I can’t remember where I spotted the work of Aphte but I think it’s one of the most fun things I’ve seen in a while. Aphte, who’s real name is Daniel Abensour, is a French illustrator who dabbles in both the traditional and digital worlds, creating all these really fun characters that reminds me of Friends With You but with an Os Gemeos palette. Browsing through his portfolio there’s so much work, and since it’s all so detailed an will take you quite a while to soak it all in.
The top image is a bunch of little characters that he found in his backyard and the smaller one is a bizarre skater, which might be my favorite of them all. I would love to see an epic skate video game starring that little guy, it would be trippy and completely insane.