I love side-projects, I particularly comprehend the personal explorations that one can do to pursue to learn new things, explore new mediums or just to perfect your craft. It's not always easy with keeping a schedule, living a pandemic, going through phases of life and etc... We will always have a place for 'personal explorations' on abdz. Let's feature atom63, a designer based in New York, NY, USA. He shared on Behance, a series of abstract 3d explorations titled: Gokusaishiki. Made entirely in Cinema 4D and Octane Render.
Xtian Miller is a designer based in Detroit, MI, USA. His project is genuine, well-executed, and thought this should be perfect to be featured on abdz. Titled: ARC: Pattern Research, it's a series of 'geometric pattern posters inspired by architectural locations', it's a study that contains 25 prints that also can be purchased via his store. First of all, I just love the overall graphical approach on these, if you have ever visited or googled these landmarks.
Alycia Rainaud aka Malavida is a digital artist & graphic designer based in Paris, France. I am quite surprised that we haven't seen her work before because it's so stylish, unique and the colors are so protruding vibrant. There is no description on the project but it's a mixed process of Maxon Cinema 4D, Processing, Paint and more.
The amazing people over at RETOKA . just shared another set of their coolest abstract series title Skylines. They also have animated some of them creating a even more nostalgic look. I say nostalgic because it reminds me of the classic Sega Genesis title Streets of Rage for some reason. They are city skylines translated to vertical and colorful lines, including famous places like San Francisco, Panama, Chicago amongst others.
Nothing like a fresh 3D set to start the day. It's awesome that artists get to come up with so many cool creations, like these by Patrick Foley. These are some very cool abstract scenes, in which materials, textures and lighting are the main characters. As usual, these are only a handful of his works. For more of it, please visit his Instagram account! I hope you enjoy these as much as we did. Cheers! ;)
Back in 2010 we featured some clever artworks by Christoph Niemann in which he used Google Maps as his canvas. Today, we're updating you on his latest work, which is pretty incredible and witty. Christoph takes everyday elements, mundane things and make 'em part of super clever illustrations. His capacity of abstraction is such that he was featured in Netflix's "Abstract - The Art of Design".
We see a lot of designers doing daily personal projects, like a letter a day, or a photo a day, however I love the idea of Isabella Conticello to work on a geometry a day. She simply explored basic shapes, simple colors to create a series of very cool designs. One thing that is really cool to see is her evolution in terms of trying to come up with something. I used to do a tutorial a week and did that for over 5 years, so I appreciate the commitment of these great designers.
Peter Tarka is a designer and illustrator from Warsaw, Poland. He has been featured in several digital publications, even listed at the Photoshop’s 25 Under 25. His talented is visible especially on projects like the Boxes, in which he mixes 3D, Photoshop and abstracted ideas to create quite inspiring artworks. For more information about Peter check out his Behance profile at https://www.behance.net/trk
I can't get enough of abstract artworks, especially those in isometric perspective with some nice 3D effects like the work that Jean-Michel Verbeeck created titled Abstracts. The color palette and the style is really inspiring and gave me some good ideas for a next tutorial. For more information about Jean-Michel check out http://www.konstruktiv.be/
From time to time we get to see an artwork that will really excite and amaze us by its quality and beauty. Joey Camacho, a Canadian designer, comes up with tons of top notch pieces of abstract 3D artworks. Every month he designs pieces like these below, full of color, amazing shapes and a lot of inspiration. These are way too good! It's amazing the variety of different pieces he gets to design... so diverse and cool! Here you can see just a handful of his artworks.
Mixing typography with abstract art is quite an endeavor, but that was something that Jaroslav Hach decided to face and we think he nailed the challenge. The result is an intricate and exquisite set of letters that sometimes look like they are coming from an interstellar civilization. From his own words, Hach describes the font, Shape Typeface, as an abstract font composed of various shapes including spheres, cubes, rectangles and triangles.
One of my favorite painters and artists of all time is Piet Mondrian. He was an important contributor to the De Stijl art movement and some of his most iconic work is made of primary colors and simple forms like the infamous Composition with Yellow, Blue and Red. I love the simplicity of his work and typically any artwork that follows this style. Enter this post, inspired by the late, great Mondrian.
Anthony James put together a series of amazing abstract typographic experiments that are really inspiring. I am really motivated to play with some of the techniques explored, especially those combining several lines to create an object. Perhaps inspiration for a new tutorial on the way... A series of playful and sometimes abstract typographic experiments, simply created to practise various techniques (aren't entirely literal).
We love personal projects, you probably know that because we always say that, but it's true. It's really amazing to see what people do in their spare time or just for the purpose of learning and improving their skills. Today we feature some beautiful images created by Mike Winkelmann in July 2014.
Following our series of abstract inspiration posts we are featuring some very cool geometric artworks inspired by the Penrose Triangle and impossible geometries. I have always been a fan of this style and it will forever fascinate me how simple forms can fool our brains. The Abduzeedo logo is heavily inspired by this style as well.
Yesterday we featured a post about abstract photography of urban scenes. Today we will continue the series with a collection of abstract patterns from a wide variety of products. From simple artworks to real products, I found this as inspiration to come up with some new wallpaper designs. For you, I hope this post will aide in inspiring your own creative explorations.
This weekend I was waiting for my flight sitting at the airport with no internet and decided to create a new wallpaper for Abduzeedo. I started in Photoshop, but then I decided to play a little bit with Pixelmator. After 1 hour and lots of experimenting the final result looked really nice and that's what I want to share with you in this tutorial. So in this tutorial I will show you how to create an abstract image using Pixelmator. The process is super simple and it won't take more than 30 minutes for you to achieve the same result.
Nowadays, almost every photographer use graphics software to completer the picture, like many painters used a "original version" in the past. Some artists use pure imagination to paint their artworks, other may prefer to create art by using a real life model as reference for the anatomy. What if these abstract models were real people?
Our friend Justin Maller started a really cool project this year, it's called Facet and it's quite a challenge because it's a daily image project. Justin will create a piece a day for 365 days. He has put together 25 already and as you can see in this post, they are simply awesome. FACET was born out of a desire to just play and experiment as I did when I first started making art.
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.