Nuria Madrid published a series of beautiful artworks from her latest graphic design projects on her Behance Profile. They feature super clean 3D elements with a modern and vibrant color palette. As she mentions in the post, they are a "assortment of illustrations I've done in the past few months mostly for magazines." The editorial work is for N by Norwegian, Bättre Liv, Holmen Paper, Yorokobu (personal), Excelente by Iberia, Zeit Campus mag. Below we showcase some of our favorite ones. Nuria is a Designer + Art director based in sunny Barcelona. After spending some years working in advertising agencies as an art director now she is trying to focus her work on design and 3D illustration. "I love colors, isometric images, geometry and detail filled compositions." she says and also adds that she is open for collaborations with other designers as well. For more information check out: http://www.nuriamadrid.com/ Graphic design and art direction
Let's take a look at this mural design & illustration by our good friend Ben Johnston who has been doing beautiful and crazy huge murals for the last couple years. We always have been fan of his work on ABDZ and also seeing his progression as well. Let's sit back and admire his latest on a mural for a distillery located in Toronto. Art that is indeed going to be frozen in time. Behind this mural is the work from Ben Johnston who is a designer and letterer based in Toronto, Canada. You should definitely follow his lettering works on Behance. Custom typographic mural designed and painted for Yongehurst Distillery in Toronto Photo Gallery More Links Check out Ben's Personal Site at benjohnston.ca/ Make sure to follow Ben on Behance
We were so delighted when we received a note of new illustration work from Darren Gate, an illustrator focusing mainly within educational, children's and editorial markets. A talented storyteller with a knack for character creation he enjoys conveying humor, intrigue and sometimes a little sadness too. His mediums of choice tend to be watercolor, acrylic inks and pastels with final editing in Photoshop. As a new mom myself who struggles with getting her 1 year old to eat carrots I was immediately drawn to Darren's charming story about a young girl who, you guessed it, won't eat carrots! Check his smile-inducing illustrations here and be sure to peruse his entire site for even more eye-catching work. Illustration work About Darren Gate Darren and I am an Illustrator based in bonnie Glasgow, Scotland. My experience ranges across editorial illustration, children's fiction and educational resources, Graphic Design and Animation. For more information check out https://darrengate.myportfolio.com/
Le Petit Prince is a graphic design project created and shared by Rafa Miqueleto. It was a commissioned work done inspired by The Little Prince movie. One of the coolest things about this project is the tools and materials used. It's a paper craft full of style. The details and the dimensionality added by layers of papers and folds is just beautiful. In addition to that, and the most amazing in my opinion, is the irregularities of the cuts. I have tried to do this type of work in Illustration and Photoshop, however it always end up looking to uniform or computer generated. Nothing can beat the real deal, it's almost a homage to graphic design projects from a different era, an era without computers. Rafa Miqueleto is a graphic designer and illustrator from Sao Paulo, Brazil. He has a super strong portfolio with more amazing projects like this one. I highly recommend you to check it out at http://cargocollective.com/miqueleto Graphic design and paper craft Making Of
Taking a break from writing a long article and share an illustration by our good friend Rik Oostenbroek for the movie Ghost in the Shell. His work was going to be used as official content for social media campaigns, activation and etc. What's cool about this illustration is that Rik got full "Carte Blanche" on the direction which allowed to really push the envelope. You should definitely check out that little timelapse as well. Behind this illustration, we have featuring the work of our good friend Rik Oostenbroek who is a freelance art director/artist working mainly in creative direction, design and illustration. Help him break his 100K mark of followers on Instagram. ...the honor I felt working with and for them in such an organic way was immense.Therefore I really wanted to try out new things, push my modeling, texturing and lighting skills for this project. Just for the sake of learning and not repeating myself, that's also the reason why I choose to go for a dark portrait instead of a bright one. Timelapse Project Gallery More Links Follow Rik's work on Behance Check out Rik's pictures/stories on Instagram
I've always been fascinated with space and its deep void, what about an illustration series that is giving up a glimpse and also a tour of our whole 9 planets from the solar system. Well, this is what motion designer Mitch Myers created and it's just stunning. Everything made in Cinema 4D so it's giving us quality with a mix of realism and look. What's cool about it too is that they are all optimized and animation ready for your next project. For more information, please click here. Behind this series, we are sharing the work of Mitch Myers who is a motion designer based in St-Louis, USA. I loved the fact that he add this phrase into this profile: "Specializing in telling stories without words." Pretty awesome, give him a follow on Behance.
Tanta is an artist from BKK, Thailand, but currently based in San Francisco. She comes up with amazingly stylish artworks, which seem to be biographical. Casual meetings and meaningful moments beautifully illustrated. The details on these pieces are pretty awesome, and you may even see the evolution of these in her Behance portfolio. I hope you enjoy these! Cheers. ;) The Orangutan House GARI GARI That day at St. Paul's YOSEMITE
We are sharing a typographic series that just makes you go Wow! just by its splendid concept and even more about the execution. Have you ever took a picture of a mosaic tile composition and try to position the shot with your shoes? I know I did! That's basically the concept behind Fauxsaics , a series of typographic mosaic illustrations designed by New York-based designer Nicholas Misani. What I love about this series is not only there's a good amount of work in the typography, there's also even more details to the mosaic as well. These are the kind of projects we love seeing on Abduzeedo! Behind this fun series is the stunning work from Nicholas Misani who is a designer based in New York, USA. Passionate about typography and calligraphy; he's also working at Louise Fili Ltd as a senior designer. A place where he gets and as I quote: "create quintessentially Italian, historically-inspired design and lettering every day". Fauxsaics are lettering-based, mosaic illustrations where the form is dictated by the limitations of traditional mosaic technique.
One thing I love about art is that an illustration is like a window into an artist's mind, soul, or whatever you might call it. Some artworks and paintings are super happy, with bright, colorful details right at your face. Some others express deep meaning through fewer elements and simpler colors. Elicia Edijanto is one of those artists that tell us a lot through her artworks. From Jakarta, Indonesia, she comes up with these beautiful illustrations that are so contemplative that it might reach the deepest corner of one's soul and have an effect on it. This is the kind of art that makes you trip, wonder, dream, all at once, wherever you are. Something very powerful indeed... well, some might say that art is a weapon of mass destruction. Destruction of an ugly, lifeless world. Let there be art, let there be more of Elicia's beautiful mind. Elicia's artworks For more of Elicia's artworks, please visit her personal website, Instagram or portfolio at Behance! I hope you enjoy these as much as I did! Cheers. ;)
I've always been fascinated about the amount of time spent on an illustration or a painting, maybe it's because I am not patient enough. On the other hand, let's take a look at the stunning work of Maria Tiurina and her art. She focus her work into digital art and character design as well, we are looking at her most detailed watercolour painting to date, it took months to create from the light pencil to the final result. You should definitely check out the timelapse video below. This is the work from Maria Tiurina who is an illustrator based in London, UK. Across her tremendous skillset, you can notice a change in her art throughout the projects and it's quite amazing! Crafting her art at its finest, you should check out her store at over Society6. Eden was inspired by one of my favourite paintings that is Bosch's Garden of Earthly Delights. Eden is about 75cm x 25cm, and it took several months to create from a light pencil sketch to a full colour piece. Timelapse
Game Design is definitely a category we don't feature enough on Abduzeedo, that being said let's take a look at what might be a glimpse of Paris in the year of 2084 through the eyes of Paul Chadeisson. These are actually illustrations from a game named: Rememberme, I love the futuristic influence that totally reminds of Blade Runner which is quite interesting knowingly the beauty of the streets of Paris with a modern flair from Tokyo. Published on Behance, we are following the work of Paul Chadeisson who is a digital artist and game developer based in Paris, France. Paul has also worked on Movie/TV series for Robin Hood, Final Fantasy, Tron: Uprising and more. You should definitely check out his work.
Pawel Kuczynski is a polish artist who creates amazing satirical illustrations. When you first look at the illustrations you think they are funny. On a closer look you actually realize that they are much deeper. Pawel illustrates some pretty serious world problems. He portrays political, social and cultural issues we deal with daily. Pawel certainly uses his illustrations to show us in a pretty straight forward way what is wrong with our world today. Too much social media time, internet, political craziness. It is all portrayed here, take a look. Pawel's work is highly recognized and the artist has been rewarded with more than 100 prizes and distinctions. His take on world's problems is certainly thought provoking. Take a look. Take your time to check each illustration and think about it. Make sure to visit his Instagram for more artworks. And if you want to know more about each image, visit his Facebook. Enjoy! I was born in 1976 in Szczecin. I have graduated Fine Arts Academy in Poznan with specialization in graphics. Since 2004 I deal with satirical illustration, and so far I have been rewarded with more than 100 prizes and distinctions. More about Pawel Kuczynski: Instagram Facebook pawelkuczynski.com
Let's take a pause and look at this illustration series by Oleg Belinsky named Futurism vs. Passeism. You'll notice the mixture of that black solid colour, geometrics, lighting and gradients are just a combination of a stunning stylish art. I really love the tone and the details given to the white colour, just add an incredible final touch. I wish there was more of this series but time will let us know and I can't wait to see more of Oleg's work in the near future. Hope you dig it as well! Published on Behance, this is the work from Oleg Belinsky who is a designer from Salaspils, Latvia. Being living close to the Baltic Sea, inspiration must have been coming from your surroundings. You should definitely follow his work.
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