Evoke is an online art, music, design, and photography collective founded in June 2005 by Justin Bristow, Sean Graham, and Ted Yavuzkurt, Evoke began as a youthful online boutique art community. As numerous talented artists and designers joined the team, Evoke expanded beyond its original realm, recruiting killer musicians and photographers. Every few months, they release themed exhibitions to the public, showcasing their abilities, the latest one is called Voyage and there are some incredible work as usual. Our 23rd artpack, VOYAGE, is meant to capture the thrill of an adventurous spirit. The feeling of escape from the normal daily grind. Leaving behind the normal and finding the joy that comes from leaving all your troubles behind. This collection of images and music will capture your imagination. Tony Rivera, our featured artist for this release has taken us to envisioned scenes from other galaxies, with impressive detail and vibrancy. James Merrill and Parker Gibson have interpreted the theme with vivid abstract work, while newcomers such as Adrián Romero have produced high quality vector work. Some Work The Black Pearl by Erik Schumacher Out Far by James Merrill In the air by Leroy François Piercings by Matteo M. 9 Destinations by Fab Rosco, Olli-Pekka Jauhiainen, and Parker Gibson Static Adventure by Parker Gibson and Rogier De Boevé Midnight Run by Tony Rivera 30.000 Leagues Under the Sea by João Oliveira ?? - Voyage by Adrián Romero Clinging to a Voyage by Chris Koch Strange... by Tyler Lehman Sonic Abberations by James Merrill 30hsh by Aengus Tukel Nocturnal Itinerary by Hamdan Teleport 01 by Fab Rosco For more information, to check ou the full exhibition, including photos, art, music and to read the interview with Tony Rivera visit http://www.evokeone.com/v5/exhibition/Voyage you won't regret the time you will spend over there, pure inspiration.
Kevin Roodhorst is a Digital Art and Graphic Design from Almere-Stad, Netherlands and we have already feature his work as Wallpaper of the Week and he has also contribute very often with images for the Daily Inspiration. Now we will have a chance to get to know a little bit more about Kevin and his design process and workflow. First of all we would like to thank you for taking the time to provide abduzeedo.com with this interview. Please tell us more about your art and design background and what made you become an artist and designer? I started to work with the adobe software when I was 15 years old. What I did most of the time was following some tutorials on the internet and checking out other designers. I started with making some cd covers and posted it online on some websites, where I was getting many positive reactions. At the age of 17 I was getting my first paying assignment, a poster for a kick-box competition.Now I’m 19 years old and I’ve worked for 22 different night clubs. Flyers, posters and banners etc. I’m featured in 3 Design Magazines: Advanced Photoshop, Digital Arts, Publish and in September my 4th Feature in Computer Arts Magazine. I also made some drink and tabacco labels. I’m following a graphic design education in Amsterdam (duration 3 years). When I’ve finished that I want to work for an advertising agency in combination of putting some more time into my own work as a freelancer. Where does your inspiration come from? I'm getting my inspiration from the internet, movies and the way how other designers creating their art. Could you describe for us your typical 'start to finish' workflow when working on a design? First I must have some inspiration for my new project. I’m gathering stock photos from the internet or using my own photos. Cuting out the objects, putting them together and add several light and color effects. And the last step is thinking of a nice title for the project. What do you do to overcome the creative block? I look daily on design inspiration websites to keep myself up-to-date. Are there any underlying themes that you feel are universal in all of your pieces, or do you try to vary your style? Every creation has a own style or theme. All my creations are based-up from the middle and having nice proportions. Which are the apps you use to create your work? I'm using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Cinema 4D. Cinema 4D for the renders and other 3D objects. Illustrator for lines and other drawing effects. Photoshop to put everything together. Shadow, light effects, colors and finishing touch. How does your job as an artist and designer influence your life? Do you feel that you see things around you differently for example? Not really, maybe the way I look at things, such as different types of art. How is your process of promoting your work? How important the social networks are in this process? Social networking is realy important for me. I have several websites where I promote my work. Such as: Behance Network, Deviant Art, Hyves, Myspace, Abduzeedo, Designflavr, FromUpNorth and TutorArt. The postitive comments and feedback are always nice and give you some extra motivation to go on. I always appreciate it a lot when people giving their opinion and showing respect. Once again , thank you very much for the interview. As a final word, do you have any tips for upcoming artists and designers? Focus on what you want most, and believe in yourself. For more information about Kevin.Roodhorst check out his Web site at http://www.kevinroodhorst.com Some Works
Robert Shields is a digital artist, graphic design and illustrator from Phildadelphia, USA. He has been featured many time in popular design magazines such as Digital Arts, Computer Arts, Advanced Photoshop Magazine and others. He is also member of the slashTHREE collective. Robert has just updated his portfolio with some really cool work, therefore, we have to share that with you guys ;) For more information about Rober Shields visit his Web site at http://www.robshields.net/ In Search of Lost Time Designers Against Child Slavery Escape slashTHREE Promotional Image Darkness Visible Image and Tutorial Advanced Photoshop 76 Image and Tutorial Computer Arts 178 Editorial Image For a Coming Extinction
DepthCore is as you might already know, one of our favorite collectives out there, and that is because the the quality of the artwork they come up with every new chapter, and fortunately for us, they did it again. DepthCore just released a new chapter called ">MYTHIC in which they feature creations from incredible guys such as Nik Ainley, Justin Maller, Phil Dunne, Craig Shields, João Oliveira and others. This chapter features several stunning contributions from the wonderfully talented Raphael Vincenzi, earning him the Featured Artist nod for this collection; click here to peruse the traditional interview. This Chapter is also notable for the abundance of it's collaborations, including several pairings never before seen - make sure to explore thoroughly to discover these unusual visual experiments. One of our most thematic relevant Chapters ever, 'MYTHIC' is the result of five months of careful planning, research and stylistic experimentation from the collective. The slow creative process has resulted in a Chapter that has been meticulously crafted, workshopped from sketches through to completed pieces, thoroughly taking advantage of the collaborative collective experience. Several of the pieces presented in this collection were composed over the course of several months, taking on board feedback from our artist base at each stage of completion to try and fully realize their full potential, and ultimately create a Chapter that is carefully considered, conceptualized and executed. Niklas Lundberg Jeff Huang Shadow Chen Matei Apostolescu Anneli Olander Craig Shields Matei Apostolescu Nik Ainley Iain Macarthur Ikaruga For more information and to browse through all the images from this amazing DepthCore chapter visit http://depthcore.com/chapter/Mythic/
SlashTHREE, one of our favorite collectives out there has a new exhibition, their 14th to be more precise, and it's called “Le Cirque Des Couleurs”. The theme invited the artists to not only to explore their brighter and more vibrant side but also to create free flowing, abnormal, 'circus' like imagery. They also created massive typographical collaboration in which volunteers from the collective created pieces of art based around a letter of their choosing, which is called “Le Grand Cirque Des Couleurs”. The featured artists for the “Le Cirque Des Couleurs” was the mighty Erik Schumacher a Physics student from Germany and a Photoshop crazy artist in his free time. You can read the whole interview with Erik Shumacher by Saad Moosajee here. For more information and to check out all images of the exhibition visit http://www.slashthree.com/artpacks/14/ Some people say it's the apocalypse... by Kire Tale of the Hidden Orchid by Kire Masque du Caprice by Bechira Psychecellia by agiaco AIN SVP AVR atomic circus And then, they invented color, and gave it to people by kacperspala slashTHREE is on the verge of a new era. With major projects in the pipeline such as slashTHREE Version 4, we aim to change the face of this collective and make your experience even better, this truly is the place to be in the future. For now, though, we are extremely proud to present our 14th exhibition, “Le Cirque Des Couleurs”. Cirque du Freak by bechira Couleur Espace Colour your reality by r2on Color Universe by edlo Discodance Dissonance by apom, agiaco Reach For The Sky by freekilly polychromasia by Ignite Platform 3 by Logix
Unlike the old days where every drawing was done on the paper with pencil or pen, this selection brings the best of digital drawing. Sceneries that only exist in imagination are brought to life with beautiful lines and colors. Check out this selection! City of the High Guardians | by Frank Hong Castle | by SnowSkadi Sunflower Tower | by Frank Hong Concept Matte | by Frank Hong Alien Landscape | by Wanski Cathedral | by molybdenumgp03 Cross Canyon | by MeckanicalMind Elven Town | by SnowSkadi Elven Town | by SnowSkadi Forest | by Sandfreak Gnomes | by SnowSkadi Hall | by SnowSkadi Hideout in paradise | by sketchboook Highway | by molybdenumgp03 Ice City Matte | by crahzz Morning | by SnowSkadi Old Town | by MeckanicalMind Rainbow Bridge Genso | by tokyogenso Secret Town | by molybdenumgp03 Sunglow | by lincochuan Swamp | by SnowSkadi Temple of the Sun | by fxEvo The Night Perspective | by Bryce Kho Tranquil Aztec Lagoon Temple | by Zen-Master Zabor | by SnowSkadi
Mike Harrison has a style that is hard to miss and easy to love, a complete mix of photos with drawings into illustrations that bring the best out of both worlds. Mike is a 25 year old designer and illustrator currently residing in Torquay in the UK and has already gained lots of recognition worldwide. Check it out! He is always looking to expand his skills in as many fields of design as possible as the design scene moves at a very fast pace. He very much enjoys keeping up with it and inspiring others along the way. "I love collaborating with other artists and am also available for commissions, contact me via the email or phone on the left over there" - Mike Harrison For more from mike visit www.destill.net
From the psychedelic abstract works of James Merril, to the energetic scenes captured by our featured artist Aaron Campbell, to the sublime photographs of Linus Leandersson, you’re in for a visual feast accompanied by the ambient soundscapes of our audio director, Keith Alban, and many other Evoke musicians. Bring the colors, bring the noise, bring on the new age! A monumental release. One full year in the making. AGE doesn’t represent merely another step down the same path; on the contrary it is an exhibit expressively characterizing the paradigm shift within the collective. All the pent up energy, the motive force behind the recent changes in our group were channeled simultaneously into one hundred of the most drop dead gorgeous works we’ve ever produced — Ted Yavuzkurt Check out more about the XXII Age Exhibition XXII by Aengus Tukel LM-N by Aengus Tukel and James Merrill Singularity by Nick Taylor and H. Dyst Winterson Fury by Yvan Feusi Age is just a number... by Berthjan Achterop Remerge by Courtney Wooster Baltimore City tap water by James Merrill Ehvolution by Aaron Campbell The Next Generation by Aaron Campbell Probabilities by Ewald Anthonie De Bruijn and Olli-Pekka Jauhiainen Spells and Experience by Fab Rosco Jess the bird by Fernando Rodríguez I wish you love by Zukow Maxim Welcome in the new age by Andrea C. Alpha & Omega by Marcin Stryczek 4.54 by Olli-Pekka Jauhiainen Age by Parker Gibson Futurisk by Rogier De Boevé We Have Never Been Modern by Rob Shields Alernate age by Leroy François Mental Age by Igor Scekic
Tim & Bram Vanhaeren are both very talented graphic designer based in Kapellen, Belgium. You are probably familiar with their work, we have already featured some of their works here on the Wallpaper of the Week and Daily Inspiration, therefore, nothing better than a post about Tim and Bram. Tim is 21 years old and recently earnd his bachelor's degree in Cross-Media Design. He's been in love with design since he discovered Photoshop in 2003. His specialities ranges from photo-manipulation, digital art, web design to motion graphics and visuals. In his spare time he's running an electronic music blog PHASE02.org, enjoying to spin records as a DJ at local parties and bigger clubs around Belgium and Netherlands. He's also been into Athletics since he was a little boy of 7 years old. Bram is 19 years old and shares the same passion as his older brother. He's been developing his style since his first pen tool experiments in Illustrator about 5 years ago. Bram's style ranges from simple illustrations and typography to mixed media artwork. When he's not making art, Bram enjoys going out with friends, training together with his brother for the next Athletics competition and he can't resist to spend his money on clothes and new fancy accessories. For more information visit their website at http://www.into1.be/ TAO OF NOW SKIN OF A DRUM 2010 Every year I'm late with my new year wishes, this year I want to be on time! I wish everyone best of luck in the new year, let it be a very creative and inspiring one! 2010 Wallpaper Case Study from Tim & Bram Vanhaeren on Vimeo. We work as One ! Passion. The wallpaper is based on the true passion of an artist, the time he spend on it and the story behind it. In my opinion, dancer are perfect examples of a great artists working hard, making sacrifices to become what they are. Also they just look really cool on picture and are fun to work with. Again music leads to a beautiful wallpaper. Misc Collaboration between Luuk Vermeyden and Bram Vanhaeren.
I simply love digital portraits... they can be drawings, paintings & airbrushing or whatever other technique you may like. I think it's pretty impressive the talent that some artists have on creating digital portraits that are amazing. Amazing for its realism, perfection, lines or even for its details. Maybe I like digital portraits so much because I totally suck drawing and I can only imagine people actually doing portraits so realistic that you may be confused if you are looking for a real photo or not. And I have to say I like those very realistic digital portraits and I also like those with a traditional painting look, those who are a mix of drawing and something else are also cool. Ok, enough said, the thing is that I decided to make this selection of digital portraits to show you and I hope you enjoy it! And don't forget to visit each artist page, they are all at deviantART. thesoulcanwait binadog orgo glacierfusion humbugle artcova padisio betocampos hazelong whtmnk alessioradice paul915 lindalisa bikerscout calaymo strahan landeroc
The last Wallpaper of the Week was one of Saad Moosajee designs. Saad is a young self-taught freelancer illustrator and Art Director from England but currently living in Denver, CO, United States. His work has been exhibited in multiple galleries and published in a multitude of magazines and books. He has also served as the Creative Director of slashTHREE.com for over 2 years, and is also a member of The Keystone Design Union. Saad is currently represented by the Anja Wiroth Agency, but is still seeking representation in other countries. For any inquiry please contact email@example.com Living is Love - Advanced Photoshop Magazine Typographic illustration & 12 step tutorial commissioned by Imagine Publishing for Advanced Photoshop Magazine Masterclass, featured in issue #66. The illustration is centered around the concept & phrase Living Is Loving. A Moment Of Serenity - Your-Majesty Advertising Agency Wallpaper Illustration commissioned by Your-Majesty advertising agency for their mid-evil themed wallpaper/screensaver project, Art Direction was provided by Jens Karlsson. Rich Soil Lion - Rich Soil Clothing The first of 2 tee shirt illustrations I was asked to create for Los Angeles Lakers player Lamar Odom's clothing line, Rich Soil. Art Direction was provided by Jonathan Garcia. I use roughly 3 programs; Photoshop, Cinema 4D and Poser occasionally. I didn't know any decent tutorial sites when I started so as far as learning the technical aspects of the programs I would just keep trying artistically. I also learned a lot by looking at surrealist & futuristic painters work like H.R Giger & Salvador Dali. Trinity - Advanced Photoshop Magazine Artwork created for the Advanced Photoshop Magazine cover contest, the brief was only to use one of the provided stocks. The image was not a selected winner, but did lead to the commission of the illustration 'Living Is Loving'. Twenty Ten - Self Initiated Self initiated Collaboration with Russian artist Magomed Dovjenko of iammago.com, created as a tribute to the year. Machina - The KDU The second promotional illustration I created upon joining the Keystone Design Union, a international collective that houses some of worlds finest artists. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Bottle - Tiger Beer Artwork I created for Tiger Beers global exhibition Tiger Translate. The exhibition was focused around the concept of balance, and was curated by Kult.Sg. I am still pretty influenced by surrealists like Dali and Magritte but less than I was before. These days I get more inspired by my surroundings, especially tagging & graffiti and artists like Banksy. Other works For more information about Saad visit his website at http://saadart.com/ or our exclusive interview with Saad Moosajee
Some time ago I was looking for some cool digital works at DeviantART (my favorite spot to check out great art), and I ran into the amazing work of a designer called Uribaani. He makes some excellent pieces, really worth taking a look. For more of his great work, you should seriously visit his portfolio at DA and show him some love, because he gently gave us permission to post his work here. I hope you enjoy these. Cheers! ;)
Tom Veiga is a 28 years old art director from Curitiba - Brazil that is completely crazy about design, art, waves and the surf culture. After years trying all kinds of art and techniques to find his own style, Tom decided to give digital art a try and loved the result. Since then he doesn't go anywhere without paper and pen, so he can capture his ideas in the instant they happen to digitalize them later. Tom Veiga's work was introduce to us by one of our readers and Tom's friend, Felipe Mendes. He sent an e-mail suggesting Tom's work and we really liked. Besides being a surf lover myself, I liked the style of his work. The retro look, the shapes, the lines and the colors really got me, so I decided to talk to Tom to present a bit more about him and his work here for you guys. So here goes the selection I made from the Wave Series. To check out the whole collection go to seriewaves.com. I hope you like he images as much as I did! :) My name is Tom Veiga and I have 28 years old. I already worked for some agencies here in Curitiba and around. I worked for midiaweb, for Chleba from Sao Paulo and for the last two years I've been working at Midiadigital in Curitiba. I simply love waves, design and the surf culture. And from this mix between my work as a designer and my passion for surf, the idea of the Wave Series was born in the beginning of 2009. The series shows art collections inspired by the feelings that the ocean breeze, the sun heat and the waves movements transmit to us. I really believe that God was really inspired when He designed the waves... everything turned out perfectly. Each wave has a color and a unique style, all of that inspired me to reflect that beauty throughout design. My inspiration come from a trip to beach with my family, a dvd, a surf magazine or from places that I wan't to visit, as the arts I made from Jbay, Mentawai and Sunset. Today I don't go anywhere without paper and pen, so when I have an idea I can draw it immediately and when I get home I digitalize it, work on illustrator to redraw it and finalize it on photoshop. The name Waves Series came from the series idea, something continuous, always in movement. A surfer dreams with the perfect series of waves and my collection has the same concept and idea. The collection is not closed, it's something that is always in motion, because there is always a swell of creativity coming...
I bumped into Zhuzhu's work while browsing around deviantART and his pieces got my attention. Zhuzhu is an artist living in Shanghai, China, with a background in watercolor and traditional art techniques. He has specialized in digital painting since 2002, using Corel Painter and Adobe Photoshop. He is currently teaching at the China Academy of Art, Shanghai Institute of Design Training Centre and he also wrote two books on digital painting techniques, and several tutorials. Zhu is my last name, Hai Bo is my first name, but in Chinese you should call me Zhu Hai Bo. As you will be able to see here, Zhuzhu has pieces from different styles, some of them are classic, innocent and beautiful, other are controversial and intriguing. It's always nice to see different points of view of a same artist! Anyway, I made this selection from some of his work and you can also check out his DA page for further images. Enjoy the images! :)
A while ago I wrote a post showing you The Seductive Images from Alexia Sinclair. Today I will show you a video she sent us showing a case study/behind the scenes of her Campaign for the NZ Opera. So here you will we able to see her steps to get to the final image in a very cool time-lapse video! It's always very nice to receive news from the artists we present here... this way we can keep contact with them and can keep you posted about what their are doing! So once again, thanks Alexia for sending us this material... and for our readers, sit back and enjoy the video. :) Earlier this year I was commissioned to shoot the 2010 campaign imagery for New Zealand Opera's upcoming performances. Here's the behind the scenes footage from the Macbeth shoot followed by the final image & another with me and the cast. I hope you enjoy it! Alexia Sinclair: Behind the Scenes - Macbeth from James Hill on Vimeo.
Last Week the digital art community SlashThree released a new pack called "Steampunk" with a lot of submissions from great artists that make this group one of a kind. This pack is full of great imagery with feelings that jump out of your screen. Enjoy! Make sure you check out the whole pack - Art Pack 12 Steampunk
The famous digital art group DepthCore released this weekend their new chapter with the theme "freestyle". If you wondering what happens when you get the most creative minds of digital art and give them freedom to create whatever they like you need to check this out! To view more about the Freestyle Chapter visit DepthCore Justin Maller - Eyes like a Diamond Mine Jared K. Nickerson - For the Love of the Ever Expending Black Mass Richard Roberts - A Pirates Dream Zach Bush - A Soul's Silhouette Aztec Gold - Chris Haines Matei Apostolescu - Battle13 Max Spencer - Bliss Phill Dunne - Epic #3 Niklas Lundberg - Masterminded Jonathan Foerster - Lethum Sheena Aw - Her Majesty Theo Aartsma - Freestyle Phill Dunne - Epic #7 Phill Dune - Epic #4 Erik Finsrud - Mind Trapeze David Marcha - Nebular Anglel Perez - RockabillityTattooParlor Richard Roberts - Spectacle Theo Aartsma - Subcult Raul Oprea Sebastian - The Watch