45 Cool Retro Style Illustrations for Your Inspiration

Finding different sorts of illustrations and drawings is quite easy these days with so many great portfolios and communities around the internet. Today we’ve been over to deviantART looking for illustrations that are heavily inspired by past times.

These illustration works represent many different styles and are truly inspiring. Especially we noticed the personality in these pieces, outlined by the nice, harmonic color palettes and giving out a definite vintage feel.

illustrations-cover 45 Cool Retro Style Illustrations for Your Inspiration

45 Cool Retro Style Illustrations for Your Inspiration

Time for a closer look. Enjoy!

Flamingo
01-flamingo-retro-illustrations 45 Cool Retro Style Illustrations for Your Inspiration

Vanilla Cupcake
02-vanilla-cupcake-retro-illustrations 45 Cool Retro Style Illustrations for Your Inspiration

Full moon
03-full-moon-retro-illustrations 45 Cool Retro Style Illustrations for Your Inspiration

Looking from Clouds
04-clouds-retro-illustrations 45 Cool Retro Style Illustrations for Your Inspiration

Alien Tentaculoso
05-alien-tentaculoso-retro-illustrations 45 Cool Retro Style Illustrations for Your Inspiration

Rockin Robin
06-rockin-robin-retro-illustrations 45 Cool Retro Style Illustrations for Your Inspiration

Ohai kitty
07-ohai-retro-illustrations 45 Cool Retro Style Illustrations for Your Inspiration

Harbor
08-harbor-retro-illustrations 45 Cool Retro Style Illustrations for Your Inspiration

Green: This Year’s Pink
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Treebirds
10-treebirds-retro-illustrations 45 Cool Retro Style Illustrations for Your Inspiration

8 bit
11-8bit-retro-illustrations 45 Cool Retro Style Illustrations for Your Inspiration

Victoian Tabby
12-tabby-retro-illustrations 45 Cool Retro Style Illustrations for Your Inspiration

Cats can jazz…piano
13-cats-jazz-retro-illustrations 45 Cool Retro Style Illustrations for Your Inspiration

Wacom Intuos 1949 Box 1
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1950 Berlinetta
15-berlinetta-retro-illustrations 45 Cool Retro Style Illustrations for Your Inspiration

Swing Dance
16-swing-dance-retro-illustrations 45 Cool Retro Style Illustrations for Your Inspiration

Saturday Night
17-saturday-retro-illustrations 45 Cool Retro Style Illustrations for Your Inspiration

Claudia
18-claudia-retro-illustrations 45 Cool Retro Style Illustrations for Your Inspiration

Bearousel
19-bearousel-retro-illustrations 45 Cool Retro Style Illustrations for Your Inspiration

Yardbear Suite
20-yardbear-retro-illustrations 45 Cool Retro Style Illustrations for Your Inspiration

They’re gonna recognize my eyes
21-recognize-retro-illustrations 45 Cool Retro Style Illustrations for Your Inspiration

Hoot Hoot
22-hoot-retro-illustrations 45 Cool Retro Style Illustrations for Your Inspiration

Sittin in a Tree
23-sittin-retro-illustrations 45 Cool Retro Style Illustrations for Your Inspiration

Monkey Tripod
24-monkey-tripod-retro-illustrations 45 Cool Retro Style Illustrations for Your Inspiration

Swingin Cinderella
25-swingin-cinderella 45 Cool Retro Style Illustrations for Your Inspiration

The X-Men – Storm
26-storm-retro-illustrations 45 Cool Retro Style Illustrations for Your Inspiration

Rockabilly band
27-rockabilly-retro-illustrations 45 Cool Retro Style Illustrations for Your Inspiration

Mahpell Driving Color
28-mahpell-driving-retro-illustrations 45 Cool Retro Style Illustrations for Your Inspiration

Mahpell 8
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Another Owl
30-another-owl-retro-illustrations 45 Cool Retro Style Illustrations for Your Inspiration

Retro Pin-Up
31-retro-pinup-retro-illustrations 45 Cool Retro Style Illustrations for Your Inspiration

Retro Stewardess
32-stewardess-retro-illustrations 45 Cool Retro Style Illustrations for Your Inspiration

Love Retro
33-love-retro-illustrations 45 Cool Retro Style Illustrations for Your Inspiration

Cocktail Girl
34-cocktailgirl-retro-illustrations 45 Cool Retro Style Illustrations for Your Inspiration

Cappuccino Retro Art
35-cappuccino-retro-illustrations 45 Cool Retro Style Illustrations for Your Inspiration

Retro Vespa Girl with coffee
36-retro-vespa-retro-illustrations 45 Cool Retro Style Illustrations for Your Inspiration

Girl sitting by old radio
37-girl-radio-retro-illustrations 45 Cool Retro Style Illustrations for Your Inspiration

Red Blue and Yellow
38-redblueyellow-retro-illustrations 45 Cool Retro Style Illustrations for Your Inspiration

Rock n Roll
39-rocknroll-retro-illustrations 45 Cool Retro Style Illustrations for Your Inspiration

Pasta
40-pasta-retro-illustrations 45 Cool Retro Style Illustrations for Your Inspiration

Dragon Knight
41-dragon-knight-retro-illustrations 45 Cool Retro Style Illustrations for Your Inspiration

Mr. Mek – Ready to conquer
42-mr-mek-retro-illustrations 45 Cool Retro Style Illustrations for Your Inspiration

Circus
43-circus-retro-illustrations 45 Cool Retro Style Illustrations for Your Inspiration

Milan
44-milan-retro-illustrations 45 Cool Retro Style Illustrations for Your Inspiration

Blue As Can Be
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Conclusion

There are many great pieces out there, inspired by the 50s, 60s and even much earlier. The artists we’ve had a look at today have impressed us with their work. What was your favorite piece?

What do you think is the most important factor when making a retro sketch/illustration and can this be used in modern design?

We would, as usual love to hear your opinion in the comments section.

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