Recently I was watching this novelty on Netflix titled 'Wish Dragon', it tells the story about a 'wish-granting dragon'. I would definitely recommend it. As I was searching for inspiration for kick-off the week, I stumbled across the work of KaoMing. He is a motion & CG artist based in Taipei, Taiwan Region. He shared a series named '預言 Prophecy' and it's basically a collection of jade pieces representing different traditional figures like a dragon, lion, fish, and so on.
We are sharing the work of Omar Aqil who is an illustrator & art director based in Lahore, Pakistan. We are truly fans of Omar's work, from the diverse set of colors, textures, shapes, and lighting. With this new series titled: 'Self-Portraits 2050', we follow Omar through this experimental journey and I totally dig them. It's playful, filled with details and easter eggs of some sort. Overall it's just an 'assemble' of beautiful and stunning pieces. Make sure to give it a look!
TianChen Deng is a 3D artist based in Shanghai, China. Having a background in 3D and motion graphics; TianChen will find himself pushing the limits of Cinema 4D. We are featuring his series titled 'MUSIC TIME' which is a nostalgia recap of some of the Sony products and their iconic industrial design. The most compelling aspect of this series is also the details. Damn, these are so incredible.
I wanted to share these 'Holographic 3D Illustrations' by Roman Haswell who is a 3D ? graphic designer based in Novosibirsk, Russian Federation. Hi series is a take on 3D explorations made with a theme surrounding the 'holographic effect'. With the rise of #NFT, it's amazing how the community has been taking shape to somehow what we would say entering a new era. We have been supporting the digital space forever and will keep on supporting the community. Share some love!
Peter Tarka is an art director and 3D artist based in London, United Kingdom, we have been featured his work for many many years. He never failed to inspire and take us to places where we wish we could simply be. He has released via his Behance titled 'Abstract Architecture', a series of 3D pieces he built in Maxon Cinema 4D, Otoy Octane, Adobe Photoshop. With this never-ending pandemic, we needed some 'Peter Tarka' through these inspiring spaces. Check it out!
I wanted to share this stunning illustration made in Cinema 4D by XEBIUS ++ aka Manuel Camino, a visual artist based in Málaga, Spain. It's a combination of a 3D model, some photo textures, and brushes together into this beautiful piece. "Echoes of Japan", that's how Manuel calls it. As usual, I really dig how you get to acknowledge some BTS, seeing the process is always inspiring on so many levels. That's why I thought it was worth it to share on abdz. and remembering some of my memories of Japan.
With all the time we have been spending home in confinement. I guess we all have our share of streaming and binging TV shows and movies. I recently watched Detective Pikachu and somehow have this new appreciation for these cute characters. For this new finding, let's take a look at these amazing 3D illustrations of Pokemon made with Cinema 4D, created by 이 형주 aka Studio Bugaboo based in Seoul, Korea.
Summer days are shortly coming in a few months. It's hard to believe that some of us are reliving the same scenarios from the past year. Seeing those 'social highlights' on how confinement was last year. On the bright side, YAllenRa Shaw is giving us a glimpse of his take on the beauty of summer in the countryside. Inspired by Hayao Miyazaki's 'My Neighbor Totoro', YAllenRa does an incredible job at composing such 3D beautiful scenes that definitely make us envy.
Ryan Hawthorne is a designer & creative director based in Los Angeles, CA, USA and I am sharing his series titled 'Ventures II' which is a collection of 'lo-fi geometric scenes' made in Cinema 4D. Seeing these images totally reminds me of the 'Tron' movies with the portals and its lines of neon lines across the board. I would be intrigued to see further explorations in the upcoming series from Ryan. Make sure to check out more of Ryan's work via his Behance.
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.