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Every so often, an art trend pops out and takes the world by storm. There is just something about the use of light, color, and shapes that really evoke feelings in people. Now, what these feeling are really depend on the person. However, one thing is for sure: oftentimes, great art will work to inspire people to create their own.

Modern Polygonal Art

One of the hottest trends today is something called “low poly” and it is indeed a wonderful way to create portraits. In case the term doesn’t sound familiar to you, it really is just a polygon mesh that uses a limited number of polygons to come out with some of the most famous faces of our time and history.

One look at these works of art and you can’t help but admit to feeling something akin to awe and wonder. After all, these are just colored polygons you are looking at but what you have in front of you are incredibly detailed portraits of people and characters. You might think these portraits look kind of hackneyed and one-dimensional but take a look at that one of Pharrell or Kanye West and you really can’t say that. Check out the portrait of Daenarys Targaryen and you can see that it is clearly the Mother of Dragons despite the fact that she is made of a limited number of polygons in a mesh.

The details on these things are a tribute to how talented their makers are and just how skilled they are in their craft. They spared no expense and made sure they used the low-poly technique in such a way that they stayed true to the craft but managed to come up with incredible work. For aspiring designers who want to create low-poly portraits or those who are just looking for some inspiration, these are the works of art that you want to inspire and guide you. In fact, you can use them as a template to create portraits of other famous people or the person that deserves a portrait the most – you!

The sky really is the limit with this type of art so get inspired and start working!

Low Poly Landscape by ERROR23

Low Poly Landscape by ERROR23

Mother of Dragons by Simon Delart

Mother of Dragons by Simon Delart

Game-of-Thrones Tyrion by Ignacio Ribot

Game-of-Thrones Tyrion by Ignacio Ribot

Poly Macaw by Breno Bitencourt

Poly Macaw by Breno Bitencourt

Age of Ultron by Simon Delart

Age of Ultron by Simon Delart

Low Poly Lion by Lisa Dutra

Low Poly Lion by Lisa Dutra

House of Cards by Simon Delart

House of Cards by Simon Delart

Helmetica by Justin Maller

Helmetica by Justin Maller

Breaking Bad by William Teal

Breaking Bad by William Teal

Assassin’s Creed by Siddharth Ahuja

Assassin's Creed by Siddharth Ahuja

Spaceship by Dani Does Art

Spaceship by Dani Does Art

Low Poly by Shek Dezign

Low Poly by Shek Dezign

Polygon Robin by Andrew Mason

Polygon Robin by Andrew Mason

Jack Nicholson by Paul Douard

Jack Nicholson by Paul Douard

Poly Deer by SpacePixel

Poly Deer by SpacePixel

Pikachu Polymon by Breno Bitencourt

Pikachu Polymon by Breno Bitencourt Following

Heisenberg by Malobi

Heisenberg by Malobi

 

Darth Maul by Jesus Servin

Darth Maul by Jesus Servin

Albert Hofmann by Badbugs_art

Albert Hofmann - Psychedelic Polygon Low Poly Portrait by Badbugs_art

Geometric White Cat by House Of Jennifer

Geometric White Cat by House Of Jennifer

Kobe Bryant by Roland Banrevi

Kobe Bryant by Roland Banrevi

Pharrell Williams by Breno Bitencourt

Pharrell Williams by Breno Bitencourt

Hollywood by Florian Ludwig

Hollywood by Florian Ludwig

Polygon Fig Style by RedouaneLahloul

Polygon Fig Style by RedouaneLahloul

Polygon Panda by Peachandguava

Polygon Panda by Peachandguava

Omari West by Mirek Kodes

Omari West by Mirek Kodes

The Wild One by Paul Douard

The Wild One by Paul Douard

David Bowie by VIVA LA GRAPH!

David Bowie by VIVA LA GRAPH!

Interstellar by Paul Douard

Interstellar by Paul Douard

Iron Man by Shek Dezign

Iron Man by Shek Dezign

Captain America by PolygonHeroes

Captain America by PolygonHeroes

Marilyn Monroe by Jesus Servin

Marilyn Monroe by Jesus Servin

Tony Stark by Jung Gang

Tony Stark by Jung Gang

Polygon Flamingo by Peachandguava

Polygon Flamingo by Peachandguava

Handsome by Justin Maller

Handsome by Justin Maller

If you need some guidance on how to create low poly illustrations, check out the following tutorials:

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Posted by Igor Ovsyannykov

I'm a digital nomad and entrepreneur bouncing around South East Asia. When I'm not working here, I'm out taking photos. Follow me on Instagram: @igorovsyannykov

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