Our good friends over at Ars Thanea is celebrating their 10th anniversary. It's huge! It's a big milestone to accomplish and by also knowing that things have changed for a better future. We are very proud to support their work throughout all the years and especially experiencing their creativity and growth. For the occasion, I've put together a series collection, you can always watch their reel for 2017. Happy 10th Ars Thanea! Ars Thanea is a CGI Studio that was founded by in 2007. Ever since they have been working hard and they are a bunch of a team of creatives, thinkers and makers who share an obsession with consumer product, the power of ideas and its craft. Reel 2017 Dear friends, we are VERY proud (and moved at the same time..) to tell you that Ars Thanea is 10 years old already. It’s so hard to believe, that time passes so quickly. We had a huge pleasure to work with thousands of amazing people from all over the world and all we could wish for is to continue our journey. All the good things that happened to us, happened thanks to you. That's why we want to THANK YOU for being with us. Sending love from Warsaw and New York. Links Check out Ars Thanea's Site arsthanea.com Follow Ars Thanea on Behance
It's always great to see a fresh, stylish set of artworks by an artist you didn't know before. Today I got to know the amazing work by talented French artist Maïté Franchi. She comes up with with super stylish illustrations, full of personality! These are really nice! Of course, these are only a handful of her work. For more of it, please visit her Instagram! I hope you enjoy my selection. Cheers! ;) Uma publicação compartilhada por Maïté Franchi (@maite_franchi) em Fev 4, 2016 às 7:10 PST Uma publicação compartilhada por Maïté Franchi (@maite_franchi) em Fev 11, 2016 às 3:45 PST Uma publicação compartilhada por Maïté Franchi (@maite_franchi) em Mar 23, 2016 às 6:53 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Maïté Franchi (@maite_franchi) em Abr 13, 2016 às 3:56 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Maïté Franchi (@maite_franchi) em Abr 22, 2016 às 4:01 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Maïté Franchi (@maite_franchi) em Mai 7, 2016 às 6:12 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Maïté Franchi (@maite_franchi) em Jul 17, 2016 às 2:08 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Maïté Franchi (@maite_franchi) em Jul 25, 2016 às 2:32 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Maïté Franchi (@maite_franchi) em Set 20, 2016 às 2:12 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Maïté Franchi (@maite_franchi) em Dez 2, 2016 às 7:46 PST Uma publicação compartilhada por Maïté Franchi (@maite_franchi) em Jan 1, 2017 às 5:28 PST Uma publicação compartilhada por Maïté Franchi (@maite_franchi) em Fev 20, 2017 às 6:27 PST Uma publicação compartilhada por Maïté Franchi (@maite_franchi) em Abr 7, 2017 às 8:18 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Maïté Franchi (@maite_franchi) em Jun 1, 2017 às 7:24 PDT
Bao Nguyen is a designer based in Sacramento, California, and he comes up with some astonishing typography artworks. He designs super dope titles for movies and games, which is pretty awesome. Here are some of his pieces. Fore more of it, please visit his portfolio at Behance! I hope you enjoy these! Cheers. ;)
An illustration and digital art dedicated to animals with a creative thinking and of course simplicity with a flair in its execution. Sure, why not! They are quite lovely and they seem to individually tells a story and between each one of them. Designed by Daniel Taylor who is a freelance artist from Budapest. We are welcomed with a stylish art that is mixed with different mediums and techniques. What do you guys think? danieltaylor.huDaniel Taylor is a freelance artist based in Budapest, Hungary. Working mainly in digital art, illustration and of course art direction, Daniel's work is fun and dreamy at the same time. We advice you to follow him on Behance. Photo Gallery More Links Check out Daniel's site at danieltaylor.hu Make sure to follow Daniel on Behance
Let's kick it off with 3D rendering from the mighty folks from RoomCR6 with their series entitled: Suprematism & Constructivism. Based on their fascination with Russian Art, they have been playing with Cinema4D and Arnold Render to bring the Suprematism Art movement from 1915 back to our modern time but by keeping its fundamental roots with circles, squares, lines, rectangles, and with a specific colour palette. The term Suprematism refers to an art based on “the supremacy of pure artistic feeling” rather than on visual depiction of objects. RoomCR6 is design studio based in London, UK. Founded by Hashmukh Kerai & Paul Stayt; they work mainly in Motion Graphics, Digital Design and Film Production. But they also work on self-initiated projects too, kind of like this one that we are featuring now. Suprematism was an art movement, focused on basic geometric forms, such as circles, squares, lines, and rectangles, painted in a limited range of colors. It was founded by Kazimir Malevich in Russia, in 1915. Photo Gallery More Links Make sure to follow RoomCR6 on Behance
Hah! The 80s, a beautiful era that never ceases to come back and to bring us back memories from the past, where everything was wildly different. Let's take a look at France-based visual artist/art director named Quentin Deronzier. His art is a mixture of a trippy colour palette and yet abstract to make us feel like we are in a middle of sci-fi world, like the Omni Magazine. I just love his style and can't help to appreciate the level of experimentation, hope you will like it too! Behind this art is the work from Quentin Deronzier who is a visual artist and art director based in Annecy, France. You should definitely check out his Behance where you can see more of his latest experiements/work. Photo Gallery More Links Check out Quentin's Personal Site: quentinderonzier.tumblr.com Follow Quentin on Instagram Check out also his Tumblr
We are looking at the conceptual art & illustration work of Sylvain Sarrailh who is currently based in France. His stylish art always has been a mixture of illustration and also painting. What I like about his art is the non-presence of the main character which is presented as a shadowed silhouette, kind of giving this "Seul Au Monde" atmosphere across. We would definitely suggest you guys check out his ArtStation where you'll see more of his latest work, hope you will enjoy! Behind this art, we are featuring the stunning work from Sylvain Sarrailh who is a freelance concept artist based in Toulouse, France. We have featured his work before on ABDZ. It's nice to see his progression at crafting his art throughout the years, it has definitely been rewarding for him. Photo Gallery More Links Follow Sylvain's Work on ArtStation Follow also Sylvain on Behance
Let's kickstart this week with a series of gradient exploration by Yuliya Shumilina, a Miami-based designer. I love these! If you remove the factor of the colour palette, I just liked how each pieces create an atmosphere with the shapes, shadows and lighting. Especially the lighting, it's just gradients but it does have a sense of depth across. This can definitely go into abstract art, what do you guys think? Behind this series, we have the work from Yuliya Shumilina who is visual designer based in Miami, FL, USA. He focus his work into web design, brand identity and illustration, you should give him a follow on Behance. Photo Gallery More Links Check out Yuliya's Personal Site at yuliyashumilina.myportfolio.com Make sure to follow Yuliya on Behance
It's awesome to find an artist's portfolio filled with gorgeous digital artworks, such as these by Polish illustrator Magdalena Radziej. She comes up with astonishing concept pieces! These are only a handful of her works... for more, please visit her portfolio! I hope you enjoy these. Cheers! ;)
We are fans of graphic design, photo manipulation and retouching. We can see a lot of incredible work done for the advertising industry. The quality of the work is so good that most of the times you are convinced that what you see is real. Of course when we saw the work done by the folks over at Filtre Studio we knew we had to post it here on ABDZ. Filtre Studio’s primary focus is high-end graphic design and creative image retouching and CGI . They work with advertising agencies, design firms and photographers to artistically enhance images, or in some cases create them from scratch. Their projects range from simple color correction to complex multi-image composites, combining 10 or more images. Prior to founding Filtre Studio in 2007, Robert Frolich spent over eighteen years working as an advertising art director and creative director on brands like Sony, International Truck and General Motors. Filtre Studio is an award-winning production studio focused on creating inspired imagery through high-end retouching, compositing and CGI. Merging our considerable artistic experience and technical expertise, we provide clients with a wide range of post-production skills and creative problem solving to create consistently beautiful visuals. In addition to being a contributor to Advanced Photoshop Magazine (UK) and Advanced Creation (France), their retouching work has been recognized in publications and awards shows including Communication Arts, Lürzer’s Archive 200 Best Digital Artists, US Ad Review, German Vanity Fair, ADDY Awards, International Photography Awards, Effie, Summit and Webby Awards. For more information make sure to check out http://www.filtrestudio.com/ Graphic design and photo manipulation
Taking a break from writing a long article and share an illustration by our good friend Rik Oostenbroek for the movie Ghost in the Shell. His work was going to be used as official content for social media campaigns, activation and etc. What's cool about this illustration is that Rik got full "Carte Blanche" on the direction which allowed to really push the envelope. You should definitely check out that little timelapse as well. Behind this illustration, we have featuring the work of our good friend Rik Oostenbroek who is a freelance art director/artist working mainly in creative direction, design and illustration. Help him break his 100K mark of followers on Instagram. ...the honor I felt working with and for them in such an organic way was immense.Therefore I really wanted to try out new things, push my modeling, texturing and lighting skills for this project. Just for the sake of learning and not repeating myself, that's also the reason why I choose to go for a dark portrait instead of a bright one. Timelapse Project Gallery More Links Follow Rik's work on Behance Check out Rik's pictures/stories on Instagram
We have been posting a lot about UI/UX, architecture, photography and branding. I know some of you think we forgot about Photoshop or 3D but we have not forgotten. To prove that to you I want to share this incredible project created by Yan Blanco titled Homeless. I have no words to describe how amazing the 3D rendering is, so here is from Yan's words: the project is tribute to all those who are forgotten and ignored. To those who have incredible stories never told. To those who make the streets their home, during the day, at night, in the heat, in the cold. They are always there. The level of realism, especially the expression and the eyes are just astounding. The best thing is that Yan shared a bunch of screenshots of the process behind. He used Maya, Pixologic, Zbrush, Blender 3D and Cycles Render. Below you can see from the references till the modeling, texturing, lighting and final 3D rendering. 3D Rendering Process Yan Blanc is an illustrator and 3D artist from Brazil. For more information make sure to check out his amazing work at http://www.artstation.com/artist/yanblanco
Let's finish off the week with a typography design and calligraphy project that totally defines a genre and style. Overall, It kind of reminds me of the work from the latest Fantastic Beasts movie or even Pirates of the Caribbean. Designed by Hanoi-based Biksence Nguyen, we are taken on this voyage of mixture of lettering, gradients and textures. It's quite beautiful, I personally loved this take on the "Octopus" piece, you'll understand what I mean when you see it. Behind this series, we are looking at the work from Biksence Nguyen who is an artist & letterer based in Hanoi, Vietnam. This series is making Biksence blooming at all cases, so make sure to follow his upcoming projects via Behance and Instagram.
Tanta is an artist from BKK, Thailand, but currently based in San Francisco. She comes up with amazingly stylish artworks, which seem to be biographical. Casual meetings and meaningful moments beautifully illustrated. The details on these pieces are pretty awesome, and you may even see the evolution of these in her Behance portfolio. I hope you enjoy these! Cheers. ;) The Orangutan House GARI GARI That day at St. Paul's YOSEMITE
A little after a year now that we've lost David Bowie but his music will always lives on. Being a figure of popular music, we've been always fascinated by songs like: Starman where lyrics like: "There's a starman waiting in the sky" are music to your ears. That being said, Novans V Adikresna decided to make a tribute on his honour, a series where fantasy and cosmic elements merged together to create a stunning atmosphere. We are taking a look at a series by Novans V Adikresna is a digital artist based in Surabaya, Indonesia. Mostly focusing his work into digital art, direction and retouching; you can and should follow his work over Behance. I dedicate this work to David Bowie as a Starman legend.
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.
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/