Combining both hand-drawn and digital elements, Ricardo Bessa creates beautiful, otherworldly illustrations that blur the lines between realism and fantasy.
Drawing inspiration from nature, comics, mythology and fiction, Ricardo has built up an exquisite portfolio that instantly transports the viewer into a colourful, ethereal world of magnificent beasts, ominous woods, mustachioed men and keenly observed human forms.
Jet Blue ∙ Lenovo ∙ Honda ∙ Puffin ∙ Buddha Jones ∙ Boom Magazine ∙ Lizacid ∙ Pfeiffer Wines ∙ Popshot Magazine ∙ Zizzi ∙ Financial Times ∙ Wired Magazine ∙ The Ride Journal ∙ Bulletin Magazine ∙ Women's Weekly ∙ IPC Media ∙ Penguin
Zizzi Menu Competition - 2013 Winner
Fox Searchlight Stoker Compeition - 2012 Winner
3x3 Illustration Student Show Annual no. 9
Creative Quarterly 27 Award - Runner Up
Digital ∙ Vector ∙ Portrait ∙ Fantasy ∙ People ∙ Scene ∙ Concept ∙ Landscape ∙ Character