Let's take a look at the stunning illustration work from Christian Orrillo who is a self-taught digital artist based in Santiago, Chile. Focusing his work also into painting, I loved that he decided to focus on contemporary art but with a colourful twist. There isn't much more information about Christian but you'll notice that his work is based around pastel colour palette and it's quite amazing. My favourite piece from Christian is the Juniper's, the details for her hair are just so unique. I also appreciate the fact that he will share a before/after so we can somehow understand his process. Definitely worth a follow via his Behance.
We are featuring this conceptual illustration series by Leo Natsume for a potential Nike campaign. A campaign about getting out without fear and facing your challenges. You might recognize the faces from Lebron James, Neymar and Serena Williams; gotta appreciate the texture work. Stunning work! Published on Behance, we are sharing the work from Leo Natsume. He is a designer based in Porto Alegre, Brazil, he focus his work into illustrations and UI/UX. We have featured his work before on Abduzeedo and it's always great to see his latest work. I created some conceptual illustrations (procedural drawings) for a potential Nike campaign. The project is about getting rid of your fears and facing challenges with style.
We couldn't help but smile from ear to ear when we came across the latest illustration work of Amit Shimoni, a young Israeli artist based in Tel Aviv. During his time serving in the military service from 18-21 years of age, Amit started painting abstract art to express his emotions. After his military service, while backpacking in Northern India for a few months, he finally acknowledged that creating art would be his life mission. Enter his latest, most creative work, Hipstory. "I wanted HIPSTORY to re-imagine the great leaders of modern history and place them in a different time and culture era- ours. I wanted to created a sort of mirror- a mirror that on the one hand is supposed to make one smile, and on the other to make him think. As I see it, criticism doesn’t always have to be poignant it can simply be a method to arouse discussion and show things under a certain light." We hope you enjoy this smile-inducing gallery of clever illustrations as much as we do of our great leaders portrayed as modern-day Hipsters. Also be sure to check out a behind the scenes look at Shimoni's process for creating his Einstein work here. Shimoni's work is available for purchase on his site too. I'll be ordering my Obama print tomorrow. Illustration Making of Credits and more information www.shimoni-illustration.com Facebook.com/AmitShimoniIllustration Instagram.com/amitshimoni
Loopy is a graphic design and motion design project created and shared by MUTI on their Behance profile. This project caught my attention because it shows where our industry is heading in my opinion. The project is a set of motion design pieces on very stylish illustrations, the sort of illustrations we would see featured on design sites just a illustrations a few years back. Now, however there's subtle and elegant animations, which really takes it to a new level. As the title of the post suggest, they are all perfectly looped motion graphics. Check them out. MUTI is a creative studio founded in 2011, based in the city of Cape Town, South Africa. They're a dedicated team of illustrators and designers who are passionate about producing original and inspiring artwork, from lettering to icons, digital painting to animation. They've also had the privilege of working with various companies across the globe, big names like Nike, Red Bull, Google, UNIQLO, American Express, Samsung, EMI, British Airways, Uber, TIME, Monocle, Adobe, and many more. For more information check out http://www.studiomuti.co.za/ Motion design
We would like to feature the illustration / branding work from Mexican-based graphic designer and letterer named Animal Pharrell for Tigre de Revolución. From the logo to the packaging, I really like his colourful approach and play with elements of flowers across the branding that truly reflects the colours from the restaurant. Anibal Pharrell is a graphic designer and letterer based in Mexico City, MX. Currently working as a digital art director, he focus his work in typography, graphic design and art direction. You should definitely give him a follow on Behance. Branding para taqueria Mexicana El Tigre de Revolución
We would like to feature the work from Julien Clauzier and his illustration series named: Landscape Collection Vol. 1. It’s a personal project on landscape and space illustration badges; I just admit that I couldn’t resist and appreciate his approach with the gradients and colours. The atmosphere on these badges create such a fantastic tone that just can’t go overlooked. Julien Clauzier is an illustrator currently based in France that focus his work mainly in illustrations, logos and icons. You should definitely give him a follow on Behance for more of his work. Personal project on landscape / space illustrations badges.
Mateusz Urbanowicz aka. Matto, is a very talented illustrator and digital designer. Born and raised in Silesia, Poland, Matto currently lives in Tokyo. The artist has a lot of beautiful artworks on his portfolio. But one series of illustrations he created really caught my attention. Tokyo Storefront series is a collection of exquisite watercolor pieces showcasing Tokyo shops. What is so unique about it is that Matto turns the busy life of Tokyo into delicate illustrations. You are almost transported to a parallel Tokyo where everything is calm and quiet. Subtle lines and colors give life to storefronts the artist encountered in some of his explorations around the city. Forget the concrete jungle and all of the gray colors you see in Tokyo and enjoy some beautiful watercolor storefronts. I have been to Tokyo in 2013 and I loved everything about it. And Matto is totally right, the small shops in super old buildings will grab your attention. His idea of illustrating these unique storefronts is amazing. The watercolor give them a nice delicate touch. Check out his pieces and get ready to see some Tokyo gems. Make sure to visit his websites to see some making-of videos of his pieces. Enjoy! Born and raised in Silesia, Poland. Studied electronic engineering until found out that making art can be more than a weird hobby. Finished Computer Graphics at Polish Japanese Institute of Information Technology, and thanks to a Japanese government scholarship, moved to Japan to study animation and comics. Graduated with honors from Kobe Design University with a short animated movie "Right Places." From 2013 started working as a backgrounds artist and animation creator for Comix Wave Films animation studio in Tokyo. Apart from professional work, keeps creating illustration series, paintings, comics, videos and other personal works. Left: Yamane meat shop from Nippori district / Right: Tsuruya (former) tailors, now retro variety shop from Jinbōchō district Kobayashi hair salon from Sanbanchyo district When I moved to Tokyo, more than 3 years ago I was really surprised that upon my walks I encountered so many shops still in business in really old buildings. Differently to Kobe, where the earthquake wiped out a lot of these old downtown houses and shops, in Tokyo they still survive. I chose the best reference pictures from the ones I took during my explorations and decided to make an illustration series of old Tokyo storefronts. Technical stuff for the series: Medium: HOLBEIN Waterford white 300g/m cotton paper; Lines: COPIC Multiliner SP 0.7mm; Colours: Winsor and Newton, Schmincke custom watercolors set Left: Chinese food restaurant from around the Takadanobaba district / Right: Miyake bicycle shop based on shops from Kagurazaka and Kichijyouji Left: Isetatsu traditional color woodblock print store from Yanaka district / Right: Ootoya meat shop from Koujimachi district Left: Nakashimaya Japanese sake shop from Mejiro district / Right: Kitchen Kuku restaurant from Kichijyouji district Noike sushi restaurant from Yanaka district More about Mateusz Urbanowicz: mateuszurbanowicz.com Behance Instagram Facebook Make sure to check his other two series: Cold In Yokohama and Bicycle Boy.
Miami 2017 is an illustration project shared by Remko Heemskerk on his Behance profile. As the title suggests, the illustrations are about Miami, more specifically, buildings and architecture of that beautiful city. There's a mix of the famous art deco buildings and some more modernist interpretations. All of that reinterpreted through simple vector illustrations with no gradients, just solid colors and quite a bit of contrast. What I love about these illustrations is that I try to take photos of buildings in real life with the goal to make them look like these illustrations. Remko did a fantastic job, check them out. Remko Heemskerk is an illustrator based in Haarlem, the Netherlands. He lived in New York City where he studied Visual Arts. His passion as you can imagine is illustration, design, sketch and paint. He also has a list of high profile clients, including names like Wired, VW, CondéNast, Disney and others. For more information make sure to check out his website at http://www.remkoheemskerk.com/ Illustration
I stumbled across this beautiful illustration and graphic design project by Imédia Firme Créative, especially the work from Marie-Joëlle Lemire, Nicolas Lambert, Valérie Pilotte and Claudie Déry. It’s one of those things that you’ll giveaway as a gift and for this present case is so well done. I also really enjoy the print work with the shiny vinyl. Congrats to the whole team for winning an award for Applied Arts Magazine 2017 in Ilustration. Imédia Firme Créative is a studio based in Quebec City, Canada. Focusing their work into graphic design, art direction and branding; they believed that creativity has the power to transform human behaviour. With a mindset that ideas can produce results for their clients with an impactful challenge. Credits Art Direction: Marie-Joëlle Lemire Graphic Designers: Marie-Joëlle Lemire, Nicolas Lambert, Valérie Pilotte and Claudie Déry
Grimms' Fairy Tales Illustrated by Ale Giorgini is a set of illustrations of wallpapers based on classic fairy tales. Whichever one is your favorite, it isn't hard to get glossy eyed and nostalgic over the forever legendary Brothers Grimm tales. With his brilliantly retro flair, Italian illustrator Ale Giorgini evokes the same feeling and transforms the iconic tales of 'Little Red Riding Hood', 'Snow White' and 'Hansel and Gretel' into stylish, contemporary illustration pieces for the home. "A Wall With A View" This is the idea that Ale says encapsulates the collection of illustrations. On designing the collection, he said, "I thought of the wall as a huge window, where I could watch the woods through which some of my favorite fairytales characters walk. You can play with Red Riding Hood and a sweet wolf, or try to grab some candy from the hands of Hansel and Gretel." Giorgini has teamed up with Murals Wallpaper to create an uber cool collection of wall murals that celebrate the sentimentality and iconicism of Grimms' fairy tales. He uses precise line work, bold color and a cunning use of negative space to produce illustrations that are as stunning as they are interesting, resulting in an incredibly charming Jetson's-esque aesthetic. "You can hang your artwork on the trees, or declare your love by writing it on the trunks. My murals are made for children that dream, or adults who still do." - Giorgini Illustration For more information check out https://press.muralswallpaper.com/grimms-fairy-tales-illustrated-by-ale-giorgini
Romain Trystram is an illustrator from Morocco with an incredible portfolio. What really catches my eye is his illustration style with colorful, I dare say, 80s color palette sometimes. There is a mix of abstract and more conventional illustrations. The abstract is the the one that I particularly tend to prefer, however most of them seem to be inspired by architecture or urban scenes. I selected a few illustrations for this post to highlight that. Romain has done work for major clients, such as IBM, Adobe, Mercedes-Benz, Affinity, Panasonic, Virgin Atlantic and many others. For more information make sure to check out his portfolio at https://romaintrystram.myportfolio.com/ Illustration
We would like to share this digital art illustration by Lukasz Poland for a limited edition gift pack tube. There’s something quite powerful about this illustration and I love the use of Double Exposure mixed with a level of details that can only make you stop and appreciate every single part of this image. Stunning work and I wish this was a series with multiple animals. Maybe in the near future! Published via Behance , Lukasz is an illustrator based in Toruń, Poland. There isn’t much information about him but we look forward to see more of his work.
We would like to share this illustration project by the talented Pawel Nolbert for his work with the known Whisky brand Johnnie Walker. Approached by Diageo/LOVE, his work was applied to multiple labels from Johnnie Walker but also for limited edition gift packs. Going through this project ad you can’t help to notice how gorgeous it is and it’s great that Pawel shared some of his process on his Behance. Make sure to check it out! Published via Behance , we have always been fans of Pawel Nolbert. And from all the mediums that he ever used on his projects, he has a distinct style that is like easily recognizable like a trademark. The idea was to create 6 designs to be applied across the range of Johnnie Walker variants: Red Label, Black Label, Double Black Label, Gold Label, Green Label and Platinum Label. The result of the collaboration is a selection of limited edition gift packs available around the globe.
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.