When I started my design career, back in late 90s, computers weren't that fast and design software, especially for illustration, wasn't as advanced as today. The result was that we used to draw much more. Now we see more and more fantastic digital painting and illustrations done in the computer. The MC Comic Con Ship 3 by Dwayne Vance is a great example. It preserves the trace and the organic feel to deliver a beautiful illustration. Here is the second ship in the series of Space Racers.
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Our friend Craig Shields found a one of his artworks in his hard drive and as he mentioned, it's his take on the "extremely over done" extrude 3D text effect. We don't care if it's common practice or not, the artwork is very cool and it's a good reference for those trying to learn how to use Photoshop and Cinema 4D for this type of effect. It totally deserves to be featured here on Abduzeedo.
If you don't know Craig, he is a Lincoln University Undergraduate and proud member of Depthcore, he has dedicated himself to the digital arts, often combining traditional and digital techniques to create some truly unique illustrations.
For more information visit http://www.craigshields.co.uk/
This has been on my hard drive for months and I realise that it's outdated but would like to share. My take on the extremely over done and common practice of EXTRUDED 3D TYPE. Enjoy.