Evgeny Parfenov is an illustrator from Moscow, Russia. His style is very different and his portraits are pretty much made out of shapes and colors that come together making an amazing composition. Check out some of the works we selected to show you. For more from Evgeny Parfenov visit behance.net/evgenyparfenov.
There are very few places I like to visit and spend hours browsing, looking at some great artworks, trying to decide which will be the next one I'll get hanging on my wall. One of these places is Society6, a great place for artists in general to get their career active. We've decided to start picking some great pieces of art for all of you to discover new artists, to appreciate good art and eventually buy a new print or any other of Society's products. Here are our picks for the Top artworks for this month of February. We hope you like these and take part on this awesome community, showing the artists some love! Enjoy. Cheers! ;) Erika Sjule Pedro Tapa Angela Rizza Chris Piascik Henn Kim Diego Fernandez Helen Green Robert Farkas 27MM Zeke Tucker
Over the course of 9 years we've posted countless posts and have had the chance to discover incredible designers, illustrators and enthusiasts. To my own surprise we have yet to feature Van Orton Design. We posted one of his projects 2 years ago, but not featuring the man himself which I'd say was an oversight we are rectifying immediately. Van's illustrations are simply awesome, colorful, fresh and inspiring. It reminds me a little bit of the work of Romero Britto, a Brazilian artist known for colorful paintings. The main difference is that Van's is a bit more geometric and explores pop themes like movies, rock bands and other pop culture subjects. It also has some resemblance with another one of my favorites, James White. Enough talk, time to check out the work for yourself. Also for more information about Van Orton Design check out http://vanortondesign.com/. Enjoy!
British Academy of Film and Television Arts produced 5 posters for the nominees in the best film category of 2016. These posters were designed by Hungarian designer Levete Szabó which came up with a really nice double meaning design for these posters. Check them out! For more from Levete Szabó visit briskgraphics.com. Making of
Andreas Preis is an amazing illustrator from Germany who was invited to be part of the Microsoft Ad Campaign where they selected local artists from 17 cities in 12 countries created Murals using the new SurfacePro4 for their designs. Take a look at what Andreas created. For more from Andreas Preis visit designerpreis.com. I was lucky enough to paint a wall in Munich. All in all it took about 4 days. The original size was about 7,60 to 3,60 meters
Grafitti gotta be the dopest of all art forms. To draw massive artwork on a huge wall, and make it look awesome, it requires a lot of talent, and Etam Cru has tons of it. Check out his insane talent! He's been all over spreading and sharing with us his fantastic skills... he's painted all over Europe and also in America. For more of his dope work, please visit his personal portfolio! I hope you enjoy these! Cheers! ;)
It is amazing to see how much the design community changes and with great sites to follow like Dribbble, Behance and many others we can compare the various shifts. Around 5 years ago, skeuomorphism was huge, then some ornamental typography. After that everything went vector and flat. Little by little things started getting more bold strokes, sometimes even with some depth. Now I feel that motion design is the new cool thing and in my opinion it's awesome. There are so many cool examples of little moments of delight that can be added with simple, yet playful animations. Gal Shir a product designer and art director from Tel Aviv is exploring and pushing this trend in an inspiring way. His animations are very smooth, stylish and super fun. In this post I wanted to feature some of them with you guys. For more information make sure that you visit his Dribbble profile to check out his full portfolio.
There are some people that are incredibly talented and there's not much to say about them, we just have to admire and work hard to get to that level one day. Dave Chenell, a Designer, Animator, Developer and co-founder of Enormo.us is one of these guys. The illustrations and little animations he shared on his Dribbble profile is simply awesome. They have a retro look, mix of the 80s with Monument Valley. For more information about Dave and to check out his full portfolio check out. http://enormo.us/
Today we're gonna check the awesome work of IC4DESIGN inc., a Japanese group that comes up with the most awesome, intricate city designs you'll see around. There are so my details in their work that one would spend hours going through all of them! This is only a super brief selection of their artworks. For more of it, and a closer look at the details, please visit their portfolio at Behance! I hope you enjoy these! Cheers. ;)
The best way, and probably the only way to learn is by practicing. As my dad always said, nobody was born knowing how to do things, there's always the need to practice, learn from mistakes and evolve. Iryna Korshak gives a great example with a set of beautiful backgrounds she put together while practicing her texture skills in Photoshop. Iryna is a hands-on designer who loves seeing projects through from concept to completion. She is always looking to work with forward-thinking brands across all sectors. For more information check out https://www.behance.net/IraKorshak Some simple backgrounds I made while practicing Photoshop texture brushes. Most of them were made in few hours, inspired by different photos I found on Pinterest. Enjoy, thanks!
I'm crying here. It's like I've just looked at an eclipse... it's a beautiful thing, but it might get you blind by its power and beauty. I'm talking about the work of New York based artist Glenn Wolk. This guy comes up with the most beautiful pieces of hand painted badges and logos I've ever seen. Look at this with caution... Glenn has an out-of-this-world kind of talent. He's got a fantastic style and amazing skills to come up with such eye candy pieces. This is a truly brief selection of his artworks. For much more of it, please VISIT his portfolio at Behance or at his personal portfolio. I hope you enjoy this eclipse. Cheers! ;) This is me looking at Glenn's work.
I really enjoy seeing how well some artists illustrate environments. The lightning, the mood, the details, are all important pieces of a fine scenario, and Clement Dartigues is a talented French artist with some fine skills doing beautiful scenes of nature and more. Here you can see some of his artworks. Gotta love his style! Cartoonish and very well finished with much attention to the details! For more of his work, please visit his portfolio at ArtStation. I hope you enjoy these as much as I did! Cheers! ;)
Butcher Billy, a Brazilian artist located in Curitiba, comes up with the most brilliant pulp comic book covers ever. He's got an awesome taste for 80's music and it serves as his inspiration for a series of covers. One of the best is the Cure series, as you can see below! This guy is a beast and these are only a handful of his pieces. For more of it and more 80's icons like The Smiths and others, please visit his portfolio at Behance and if you want to buy products with these artworks, visit him at Redbubble. I hope you enjoy these as much as I did! Cheers. ;)
The first week of 2016 is wrapping up and nothing better than some stylish illustrations to inspire our weekend ahead. Moments of the Future is a set of illustrations created by Artua and they are simply awesome. They look like concept art from the Star Wars movie or Mad Max. I only wish I could get one of those as a poster for my office. Talented artists made it almost impossible to find any secrets in fantastic world of future. Being inspired by master’s work we have decided to try ourselves in the area brand new for us. It’s a real pleasure to see how tablet’s stylus brings life to mysterious landscapes, where elephants of overseas merchants are walking along with incredible machines and where reactive drones are drifting down the streets of ancient cities.
I feel that since flat became the new trend we started to see more of the same style of work, sometimes making it impossible to decipher if they were from different illustrators. Of course there are exceptions to every rule and that's the case of the illustrations created by Tom Haugomat for the South Bank Tower. The simplicity yet unique perspective and style set the work apart from the rest. Tom Haugomat is an illustrator based in Paris, France. His work have been shown in publications like XXI, Le Monde and many others. He also works as an animated film director with Bruno Mangyoku. For more information about Tom check out http://tomhaugomat.tumblr.com/
We have posted about paper illustrations so many times, however it seems that there's always a new project that blows our minds and makes us feel obligated to share here on ABDZ. That's the case of the project by John Ed De Vera titled Create your Future. It's that good. What makes this project special is the depth that John was able to create by using layers of paper and folding techniques. The result is a real 3D effect with beautiful shadows and a lot of dimensionality. John Ed De Vera is a multidisciplinary designer, with a penchant for lettering, paper-cutting, and experimenting with different and new media. His philosophy of creativity has so far led to finding new ways to push and innovate his craft, unafraid of learning new things and twisting them in his very own creative way. For special projects and collaborations check out http://johned.co/
The past few weeks I have been posting more about editorial design, interfaces and some web design. I have been focusing my time on those subjects because it's part of my job but I never stop checking out illustrations and digital art projects for inspiration. A couple of weeks ago I stumbled upon the work of Yuri Shwedoff on our Daily Inspiration. It was the artwork with the X-wing fighter. I was amazed by the style and mood of the illustration so for this post I want to feature a little bit more about Yuri's work. One of the things that really caught my attention about Yuri's work is the subject that he explores. It's an apocalyptical world of old spaceships and eclipses. It reminds me a bit of some scenes of the new Star Wars movie, mixed with a dark Mad Max. I love when I have this feeling when seeing illustrations, they really make my imagination fly. For more information check out https://www.behance.net/yurishwedoff