Diego Maricato shared an incredible image as part of the 3D course he was taking at the Unhide School. Gudetama is a self-study project applying the knowledge and skills acquired during the course, from digital sculpture with Zbrush to texturing and rendering with Cinema 4D. The idea was to take a different approach from what the instructor took. The result is quite amazing, check it out.
A really cool 3D series by Ben Fearnley, a 3D artist and designer based in New York City, USA. Titled 'Never Ending Content', it's a 3D digital art series that reflects an abstract point-of-view of what most of us are doing during our free time especially during a never-ending global pandemic. SCROLLING through our endless applications whatever is to stream a movie or TV series, music streaming, wallpapers, and what our buddies are doing during their confinement as well. Not all of us do.
How about a rad series of Big Sur icons made in 3D to kick off the year? Team duo Vivian Niu and Vikiiing are both designers from Beijing, China. They have released these beautiful, stylish, and 3D icons inspired by iOS 14 Big Sur, at a quick glance, every single icon is there. It's nice to see their own take on icons like Sketch for example who looks much more like a real diamond which is nice.
This is the last one in a series of 3D animations in which Maria Pan explored deformation of simple shapes through geometric proximity. Its mesh was created with Blender, and rendered with Octane Render (blender edition). If you, like me, are interested in learning more about using Blender I highly recommend that you check out Maria’s work. It’s truly inspiring.
Santi Zoraidez shared a collection of his best 3D work done in 2020. I am personally a fan of his incredible designs. I actually try to recreate some of them to learn 3D. Disclaimer, they never look even closer to his. That’s why I really love to feature any update from Santi. Plus I really relate to what he wrote for the description of this project, quoted below from Behance.
Prateek Vatash is back with another 'pure awesomeness' illustration series that needed some love on abdz. We have featured his work before and it never ceases to amaze. With the title 'Isolation Dreams', you can't help to see a connection with this pandemic and how this future has become to be. Going through this series, I love the gritty signature he left on every single piece, it makes you feel part of the art and eventually part of his dreams.
Ever since moving to Switzerland, we didn't wait long to start exploring this marvelous country. we took thousands of pictures and it seems it's never enough. Even tho this country is quite small compared to what we used to live in, but I think the country is so huge in height like you look up and there those mountains, valley, waterfalls, above and below the cloud. Then you look down, there's hills, blue-ish lakes, an endless river flowing between villages and fields.
Since the pandemic around the world, staying home and working from home is pretty much what we are all doing nowadays. Have you ever wondered how every person managed to live and work around their house? This tiny cubic house trend is everywhere, from 3d to illustrations to photographers, and architecture for small spaces is genuinely pleasant to look at. This artist captures it very nicely in 3D cubic spaces from famous movies we all know, oh movies, the feeling to be in a theater and watch a movie on the big screen. They are fond memories now.
Somehow, by some absolute Christmas miracle, Stu Ballinger managed to secure an RTX 3090 for his computer. Naturally, with his new-found power, he’s now rendering all the stuff that his old card couldn't, such as super high polygon sliced geometry with a ridiculous specular depth. We are of course jealous of his new video card but we are also inspired to see all this incredible 3d work. By the way, he also quit his job.
Introducing Spline, a 3D tool for designers and mostly to help us create web experiences. I had the chance to play a little bit before publishing this article and I must admit that it looks promising. Obviously, there are a few things to improve but let’s not forget it’s still the 'preview release'. I would be curious to see to what extent Spline can take your 3D skills whatever you are a pro or a beginner. I have been learning Blender lately and Spline provides an intuitive interface that will make you easily remind of Sketch for example.
In real life something needs to differ and be slightly off. Yas N Vicente likes the beauty of imperfections, the cracked wood, an element about to fall or just a desaturated color. This is where Yas N Vicente finds inspiration. This is a personal 3D project focused on texture and form. All done using Maxon Cinema 4D and incredibly realistic 3D renders.
Reisinger Studio with Facu Labo and Aimar Molero Music & Sou were briefed to create four ideas to promote Tylko's "Organise effortlessly" mantra. Using Maxon Cinema 4D they created some abstract 3D work and here’s a set of work in progress & 3D explorations.
Pier Paolo shared an awesome 3D project titled Universal. In times of misinformation and science denial he decided to use his tools to help spreading scientific knowledge and perhaps make more people curious about these topics. "UNIVERSAL" is a self-initiated project exploring concepts of physics and science. “The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself.” - Carl Sagan
Concrete Dream is a series of 3D surreal scenes inspired from real world concrete structure combined with Link Lee daydream. Using Cinema 4D, Lee creates compositions that mix reminds me of the Monument Valley game, which makes me think that a photorealistic version of that game would be incredible.
Karan Gujar is an art director based in Mumbai, India. He shared a cool 3D project via his Behance. Inspired by human body shapes, he explored the outlines of 3D, shapes, and lighting to come up with this lovely series titled: 'Contour - Scapes'. I love the subtle gradient fading in the background and its repetition. It makes you really focus on the 'waves', I can't help to notice this series totally reminds you of some of the opening titles from these famous 'James Bond' movies.
Hussam Eissa shared a motion design project featuring a retro look mixed with clever use of 3D. If I’m Honest is a music video made for DJ Gem that takes the viewer through a magical summer journey. The video explores the concept of a twin flame love, a magnetic connection that shows up in the different phases of your life.
Kapitaal, a screen print studio based in Utrecht, invited Rutger Paulusse for their New Print exhibition in February 2020. For this event a different artist is invited each month, to create a new screen print. It was the perfect opportunity for Rutger to explore the relationship between cgi work and analog printing techniques further.
J.King Chou shared a 3D and motion design project titled DISPERSION. As the name suggests it’s about light effects and some abstract choreography of shapes overlapping. You all know by now that I am a fan of this type of effect. Perhaps it’s time to dust off my old Photoshop skills.
Anxo Vizcaíno shared a 3D and motion design project titled Clarus Via. Clarus (latin for light, clear) Via (latin for way, path) is a short story about light, an exploration of its behaviors and its capacity to create space and time. It's also about being born, exploring, understanding and finding. Thierry Urbain's work has been a great source of inspiration, along with wonderful architecture works around the world.
Hands are the part of our body that best allows us to interact with the outside world, it is with our hands that we can act in a magnificent and magical way in our society. It is mainly with hands that humankind created art, and as Ben Harper once sang: "now I can change the world with my own two hand".