I'm a Brazilian product designer based in Oakland, California currently working for Google as a Staff Designer. I am also the founder of Abduzeedo, an award-winning digital publication about design and a personal project that has become the source of inspiration for millions of designers and enthusiasts.
I think pretty much everyone here heard about Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, a movie released in 2010 featuring the story of a boy who had to to defeat "seven evil exes" in order to stay with his girlfriend. Most people didn't know but the movie was entirely based on a really cool comic story created by Brian Lee O'Malley, the comic artist I am featuring today.
With a line work that resembles both from Manga art and american comic book art, Bryan is one of the few comic artist that you can recognize at first sight..
We tend to post case studies about visual identity or photo manipulation most of the time, it's very seldom that we feature more traditional illustration making-of. To change that today we will feature this super detailed illustration by Jorge Lopes, also know as PepeLife titled Biker and Jorge shows a little bit of his creative process, from sketches to details of the final composition.
Jorge studied at the College of Fine Arts, Federal University Rio de Janeiro's School of Design and 3D at the University Veiga de Almeida.
Last week I had the chance too meet another Brazilian working for Google, Guilherme Dutra Villar, AKA [ghee-lhér-meh] is a visual designer graduated from the Virginia Commonwealth University. His work is really cool and of course we here over at Abduzeedo, had to post about our fellow brazilian :)
I have an eye for detail and simplicity and believe design begins with ideas.
Sketching is a very important part of the design process whether it's for a web site, mobile app, blender or a car. Some projects require more sketching based on the medium. Others, however not imperative, benefit from implementing sketch into the process. Sketching is the easiest way to take an idea and make it into a reality. Reason being, the setup is nil, just a piece of paper and a pencil and you're on your way. To prove that and to motivate you to start incorporating sketching into your work in 2013 we've selected some amazing examples of projects that inspired this post.