Ian Trajlov’s Deep Sea Illustrations
For graphic designer Ian Trajlov, artistic growth is all about exploration, play, and experimentation. And these notions are at the core of his Djúpur Sjór (“Deep Sea”) illustrations, a series of elegant, fanciful underwater creatures.
However, Trajlov didn’t set out to populate an underwater world.
“The entire project—created using Adobe Illustrator CC—was built on plenty of random choices of movement and action,” he says. “By moving anchor points on the artboard, one shape reminded me of a shrimp—and the rest is history.”
The project was inspired by exploring other artists’ work on Behance. In particular, Maria Grønlund’s work attracted Trajlov, and he discovered her Cosmos tutorial. Unsatisfied with his efforts to create something similar, however, he selected the shape he’d made and deleted it.