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3D Characters - Cartoonish Look Superheroes and Villains

3D Characters - Cartoonish Look Superheroes and Villains

Iancarlo Reyes is an art director, design and 3D artist from Carolina, Puerto Rico. With 18 years of experience in developing and working on memorable, and exciting projects, campaigns, or images for numerous clients. Iancarlo still finds time to create some incredible 3D characters,  recreating superheroes and villains. The cool thing about his work is the style, it adds a nice cartoon look to the world-wide famous characters, including the new Joker. The result is simply awesome. Check it out. The tools that Iancarlo uses to create such a beautiful work includes Pixologic Zbrush, Autodesk Maya (All Versions), Keyshot, and of course Photoshop. For more information about him and to check out his full portfolio check out https://iancarloreyes.carbonmade.com/ 3D Characters

Santiago Moriv's Tribute to the Grand Hotel Budapest

Santiago Moriv's Tribute to the Grand Hotel Budapest

Let's start off the week with a beautiful tribute to the Grand Budapest Hotel directed by the mighty Wes Anderson. This tribute has been expressed through the form of illustration and character design by Santiago Moriv who is an illustrator and visual artist from Medellín, Colombia. For those who have watched the movie, Santiago focused on the very key elements of such a successful movie and still very pleasurable to watch after one more than once. This is a project that i have been doing with a lot of patience :D More Links Learn more about Santiago Moriv Illustration & Character Design

Super Detailed 3D Character Design - Iron Man Armor Mark XLIV

Super Detailed 3D Character Design - Iron Man Armor Mark XLIV

It never ceases to amaze me the level of quality that 3D artworks have gotten. Dan N shared this incredible character design project that took him a few months to complete. It is titled "Hulkbuster" and it's the Iron Man Armor: Mark XLIV. It's hard to imagine that we all have access to tools to achieve this level of work and even more mind-blowing to think that you can simply just purchase the model to render it on your machine. If nowadays we can do this, imagine what 10 years from now will look like. Better know as the "Hulkbuster" was a project I started a few months ago. My goals of this project was to see how far I could push shading inside of Redshift, without using any 3rd party applications such as Substance, Mari. ect. Also seeing how much detail I could include without doing any UVs and rely solely on Redshift's Triplanar, Curvature, AO, Color Layer, Blend material, ect. to build detailed enough shaders all inside of Cinema 4D. 3D Character Design Graph for one of the materials, includes procedural grime, dust, and dirt layered in the crevices based off curvature and AO maps.   A little breakdown of the procedural setup for the change in reflection color. Also got some requests to share the setup so I made a simplified version of it to download.  

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Winter Sport Character Design by Dora Vincze

We are delighted to share a timely post today by Hungarian-based illustrator Dora Vincze showcasing some fun illustrations celebrating winter sports. Just in time for the Olympics in South Korea, these whimsical, animated character illustrations have us beaming from ear to ear. The Winter Olympics began in 1924 in Chamonix, France as a major international affair and continued to take place every four years. Having evolved since their inception, sports and disciplines have been added and subtracted over time. The sports Vincze features here such as Alpine skiing and snowboarding have earned a permanent spot on the Olympic programme. For this work Vincze has employed Photoshop and After Effects to achieve the cheery end result. We don't have much further detail to wax poetic on this talented young illustrator but you can check her Instagram for more discovery and inspiration.   

Make Art, Not Waste - Character Design

Make Art, Not Waste - Character Design

Fady Youssef is an Egyptian art director based in Dubai. He created this amazing series of character design made out of waste, literally. With old electronic parts he put together some quite inspiring compositions with character full of personality. It definitely reminds me of Wall-e by Pixar. With scores of new smartphones and computers release every quarter, tons of electronic devices are thrown away – and they often wind up filling our landfills and polluting the environment.  Electronic waste is a growing concern – over 2.4 million tons of waste was generated by gadgets in 2010 alone. This waste often includes toxic materials such as lead, mercury and lithium to name a few.  The concept here is to keep electronic waste out of the environment by making these up-cycled characters using static and rigid shapes of digital components to give a second life to objects that can be transformed to living characters to tell a story even in one shot.  ​The list is infinite. I reuse everything from electronics components that express my fantasy. Character Design from Waste

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Happy New Year From Happy Hipsters By Lorenza Cotellessa

Happy New Year everyone! We're excited to start 2018 off with a smile and giggle thanks to awesome illustrator Lorenza Cotellessa's "Happy Hipsters." Lorenza is a Milan-based illustrator and graphic designer with a knack for beautifully blending character, color and composition in her own unique way. With a background in interior design, Lorenza is now purely focused on making her living as an illustrator and we fully support her passion. If you're keen on independent music labels, vintage clothes, and artisanal coffee we hope you enjoy these charming illustrations by a rising star. Be sure to check out more about Lorenza and her work here.                                                       

Voguish Portrait Illustrations by Janice Sung

Voguish Portrait Illustrations by Janice Sung

First of all, Happy New Year everyone! We hope that everyone enjoyed a beautiful time off with their families, siblings, and friends. We are back and moving forward in 2018! Let's kick it off with the stunning work of Toronto-based illustrator named Janice Sung, she is an independent illustrator and her craft is all around portraits. You might have recognized some famous celebrities or movie characters like Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Mathilda and more. If you wanna learn more about her techniques and tutorials, check out her Patreon. Mostly inspired by my love for fashion, people, and nature. I love creating worlds and characters that elevate story and beauty. More Links Learn more about Janice Sung at janicesung.com Follow Janice's work on Behance Follow Janice on Instagram Portrait Illustrations  

https://www.behance.net/gallery/54187083/The-warriors-characters

Amazing Illustrations of The Warriors Characters

The Warriors is one of my favorite films, if you have not watch it do yourself a favor and check it out. It's a classic movie from the 80s, simple plot of a gang trying to go back to their territory but in order to do so they have to cross NYC taking subway, running on the streets and of course fighting other gangs. The style of the movie, with the radio host updating people about the Warriors moves, outfits, mood, everything is inspiring and Diogo Torres translate that amazingly well into a beautiful illustration piece. The project title The Warriors Characters is an illustration as the titles says of the most iconic characters in the movie. Check it out. A turf battle between New York City street gangs that rages from Coney Island to the Bronx. The Warriors are mistakenly fingered for the killing of a gang leader. Soon they have every gang in the city out to get revenge and they must make their way across the city to their own turf.  Illustration and character design Diogo Torres is a Brazilian illustrator and graphic designer based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. For more information and to check out a bit more of his work visit: https://www.behance.net/DiogoTorres

Planet Unknown - Short Film

Planet Unknown - Short Film

First of all, we would like to wish Happy Thanksgiving to everyone that does celebrate today and will do for the next few days. Through all the eating sessions and resting between, we would like to share this stunning short film on Abduzeedo. The movie is called: Planet Unknown and it’s the story of a journey with as they called: Space Rovers were sent out to find potentially habitable planets. We just can’t deny that we love the approach of this film and how it just remind us of the movie Wall-E. Hope you will enjoy! Watch Now   The idea started back in 2014 when Interstellar was released. I was deeply impressed by the movie and was inspired by the two robots TARS and CASE. The idea of intellectual robots exploring space developed from there. Other inspirations include Pixar movies like WALL-E and Toy Story, as well as CHAPPiE, NASA documentaries about Mars Rover Curiosity, and short films by individuals like Alex Roman’s The Third & The Seventh, Richard Mans’ Abiogenesis, Erik Wernquist’s Wanderers, Alf Lovvold’s Dawn of the Stuff, and so many more. Some Stills   Credits   Written & Directed by - Shawn Wang Modelling, Texturing, Animation, Compositing & Editing - Shawn Wang Music & Sound Design by - Echoic Audio Composer - Sam Foster Sound Design by - Tom Gilbert & David Johnston Special Thanks to - Evolutions Re-recording Mixer - Will Norie Faculty Producer - Xinyuan Huang Faculty Adviser - Yucheng Huang Special Thanks to System Advisers - Horizon Bian / Sicong Wang / Jiawei Cao More Information: http://shawnwangvfx.com.

The Work of Tuyệt Duyệt

The Work of Tuyệt Duyệt

On Abduzeedo, we get requests from designers and artists coming from all over the Globe. We truly appreciate it and along the way we would discover many talented people throughout our journey to inspire you more. We would love to feature the work from Khanhalso running under the name of Tuyệt Duyệt. Khanh is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and focus his work on Illustration, Drawing and Character Design. You should definitely check out his Behance where you’ll see more of his handcrafted work, definitely worth a visit.   More information via Behance.

Character Design by Max Kostenko

Time for more sweet character design! Today we're featuring the amazing work of Russian artist Max Kostenko. He's done a cool set of characters for Slack.com. Check it out! For more of Max's work please visit his portfolio at Behance. I hope you enjoy these! Cheers. ;)

The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight

One of the games I have been playing a lot lately is the new Batman game, the Arkham Knight. Batman is my favorite character and the main reason it's because he's a regular guy, he doesn't have special powers, just brains and of course money. So for this post I had to share the beautiful character design that Riyahd Cassiem shared on his Behance page. For more information about Riyahd check out his page at http://riyahdart.blogspot.com/

Opel - Because you never travel alone

Opel - Because you never travel alone

Character design is a field that I don't know much about and definitely lack talent but that doesn't mean that I don't like it. On the contrary, I love seeing the work that talented designers and artists put together. From Pixar movies to simple illustrations, what really catches my attention is the expression that these talented people are able to add to their characters, it's almost as if they were alive. For this post we share a really cool project by Oscar Ramos, an illustrator and character designer from Santiago, Chile. The project is titled Opel - "Because you never travel alone". For more information check out https://www.facebook.com/pages/Oscar-Ramos-Ilustra/663215017032127

Badass Character Design by Joern Zimmermann

Badass Character Design by Joern Zimmermann

It's always great to see designers rockin' some super badasses characters. Imagination has no boundaries and we get to see infinite designs, thankfully! Today we're checking the characters imagined by German designer Joern Zimmermann. He's been doing some super awesome, slick pieces, from mecha warriors and battle suits to aliens. These are pretty amazing, but are only a handful! For more of his artworks, please visit his portfolio at ArtStation. He'll most definitely enjoy your attention! I hope you like these as much as I did! Cheers! ;)

Beautiful Character Design by Vivien Bertin

Beautiful Character Design by Vivien Bertin

Vivien Bertin, an illustrator from Paris, France shared some beautiful character design work on his Behance page. If there's an area that I really admire yet completely lack skill is character design however I love seeing the process from conception, sketches to the final outcome. The work that Vivien shared is amazing especially in the colors and details not to mention, it's a personal project and we here at Abduzeedo have a special place in our hearts for personal projects. For more information about Vivien, check out his web site at http://www.vivienbertin.com/

CCAA Kids - Character Design

CCAA Kids - Character Design

Advertising is all about communication but to achieve that much work is required from a copious array of fields, from basic communication to design, illustration to 3D, and many others. The photo manipulation is the element that always attracted me, especially in terms of giving life to objects and characters that are not real. That's the case of the work that Estudio Icone created for CCCA Kids to help Brazilians learn english. Simple, illustrative, smart and of course top notch in the details and polish. Icone is a studio formed by creative minds: multidisciplinary professionals that carry art in their DNA. Essentially, our job is to produce images. But we want more than that. We seek spontaneous creativity which has no formulas and arises from the talent of each artist, from their visual culture and plurality of backgrounds. Here, each image can present a different solution. But the common goal is to achieve the result that our clients expect. That’s why we’ve completed eight years of partnerships with great brands and advertising agencies by building challenging images with the highest level of technique and refinement. For more information check out http://www.estudioicone.com/

Wonderful Character Design by Penko Gelev

Wonderful Character Design by Penko Gelev

2015 is here, and we are really thrilled to see the things to come this year. Definitely a greater range of subjects here at Abduzeedo, like Fabio said in the Welcome 2015 post, but we're also gonna keep the good things, like great inspiration posts! We reaffirm our commitment of bringing astonishing artworks for you guys, like the character designs made by Bulgarian artist Penko Gelev. He's a truly talented person that's got an amazing style and comes up with awesome characters full of details. Gotta love these! For more of his work, please visit his portfolio at ArtStation. He'll definitely enjoy your visit. I wish to all of you an amazing 2015 with us. Cheers! ;) Scientist Pilot Carefree Smuggler Telepathist Bodyguard Alien Guard Priest Smugler Farmer Warrior Banker Queen Slave Trader Sergeant Pilot Astronaut Chief Alien