The easiest way to learn in my opinion is by observing other peoples work, paying attention to the details and how some problems are overcome. That for me is more useful than a tutorial because it requires me not only attention but also makes me think on how I could do that with my set of skills. That's why case studies are extremely valuable. They show the evolution but without giving instructions.
Case Study: Enchanted Garden from Desktopography
Yesterday while checking my Facebook I saw this awesome time-lapse video that Rik Oostenbroek posted capturing a behind the scenes of peek of his project for Nike Total Football. The end result is quite beautiful, as we always expect from Rik. Seeing how he creates these amazing illustrations is not only amazing but really inspiring. I learned a couple of new tricks just by checking it, you should do the same. Nike asked me to stay true to my own personal style and experiment with it and go crazy.
Dont.Look.Down is a really cool illustration created by Coen Pohl. The end result is very reminiscent of the poster for the movie Inception with the added photoshop-montage via a vector style mixing texture and light. The text "Don't Look Back" is made out of the buildings with a different color. The coolest aspect about this illustration is the perspective and lens distortion which we are lucky enough to feature a sneak peek behind thanks to Coen. Coen Pohl is a graphic designer and illustrator from Seoul, South Korea currently based in Amsterdam.
The Zeppe Deliveria della Pizza is the latest original restaurant from Grupo Mar, from Belo Horizonte – Brazil. In this post you will see the creative process of Zeppe's new identity. This project was done by the design studio "Pós Imagem Design" out of Rio de Janeiro Brazil, for more about them visit posimagem.com.br and behance.net/posimagem.