Yesterday while checking my Facebook I saw this awesome time-lapse video that Rik Oostenbroek posted capturing a behind the scenes of peek of his project for Nike Total Football. The end result is quite beautiful, as we always expect from Rik. Seeing how he creates these amazing illustrations is not only amazing but really inspiring. I learned a couple of new tricks just by checking it, you should do the same. Nike asked me to stay true to my own personal style and experiment with it and go crazy. The concept was based on the dynamics and fluent movement of the total football from the Dutch total football, as introduced at the World-Cup 1974. For more information and to check out Rik's portfolio visit http://rikoostenbroek.com/ RIK OOSTENBROEK // NIKE // LAPSE from Rik Oostenbroek on Vimeo.
One thing I've always wanted to learn but have never been able to focus on was 3D. Despite the lack of skills in this field I still love checking out 3D work that designers put together on Behance and other websites. The project So Hexy is one of these projects, a really cool mix of 3D with an awesome idea, the hexagons creating cubicle areas. The project was created by Anatoly Bazarob and it's definitely worth checking it out. Hello! My name is Anatoly Bazarob (Kid Cut), i'm 24 years old designer from Moscow. I got job at local studio, but freelance is so deep in my soul, that I can say it "goodbay". On weekends I draw my 3D-fantasy, by the way, there is my "magnum opus" — concept of level-design videogame about hex. Each room is a single level based on that geometrical figure. Pay attention — every room name have reference to "hex". Weekend, vacations, cold evenings — it's all i need :)
The guys from Ars Thanea never seize to impress us with outstanding work. Every time they share a new project its the same thing, I check it and get blown away by the level of detail and the quality of the execution. The Ash is not different, again a beautiful composition, great art direction and skills. Check it out after the break. We all dream sometimes, about something we want to have or do. Luckily, if we have enough patience, a real willingness and at least a pinch of determination we are able to make our dream come true. Our experience has also thought us to have the best and the right people beside you, because they are the main ingredient of every success. So this time we wanted to share with you guys a result of an idea and a great cooperation to make it real. “The Ash” - came to our minds as a simple thought - glowing roses - maybe as a some kind of symbol or maybe as a simple whim. For more information about Ars Thanea check out http://www.arsthanea.com/ Creative Production Studio: Ars Thanea Executive Creative Director: Peter Jaworowski Art Director: Michal Lisowski, Peter Jaworowski Photographer: Szymon Swietochowski Producer: Bartosz Cerkaski Concept Artist: Michal Lisowski Mockup Artist: Jaroslaw Polowiec Digital Artists: Piotr Fraczkowski, Łukasz Wiktorzak, Marcin Kowalski
Studio Manipula created this awesome project that illustrates the beauty of Ecuador. This series was created as part of a Tourism advertising campaign which mixes the nature of the country with the animals. The result is amazing, check it out! For more from Manipula visit manipula.art.br. br> br> br>
I haven't watched the new Mad Max movie but that won't last too long. Tomorrow I will be hitting the theater to end this wait. One thing that I always loved about the Mad Max series is the car line up, especially Max's. This new movie looks like another win with an array of incredible steam/punk vehicles complete with beautiful explosions sure to be a feast to the eye. This post features a gallery of vehicles that are present in the movie. These images were shared by Eduardo Valdivieso a Los Angeles based Creative Director and Illustrator. He is the co-founder of TheFlock.com, an online marketing agency that focuses on entertainment industry campaigns. For more information check out http://www.trozostudio.com/
Game of Thrones is probably the most popular TV series right now and despite the fact that I am not a fan of the show I have to say that I love the aesthetics and art direction of the show. In this post I want to share this really cool project that Sven Sauer posted showing some beautiful Matte Painting he did for the show. Swven Sauer is a digital artist specialized in Matte Painting. For more information check out http://www.mattepainting-studio.com/ The original book gives the reader just enough insight into the past of its world, that the viewer begins to spin it further autonomously. Shadows of a much more tremendous history reveal their existence by small hints and details. For the construction of the world of Game of Thrones, there are always hints of past times, kingdoms and lost homes in the novel. "Game of Thrones has given us the chance to create a whole world. But the series leads us to places which had to be built arduously. This process took several months to be completed. Films are always a deal, a kind of agreement between the filmmakers and the audience. Filmmakers create a world, and the audience gets involved in this creation. This pact will only work if it obeys certain laws. Perhaps the most important law is: nothing in our world exists without a past! Our environment is always peppered with details of past events. These details make the world tangible and authentic.This is exactly what pertains to our pictures. A good Matte Painting is full of memories, telling stories about the past." Game of Thrones, Season 4 – VFX making of reel from Mackevision on Vimeo.
As a fan of sci-fi and the space subject it is always awesome to see other designers sharing the same love. For this post I would like to feature the work created by Flavio Montiel using Cinema 4D and Photoshop. The project is titled Astro Metal Front and as you can see it's beautiful. For more information about Flavio Montiel check out http://www.flaviomontiel.com I’ve been kinda obsessed with sci-fi / space stuff latelly, and it’s been a while since i wanted to do some astronauts like portraits before i move on.
Ultima is a body of work that is deeply rooted in environmentalism, showing my concern for the future by depicting the ways in which mankind’s creations have an impact on the planet. Primarily it is about the modern conflict between the manmade world and the natural world, and between modern and primitive cultures. For more from Nick Pedersen visit nick-pedersen.com. I portray this as an epic struggle and in my work these forces clash in theatrical, post-apocalyptic battlegrounds. My goal with this project is to create striking juxtapositions between the ruins of modern civilization and a futuristic ecological utopia. The narrative progression shows a rediscovery of these remnants belonging to the conceivably forgotten past. The Spirit Journey Guiding Signs Ancestral Markings The Great Divide Voices in the Ice Guardian Beasts Gathering of Elders Dancing Spirits Place of Power Tales of the Ancestors The Shaman's Song Foretelling the Future
We have featured the work of André Luiz de Castro a couple of times here on Abduzeedo, you might remember the really cool Wallpaper of the Week posts in the past. Today we feature a super cool project that involves dragons but not any dragon, we are talking about the Smaug, wicked dragon from the Hobbit. The work was done using ZBrush and Photoshop and took around 35 hours. For me it would have taken 35 months. Smaug is a fictional dragon and the main antagonist in J. R. R. Tolkien's 1937 novel The Hobbit. He was a fearsome dragon who invaded the Dwarf kingdom of Erebor 150 years prior to the events described in the novel. A group of 13 Dwarves mounted a quest to take the kingdom back, aided by the wizard Gandalf and the Hobbit Bilbo Baggins. Smaug is described as "a most specially greedy, strong and wicked worm" For more information about André check out his website at https://www.behance.net/synthesys ZBRUSH & Photoshop - Making Of Stills Process
Last week we had some really exciting news in terms of movie trailers, first the new Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens and a couple of days later the new and super anticipated Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice. I am looking forward to both movies, in special the new Batman, however Star Wars is looking fantastic and to get us even more excited I would like to share the work of Riyahd Cassiem titled Darth Vader. Riyahd Cassiem is freelance artist, specializing in 2D and 3D visual development for the entertainment industry. For more information check out http://riyahdart.blogspot.com/
The last couple of weeks I have been reading some books about space and physics and it really fascinates me to think the grandiosity of our cosmos. At the same time it frights me the idea of how small and ephemeral our existence is relative to the universe and its immensity. Anyways, the idea of space has been always present on this blog, and we always feature projects that explore the theme and the sci-fi subject. Today we bring this really cool personal project created by Lukasz Wiktorzak titled Collier. Whole 3d scene was made in 3d max and rendered via Vray. I used Zbrush to improve rocks and some elements developed by Nick Govacko in his kitbash set to get more interesting design of drill. Postproduction in Photoshop and Nuke. Enjoy! For more information check out https://www.facebook.com/drake1024
My weekends are always good time to surf the web and find inspiring work. It didn't take too look for me to find Alexey Kashpersky amazing 3D and illustration work. Alexey graduated from the National Technical University in his native town of Poltava (Ukraine) and earned a degree as Master of Visual and Decorative and Applied Arts with honors. The different styles really caught my attention, from scientific style 3D illustration to beautiful almost baroque style fantasy artwork, pretty much all of his work is worth being featured here on Abduzeedo. He has since created a series of CG artwork for the Fantasy field and a large volume of 3D models for television and 3D printing studios - having worked with customers all around the world. In 2012, he started research and work in the scientific visualization field. The same year, he won an international competition with his Human Immunodeficiency Virus artwork, and in 2013 became a member of the Association of Medical Illustrators (USA). Alexey is the recipient of numerous major awards in the field of 3D graphics, including two CGSociety 3D Awards. He has been published in books such as: Exotique, Digital Art Masters, Secrets of Zbrush, etc. Aside from this, he is also the founder of the following projects: ARTTalk.ru, ARQUTE.COM (2007-2015), and a printed collection of the best digital artworks ARQUTE Artbook. Currently, Alexey lives in Montclair, New Jersey (USA) where he is working as 3D Artist at Radius Digital Science. The Guards Zodiac "…perhaps one day, I will decide to go diving along the coral reefs or explore thousand year-old caves at the ends of the Earth." Lion & Boy Drug concept for Radius Digital Science On the precipice of universe (2007) Human Immunodeficiency Virus For more information check out http://kashpersky.com/index.html
We have been posting a lot about UI, UX and mobile design if you noticed, one of the reasons is because we believe that is a very important area of design and in particular, one that has a lot of opportunities. But as a lover of all sorts of design things today we bring an awesome digital art from Estilo3D titled Insects.The artwork is a mix of photo-manipulation, illustration and 3D. Based in Buenos Aires, ESTILO is an Award-Winning art production studio highly specialized in 3D-CGI, art direction and digital animation, founded in 2005 by Sebastian and Esteban, the Lapidus brothers. For more information check out http://www.estilo3d.com/
Jie Ma is a digital artist from Shanghai, China with a very intriguing style. Surreal moods with heavy architecture are part of the style Jie Ma uses in his art. Check it out! For more from Jie Ma visit jiema.artp.cc/ and behance.net/jiema37.
Erik Johansson is a surreal photographer and retoucher from Sweden. He also happens to be one of our favorite digital artists due to his incredible creativity mixing photography to create beautiful and mind-boggling compositions. We have been following his work since the beginning of the blog, we have also featured him in the Abduzeedo book and since then every time we see new work from Erik, we simply must feature here on Abduzeedo. Below you can see some recent work that Erik shared on his Behance profile. For more information check out http://www.erikjohanssonphoto.com/
How not to love a good set of heartwarming illustrations? Pascal Campion comes up with artworks that some of us will relate to. Like that time in your childhood when you would hangout with your buddies and explore the neighborhood... or that time when it was really snowy/rainy when you would sit by the window and think about life. That's the beauty of Pascal's work... it's really relatable, and it brings a sense of saudade (in portuguese, it's a sense of missing things that might have happened or not, a kind of nostalgia). These are some fine examples of art with a sentiment. For more of these, please visit his portfolio at DeviantART. He'll definitely like you attention. I hope can relate to these! Cheers. ;)
Time for more great illustrations here at Abduzeedo! Everyone knows I'm a big sucker for fantasy illustrations... whether it's medieval or sci-fi, I really get excited looking at a good set of fantasy artworks, like these by French artist Klaus Pillon. He's got a breath-taking set of artworks sporting dragons, dystopian futuristic cities, amazing battles and more. This is a brief selection of his work... for more of these, please visit his portfolio at DeviantART. He'll definitely enjoy your attention. I hope you like these as much as I did! Cheers. ;)