreciative but also clearly frustrated with how the artist manages to make such beautiful artwork look so easy.  

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While another Twitter user noticed something about Shir's workflow other digital artists might find useful:

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If ghosts and Halloween aren't your thing, never fear, Shir's Twitter feed (opens in new tab) has hundreds of different illustrations to suit all tastes. So if you're on the hunt for some inspiration, learning how to draw (opens in new tab) or simply want to enjoy a master at his craft, this is one digital artist to follow on Twitter. 

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Kerrie Hughes is Editor at Creative Bloq. One of the original CB crew, Kerrie joined the team back in 2013 after moving from her role as staff writer on 3D World. Since then she's written regularly for other creative publications. Kerrie's work for Creative Bloq involves managing the team and the site's content, developing and maintaining commercial partnerships, and finding innovative ways to bring Creative Bloq's audience the content they're looking for.