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January was jam-packed with design insights compliments of an amazing collection of talented illustrators, designers, and digital artists. We dove into digital sketch, uncovering how today’s artists are maximizing technology and tools to take their artistry to new levels. We joined our featured artist, Filip Hodas, on a surreal journey—a ‘can’t miss’ tutorial on 3-D collage creation. Natalia Hubbert talked illustration with tips on how to succeed in the competitive world of stock illustration while Bettina Güber shared her favorite techniques and unique success story.

Here’s a look back at the highlights from January’s Visual Trend: Digital Art Gets Delicate.

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The once familiar boundary between fine art and digital art is blurring. Technology has enabled new tools – tablets, Apple Pencil and more – to create delicate brush strokes, more detail, and finer textures. Our January Trend Exploration delves into the new eye for detail emerging in digital artistry and how tools that mimic the work of reality are delighting designers.

With efficiency, mobility, and flexibility, the tablet is becoming a serious design tool. Discover how digital sketching tools are transforming the way illustrators and graphic designers work in this month’s Visual Trend Exploration: Digital Illustration.

3-D surrealism is on full display with our January Artist Spotlight: Filip Hodas. This 24-year old design provocateur from Prague takes the viewer on a visual journey that defies physical laws and blends nature and earthy landscapes with the unexpected. Learn what incites his imagination, how his design career began, and even what music he listens to when creating.

Filip created a tutorial for Create Magazine, where he reveals his process from start to finish, allowing you to learn from his experience. We also took a peek inside his Adobe Stock shopping cart to see which assets he used to create his digital masterpiece.

January’s Contributor Spotlight: Natalia Hubbert takes us on a journey filled with delicate art and watercolor. A prominent Adobe Stock contributor, this self-taught, Ukraine-born illustrator shares her perspective on digital illustration with practical advice to anyone interested in stock art.

Natalia offers her top five tips for starting out and succeeding in the competitive world of stock illustration. Don’t miss this month’s career building piece: Stock Illustration Tips from Natalia Hubbert.

Get a behind the scenes look at Natalia’s delicate, rustic illustrations in Behind the Image: Zodiac Signs by Natalia Hubbert. Find out her process and how she preserves the hand drawn aesthetic and watercolor textures that define many of her best selling illustrations.

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Evocative nature photographer Bettina Güber captures the delicate essence of nature, particularly florals, through the camera. Bettina shares her favorite techniques, approach to subject matter, and discover how she built an impressive collection on Behance while being invited to join Adobe Stock’s Premium Collection, in Create Magazine: Contributor Spotlight.

Stay tuned for our February Visual Trend, View From Above!

The Adobe Stock Team

The Adobe Stock Team

Adobe Stock is a collection of over 60 million photos, videos, illustrations and vectors. The Adobe Stock Team is responsible for managing, curating and promoting these assets. We are a global team with offices spread across Paris, Berlin, New York, Seattle and San Francisco.

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