You know how much we love 'personal side-projects' on abdz, it's a good reminder of how we started ourselves. And it's a good reminder to never settle in your career, life, and even during a pandemic. Let's take a look at the series 'Never Stop Exploring' by Yanis Georges, a 3D artist and designer based in London, United Kingdom. We are featuring his 22nd round? Wow, this is incredible, make sure to give it a look and also give him some love on Instagram. Keep exploring gang!
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.
Stato ® is a duo of creative director Jimena Passadore and 3D Generalist José León Molfino based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. They have 13 years of experience in the motion graphics market as a creative duo leading a talented team of artists. They will transform your ideas into an upscaled visual experience. Push the limits.
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.
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.
Jeison Barba is and art director based in Medellín, Colombia, he shared a colorful and detailed project via his Behance. Titled 'Typeface Compositions', it's a personal experiment made in Cinema 4D. I am just stunned by the level of details and how the depth is so creative on the actual typography. From a bold message like 'Stay home' to simply 2020; you just gotta appreciate how Jeison explore different color schemes through his pieces.
Cris Labno is a multidisciplinary designer & art director based in Tarnów, Poland. He has shared such a beautiful 3D series of illustrations that just couldn't go overlooked. The series is simply called: 'Nature' and they are sublime to look at. The techniques, the colors, and the overall atmosphere really sets the tones to these pieces. Cris also applies that every same visual style to other projects as well, whatever it is visual identity, interface design, and more.
Dmitriy Vorontzov is an art director and motion designer based in Moscow, Russian Federation. He shared an intriguing project titled: 'Geological art' and it's basically geological maps turned into 3D art. They look quite amazing and so creative! They are inspired by what we would call 'elevation maps', and pure nostalgic flashback to these big Atlas books. I am starting to be quite fascinated by these.
Dan Zucco is an art & motion director based in London, United Kingdom. He had the honor to collaborate with the Greyscalegorilla on creating vibrant and playful 3D artworks for the launch campaign of their new Greyscalegorilla Plus experience. For those who are familiar with Nick Campbell's work, Dan used the GSG's modern surface materials pack and HDRI link to produce these striking visuals. They are right on the branding but it brings such a vibrant visual approach that can't go overlooked.
Whenever I stumbled across a dystopian-inspired art series, It gets hardly overlooked and always to pleasure to feature on abdz. Let's feature the work of Thomas Dubois, a visual development artist & architect from Montpellier, France. I guess his background in 'architecture' has been striving for his efforts to create experimental concepts. You can surely appreciate his 'art direction' inspired by sci-fi cult movies.
Six N. Five is an art direction and imagery studio based in Barcelona, Spain. They shared an experimental 3D art mixed with architecture titled 'the Japanese Garden' series. It's a full CGI illustration series about a culture that is truly fascinating to me. For those, you know me is fully knowledgeable of my love for Japan and everything that comes through this modern and contemporary traditions. First of all, just by looking through this series, they all look like photographs.
A good pal Amrit Pal Singh have shared with us his new project titled: '3D Rooms Project' which is basically a series of how iconic rooms would be represented during the pandemic. It's always rewarding and inspiring seeing what artists, designers, and entrepreneurs are putting together during these times. These playful and colorful 3D illustrations are inspired by arts, literature, and cinema.
Ryogo Toyoda is a 3D illustrator based in Tokyo, Japan, he shared a colorful series of 3D illustrations he worked for the 'Tokyo Design Academy School'. These illustrations that would be used for the school guide purposes and Ryogo wanted to showcase 'how designers contribute to the society after graduation'. As you take a closer look at these playful illustrations, you can see the contribution of designers on public transportation, entertainment, retail businesses, restaurants, and more. It's really great!
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.
Here at abdz., we love 3D and Cinema 4D. I don't generally have the dedicated time to get into 3D so we feature the incredible designers/artists to feast your eyes. That being said and following this route, let's take a look at these 3D explorations by David Milan . David is the 'creative type' to push its boundaries and explore with lights, textures, shapes, colours through its work. What we are featuring is his series titled: EXPERIMENTYPE VOL. 2 and enjoy!
Let's kick it off with colors and 3D. We are sharing the work of Wes L Cockx who is a 3D designer based in Brooklyn, NY, USA. As 3D is becoming more and more part of the process of product design, it's really nice to see it applied elsewhere than marketing and communications. It served its purpose to communicate the key message whatever that you are selling a product or showing a new product feature for example. It's really nice to see this divergent move in our industry.
SAWDUST is a small creative studio based in London, United Kingdom, a partnership of Jonathan Quainton and Rob Gonzalez. They have worked with many brands including Nike, Apple, The New York Times, WIRED, Microsoft, Adidas, Converse, Audi, IBM, Reebok, and more. We are featuring a short animated film about love in the events of the destruction of loss. With the moments we currently live, I'd liked to think that abdz.'s motto is to share things that are impactful, inspiring, touch people's emotions at the moment.
I am a fan of Danny Ivan's work, following his experiments on Instagram. It's always inspiring and giving me enough boost to learn more Cinema 4D. Danny is a visual 3D artist based in Porto, Portugal and he recently released what he titled: 'Q2 2020 Personal Series'. A dedicated series of experiments with new gradients and forms; simple as that. As a follower of his work, you can notice right away that Danny really is playing with colors and shapes.
What do you think about the new abdz. design? One of the things that we incorporated is the integration of GIFs for our main image header. It's a small but neat way to introduce the main image that would be shared across all social platforms. To basically make things more animated. A perfect way to introduce that notion is featuring this collaboration project with Raphael Vangelis, Phillip Peters, Cristian Acquaro (and cie) for the product promo of the keyboard Logitech G915.