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App Icon Sketches by Ramotion

App Icon Sketches by Ramotion

Ramotion is a digital design agency with incredible works. In this post we selected some app icon sketches they have as part of their app icon design process. Take a look at these icons before they become fully digitalized. For more form Ramotion visit http://ramotion.com/. An application icon is all about creating an image of a product. It should clearly define the application's philosophy and create an image memorable to the user.

Star Wars VII - Vector Sketch

Star Wars VII - Vector Sketch

We have featured Orlando Arocena a few times here on Abduzeedo, his illustrations are full of character with striking colors and gradients. You can see one of his pieces every time you open Adobe Illustrator CC2014, he created that beautiful illustration on the splash screen. Now, Orlando designed an incredible poster inspired by the new Star Wars VII movie based on the just released teaser trailer. For more information about Orlando, check out his Behance profile at https://www.behance.net/orlandoarocena

Beautiful Typography Sketches

Beautiful Typography Sketches

I have been a fan of typography and lettering since I was a kid. I was never really good at it mostly because I tend to think that my end result is never as good as others I have discovered. I learned that most in part because once you do something for a long time it loses a bit of the attraction you have for it. That said, I was never able to create something as amazing as the typography sketches that Raul Alejandro shared on his Behance profile. Raul Alejandro graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design from the School of Visual Arts in New York City with a heavy concentration in Motion Graphics and Typography. He is currently a freelance Illustrator and Broadcast Designer / Animator in New York City. For more information visit http://www.iamraulalejandro.com/

Free Wireframe Icons

Free Wireframe Icons

Wireframing is a crucial part of the design process. Usually it can be easily done by simple sketches but when you work with big design teams it's important to have ways to share your work easily and efficiently. In those situations having a set of assets for quick wireframing can save you a huge amout of time, because of that today we share with you some Free Wireframe Icons created by s-pov spovv and Sm Artists from Sofia, Bulgaria. Build your wireframe with simple lines icons. PSD file with 90 vector icons on 32x32px in two versions + 50 icons on 16x16px Download iconset Via Behance

Sketches & Logos by Jackson Alves

Sketches & Logos by Jackson Alves

Jackson Alves is one the best lettering artist from Brazil. This post is a selection of his work during 2013, here you see the sketches and logos he created. Enjoy! For more from Jackson Alves visit behance.net/jack.

Eye-catching Abstract Sketches

Eye-catching Abstract Sketches

We designers have a tendency to doodle on anything from sketchbooks to cocktail napkins. The most gratifying part of this exercise is when free form doodles turn into the beginning of an amazing illustration. What sometimes starts as a simple way to pass the time may turn into something abstract, intriguing or dare we say surrealistic. To illustrate this, we've handpicked a few groovy examples we stumbled upon and hope that these will inspire you to come up with some off the cuff sketches of your own. We'll keep an eye out. Equilibrium by MeRuxi In your Eye by lauraborealisis tunnel vision HI RES by ecks-i Right Hand June July 2007 by MetalDad56 Surreal mind by shinigami-el Convergence by Drecksen sketchbookiness 1 by wantonlemonade --VISIONS-- by Astral-Haze Vision by MeRuxi The Trap. by toto-2403 sunlionmandala by Arzamas

Sketches Inspiration 2013

Sketches Inspiration 2013

Sketching is a very important part of the design process whether it's for a web site, mobile app, blender or a car. Some projects require more sketching based on the medium. Others, however not imperative, benefit from implementing sketch into the process. Sketching is the easiest way to take an idea and make it into a reality. Reason being, the setup is nil, just a piece of paper and a pencil and you're on your way. To prove that and to motivate you to start incorporating sketching into your work in 2013 we've selected some amazing examples of projects that inspired this post. The projects you will see here are from different fields including: industrial design, car design and branding. NIKE ARC ANGELS Guercy Eugene SKETCHBOOK Mike Serafin KTR Preamplifier & speakers Marc TRAN Ideation Jake Childs Studio Backpack Ben Adams-Keane Nike : Skipping rope's equipment Mickael CASTELL

Beautiful Illustrations by Charles Santoso

Beautiful Illustrations by Charles Santoso

Sketching is great way to grow as an artist. But it's not just a step in the path to become a illustrator, but it can also be an artist's speciality, which is awesome. Some artists have evolved their sketching techniques and began doing mixed media pieces like these below, by artist Charles Santoso. His pieces are really well done and lovely. His use of pencils are great because he keeps that sketchy feel to it and adds up using both traditional media or photoshop for colors, and it gives us some great results. For more of this work, you should really check his portfolio and tumblr. He'll definitely appreciate it. Cheers! ;)

Industrial Design Inspiration: Lotus Esira

We love industrial design, it is everywhere, every object was conceived with a goal in mind. That goal, most of the time, is achieved through the design. We have also learned to admire beautiful industrial design work, especially the first phases of the creative process and prototyping. Jack Lamburn's Lotus Esira Concept exemplifies all of this and that's why we would like to share with you here in this post. Jack Lamburn is a designer at James Park Associates. JPA work all over the world focusing their design output on commercial aircraft interiors, airport lounges and hotel interiors. Lotus Esira Personal mood board_ Sketch & development work Model Making Final Scale Model

Beautiful Sketches by Chris Olimpo

Chris Olimpo is an Illustrator/Designer/Writer, currently working for Lockheed Martin as a Technical Illustrator. Born in Montreal, Chris has eaten carrots since the growth of his first teeth, to maintain his 20/20 vision in order to keep creating cutting edge designs & illustrations that attract the eye and evoke emotion. His Goal is to attain the creative dream by allowing his surroundings to inspire him into designing creations strong enough to influence current//future reality. I had the chance to meet and talk with Chris while I was in Montreal for the Montreal Meets last January and he gave me his business card and asked me if I could take a look at his work. I really like the sketches and personal work and that's why we are feature him here. Also that's why conferences and events are so cool, we always get the chance to know and meet with very talented people. Some works For more information about Chris Olimpo visit his Web sites at: Behance Network // http://be.net/olimpo Flickr // http://www.flickr.com/chrisolimpo Twitter // http://twitter.com/chrisolimpo

Plastic Cup Art and Sketches by Gustavo Vicentini

Gustavo Vicentini is product designer and illustrator from São Paulo, Brazil. Gustavo had this awesome idea of starting drawing on plastic cups in his free time at work, we love that idea and that's why we will share with you some of them as well as some sketches from his sketchbook, which are fantastic as well. For more information about Gustavo, we highly recommend that you check out his Web site at http://www.gustavicentini.com/ Sketchbook

Illustration Inspiration by 23Alan

Yesterday I came across this beautiful illustration tweeted by a friend of mine and great designer, Everaldo Coelho, and the illustratio was from another Brazilian. I decided to find out more about him and ended up visiting his Flickr page. The guy I'm talking about is Alan Rodrigo Lourenço also known as 23Alan. Alan is a graphic designer based in Jaraguá do Sul, Brazil and his work is beautiful, especially the sketches and illustrations in my opinion, but he also has some great toy arts. So in this post I will share with you some of 23Alan's illustrations. For more information about him check out his Web site at http://a23alan.daportfolio.com/ or his Flickr page at http://www.flickr.com/photos/fotoilustracao/

Stylish Drawings by Darren Gate

Darren Gate is a graphic designer and Illustrator by trade. He is a Leicester student, Still in the degree stage, but Darren is from Shrewsbury in Shropshire. Darren has a very cool style with stylish drawings and sketches created for magazines and newspapers. For more information about Darren Gate check out his portfolio at http://cargocollective.com/DarrenGate travel journal sketches a few drawings done while on the move this summer. Painting in Africa. This summer I went to Africa to paint some Murals on nursaries orphanages and summercamps. It was really good fun, once we got used to the heat. This is the first Mural at a local summer camp in Marrakech. Home sweet Home Take A Chance (Magazine Illustration) Series of Illustrations, for Sketchbook Magazine on finding art. The man who gave up Money (Editorial Piece) editorial illustration. I chosen article from the Guardian Environmental section april 2009. Title, The man who lives without money. Sketchbook. Word of mouth (Editorial piece) editorial piece for the idea of word of mouth. How information is spread between people locally. build you neck water house Studies of my Grandpa During the summer I did an number of illustrations of my Grandparents. They made great studies as I could really work on the exaggerated lines and angles. Emotive Emotive is a book competition held every year. The focus word this year is Emotive, E or Motive. I am focusing in on the motives of memories. relating this to where i have traveled so far in my life. remembering back to my home town and the memories I have taken away from it. Orchestra book cover design Brief: to create a coffee table book. entitled Orchestra, your design does not have to be the entire book, but can simply be the front and back cover. The book cover can be anything you want as long as it en-captures and aspect of the word Orchestra. Important points to remember would be that the cover is a wrap around. This is to say that the cover is ongoing all the way round, so your design must fit in with this. The dimensions of the book cover are 305 mm, by 255 mm.

55 Inspiring Fashion Sketches & Illustrations

I simply love fashion and many things surrounding it, specially fashion sketches and illustrations! I really like browsing around looking for nice and inspiring fashion sketches. I think that fashion illustrations are extremely beautiful, elegant, delicate... they transmit a good vibe. I'm not sure why they enchant me this much, but I just can't get tired of fashion sketches. And this is exactly why I decided to put this selection together. All of the images I will show here I found at deviantART, so click at the images to go to the author's page. They have lots of great stuff to show. And in case you also like this kind of subject, let me know and I will write more about it! Enjoy. =)

From the Imagination of a Child

This is a very interesting and down-right cool concept. Artist/Illustrator Dave Devries takes the doodles and sketches of very young kids and realizes them into fully fleshed 3-dimensional illustrations using color, texture, and shading. It makes me want to dig out my old drawings that I did when I was 5 and see how they would look. He's published a book, does Gallery shows, lectures, and more. Check out some samples below. The Monster Engine The Monster Engine is a book, a demonstration, lecture and a gallery exhibition. The premise for all three came from one single question: What would a child’s drawing look like if it were painted realistically? It began at the Jersey Shore in 1998, where my niece Jessica often filled my sketchbook with doodles. While I stared at them, I wondered if color, texture and shading could be applied for a 3D effect. As a painter, I made cartoons look three dimensional every day for the likes of Marvel and DC comics, so why couldn’t I apply those same techniques to a kid’s drawing? That was it... no research, no years of toil, just the curiosity of seeing Jessica’s drawings come to life. The book is a 48-page collection of drawings, paintings, photos and interviews. The book’s preface explains, in depth, the history, intentions and results of this seven-year project. via ionoi

Super Cool Odosketch Drawings

I was introduced to Odosketch early this summer and whenever I had nothing to do, I'd go on it to draw and fool around. What's awesome about it is that when you're done sketching, you not only have the drawing but you also have a playback that recreates your drawing from a blank canvas using your exact strokes and techniques! For those of you unfamiliar... Odosketch is a flash drawing application created by Odopod, a digital agency in San Francisco. Create sketches, watch sketches replay, or simply view recent and our favorite featured illustrations. I can spend hours sitting there just watching people draw all day, so at least through Odosketch I don't have to be a creep about it and stare at the person, but instead I can watch the little playback of their creative process! It's also really awesome to get to know different drawing styles and techniques and how to do them! Anyway, here are a few examples of some drawings people did using the application. Don't forget to click on the drawing to see the playback! :D Let me know what you think via twitter or facebook and share your sketches with us in the comments!

Amazing Illustrations by Giovanni Tabolacci

Giovanni Tabolacci is a very talented designer and illustrator living in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Giovanni uses a Wacom tablet to create the basic sketch then Illustrator and Photoshop to add colors and textures producing some simply amazing illustrations. Below we can take a look at his design process. We over here at Abduzeedo are always trying to post about design related subjects such as web design, photography, tutorials, 3D, Illustrations, and many more. The blog is an open channel for the community and that's why we're always asking for suggestions and that you send us links to your portfolio. That's exactly how we found Giovanni Tabolacci. So let us know about your work :) Some illustrations