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Digital Art & Set Design: Unsmart Devices

Digital Art & Set Design: Unsmart Devices

Let's take a look at this cool series of digital art and set designs named: Unsmart Devices. Designed by the mighty folks from FOREAL Studio, it's a great study of creative explorations of what could be our everyday things if they were "unsmart". Having our share of several viral fail videos, let's just say that some of the concepts in this series revealed another aspect of us humans experimenting with objects that aren't necessarily right for its purpose. I let you be the judge! This is the work from FOREAL Studio who is a creative bunch from Trier, Germany. They focus their work mostly into art direction, illustration and digital art; we've also featured their work before on Abduzeedo. You should definitely follow their work on Behance if you haven't yet.

Advertising for 2017 New York City International Auto Show

Advertising for 2017 New York City International Auto Show

2017 New York City International Auto Show is an advertising, typography and game design project shared by Dan Forkin Studio on their Behance profile. The concept is quite simple, a car crossing through the word "drive". Simple things always tend to be always difficult to pull it off because they might feel have that feeling of lacking something or unfinished. It's definitely not the case here. The final piece is flawless in my opinion, especially the different variations and applications. Check out after the break. Project description Situation Interactive approached Dan Forkin Studio with a design solution they needed visualized. The concept was that of a sports car cutting through the copy line 'WHAT'S YOUR DRIVE'. They had no materials to work with so Dan Forkin Studio's team had to either shoot the imagery themselves, work with stock or render bits in Cinema4D. Ford eventually provided a nice shot of the 2017 GT from above that was used in the final art. Advertising About Dan Forkin Studio The studio of Dan Forkin is a Multi-disciplinary design studio located in New York City. Specializing in key art design, art direction, image maker and bespoke typography. For more information check out http://www.danielforkin.com/

Photography & Digital Art: Minecraft in Real Life (Anicube)

Photography & Digital Art: Minecraft in Real Life (Anicube)

Let's take a look at this cool photography mixed with digital art by aditya aryanto. His project is named: Minecraft in Real Life and it's basically what animals would look like if they were treated with a Minecraft theme and as Aditya called it: Anicube. I can't say that I find this project quite creative and fun execution as well. Check it out! Published on Behance, we are looking at the work from aditya aryanto who is an editor working at Cheese N Click Photography based in Photography, Illustration, Digital Art. You should definitely follow his experimentations on Instagram. Once I collected, I started making these images in Photoshop. How to make a cube on animal body, I use the Liquify (Shift+Command+X). After it is formed and I think it is funnier than the original form, I uploaded to Instagram. I saw that many friends liked it, so I was challenged to make it more. So here is the result of my simple works. I hope you like it.

Illustration & Painting: Futurism vs. Passeism

Illustration & Painting: Futurism vs. Passeism

Let's take a pause and look at this illustration series by Oleg Belinsky named Futurism vs. Passeism. You'll notice the mixture of that black solid colour, geometrics, lighting and gradients are just a combination of a stunning stylish art. I really love the tone and the details given to the white colour, just add an incredible final touch. I wish there was more of this series but time will let us know and I can't wait to see more of Oleg's work in the near future. Hope you dig it as well! Published on Behance, this is the work from Oleg Belinsky who is a designer from Salaspils, Latvia. Being living close to the Baltic Sea, inspiration must have been coming from your surroundings. You should definitely follow his work.  

Digital Art & Game Design: TRON Concepts

Digital Art & Game Design: TRON Concepts

We would like to share this stunning conceptual digital art by GMUNK for TRON. It was for and I quote: "create a series of concept frames for an Unspecified, Inconspicuous Mystery Trawn Project that nobody can ever speak of. The team’s approach was varied, as the brief was essentially wide open granting the boys the opportunity to frolic in the Trawnic Atmosphere; iterating and discovering some bold, unique, and fresh concepts that informed their massive output." On Abduzeedo, we deeply loved the movie TRON back from 2010, we are feeling quite nostalgic looking these concepts. Hope you will like it as well. Published via Behance is the work from the mighty GMUNK also known as Bradley G Munkowitz. He is a designer and director based in San Francisco, CA; being in the business for quite some time and Bradley is always on the lookout with projects and also experimentations with Vice, Adidas, Audi and Vimeo, light installations for TrueCar, Twilio, Tycho, Eric Prydz, and more.   Credits Production Company: Tool of North America Design Director: Bradley G Munkowitz Client: The Secret Sauce Design Director at Tool of North America for The Secret Sauce

Illustration: The Work from Christian Orrillo

Illustration: The Work from Christian Orrillo

Let's take a look at the stunning illustration work from Christian Orrillo who is a self-taught digital artist based in Santiago, Chile. Focusing his work also into painting, I loved that he decided to focus on contemporary art but with a colourful twist. There isn't much more information about Christian but you'll notice that his work is based around pastel colour palette and it's quite amazing. My favourite piece from Christian is the Juniper's, the details for her hair are just so unique. I also appreciate the fact that he will share a before/after so we can somehow understand his process. Definitely worth a follow via his Behance.  

Photography: Still Optimist (Pony Mtl x Sid Lee Collective)

Photography: Still Optimist (Pony Mtl x Sid Lee Collective)

We are taking a look at some photography work from LM Chabot for a project entitled: Still Optimist. Published on Behance, this is a collaboration with Ponymtl and Sid Lee Collective. Behind Pony, we have a Montreal-based artist named Gabrielle Laïla Tittley who is releasing a new summer collection called: Still Optimiste. Coming out with a colourful palette of images, I love the avant-garde attention of details and especially when it’s an initiative coming from my hometown. Hope you dig it as well!   Credits Concept: Gabrielle Laïla Tittley Photography: LM Chabot Set design: Camille Boyer Styling: Melodie Wronski Hair-Makeup and Nails: Valeria Amirova Digital Imaging: Visual Box With the support of Sid Lee Collective

Tutorial: How to Create a Double Exposure Portrait with Photoshop

Tutorial: How to Create a Double Exposure Portrait with Photoshop

Today we would like to share this tutorial from our friends from Adobe Photoshop in collaboration with image creator Ted Chin released exclusively for their Instagram channel. You'll be able to learn how to create a Double Exposure Portrait with Photoshop. I know we don't usually share tutorials on Friday but why not! Carefully follow these steps with your own images and create your own experiments. Enjoy! This tutorial is by Ted Chin who is an artist/image creator based in San Francisco, USA. You should definitely check out his site for tutorials and make sure to follow him on Instagram. Crafting what I believe is creative, I use photography and modern technology to manipulate it. I am able to recreate what I imagine. Result     Hey guys! It’s Ted (@eye.c) here. Today I'm going to show you how to create a double exposure portrait in just a few simple steps. Swipe through to see a mini-tutorial! • Using photos with simple backgrounds will help with the masking process. First, open the portrait (base) photo in #Photoshop. We are going to mask the background out and create the double exposure effect with the shape of the model. • Use the magic wand tool (W), click and select the background. Go to Select -> hold the "shift" key and click “Select and Mask”. Smooth the edge with the "Refine Edge Tool", then click ok. • Click on "Add a mask” then, "Create a new layer." Move the new layer to the bottom of the portrait. Select the "Paint Bucket Tool", or press "G", and fill in the white background. • Paste the second image, and adjust the image with "Levels" (Ctrl + L). Make sure the adjustment layer is clipped to the second image only. We want to make sure the sky is bright/clean enough so it's easier for selection. Hold (Ctrl + left click) on the portrait's mask we created earlier, then create a new layer mask for the landscape photo. • Un-link the mask by clicking the symbol in between, and re-adjust the landscape photo to the way you prefer. • Duplicate the Portrait layer and move the copy to the top of the landscape layer. Then change the blending mode to "Lighten". • I decided to add other elements (flowers) by using the same blending mode (Lighten) from the last step. • If you think the white background is too boring, you can try to add a different background, too. And this is how you can create a simple double exposure portrait! A post shared by Adobe Photoshop (@photoshop) on Mar 31, 2017 at 9:00am PDT   Step 1 Hey guys! It’s Ted (@eye.c) here. Today I'm going to show you how to create a double exposure portrait in just few simple steps. Step 2-3 Using photos with simple backgrounds will help with the masking process. First, open the portrait (base) photo in #Photoshop. We are going to mask the background out and create the double exposure effect with the shape of the model. Step 4 Use the magic wand tool (W), click and select the background. Go to Select -> hold the "shift" key and click “Select and Mask”. Smooth the edge with the "Refine Edge Tool", then click ok. Your browser does not support the video tag. Step 5 Click on "Add a mask” then, "Create a new layer." Move the new layer to the bottom of the portrait. Select the "Paint Bucket Tool", or press "G", and fill in the white background. Your browser does not support the video tag. Step 6 Paste the second image, and adjust the image with "Levels" (Ctrl + L). Make sure the adjustment layer is clipped to the second image only. We want to make sure the sky is bright/clean enough so it's easier for selection. Hold (Ctrl + left click) on the portrait's mask we created earlier, then create a new layer mask for the landscape photo. Your browser does not support the video tag. Step 7 Un-link the mask by clicking the symbol in between, and re-adjust the landscape photo to the way you prefer. Your browser does not support the video tag. Step 8 Duplicate the Portrait layer and move the copy to the top of the landscape layer. Then change the blending mode to "Lighten". Your browser does not support the video tag. Step 9 I decided to add other elements (flowers) by using the same blending mode (Lighten) from the last step. Your browser does not support the video tag. Step 10 If you think the white background is too boring, you can try to add a different background, too. And this is how you can create a simple double exposure portrait! #abduzeedo

Illustration: Landspace Collection Vol. 1

Illustration: Landspace Collection Vol. 1

We would like to feature the work from Julien Clauzier and his illustration series named: Landscape Collection Vol. 1. It’s a personal project on landscape and space illustration badges; I just admit that I couldn’t resist and appreciate his approach with the gradients and colours. The atmosphere on these badges create such a fantastic tone that just can’t go overlooked. Julien Clauzier is an illustrator currently based in France that focus his work mainly in illustrations, logos and icons. You should definitely give him a follow on Behance for more of his work. Personal project on landscape / space illustrations badges.  

Art direction and digital art: Internet.org by Facebook

Digital Art and Advertising: Internet.org by Facebook

Internet.org by Facebook is a art direction and digital art project shared by our favorite studio, ARS Thanea. We posted about them and featured their work so many times, actually every time they post something new because their work is quite inspiring. This time we are sharing the project they shared on their Behance profile for the Internet.org for Facebook. It's an advertising campaign, but we tend to focus on the technical aspects of the digital art and art direction for this post. Background Internet Access is considered a basic human right together with Freedom of Speech, Gender Equality, Water and Shelter by the United Nations. Each person that comes online has the potential to create and share knowledge that improves the internet for all. That’s why Internet.org by Facebook is exploring ways to get the unconnected half of the world online. To date, Internet.org has brought more than 19 million people in 38 countries online through a range of services — like installing wireless hotspots, beaming internet from the sky and creating platforms that enable data-free access. How could the internet be considered the World Wide Web if only half of the world’s population is connected? We created a series of print and digital ads with real cut-in-half objects to tell the story of an incomplete internet and its potential. So we all can realize how much music, art, stories and knowledge is missing online. Art direction and digital art Educational icons Additional Assets Making off Credits Facebook Brand Planner: Ravi Khanna Digital Media Manager: Anna Ziskin (On Set) Head of Brand Marketing: Nate Mordo Head of Consumer Marketing: Kofi Amoo-Gottfried Sid Lee New York Creative Director: Felipe Ferreira Account Director: Brett Niebling Account Executive: Gillian Couchman Producer: Dana Kandic Ars Thanea Executive Creative Director: Peter Jaworowski Producers: Marta Król, Tomasz Wachnik Art Director: Karol Klonowski Concept Artists: Krzysztof Rosłan, Mikołaj Piszczako, Michał Lisowski Typography: Mikołaj Piszczako Digital Artists: Marcin Kowalski, Łukasz Wiktorzak, Piotr Frączkowski, Maciej Mizer 3D Lead Artists: Piotr Nowacki, Łukasz Skurczyński Modeling & Textures: Ernest Kośka, Anna Mierzejewska, Jakub Włodarczyk Shading: Piotr Nowacki, Ernest Kośka, Jakub Włodarczyk Animation: Piotr Maciocha Photo Crew: Photographer: Francisco de Deus Photographer’s Rep: Blake Pearson / VISU Producer: Susan Shaughnessy Production Coordinator: Brie Walsh Animator: Zack Williams Digital Tech: Alex Smith 1st Photo Assistant: Mari Juliano 2nd Photo Assistant: Ben Mistak Gaffer: Leandro Viana Fabricator: Makoto Aoki / Swell Fabricator Asst: Tomoka Tsuchimochi Fabricator Asst: Erina Hattori Prop Stylist: Paola Ramirez For more information check out https://www.behance.net/gallery/47954189/Internetorg-by-Facebook

Digital Art: Bison by Lukasz Poslad

Digital Art: Bison by Lukasz Poslad

We would like to share this digital art illustration by Lukasz Poland for a limited edition gift pack tube. There’s something quite powerful about this illustration and I love the use of Double Exposure mixed with a level of details that can only make you stop and appreciate every single part of this image. Stunning work and I wish this was a series with multiple animals. Maybe in the near future! Published via Behance , Lukasz is an illustrator based in Toruń, Poland. There isn’t much information about him but we look forward to see more of his work.  

Digital Art: Ghost in the Shell Collab

Digital Art: Ghost in the Shell Collab

Last month, we were all smashed by the trailer of the controversy and still in the making movie: Ghost in the Shell. I personally watched the trailer and loved it. I liked how they make an effort to keep it close as possible to the animated series. It’s also a great thing to have the Creator of GITS onboard as well. We are taking at the work from Furio Tedeschi and his 3D/digital art contribution to the project. Furio Tedeschi  is a 3D character artist over Paramount Pictures . where he is currently based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has created a lot of characters going from the Robocop that we've featuerd before, Stars Wars, Batman and even that monster from Stranger Things. Some of the modeling work I did for the GITS collaborative project. Special Thanks to Gavriil Afanasyev Klimov , Christopher James Ford , Colin Thomas and Vaughan Ling without these guys this project would not have been possible.  

Illustration: The Dark Knight Trilogy by Krzysztof Domaradzki

Illustration: The Dark Knight Trilogy by Krzysztof Domaradzki

We are sharing an illustration poster series about Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy by Krzysztof Domaradzki. I have been a huge fan of this trilogy because it’s a modern take of what Batman could have been in our times. With Christopher Nolan genius direction, it’s a trilogy that was truly memorable filled with so many great moments of cinematography. Along those lines, Krzysztof’s work on this illustration sets the tone right with its monochromatic colour scheme. Krzysztof Domaradzki  is a talented artist, designer and illustrator based in Poznań, Poland. We’ve featured his work before on Abduzeedo and it has always been a stunning combination of various mediums of drawing, typography, graphic design and of course illustration. In his Words The concept stage was a long and exhausting process. I knew from the very start that I wanted to keep the trilogy black and white (I think that the monochromatic color scheme really fits the character and the dark, moody tone of Nolan's films ). It took several attempts to find the right balance between the story and the characters. I was first approached in 2014 to do a single poster dedicated to Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight trilogy and again later in 2015 commissioned to create 3 separate screen printed posters dedicated to each part of the trilogy.  

Stunning Digital Paintings by Giulio Rossi

Stunning Digital Paintings by Giulio Rossi

The stunning digital paintings by Giulio Rossi made a debut here in 2013. And the post was a hit. After three plus years Giulio has a lot of amazing new pieces on his portfolio. This is why we decided to show you a new round of his inspiring digital paintings. Giulio Rossi is an Italian self-taught artist with a pretty striking style.  From sexy female characters to a cute sailor dog and more, his artworks are filled with creativity. The bold colors, lines and intricate details will certainly get your attention. The expression of Giulio's characters, specially the eyes, will tell you a whole background story. Take a look. Giulio explored different techniques before diving deeper into digital paintings. But after getting into the digital artwork scene and discovering a new way to express his creativity he was hooked. And the result as you can see here is amazing. Dive in the images we are showcasing here and make sure to visit his portfolio for more.  You will be able to see the artist's passion and talent in every single artwork. Enjoy! My passion is ART, ever since I was a child, I was attracted to this field. I'm a self-taught artist EXPLORING different techniques from acrylic paintings to ink and chalks drawings. Recently I started drawing with a digitizing tablet and I discoverd a whole world to express my CREATIVITY and to improve my artistic skills. All Rights to Giulio Rossi All Rights to Giulio Rossi All Rights to Giulio Rossi All Rights to Giulio Rossi All Rights to Giulio Rossi All Rights to Giulio Rossi All Rights to Giulio Rossi I'm always looking to challenge myself and improve my skills in the amazing world of graphic art. I used to realize my latest digital artworks thanks to a digital tablet, Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator, Mypaint, Artrage, Corel Painter, Zbrush. All Rights to Giulio Rossi All Rights to Giulio Rossi All Rights to Giulio Rossi All Rights to Giulio Rossi All Rights to Giulio Rossi All Rights to Giulio Rossi All Rights to Giulio Rossi All Rights to Giulio Rossi More about Giulio Rossi: Society6 Facebook Personal Site

Illustration: Happy 25th HBO Asia

Illustration: Happy 25th HBO Asia

Coming out from a Weekend with the Emmy Awards, we’ve witnessed a rise of so many incredible TV Series that really gives the new edge to our experience at home. The mighty team over at Ars Thanea were given to create the key visual for HBO and celebrating their 25th anniversary. Imagine all these famous characters in one picture, the result is quite impressive. Ars Thanea  is an award-winning CGI Studio with such a talented team based in Warsaw, Poland and New York City, USA. We are great fans of their work and their mixture of “Avante Garde” style is like no others and they got the opportunity to work with a huge variety of popular known brands like Ubisoft, Nike, Discovery Channel and a lot more. For over 25 years we've been witnessing the remarkable stories of our favorite characters from HBO Original series. And again, we’ve been invited to create a Key Visual to sum up the amazing TV experience given to us by HBO. Over 45 characters (including Dragon) in one pic! Happy Anniversary HBO Asia!   Credits Client: HBO Asia Head of Creative and Content: Magdalene Ew Marketing Director: Vilia Chia Senior Art Director: Patrick Tan Copywriting: Paul Deepa Creative Production Studio: Ars Thanea Producer: Tomasz Wachnik Art Director: Karol Klonowski Concept Artist: Piotr Frączkowski Lead Digital Artist: Marcin Kowalski Digital Artists: Piotr Frączkowski, Łukasz Wiktorzak

Illustration: The New York Times Gift Guide

Illustration: The New York Times Gift Guide

New York City, it’s been quite a long time I last visited this city. It must be pretty at this time of year with the winter wonderland, well we are featuring an illustration/animation project with Paris-based illustrator Florent Hauchard with Parallel Studio for New York Times. The final result creates the rightful atmosphere of a cityscape scene with so much history and architectural features. Florent Hauchard  is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Paris, France. I recently had the pleasure (and honor) to work with Parallel Studio for The New York Times. As a collaborative work with the team over Parallel Studio , please make sure to watch the little GIFs, they are super subtle and makes you wanna appreciate one view per image at the time.  

Under Armour: SWACKET - Product Design & Photography

Under Armour: SWACKET - Product Design & Photography

I am a big fan of the brand Under Armour, in my opinion the quality of their clothing is just that good and I really do love how they innovate all the time with the performance of their material to enhance your workout or your everyday life. Also every time I looked at their latest imagery, I can’t help to notice the beautiful work from Mike Campau in collaboration with Christopher Massaro, Kristian Espinosa and 9bStudios (Yazan Malkosh, Omar Malkosh, Maram Stash, and Jessica Kim). What I do enjoy about their work is how detailed it is and you can’t almost tell the difference from a photograph. Images created for launch of Swacket for Under Armour... part sweatshirt, part jacket. Full Jackets were created CGI using Marvelous Designer, Clo 3d, and MODO. Macro details were shot in studio and post processed to match campaign.   More Information: http://mikecampau.com.