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DARKN - Beauty of Light in Darkness

DARKN - Beauty of Light in Darkness

Ion Lucin shared an incredible project exploring light and darkness, I'd say more darkness than light but the result is fantastic. The minimalist representation of objects in black and white with subtle animations create an eerie yet elegant effect. As a fan of monochromatic compositions I had to feature these artworks here on ABDZ. For more information about Ion's work and portfolio check out https://www.behance.net/ionL Exploring the minimal beauty of light in darkness. 3D modeling, lighting, rendering.

Labyrinths

Labyrinths

I am a fan of the game Monument Valley, the aesthetics and the way the player have to solve puzzles is quite catching. Labyrinths, a project from JR Schmidt has the same feel, however JR adds the mazes to the formula to create an incredible composition. Just the maze pattern for me is already awesome, but the rest of the details really make the work shine. JR Smith is a motion designer from New York currently working for the Google Creative Lab. For more information check out http://cargocollective.com/jrschmidt/

Randomness with Peter Tarka

Randomness with Peter Tarka

Our good buddy Peter Tarka always been providing top-notch work to big clients as well. Being a fan of his digital 3D works, Peter (even with a busy schedule) always find time for personal work. As we know, initiating side-projects are the best way to explore new techniques, exploring different medias so you can find a little getaway to your daily routine. For certainty, we all need some creative freedom to recharge so eventually you can make more. self initiated projects between commercials (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); About Peter Tarka Peter Tarka is a talented designer based in Warsaw, Poland that uses as software: C4D, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and Vray. Peter has an impressive list of clients including brands like: Honda, BMW, MTV, Adobe, Google RedBull and more. For more information, check out this profile on Behance.

 The 3D Works of Zigor Samaniego

The 3D Works of Zigor Samaniego

Way before digging my work into UX/UI, I was (and still) a big fan of Typography mixed with 3D. By the different techniques and how you can express yourself through words/quotes and choose how you wanna express it. Today, I look up to those who still work into these fields and asking myself when I'll do some typography and getting my hands into 3D. Time will tell. For now, let's look at the stunning work of Zigor Samaniego. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); About Zigor Samaniego Zigor is a freelance graphic & 3D illustrator based in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. Focusing his work in graphic design, 3D, calligraphy and lettering; Zigor has worked with brands like American Express, Volkswagen and more. For more information: http://www.zigorsamaniego.net

Visa Rio 2016 Olympic Games Campaign

Visa Rio 2016 Olympic Games Campaign

The latest campaign for Visa’s Sponsorship of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games employs a creative execution based around a Heart. Visa created 5 Hearts, borne from the idea that 'The Heart of the Olympics is Always On'. Alongside the Heart of the Olympics, it uses other Hearts to symbolise different pillars of the Olympic Games - The Heart of Rio, The Heart of an Olympian, The Heart of the Fans. Each Heart is imagined as an individual world, made up of unique components that form a story around each theme. The creative concepts were developed by the Art Director and designer Gordon Reid and Head of Design Bruno Di Lucca, then the Hearts were crafted in the production process 3D – a process that involved first photographing individual elements, 3D modelling all elements, then merging and crafting into 3D Hearts. The print images will launch across Europe on all channels including billboards, posters, print, and online banners, in support of their hero film. Video Gordon Reid of Middle Boop who worked on the campaign says: “We used a metaphor of a heart to show that the Olympics and Visa are always ‘on' like a heart. Each piece of the artwork demonstrates this in a different way; so we have the Heart of the Athlete, the heart of Rio, the Heart of the Fan and the main key visual, the Heart of the Olympics. The campaign, which took around four months to deliver, comprises five images in total, which were created using a mixture of 3D rendered photography." (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); About Gordon Reid Gordon aka Middle Boop is an illustrator and designer currently based in London, United Kingdom that focuses his work in branding, web design, editorial illustration and large scale advertising. Over the years, Gordon has built a client list including BBC, Red Bull, Starbucks, American Express and more. For more information: http://middleboop.com

Alphabet Illustrations

Alphabet Illustrations

We posted about the work of Flavio Montiel a few times here on ABDZ and he always keep surprising us. I saw that he has been doing a daily series on Dribbble of beautiful compositions of the alphabet letters. He is already on the letter M so we decided that it should be featured here on ABDZ Flavio Montiel, is an Art Director and 3D Artist based in São Paulo, Brazil. After 4 years working as an Art Director for Harley-Davidson, he quit his job and started his own studio called Bodi Multimedia, which is more focused on web. It was around that time he realized that he couldn’t hold back his love for illustration anymore and started to work as freelance illustrator as well. 3D for me was always more like a hobby and i’ve been learning it for about 10 years. Even though i’ve worked for a few agencies and a very wide range of clients as a Designer and Art Director, and even as a freelancer developer, 3D was always with me on those moments when you want to create something cool from the top of your head, without the pressure of it being a paid job, nothing more. For more information check out Flavio's work at http://flaviomontiel.com/

Royal Caribbean Productions: 1887 Project

Royal Caribbean Productions: 1887 Project

Luminous Creative Imaging is a group of talented creatives that focuses on putting their team together to create beautiful visuals. As simple as it sounds, Luminous specialized in 3D/CGI, Illustration, Digital Art, Manipulation, Photography and just to name a few and they are currenly based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. For the project we are featuring today, we are giving you guys a closer of the "1887" project for Royal Caribbean Productions. ...we were asked to work on a challenging project for the Royal Caribbean Productions. They had a 1887 steampunk styled ice show planned and needed a cool visual for their promotional poster. We were asked to design and sketch out the visual and all the elements in it. After this we proceeded modeling and texturing everything in 3D. Once all the elements were put togeher we proceeded lighting the scene, rendering it and bringing it to post. In post many elements were added (like a sky, smoke, etc) to finish the piece. The skater couple was illustrated from scratch based on people in the 1800's and then upfraded and shaded with photographic material. Great project to have worked on and very happy with the result. For more information: http://www.luminous-ci.com/index.html

The Conceptual Work of Rafael Merino

The Conceptual Work of Rafael Merino

To me, conceptual work/art has more than one meaning. It could expressed as being abstract or freshly innovative. For Rafael Merino, his work is way more above that, it's the creation of engagements combined with graphics for all kinds of purposes. Currently based in Madrid, Spain; Rafael focuses his work in art direction, visual identity and motion. My first aim is to tell stories with my images, working as a graphics' craftsman. For more information check out: http://www.rafamerino.pro

New Works of Machineast

New Works of Machineast

In the past year, we have featured these guys on the blog. And with the recent update of their site, there's a ton new work that needs a closer look since the level of attention to details and typography concepts are highly aesthetic by the very own Machineast. Currently based in Singapore, Machineast is a team of two design directors Rezaliando and Fizah Rahim that specializes in art direction, 3D illustration, typography, branding and design. We are Machineast. For more information check out: http://machineast.com

Raw & Rendered 3D Graphics

Raw & Rendered 3D Graphics

Raw & Rendered is Joey Camacho, a freelance 3d motion designer from Candada. Joey started a 365 project using Cinema 4D, creating a render everyday for a year in order improve his craft and produce work more efficiently. Check it out! For more from Raw & Rendered visit instagram.com/rawandrendered.

Boxes

Boxes

Peter Tarka is a designer and illustrator from Warsaw, Poland. He has been featured in several digital publications, even listed at the Photoshop’s 25 Under 25. His talented is visible especially on projects like the Boxes, in which he mixes 3D, Photoshop and abstracted ideas to create quite inspiring artworks. For more information about Peter check out his Behance profile at https://www.behance.net/trk

OVDI - 3D Interactive Projection Mapping Sculpture

OVDI - 3D Interactive Projection Mapping Sculpture

Yesterday I finished reading The Icarus Deception, a book written by Seth Godin. The cool thing about this book is that Seth illustrates the importance of artistry in this day and age. How the old model doesn’t work anymore and if you want to succeed you have to be unique. After reading the book I noticed that my view had already changed, it’s like I have a new appreciation for unique projects, especially those mixing digital and analog like the OVDI project I want to share with you on this post. OVID is a three-dimensional, interactive projection mapping sculpture. Controlled by a MIDI controller, the user can change the visual appearance of the sculpture OVDI is a project created by Lukas Brüggen, a student from Cologne, Germany. For more information check out http://www.luk1.com

Abstracts

Abstracts

I can't get enough of abstract artworks, especially those in isometric perspective with some nice 3D effects like the work that Jean-Michel Verbeeck created titled Abstracts. The color palette and the style is really inspiring and gave me some good ideas for a next tutorial. For more information about Jean-Michel check out http://www.konstruktiv.be/ Abstracts is a series of my random thoughts translated into abstract sculptures and compositions in an isometric environment.

Wicked 3D Creature Design by Dominic Qwek

Wicked 3D Creature Design by Dominic Qwek

One of the most important ingredients of a successful sci-fi story is its creatures. A well designed creature will many times be the heart and soul of a movie and it's awesome to see creative artists out there doing awesome beasts and monsters, like these done by American designer Dominic Qwek. Here you can see some of Dominic's creatures. For more of it, please visit his portfolio at CG Society! I hope you enjoy these. Cheers. ;) Cthulhu Sculpture Striker Sculpture Rakshasa Bust Hopper Bust Hugger Alien Pod Kaiju Larva Cthulhu Tutorial Domorian Jawesome

Abstract 3D Artworks by Joey Camacho

Abstract 3D Artworks by Joey Camacho

From time to time we get to see an artwork that will really excite and amaze us by its quality and beauty. Joey Camacho, a Canadian designer, comes up with tons of top notch pieces of abstract 3D artworks. Every month he designs pieces like these below, full of color, amazing shapes and a lot of inspiration. These are way too good! It's amazing the variety of different pieces he gets to design... so diverse and cool! Here you can see just a handful of his artworks. For a ton more, please visit his portfolio at Behance! There you'll get to see more great amazing examples of fantastic abstract art. I hope you enjoy it! Cheers! ;)

3D Environment Design by Roman Senko

3D Environment Design by Roman Senko

At first when I saw these I thought: whoa, those are some super awesome pictures and it would be awesome to visit these places someday. But then I realized it was the work of Russian digital environment artist Roman Senko. He designs astonishing artworks, really worth checking out! Gotta love these... from rocky environments that look like another planet to beach paradise, Roman is definitely super talented! For more of his artworks, please visit his portfolio at ArtStation. I hope you enjoy these as much as I did. Cheers! ;)

3D Cider Trophy

3D Cider Trophy

I have seen so many 3D manipulations and CGI images that recreated liquids to mimic objects, however the beautiful trophies made out of beer is probably one of the best executions. The details are top notch and totally deserving of this feature. In this project we were asked to create a 3D trophy shape made of cider. The trophy should feel as it was formed from a splash coming out of the surface of still liquid. The cider liquid should have the same shape in both flavours, Apple and Dark Ale. Credits Agency: TogetherDesign UK Client: Victor's Drinks Use: Packaging You can view these printed packages along with their color variations here: http://www.victorsdrinks.com