These Illustrations Would Make for Delightful Posters

Italy-based illustrator and graphic designer Andrius Banelis creates beautiful illustrations that rely on bright colors and contrast. A perfect balance between graphic design and illustration, his creations would make for delightful posters.

But though most of his artwork is well polished, with the use of digital software, Banelis admits that he’s a more of an analog kind of guy. “Everything starts with paper and pencil,” he told Inky Goodness. “Personally, I’m not the biggest fan of working digitally; I prefer to use traditional techniques. I think it helps me add and welcome diversity to my everyday creative routine. It can be really tiring, staring at the computer screen every day for hours on end. There are disadvantages and advantages, so it’s a compromise between them.”

Originally from Vilnius, Lithuania, Banelis had taken to pencil and paper from a very young age. “Then, when I was around 13 / 14 years old – by sheer luck – my mother’s friend, who is an artist, saw some of my drawings,” he recalled. “Soon after that, she literally drove me to the art school in Vilnius, and helped me get accepted onto a course.”

After spending three years at art school his creative passion found an outlet. He hasn’t looked back since.