Alexander Vidal – Beast illustrated

Alexander Vidal – Beast illustrated

Alexander Vidal (Alexander Santillanes) is an illustator and designer based in Los Angeles, USA.  He studied illustration at the Art Center College of Design. He loves india ink, hippopotomai, and dry gin. His favourite drink is Gin & Tonic. (So is ours!)

Alexander Vidal

Vidal loves wild animals and tropical patterns which are both reflected in his work. His work reminds us of the late Charley Harper’s, mixed with 50′s and 60′s styles, and a hint of Mary Blair influence. We love how the illustrations are very playful but with a more sophisticated palette. Vidal’s work also varies in style from the Minimal Realism – with Charley Harper’s influence – to a more detailed watercolours, with outlines. Some of the perspectives of the illustrations are reminiscent of Harper’s angles; we can see that on Southeast Asia by bowl.  We adore both styles of his illustrations.

Alexander Vidal – Beast illustrated and Portfolio

 

Alexander Vidal

 

Southeast Asia by Bowl

tumblr_mh62re4smL1s1je1no1_500

The pygmy hippo makes his home among the swamps and riverine forests of Sierra Leone and Liberia, where he takes refuge among the reedy waters.

Digital illustration.

 

55bb767f0b226909b23c41c646fa6840

2ca7e2ccfdf2a4f24d4a1e7a3804d585

Galapagos

tumblr_mgn6tt3uIQ1s1je1no1_500

Spectacled bears, like the sun bears of Asia and the black bears of northern climes, are highly arboreal, and can easily scale trees. They browse among the branches for bromeliads, a favorite snack, or to avoid confrontation. Once in the trees, spectacled bears will sometimes even build platforms, allowing them to bed down high above the ground.

India ink and chinese brush, combining observed and imagined information.

tumblr_mgodnw9DmQ1s1je1no1_r1_500

In English they are known commonly as ‘spectacled bears’ due to the pale markings on their face, which can often circle their eyes like spectacles. The markings on each bear are unique, and can help to distinguish them, and it is not uncommon for a spectacled bear to have no ‘spectacle’ at all.

Gouache.

tumblr_mgzhm5gnQj1s1je1no1_500

But more often he stays safely hidden at home, among the lush cloud-forests of the Andes, which is where we shall leave him on our way to another beast.

Cut paper.

tumblr_n0pg7aXzfK1s1je1no1_500

The only living relative of the giraffe, the okapi is an elusive forest-dweller native to the jungles of the Congo.

Alexander Vidal

 

Echidna

 

tumblr_mooaygCYa01s1je1no1_500

Echidna

A creature of unusual physical appearance, the echidna is known also as the spiny ant-eater, thanks both to its coat of coarse spines and slender snout, which features a tiny jawless mouth.

tumblr_mm5qwjYauC1s1je1no1_r2_500

Asian Elephant

The social structure of the elephant is the herd. Ruled by a matriarch, the herd is composed of female elephants and their young. This structure provides safety and security, but beyond that, it improves their quality of life. Elephants are very social animals, and they enjoy being around other elephants.

tumblr_mlz7511gS21s1je1no1_r1_500

Asian Elephant

tumblr_ml0de1Dsyo1s1je1no1_r1_500

Asian Elephant

tumblr_mi4tole1SS1s1je1no1_500

Pygmy Hippo

spectacledbearphotocollage6

The Spectacled Bear (tremarctos ornatus)

f69a1106f09cfe907528a695a7d7876c

Peter Pan / Chapter 6 / The Little House

c6dae5c1228b1d5c46dade2a3d32a5be

13aaafe592d52daa2e319c50b78fd273

3de26de4cb99f33334602234911b45b2

Arctic Seas

alice

Portrait of the March Hare

a45bc1dfec728f8a615e6cc9367dab93 3027121127bad74c7e4ff0d404427b7a

9ab83622b5eb050efe396b1d51f14813

Creatures of the Mountain

684ea079d0545dec5b7f32fac7d099e8

South China Sea

34bd558abfbbd058c212f9044f9586e1    

Birds of New Guinea

 

0ed5939f79267b299dbbdf2a8abb3380

 Winter in the Forest

Visit Alexander VidalAlexander Vidal Beast IllustratedAlexander Vidal Behance.

 

 

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Current day month ye@r *