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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

Game Design: Adventures of Poco Eco

Game Design: Adventures of Poco Eco

Adventures of Poco Eco is one of the those indie games that will give you an amazing experience through its visual and amazing soundtrack, mixed by Iamyank. Check out this game's amazing details and watch the trailer for a preview! Adventures of Poco Eco is an exploratory adventure game focusing on music within an extraordinary visual world. Your goal is to help Poco Eco and his tribe to find their sounds that they've lost by solving the mini puzzles and completing all twelve 3D animated levels. Downloading the game you will get free access to the Hungarian producer iamyank's new album the Lost Sounds, which also serves as the soundtrack of the game. Start playing now, there's a great adventure ahead! Click here for more information at the game's website. I hope you like it! ;)

Wicked 3D Artworks by Elizabeth Steinberg

Wicked 3D Artworks by Elizabeth Steinberg

Being a big fan of 3D renders it's always awesome to find a cool set of computer graphics artworks by a talented designer. Today we're featuring the fantastic work of American designer Elizabeth Steinberg. Elizabeth is a super talented 3D artist that comes up with wicked pieces for clients such as NFL, NatGeo, Marvel and more. Here's a brief selection of her work. For more of it, please visit her portfolio at Behance! I hope you enjoy these as much as I did! Cheers. ;) FUTURE CATS - NATGEO WILD NFL: AROUND THE NFL (PITCH) NFL: AROUND THE NFL

Beautiful 3D Nature Scenes

Beautiful 3D Nature Scenes

Whenever I see an awesome 3D render of a nature scene I get really excited about it and I start craving to play games like Far Cry or Battlefield, just to explore a beautiful 3D world. Here are some fantastic pieces made by Massimo Verona... check it out! Massimo comes up with fantastic 3D nature scenes. These are so beautiful that it would be awesome to experience these in real life. He really managed to translate the beauty of nature into these 3D renders. Kudos to him. For more of his work, please visit his portfolio at CG Society. I hope you enjoy these! Cheers. ;)

Sci-Fi 3D Artworks by Wei Weihua

Sci-Fi 3D Artworks by Wei Weihua

Space: The final frontier. The place that inspires infinite dreams and visions for artists to come up with stunning artworks. Wei Weihua, a Chinese designer, comes up with fantastic 3d sci-fi artworks, in a series called "Planet Green Valley". Here you can see a handful of this fantastic pieces. These are truly awesome and remind me a lot of the Gravity movie. For more of these, please visit his portfolio at ArtStation. I hope you enjoy these! Cheers. ;)

GoldRush

3D Design - GoldRush

Finding things to practice our technical skills can be one of the most difficult challenges, at least for me it's always quite a struggle due to the immense list of things that I would to accomplish. Črtomir Just had a an extremely unique and simple idea, explore the theme "gold" and apply it to standard everyday objects. The result is quite inspiring. Since the world is obsessed with everything that's golden, I decided to make a fun 3D series that takes the popular "gold" naming for a spin and tries to depict these products literally or how they would look like, if they were truly made out of gold. These were printed in 70 x 100 cm sizes, framed and exhibited at a club gallery Plac 33/45 in Ljubljana. The invitation was also made as a render of a product, you can guess which one if you scroll through the end :) Tools used: 3DS Max, Zbrush, Vray. For more information check out https://www.behance.net/crtomirjust9b11

Fascinating 3D Architecture by Michael Nowak

Fascinating 3D Architecture by Michael Nowak

I really enjoy seeing a nice set of 3D renders showing an amazing architecture project. Some designers are true masters of the art of building scenes like these below, some so perfect that one might mistake it by a photograph. Michael Nowak, a German designer, has a sweet set of 3D renders of architecture scenes. This is only a handful of his pieces! For more of his amazing renders you may visit his portfolio at ArtStation! I hope you enjoy these as much as I did! Cheers. ;)

NBA 3D Logos by Andrew Parris

NBA 3D Logos by Andrew Parris

Logo design is pretty awesome, now add a 3D twist to it and you'll get surprised by the awesome result. Andrew Parris, from Los Angeles, has designed a sweet set of 3D logos of NBA teams to ESPN. These are pretty amazing! Here you can see some of his pieces... for more of it, please visit his portfolio at Behance! I hope you enjoy these as much as I did! Cheers. ;)