I teach graphic design. I’ve been doing so for the past 6 years. One of the classes I teach is Illustrator. Every time I teach that class in either basics, intermediate or advanced I like to point out one excellent designer and illustrator, Ruslan Khasanov. The following illustrations are all done with gradient mesh, a tool that allows the artist to create very smooth and seamless transitions. It is a difficult technique that i have not mastered in any way, shape or form.
Native of Yekaterinburg, Russia, Ruslan loves to work in illustrator and experiment with how far he can take vector art, as well as photography.
I invite you to check out his website and be inspired.