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The Verge - Making of

The Verge - Making of

I love all things outerspace and artworks inspired by this particular subject. Perhaps because of growing up watching NASA's mission on TV and all that imagination about the future with spaceships and the conquering of space. So the guys from Lightfarm Studios put together a really cool piece and an even more awe-inspiring case study showing the process behind it. Check it out. Description Inspired by the book "Rendezvous with Rama" of Arthur C. Clarke, our computer generated astronaut meets the world's ending in a highly detailed vortex. By seamlessly matte painting over 100 aerial pictures of giant proportions, our artists worked hard to bring this surreal idea to life. Our CGI team used the latest technology for cloth simulation which made the unique astronaut's suit possible. In this making-of video you can follow the whole process from the sketch to the final model. Hundreds of gigs of video capture were carefully selected and beautifully edited with the deep beats by the Russian musician Vitaly Ghost, Lightfarm Studios proudly presents this poetic trip through the making of "The Verge" Lightfarm Studios celebrate the launch of their 3rd Studio - Lightfarm Brasil, based in Rio, with "The Verge” a look behind the scenes at the creation of an epic sci-fi image! Original artowork by Andre Freitas aka.Raqsonu - http://raqsonu.deviantart.com/ Track by Vitaliy Ghost - Monsoon , AWJ recordings - http://soundcloud.com/awjrec Video Making of The Verge - Making of from Lightfarm Studios on Vimeo.

Futuristic Digital Illustrations

Futuristic Digital Illustrations

This is an awesome collection of futuristic digital illustrations from designer Kervin Brisseaux. Very good use of colors and shine lights making you feel like a part of the future. Enjoy! For more from Kervin Brisseaux visit behance.net/brisseaux.

Chapter III 'Tribal' by the Sense Collective

Chapter III 'Tribal' by the Sense Collective

For some time now we've known the Sense Collective by their fantastic row of artists... some talented people that unite in favor of art. They have released their 3rd Chapter, called "Tribal", with an amazing set of works, which you must check out! Here you'll find a brief selection from the works of "Tribal". For all of it, please visit the Sense Collective at Behance. They'll definitely enjoy your interest! I hope you enjoy these as much as I did. Cheers! ;) Amaterasu-ōmikami by Alexander Fedosov The Crow by Giovanni Maisto The Resurgence of a Quenched Flame by Vigan Tafili DOROTHY by Vigan Tafili & Lius Lasahido Rise Of The Barbarians by Michael Chang Ting Yu Tribal Feast by Raf Banzuela Oracle by Moe Pike Soe

MILK: Liquid Illustrations by Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz

MILK: Liquid Illustrations by Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz

Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz has published three incredible projects on his Behance page showing some photo-manipulations of models with dresses made of milk. We published a tutorial showing how to achieve similar effect, however the level of details and uniqueness of Jaroslav's one is undeniable, which is clear because of the work behind his projects: photography, make-up and post production. So check out the images below and get inspired. For more information about Jaroslav's work visit his website at http://aurumlight.com/ Via Behance

JWT  Brazil - Made Of What You Are

JWT Brazil - Made Of What You Are

Background Info: this illustration was an A0 billboard produced for JWT Brazil's Troller car campaign. The original brief came attached with a rough concept sketch and some loose directions for what the client wanted to see in the image. The final image was created using 3D objects, stock photos and digital painting. Most of the lighting manipulation used in this image was done with photoshop layer adjustments and painting via a tablet. All 3D objects were created with the software Cinema 4D. Due to scheduling conflicts with the Cannes festival, the deadline for this image was six days. Saad Moosajee, a young self taught freelance Illustrator and Art Director from Denver, Colorado. This work was created for the Slashthree collectives and exhibitions. For more information visit http://www.saadart.com/ Client: Troller Agency: JWT Brazil Art Direction: Thiago Arrighi, Pedro Hefs Illustration: Saad Moosajee Step 1 original background plate is selected for manipulation. The perspective of the floor in the photograph and free flowing branches makes this an ideal image based on the brief provided. Step 2 3D renders are created to be used in the forest environment. The form of the objects are derived from the branches in the photo. The image is also manipulated into various bitmap textures that are applied to the 3D objects. Step 3 The 3D objects are cut up and integrated into the branches of the photograph. The floor of the photo is also extended. Step 4 More 3D objects are integrated into the branches, integration of the animal stocks also begins in addition to color and lighting adjustments. Step 5 3D objects that flow between the car and the humans hands are created. These forms contain loose references to the anatomy of the forest and the animals used in the piece. Numerous bitmap textures are mixed in order to achieve both consistency and variation in the light and color of the objects. Step 6 Further integration of the 3D objects into the environment. Rough placement of the figure and the 3D branches around the figure. Step 7 Continuing to experiment with the lighting and the forests environment. Step 8 Forest background is darkened and desaturated to disguise 3D objects. Foreground branches are developed. Step 9 Recreating the forest atmosphere required balancing dark, mysterious tones against areas of intense illumination. A main source of light was manipulated into the background in an effort to achieve the this effect. Step 10 The light of the composition is adjusted to match the new light source. Step 11 Continuing to adjust light & color of the composition, scale of figure and figures branches is reduced. Step 12 Rough car is placed into image. Step 13 Inside of the car is created via digital painting and 3D manipulation, lighting of car is adjusted to match the composition. Step 14 Color adjustments are made on the composition to give it more warmth, second half of the car is roughly placed. Step 15 More 3D branches and animals are added to the foreground. Step 16 Placement of foreground objects is shifted to be more central. Figure is swapped out by request of the agency Art Directors to someone ethnically brazilian. Manipulation of the ground begins here by roughing in some stock textures. Step 17 Placement of figure is adjusted, overall light of the image is adjusted. Ground is further manipulated with digital painting and cloned textures. Step 18 Quantity of light coming from the back light source is significantly increased to help capture the forest atmosphere. A warm, orange/green tinted light source is used. Step 19 After debating with the art directors regarding about the new figure, a third figure cleared for potential use in the image. The form and light of this new figure felt much more natural in the images environment. Darker lighting is also added to the ground. Step 20 Lighting is once again boosted from the background, this time spreading into the foreground. The texture and perspective of the ground is adjusted to match the original perspective of the floor, and the cars are shifted to a slightly more central position. Step 21 Approval is given for the cars to be colored, which proved to be a key aspect of this illustration. The cars are digitally painted to have a color that aligns with the hue of the main light source, giving the image a more unified aesthetic. Conclusion Final lighting adjustments and sharpening. Movie

CGI Loft by 4eFergovi

CGI Loft by 4eFergovi

One of my dreams is to live in a loft, I've always had this fascination about the idea of a super open place. 4eFergovi created a virtual loft all in CGI and made me think about moving once again. The level of details and the objects in this composition is incredible, sometimes it's hard to think it's not real. For more information about 4eFergovi work, visit http://www.4efergovi.com

The Outstanding Work of Maciej Kuciara

The Outstanding Work of Maciej Kuciara

I was blown away by the work of this artist. Maciej Kuciara is a Polish concept designer doing pieces for the film and video games industries. This guy is very talented! Maciej has done concept arts for major games like The Last of Us and Halo 4. He came up with some fantastic pieces that go from computer graphics (cgi) to illustrations, and he's a master of state-of-the-art quick paints. Here I've selected some of his pieces... but for more of it, please check out his DeviantART portfolio! I hope you enjoy these! Cheers. ;)

Desktopography 2013 by Craig Minchington

Desktopography 2013 by Craig Minchington

Designers and developers spend about 90% of their waking life in front of a computer so the most appealing genre for a wallpaper would be one that has beautiful design mixed with the all important aspect of outdoors. This is my Desktopography piece for the 2013 exhibition and is called ‘Extrasolar' which you download here. This was a collaboration with Mike Harrison a.k.a. Destill. The concept is based around an extrasolar planet, which is out of the solar system, yet desktopography has still found it’s way there in the form of a part buried logo. It was an honour to be asked by Pete to get involved this year and great to work with Mike on the piece. Go take a look at the rest of the amazing exhibition over at http://www.desktopography.net/

The End Case Study by STRZYG

The End Case Study by STRZYG

Following our week of crazy cool case studies, we bring to you this incredible artwork created by Tomasz Nowak, also known as STRZYG. The illustration mixes character design and digital art, but to be honest, the first time I saw it I thought it was a photography. So in this post we will show you a little bit the behind the scenes of this project titled HCL 10th Anniversary: The End. Tomasz Nowak is a graphic and motion designer from Legnica. He's currently living in Poznan/Poland and we highly recommend that you check out his portfolio at http://www.strzyg.com/

Case Studies: AWAKE, Freed to kill and Gateway to hell

Case Studies: Awake, Freed to Kill and Gateway to Hell

October is Halloween's month and for this week's case study we will feature not one but three inspiring digital artworks by Wojciech Magierski that will definitely give you some inspiration and references for your Halloween design. Wojciech Magierski an illustrator and digital artist with a degree from Cracow Academy in Applied Graphics. Born in 1983, Magierski lives and works in Cracow (Poland). His main focus is on digital illustrations, photo manipulation and broadly defined “design”. With 7 years experience in the industry, Magierski brings a unique style and exceptional techniques and has been appreciated by various international graphic magazines. His designs and illustrations were published on front pages of UK Advanced Photoshop Magazine, Computer Arts Magazine and Practical Photoshop Magazine in Poland. AWAKE This image was created for slashthree NEW ERA BOOK, presented at OFFF Festival in Barcelona. Freed to kill This is the first illustration made for Goverdose Collective from Poland. The theme of the artpack was "I kill you". Gateway to hell This is the second illustration made for Goverdose Collective from Poland. The theme of the artpack was "I kill you". For more information visit http://www.magierski.pl/

Thrones of Games Case Study by Ars Thanea

Throne of Games Case Study by Ars Thanea

Ars Thanea is a creative agency currently based in Warsaw, Poland and they are the best at believing into their skillful heritage working alongside with a team of hardworking directors, designers, illustrators and more. Their tagline is "This is the Art of Imagination. This is Ars Thanea." and believe me, they are cutting edge! Hope you will enjoy this beautiful digital case study for Media Markt made with Ogilvy Frankfurt. Executive Creative Director: Peter Jaworowski Senior Digital Painter: Michal Lisowski Production Director: Marcin Molski Producer: Joanna Bak Find out more about the mighty folks at Ars Thanea at ArsThanea.com All Rights to Ars Thanea All Rights to Ars Thanea All Rights to Ars Thanea Case Study All Rights to Ars Thanea All Rights to Ars Thanea All Rights to Ars Thanea All Rights to Ars Thanea All Rights to Ars Thanea All Rights to Ars Thanea All Rights to Ars Thanea Links More info about Ars Thanea: http://www.arsthanea.com Follow Ars Thanea on Behance: http://www.behance.net/arsthanea Follow Ars Thanea on Twitter: https://twitter.com/arsthanea

EvokeOne Digital Art Exhibition: Flow

EvokeOne Digital Art Exhibition: Flow

After a copious amount of preparation we are proud to present you with our 30th exhibition. Flow was interpreted as a reflection of the creative process, or "flow", that we all experience. This expanded into concepts as diverse as quantum physics, expressive portraits, spiritual beings, and fluid dynamics. For more information and images visit the exhibition page - FLOW.

Digital Surrealism by Marcel Caram

Digital Surrealism by Marcel Caram

Marcel Caram is an amazing digital artist from Brazil who is fascinated with creating Surreal Art. His surrealism styles reminds me a lot of dali for the landscape where most pieces take place but it has this amazing definition and sharpness that comes from the digital art which makes it even better. Enjoy! For more from Marcel visit flickr.com/photos/marcarambr and facebook.com/marcel.caram.1. For more from Marcel visit flickr.com/photos/marcarambr and facebook.com/marcel.caram.1.

The Digital Art of Dan Luvisi

The Digital Art of Dan Luvisi

At the early age of 3, Dan Luvisi already got his passion for art, now working in the film, video game and comic book industry. Dan is known for his extremely versatile style in both illustration approach, as well as categories. Besides concept illustrations, Dan has become an expert in Character & Costume Design, Matte Paintings, Storyboards, Poster & Packaging Design and generally welcomes new challenges within his field. Find out more about Dan Luvisi and his incredible works at DanLuvisiArt.com All Rights to Dan Luvisi All Rights to Dan Luvisi All Rights to Dan Luvisi4 All Rights to Dan Luvisi All Rights to Dan Luvisi All Rights to Dan Luvisi All Rights to Dan Luvisi All Rights to Dan Luvisi All Rights to Dan Luvisi All Rights to Dan Luvisi All Rights to Dan Luvisi All Rights to Dan Luvisi All Rights to Dan Luvisi All Rights to Dan Luvisi All Rights to Dan Luvisi All Rights to Dan Luvisi All Rights to Dan Luvisi All Rights to Dan Luvisi All Rights to Dan Luvisi All Rights to Dan Luvisi All Rights to Dan Luvisi All Rights to Dan Luvisi All Rights to Dan Luvisi All Rights to Dan Luvisi All Rights to Dan Luvisi Links More info about Dan Luvisi: http://www.danluvisiart.com More on Dan via DeviantART: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com Follow Dan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/danluvisiart

Depthcore Chapter: Primal

Depthcore Chapter: Primal

Since the beginning of Abduzeedo we have been featuring artists, designers, collectives and all sort of creativity manifestations. It's amazing to look back and see how things changed in these past 6 years. However one thing that hasn't changed is the inspiring chapters of Depthcore. Today we preset their latest one, Chapter XLV: Primal. The Depthcore Collective is thrilled to release it's 45th Chapter of work "Primal". Consisting of over sixty original works of art, photography and music the collective used this Chapter as a launching pad to explore concepts of nature, beast, instincts and primal origin. ABIOGENESIS by Nik Ainley AS IT FLOWS 1 by Theo Aartsma BM-DOUBLICIOUS by Bart van Leeuwen COR by Ari Wenkle CONQUEST by Finnian MacManus CLARITY by George Smith Whilst all of our artists rose admirably to the challenge, Ari Wenkle delivered an especially powerful collection of work, exploring various aspects of the core themes and bringing them to life with in boldly intricate executions. CIRRUS OS by Justin Maller DO YOU... by Diego L. Rodriguez INFESTATIO by Niklas Lundberg QUASIGOD by Dean Cook SAMSARA by Valentina Brostean VISIONARIES by Dean Cook For more information visit http://www.depthcore.com/chapter/primal/

TV Show Posters by Adam Spizak

TV Show Posters by Adam Spizak Exclusive on Funkrush + Giveaway

The project started few months ago as fan art and slowley grow bigger and bigger to finally end up as series. First round of five of my fav tv shows and also - first round of prints! I've tried to approach the project as both fan and also what i would think was important from the show's perspetive - the essence. The Essence for me was closely related to music in these shows, a connection become the core of each idea. For more from Adam Spizak visit spizak.com, Behance, Twitter. Breaking Bad - Walter White Walter was my first choice as well as Breaking Bad being my No.1 show. Not many character go such a big way from where they started. Alexander's song: Truth usted in Ep1 of the 4th season is such a great score that works amazingly with the show and with Walter's journey. The Walking Dead - Rick Grimes You gotta love how dark Rick got in season 4, just to see him redeem himself by the end of it. Great character in what is one of the best shows on tv contradicting what people think when they think of zombies. Kari Meredyth Kimmel - Black fit great into The Road feel of the show. Mad Men - Don Draper Don is such a deep and complex character that i know people who watch this show just for him and it's hard to argue about that. I loved him from the first episodes when he drives away with the birthday cake. The beatniks scene with Don McLean - Waters of Babylon was what made the tone of the show for me and him as main character: How do you sleep at night? On a bed made of money. Californication - Hank Moody We just love to see Hank in trouble, but deep down we always hope we will fine and finally get back with Karen. The show was at its best around season 2-4. The natural selection for the track was The Rolling Stones - You can't always get what as it's constant backdrop to what i think is the essence of this show - man being lost. Dexter - Dexter Morgan Dexter came such a long way from his dark beginning to just darker place which i guess is hard for a serial killer. ;) Bu t we like Dexter becuase he tries hard to be best version of himself, sometimes dark sometimes comic. Daniel Licht - Hide Your Tears give a great score to make you care. The Prints We have all 5 prints for sale exclusive on Funkrush. Funkrush was established in 2007 by Pete Harrison (aeiko) as a clothing company that makes you smile! We want to make you feel like a million bucks.. Limited Discount Code For a limited time, use 'ABDUZEEDO' at checkout will get you 15% off anything in the store! To shop: http://www.funkrush.com Giveaway Funkrush has been kind enough to giveaway one entire set of the Popular TV Series posters by Adam Spizak on Funkrush. To participate is very simple, just leave a comment in the comment box below with a valid email so we can contact you. Links More info about Funkrush: http://www.funkrush.com More info about Pete Harrison: http://www.peteharrison.com More info about Adam Spizak: http://www.spizak.com

Fantastic Landscape Illustrations by Sebastian Wagner

Fantastic Landscape Illustrations by Sebastian Wagner

Landscape and environment illustrations have been by far my favorite subject when it comes to digital art or even traditional art. I simply love how digital artists are able to come up with illustrations with sometimes surreal, other times futuristic landscapes that are so creative and are able to make us imagine how it would be if one of those were real. I know, this might not make sense, but that's exactly how I feel when I look at the illustrations that Sebastian Wagner created and we're featuring on this post. Sebastian Wagner is a designer, illustrator and digital artist from Germany. You can find out more about his work at http://www.sebastianwagner-art.com/ crash site distance - environment sketch strange canyon environment sketch sea creature environment week7 environment week 6 desert - sci fi environment Caves Floating Islands upper city street scene green