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World Collabs 8: The Winners

World Collabs 8: The Winners

It's been sometime since we lauched the comeback of the World Collabs contest and for this edition we had the pleasure to do this partnership with the artist Human Nature 84 and Vectology.com as our sponsor. As most of you already know the idea of the contest is to make the best design using a previous artwork from the featured artist. I gotta say this was a tough job to select this winners but I think you will agree with our selection. Thanks everyone who participated on this, you did great! The Winners 1st - Richard Davies 2nd- Neil Duerden 3rd - Lucas Tetrault The winners will be mailed pretty soon about the prizes, but just in case one of you may have some commnunication issues, you can get in touch with me at marcostorres90[at]gmail.com

World Collabs 8: The Submissions

World Collabs 8: The Submissions

I would like to thank everyone who sent your entries for the World Collabs 8 Vectology + Human Nature 84. Right now we're deciding the winners and already thinking about the next edition of the World Collabs, so stay tuned. We will announce the winners on May 16th, for now I will leave you guys with all this awesome submissions. Gabriela Bitencourt Cardoso Jose Macía Fredrik Gustafsson Hreyes531 Joe Ash Javier Porto Stefanie Huynh Lucas Tetrault Richard Davies Lars Erik Fjøsne Tridus George Velez Venice Cheah Neil Duerden Matt Drake

Update: The World Collabs #8 - Human Nature 84

Update: The World Collabs #8 - Human Nature 84

We updated the deadline of the contest and the guidelines to submit your entry, in order to make it easier for you guys. So please go on and show us some awesome stuff. What is "The World Collabs"? "The World Collabs" will give you the possibility to work with PSD or Ai files of established artists. TWC gives you a secret in-view in the workflow of the stars and catapults you miles forward in your journey to design heaven. This way you learn to practice with different shapes, backgrounds, patterns brushes and new styles. Every month we will offer you an unfinished piece of an experienced and accredited graphic designer to the world. The piece will be unfinished, so you can complete the PSD/AI-file with your very own style. This way every month you can collaborate with the best designers of the world. The final pieces will be judged by the Abduzeedo Team and the artist himself. The three best works will be rewarded with prizes. Prizes First Place - Lifelong membership at Vectology.com, $ 100 at Amazon, an approval for an original collaboration with the artist Human Nature 84 and a feature on Abduzeedo. Second Place - 1 year membership at Vectology.com, 1 copy of Abduzeedo Inspiration Guide for Designers and a exclusive vector pack from Human Nature 84. Third Place - 3 months membership at Vectology.com, 1 copy of Illustrator CS6: Visual QuickStart Guide. Sponsor Vectology.com is a vector community and tutorial website that is making a huge change on the the digital art field by showing to everyone that vectors are more than just tracing and solid shapes. On Vectology you can learn not only about the basic tools of illustrator, but also illustration tips and tricks that will be extremely helpful on the role creative process. This is a website that's turning the way we see vector and digital art nowadays and I recommend to everyone. Featured artist: Human Nature 84 Mike Austin aka. Human Nature 84 is the most outstanding vector artist I ever met, he's the man behind the Vectology community and will be our artist featured on this World Collabs. Here's more about the artist on his own words: "I graduated from Platt College of design in 2004 with a focus on graphic design. Later on in my career I began focus more on my illustration itch and began to work in the illustration field. I have a Wife and a son (and a daughter on the way). And I’m the biggest TOOL fan the world has ever known!" humannature84.deviantart.com Some of Human Nature 84 artworks. Some of Human Nature 84 artworks.Take part at the contest This is an independent design contest with endless possibilities to finish this piece. There are just three simple steps to take part. 1. Download the PSD-File/ AI-File; 2. Push your creativity beyond boundaries and finish the design; 3. Send the image link to marcostorres90[at]gmail.com . Remember: send only the link of the image. *By taking part at this contest you give us permission to use your image for Abduzeedo's showcases. Remember: - Last day of submitting is Sunday, May 5th - Don't the change size of the canvas, but feel free to rotate the image; - Leave the logo, so we recognize it as an entry; - Every artist can submit 1 design only; - Let us see that it's a collaboration. We will award you for your ability to work with someone else's design. Featured Design This month Mike gave us this nice amount of elements to play with, you can download it by clicking on the image. Click to download the editable file.Want to be the next featured artists? You think you are skilled enough to be the featured artist for the next months TWC. We follow some simple rules, when choosing a new piece. - You are an energized designer with lot of motivation; - Your designs have your very unique style; - You only use files which are completely copyright free; If you are interested, please write an email to marcostorres90[at]gmail.com

The World Collabs #8 - Human Nature 84

The World Collabs #8 - Human Nature 84

We are proud to say that after a hiatus we're back with The World Collabs contests. We know you missed this so much, so here we are again giving you the oportunity to collaborate with great artists and compete with other great designers. What is "The World Collabs"? "The World Collabs" will give you the possibility to work with PSD or Ai files of established artists. TWC gives you a secret in-view in the workflow of the stars and catapults you miles forward in your journey to design heaven. This way you learn to practice with different shapes, backgrounds, patterns brushes and new styles. Every month we will offer you an unfinished piece of an experienced and accredited graphic designer to the world. The piece will be unfinished, so you can complete the PSD/AI-file with your very own style. This way every month you can collaborate with the best designers of the world. The final pieces will be judged by the Abduzeedo Team and the artist himself. The three best works will be rewarded with prizes. Prizes First Place - Lifelong membership at Vectology.com, $ 100 at Amazon, an approval for an original collaboration with the artist Human Nature 84 and a feature on Abduzeedo. Second Place - 1 year membership at Vectology.com, 1 copy of Abduzeedo Inspiration Guide for Designers and a exclusive vector pack from Human Nature 84. Third Place - 3 months membership at Vectology.com, 1 copy of Illustrator CS6: Visual QuickStart Guide. Sponsor Vectology.com is a vector community and tutorial website that is making a huge change on the the digital art field by showing to everyone that vectors are more than just tracing and solid shapes. On Vectology you can learn not only about the basic tools of illustrator, but also illustration tips and tricks that will be extremely helpful on the role creative process. This is a website that's turning the way we see vector and digital art nowadays and I recommend to everyone. Featured artist: Human Nature 84 Mike Austin aka. Human Nature 84 is the most outstanding vector artist I ever met, he's the man behind the Vectology community and will be our artist featured on this World Collabs. Here's more about the artist on his own words: "I graduated from Platt College of design in 2004 with a focus on graphic design. Later on in my career I began focus more on my illustration itch and began to work in the illustration field. I have a Wife and a son (and a daughter on the way). And I’m the biggest TOOL fan the world has ever known!" humannature84.deviantart.com Some of Human Nature 84 artworks. Some of Human Nature 84 artworks.Take part at the contest This is an independent design contest with endless possibilities to finish this piece. There are just four simple steps to take part. 1. Download the PSD-File/ AI-File; 2. Push your creativity beyond boundaries and finish the design; 3. Submit the final image to Rawz with author's name and the link to the source. 4. Send the Rawz's link to marcostorres90[at]gmail.com , do not send the final image to the e-mail, only the hyperlink. *By taking part at this contest you give us permission to use your image for Abduzeedo's showcases. Remember: - Last day of submitting is Sunday, April 28th - Don't the change size of the canvas, but feel free to rotate the image; - Leave the logo, so we recognize it as an entry; - Every artist can submit 1 design only; - Let us see that it's a collaboration. We will award you for your ability to work with someone else's design. Featured Design This month Mike gave us this nice amount of elements to play with, you can download it by clicking on the image. Click to download the editable file.Want to be the next featured artists? You think you are skilled enough to be the featured artist for the next months TWC. We follow some simple rules, when choosing a new piece. - You are an energized designer with lot of motivation; - Your designs have your very unique style; - You only use files which are completely copyright free; If you are interested, please write an email to marcostorres90[at]gmail.com

Interview with Mike Austin (Human Nature 84)

Today we will have the pleasure to interview one of the best vector illustrator ever: Mike Austin also known as Human Nature 84. Mike have impressed everyone on the digital art community with his new approach on making vector graphics and being a high defensor of this media. Hope you guys dig this enlightening interview. You can find more about Mike on: Flickr Devianart Twitter Vectology News 1) Before we start, I'd like to thank you for the opportunity to interview you, it's a great pleasure Mike. First I'd like to ask you when first go in touch with art/design and when did you become interested in illustration? Well, where do I begin? I guess it all started with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. That cartoon introduced me to a world of fighting ninja turtles, old ninja master rats, and insane animation. Drawing those little green turtles for classmates made me feel like a star in my elementary classroom. I was cool without having to be a class clown or a sports freak...and the rest is history. 2) What are your influences? What artists and illustrators inspire you? Well let me just say that my major influences aren’t all necessarily figurative or part of the art scene. One of my major influences, for his dedication to his art form is the one and only King of Pop Michael Jackson. I would watch him dance and sing and though “man, that guy must practice like all day long” so I took that regimented approach and apply it to my artwork. My screen name HumanNature84 is two-part homage to the king of pop and my lovely wife Amanda, (Human Nature is my favorite song by MJ and my wife was born in 1984 the same year the song was released). A list of my style influencers as follows: Glen Vilppu Bert Monroy Carlos Huante Burne Hogarth Michael Hamilton 3) So, when you had the idea to try to do concept art using vector graphics? I started out with PS like everyone else, but my school also taught Ai. I fell in love with vector around 2008 when I stared dabbling in animation and I discovered a lot of similarities between Ai and Ps and the rest is history. 4) You're not just an excellent illustrator, but you also got a really particular style. When and how did you develop this style? How would you describe it? I have always been keen on cartoon styled artwork but I also love the old masters dedication to the figure and 3d space. I combined fun world of cartoons and the old masters mentality, so I guess you could call my style Cartoon Realism. 5) After reading some of your comments on your DA profile, I notice that you're really worried about the future of graphics and, more specifically, vector art. So, what's the main idea about changing how people see this kind of art? I really feel that the vector art documentation is lacking, that’s pretty much the simplest way I can explain the situation. 6) How would you describe your daily workflow? I basically sketch something, then it’s on to Ai. 7) What is your favorite artwork and why? My favorite is Calling Home because I really pushed myself to the limits with this piece. 8) Tell us five characteristics necessary for every vector illustrator and why. All are self-explanatory: 1: Master your tools. 2: Stay original. 3: Keep a positive attitude. 4: Find someone that has mastered what you are doing and study his or her' work. 5: Practice, Practice, And Practice! 9) Tell us five sites that you'd like to recommend. vectologynews.wordpress.com cgsociety.org figuredrawing.info conceptart.org characterdesigns.com cgmwonline.com 10) Thanks again for the opportunity to interview you Mike, please leave a last advice for the students and everyone who is beginning at this kind of business. DRAW, DRAW, and DRAW!