FYI Monday: Beautifully Dark Illustrations by Rob Shields

This post is part of the For Your Inspiration Monday Series showcasing the most inspiring designs out there. Each week a new artist or design style will be presented in order to get your creative juices flowing for the upcoming week. I hope you enjoy the series.
Rob Shields is freelance illustrator currently located in Philadelphia PA. With his dark and intricate style he manages to land big clients like Computer Arts Magazine, Photoshop Creative Magazine and Beautiful Decay to only name a few. Rob specializes in making images for the music, fashion and design industries. Please visit his portfolio and Behance page for more inspiration.

fyi inspiration by rob shields EVK XXII

fyi inspiration by rob shields escape

fyi inspiration by rob shields Victoria

fyi inspiration by rob shields Odd Blood

fyi inspiration by rob shields Dark

fyi inspiration by rob shields Cheating Heart

fyi inspiration by rob shields Beautiful Decay

fyi inspiration by rob shields Magician

Written by Franz Jeitz

Franz Jeitz is a freelance designer and owner of Fudgegraphics. Originally from Luxembourg he now lives in London. Franz loves design, music and is a tea enthusiast. Follow him on Twitter.

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16 Awesome Responses so far
  1. I didn’t know Rob Shields but I like his style… Some way inspiring :)

  2. That takes some serious vision AND skill!

  3. Beautiful design work!

  4. His illustrations are really great. Especially the first one with typographic design.

  5. The contrasting highlights of colour within the darkness makes the images really striking. These would look great, blown up on the side of buildings – people would have to stop and look.

  6. I love the obscurity and manipulation of some of the images. The contrast off the dark backgrounds set these images off. My favorites from these are definitely the first image with the font and branches coming from the woman’s head and also the last one, with the manipulation of the snake and the effect the texture of the skin has in the image.

  7. Outstanding! The purple one looks amazing. Love it!

    Cheers

  8. I like this style very much and I’ve yet to create something along these lines (no time).

  9. Amazing work!!! Really like Rob Shields’s unique style!!!
    Thanks.

  10. great job man. Its your style man.The most attractive picture for me last one.Thanks for its amazing experience.

  11. Awsome stuff, the Escape-Work is really really awsome i love it !

  12. Thank you all for your comments. I’m glad you like Rob’s work!

  13. Really great design !!!

  14. Perfect design work!

  15. Cool Illustrations. thx for sharing!

  16. Thank you all for your comments. I’m glad you like Rob’s work!. nice to me to, so, good comment blog.

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