I Lift My Lamp Beside the Golden Door is an illustration created by Jennifer Hom. She was very kind to share with us a little bit of her illustration process from the main goal of the project, to sketches to the final design. It's always wonderful to see that step by step, especially from an incredible illustrator like Jennifer. I hope you enjoy it and make sure to get one of the prints at: http://jenniferhom.bigcartel.com/product/i-lift-my-lamp-beside-the-golden-door Illustration Process by Jennifer Home Through all the changes in America over the last several weeks, it is clear that the country needs to remain true to our spirit. Immigration is the heart of this land and I wanted to do what little I can to protect it. What started as a way cope turned into something that I hope will help support the American Civil Liberties Union. I will donate all profits from the sale of this piece to the ACLU. Sketches Like all my concept sketches, this is a nearly indecipherable color pencil drawing. I knew I wanted to feature the Statue of Liberty because of my own mother’s love for it. Tightening up the sketch to a line drawing in Photoshop, I started to give the people in the torch a little more character. I even drew in some personal loved ones who immigrated to America. Adding color was simple enough considering I had to stick to the statue’s iconic oxidized copper hues. The final stage was tedious and obsessive color correction. I hope this inspires others to make a united contribution bigger than our individual means. -Jennifer Hom Jennifer Hom began life as a Chinese American girl in suburban Long Island, New York. As a minority with few friends, she found happiness in drawing fairies, unicorns, magical flying unicorns, princesses, and flowers. With the help of a terribly optimistic mother, she used her countless drawings of magical beings to enroll at the Rhode Island School of Design. Now graduated with a BFA in illustration, a grad degree in doodling at Google, and a gig at Uber, she managed to find a home with climate control. She is still Chinese American, but wants to be a Broadway star. For more information about Jennifer check out her website at http://jenniferhom.com/
Daily Renders: Dimensional UI is an illustration, motion graphics and UI/UX project created and shared by Fyn Ng on his Behance profile. There's a not a lot of information shared by Fyn but the illustrations are quite descriptive in terms of what the project is all about. Basically Fyn created three dimensional user interface, literally. The toggles, map and Instagram examples are quite clever and beautiful. I don't believe there is any desire on having interfaces like that, however it's a lovely daily challenge and I am sure Fyn learned quite a bit by doing it. In terms of tools, Maxon Cinema 4D and Octane were using to create the illustration pieces shared in this post. About Fyn Ng Fyn is a motion designer from Singapore, currently based in New York working at Razorfish. For more information make sure to check out his website at http://fynng.com/ Perhaps due to my INFJ personality, my passion towards design heightened after being introduced to user-centered design during an internship at Apple. I am intrigued by how it can provide people with smooth, meaningful experiences. Defining a brand's motion language greatly enhances emotional connection with its users. I look forward to the day I can apply my Motion Design skills in a user-centered company to help build its brand and bring joy to users. Illustration
Nickelodeon Kids pick The President is a motion design and illustrations project shared by M A D E B Y R A D I O. As the name suggest, its a series of illustrations and motion design work for the 2016 presidential election in the USA. There's just too many things to love about this motion design project. Starting for the amazing sketches, that by themselves, would have been enough for us to feature the project. The translation to 3D is for lack of better word, stunning. It is fun and really smooth. The inflatable White House is one of my favorite pieces. We worked with Nickelodeon to create a bunch of animated spots for the 2016 Presidential Election. Nickelodeon stages their own child based national election and has correctly predicted the winner every single time - except for once. M A D E B Y R A D I O is a creative studio based in London and Cape Town specialising in illustration, iconography, lettering & motion design. For more information please check out their website at: http://www.madebyradio.com/ Motion design process Sketches Final renders Nickelodeon is an American basic cable and satellite television network launched on December 1, 1977, and is owned by Viacom through Viacom Media Networks and based in New York City.
We are sharing an illustration poster series about Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy by Krzysztof Domaradzki. I have been a huge fan of this trilogy because it’s a modern take of what Batman could have been in our times. With Christopher Nolan genius direction, it’s a trilogy that was truly memorable filled with so many great moments of cinematography. Along those lines, Krzysztof’s work on this illustration sets the tone right with its monochromatic colour scheme. Krzysztof Domaradzki is a talented artist, designer and illustrator based in Poznań, Poland. We’ve featured his work before on Abduzeedo and it has always been a stunning combination of various mediums of drawing, typography, graphic design and of course illustration. In his Words The concept stage was a long and exhausting process. I knew from the very start that I wanted to keep the trilogy black and white (I think that the monochromatic color scheme really fits the character and the dark, moody tone of Nolan's films ). It took several attempts to find the right balance between the story and the characters. I was first approached in 2014 to do a single poster dedicated to Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight trilogy and again later in 2015 commissioned to create 3 separate screen printed posters dedicated to each part of the trilogy.
The stunning digital paintings by Giulio Rossi made a debut here in 2013. And the post was a hit. After three plus years Giulio has a lot of amazing new pieces on his portfolio. This is why we decided to show you a new round of his inspiring digital paintings. Giulio Rossi is an Italian self-taught artist with a pretty striking style. From sexy female characters to a cute sailor dog and more, his artworks are filled with creativity. The bold colors, lines and intricate details will certainly get your attention. The expression of Giulio's characters, specially the eyes, will tell you a whole background story. Take a look. Giulio explored different techniques before diving deeper into digital paintings. But after getting into the digital artwork scene and discovering a new way to express his creativity he was hooked. And the result as you can see here is amazing. Dive in the images we are showcasing here and make sure to visit his portfolio for more. You will be able to see the artist's passion and talent in every single artwork. Enjoy! My passion is ART, ever since I was a child, I was attracted to this field. I'm a self-taught artist EXPLORING different techniques from acrylic paintings to ink and chalks drawings. Recently I started drawing with a digitizing tablet and I discoverd a whole world to express my CREATIVITY and to improve my artistic skills. All Rights to Giulio Rossi All Rights to Giulio Rossi All Rights to Giulio Rossi All Rights to Giulio Rossi All Rights to Giulio Rossi All Rights to Giulio Rossi All Rights to Giulio Rossi I'm always looking to challenge myself and improve my skills in the amazing world of graphic art. I used to realize my latest digital artworks thanks to a digital tablet, Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator, Mypaint, Artrage, Corel Painter, Zbrush. All Rights to Giulio Rossi All Rights to Giulio Rossi All Rights to Giulio Rossi All Rights to Giulio Rossi All Rights to Giulio Rossi All Rights to Giulio Rossi All Rights to Giulio Rossi All Rights to Giulio Rossi More about Giulio Rossi: Society6 Facebook Personal Site
Coming out from a Weekend with the Emmy Awards, we’ve witnessed a rise of so many incredible TV Series that really gives the new edge to our experience at home. The mighty team over at Ars Thanea were given to create the key visual for HBO and celebrating their 25th anniversary. Imagine all these famous characters in one picture, the result is quite impressive. Ars Thanea is an award-winning CGI Studio with such a talented team based in Warsaw, Poland and New York City, USA. We are great fans of their work and their mixture of “Avante Garde” style is like no others and they got the opportunity to work with a huge variety of popular known brands like Ubisoft, Nike, Discovery Channel and a lot more. For over 25 years we've been witnessing the remarkable stories of our favorite characters from HBO Original series. And again, we’ve been invited to create a Key Visual to sum up the amazing TV experience given to us by HBO. Over 45 characters (including Dragon) in one pic! Happy Anniversary HBO Asia! Credits Client: HBO Asia Head of Creative and Content: Magdalene Ew Marketing Director: Vilia Chia Senior Art Director: Patrick Tan Copywriting: Paul Deepa Creative Production Studio: Ars Thanea Producer: Tomasz Wachnik Art Director: Karol Klonowski Concept Artist: Piotr Frączkowski Lead Digital Artist: Marcin Kowalski Digital Artists: Piotr Frączkowski, Łukasz Wiktorzak
Architectural illustration Progress Profiles is a illustration project shared by Andrea Minini. He was commissioned to create thirteen architectural illustrations reproducing some super renowned buildings around the world. The most beautiful thing about them is the simplicity and the use of lines to highlight some of the iconic features of these buildings. It's a great use of the Blend Tool in Illustrator, at least that would be the way I would do it. Actually we have posted some tutorials here on ABDZ about that, like the Offset Path Effect/ The architectural illustration include buildings like the: Heydar Aliyev Centre - Arch: Zaha Hadid Millau Viaduct - Arch: Norman Foster Sydney Opera House - Arch: Jørn Utzon The Dominion Building - Arch: Zaha Hadid Beijing National Stadium (bird's nest) - Arch: Herzong & de Meuron Louvre Pyramid - Arch: Leoh Ming Pei Guggenheim Museum (Bilbao) - Arch: Frank Gehry Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Center - Arch: Renzo Piano Kaufmann Residence (Fallingwater House) - Arch: Frank Lloyd Wright Guggenheim Museum (NYC) - Arch: Frank Lloyd Wright Architectural illustration About Andrea Minini Andrea is a freelancer graphic designer and illustrator from Milano, Italy. If you like the type of illustration of this post you must check out his other projects. For more information visit https://andreaminini.myportfolio.com/
New York City, it’s been quite a long time I last visited this city. It must be pretty at this time of year with the winter wonderland, well we are featuring an illustration/animation project with Paris-based illustrator Florent Hauchard with Parallel Studio for New York Times. The final result creates the rightful atmosphere of a cityscape scene with so much history and architectural features. Florent Hauchard is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Paris, France. I recently had the pleasure (and honor) to work with Parallel Studio for The New York Times. As a collaborative work with the team over Parallel Studio , please make sure to watch the little GIFs, they are super subtle and makes you wanna appreciate one view per image at the time.
Luis de la Barrera-Montenegro is a visual artist, 3D, motion artist based in Madrid, Spain. He has been making an interesting 3D digital art series about our everyday tools as we all commonly know them about. But in his series, he actually replaced the elements or shall we call them components used instead of actually making 3D renders of the tool itself. The results are so clever and remarkable. Hope you will enjoy this collection! More Information via Behance.
It's the holiday season and it's very common to exchange gifts during this time due to Christmas. We all love to get presents and our excitement to open the it to see what we get makes us most of the times forget about the wrapping paper. Maria Giemza shared an awesome graphic design project with some beautiful illustrations for wrapping papers on her Behance profile. I love the style of the work and how simple it looks but still preserving the elegance. I know we don't post that many graphic design work, but this one deserves the feature.. This year I made two series of wrapping papers, one with circus patterns (performing acrobats and mimes) and the other with x-mas patterns (Santas loosing presents and people chopping Christmas trees). Graphic design Maria Giemza is a freelance illustrator currently based in Berlin. Always curious to talk and develop new projects. For more information check out http://mariagiemza.com/
Just to continue with our streak with Industrial Designs, we would like to feature the work from Andrey Tkachenko who is a freelance artist based in Nizhiy Novgorod, Russia. Mainly focusing his work into a blend of Industrial Design, Illustration, Motion Graphics, we are primary showcasing his car concepts and designs that are phenomenal in so many ways. I wish there was more information about Andrey on his process and even where does his inspiration comes from. Let’s enjoy his work and you can also find more of his work on Artstation. More Information via Behance.
Google Mobile Day is an illustration and art direction project shared by Leo Natsume on his Behance profile. We have featured Leo's work quite often but he never stops delivering beautiful work. He is also from my hometown so that makes it even better. Jokes aside the work he did under MediaMonks for Google is top notch. Friendly illustrations combined with smooth animations is the recipe of success. Leo Natsume is a designer, illustrator and animator based in Porto Alegre, Brazil. He is creative designer for the Group RBS and he has been featured here on Abduzeedo and on many other outlets. For more information check out his Behance profile at https://www.behance.net/leonatsume Illustration
This poster series has a lot of great elements that we love on Abduzeedo, first of all we’ve always been fan of everything related with the word: neon. Posters always have been one of our first love of design way before everything went digital with UI, UX, Interfaces and etc. Let’s take a closer look at the work of Tarek Okbir who is a graphic designer currently based Liège, Belgium. Other than focusing his work on UI/UX and Interface design, Tarek created his amazing poster series about very popular artists. As he called it the Music Edition, you can recognize artists such as Lana Del Rey, Alicia Keys and more. Hope you will like it! Hello, here are some illustrations I worked on, part of my Bad Neon project. In order: Stromae, Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore, M.I.A, Alicia Keys, Drake, Lana Del Rey More information: http://www.fnkfrsh.be.
We are probably sure that you are excited for the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story coming out next month. Just like we are as well! You’ll probably be seeing lots of promotional content online, it’s all part of the campaign. We would like to share something more appropriate to us, how about a poster series? Let’s take a look at the work from Sébastien DEL GROSSO, he is a graphic designer, illustrator and photographer based in Paris, France. We’ve featured his work before on Abduzeedo, we love his versatility, techniques and willing to try different mediums. Let’s enjoy the latest of his series entitled: Le Cosmos de Star Wars. More information: https://sebastiendelgrosso.myportfolio.com.
We would like to feature the work from Amr Elshamy on Abduzeedo, it’s a shame we’ve never featured him before. He is a self-taught artist based in Egypt and has worked with brands like Adobe, Microsoft, Chevrolet USA and more. Amr has many talent and going from filmmaking to digital art, I guess this is one of the best perks of being a freelance. You can choose to do whatever you feel like or what is your goal you are leaning towards. Let’s take a look at the series called: Round Things where by using very simple techniques, Amr was able to create imaginative creations. So creative that one of his pieces is featured Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 Splash Screen. You should definitely also check out his tutorial on how he made that piece as well, just click right here. My work "falling..." has been featured on the splash screen of Adobe Photoshop CC 2017. More information: http://www.hotamr.com.
I believe that traveling with the main purpose to wander and explore; together helps immensely to feed your brain at your journey and tremendously contribute at boosting your creativity. What do we all do when you are in a country where you’ve never been before? You look to understand how the people live, the architecture, tourist attractions and everything. We would like to feature the work from Johana Kroftová and her series entitled: In Love with Japan. She’s a junior Art Direction/Designer based in Prague, Czech Republic; recently coming back from a trip to Japan. She visited Japanese cities like: Okinawa, Tokyo and Nara; Johana has created a series of minimalistic illustrations after being inspired of the places she has been. Hope you will enjoy! Illustration for book about Japan trip. Minimalistic illustration about Japanese places. More information via Behance.
We’ve been encountering a several designers having their take in movie posters. I mean who doesn’t love movies? We are still waiting in line for movies and eating popcorn! We are still embracing the movie experience at its best. With the amount of content we can find online about our favourite movies, with that much content it’s always great what you can stir up with a redesign and a concept. Especially when you just watched the movie and you’re feeling inspired to create. We are taking at some of the movie concepts from Laura Racero who is a freelance art director, designer and illustrator in Madrid, Spain. We’ll also include some of her personal concepts where she has done a beautiful job at blending elements together from stock photos. Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives - choice, not chance, determines your destiny." – Aristotle More information: http://lauraracero.com.