I love mixing photography and Photoshop to create incredible light effects. If you follow the blog since the beginning you probably already know that. I love that eerie feeling you can create by imagining a supernatural reality and there are many digital artists pushing the limit. The cool thing is that they go beyond just Photoshop and really take advantage of 3D to translate ideas into convincing imagery. If you don't follow Beeple you should and you will know what I am talking about.
I haven't always been a fan of Manga but as of late...yes! Why this series of illustrations really caught my attention by Christophe Starace. Christophe is an art director, illustrator, and motion designer currently based in London, United Kingdom, titled 'Izanami & Elvis', we follow his work through some character design and lovely scenes into play. I love how these illustrations are filled with drawing lines that completely stylize the mood and atmosphere. Make sure to follow Chris and check out more of his work. Hope you like it!
Area 51 has been popping the news again and getting a lot of buzz over a Facebook Event? That seems to be right! I am sure somehow it inspired the work of engwind and his Inside Area 41 series. These are captivating and they are made with Unreal Engine 4, Autodesk 3Ds Max and Photoshop, I am sure in the reality. This won't match engwind's vision but why not.
Juhani Jokinen is an Associate Lead Concept Artist for Ubisoft. He is based in Helsink, Finland. Juhani is a concept designer, art director, and illustrator. He specializes in producing conceptual ideas and high-end artwork for clients within the entertainment industry. As you can see from the digital art collection below, his work is simply awesome with subjects ranging from epic Nile battles to awesome Sci-fi concepts.
Lera Kiryakova is an illustrator based in Tula, Russian Federation. She shared a lovely series titled 'Girls' which is an illustration series highlighting fictional characters and some of them you would recognize from the movies like 'The Queen's Gambit, Brave, Moana, and more. One particular really caught my eye and it's that character with the pinky hair holding a Coca-Cola can. What's really distinct is her eyes, her look and it's just really cool. Make sure to give Lera some love on her social networks.
Cornelius Dämmrich is a 3D artist based in Cologne, Germany. We are sharing a piece titled '2003' which is a follow-up from something he has created back in 2011. I just love the back story of this piece and the incredible level of attention to detail. With the upcoming trailer of the new Matrix is about to be out, this project is pure shills and nostalgia. Make sure to check out his video and the entire full project on his Behance.
Fabio Araujo has been tagging us via our Instagram and we have discovered his work. He has been sharing a project titled: Sci-Fi Emarat which is his take on reimagining a future by using his creativity, iPhone photography and Adobe Photoshop. There are imaginative pieces of the Etihad Towers, Museum of the Future, Airport Road; all places photographed from his home in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Which one is your favorite?
Eduardo León is a graphic designer and illustrator from Mexico, Mexico. He shares a series of illustrations that really caught my eye in terms of style, concepts, and purely its execution. The results are really cool, they remind me of a series of characters from a game or an anime series. What do you think? I am excited to see more of the series in the near future. Make sure to follow the work of Eduardo on Instagram.
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.
Summer is slowly fading into the season of fall, the weather is getting somehow colder, the mornings are more chill. As we are welcoming a new term, we also embrace the 'rain'. Whenever I think about rain, it constantly brings back these scenes from the 'Blade Runner' movies. This is why we are featuring the work of _DOFRESH_ and his series titled 'SciFi Sets'.
It's been quite some time we haven't posted about NFTs on abdz. And yet it's still buzzing on Twitter as usual so I decided to give it another stab at it. I stumbled across the work of Kaiwan Shaban, a visual artist, photographer, and filmmaker based in Berlin, Germany. With this series titled 'Shadow', he created such a moody atmosphere by combining digital art and cinematography. I really enjoyed the pieces highlighting a character with the hat, almost 'no-face'. This is some of the best works I have featured lately, give him some love.
Today was the first day back to school for students in Switzerland. It somehow reminds me of Japan because of how orderly, and structured was the students welcoming. I stumbled across the work of Minaminani Take who is an illustrator. based in Japan. She illustrates what I would call 'Life scenes', probably things that we would see across the world. But if you pay close attention to the details, you can tell it's Japan. Give it a look and make sure to check out the rest of her work on Behance.
I have been digging the work of Martin Naumann and have been enjoying the abstract experiments that we have featured on abdz. Here's to another titled 'Osmosis' which is a series of personal experiments using Filter Forge. I will be honest, this is the first time I have heard of this tool. Thanks for Martin, I will be definitely be checking out more, back to the series. Martin has been experimenting with creating a visual balance between liquids, textures, and colors. Props to the lovely results, check them out.
We have featured the work of Deep Yellow before on abdz. They are a design studio based in Pristina, Kosovo specializing in visual identities, brand, packaging, and motion. They have shared this massive collection of 3D art and deep shapes for our inspiration titled: 'Deepshape Series'. Make sure to check out the entire collection, it's quite impressive with the shapes themselves. But let's not forget about the lighting and color choices, props to the entire team for this incredible work.
I stumbled across this series of 'brutalist-inspired' posters of Hong Kong and thought it would be a great fit for a feature on abdz. With the shades of blue, red, white, and lots of textures. We are following illustrations of several iconic and controversial modernist architectural pieces in Hong Kong, built between 1950s and 1980s. One particular that strikes me is the design for the Wah Fu Estate, it's a modern and iconic design. For more about Anthony, can you check out his site and social media feeds.
I always enjoyed featuring projects that are well-thought-out and completely out of the ordinary. Judging by the title, you can tell right away it's cool, thankful to share the work of Ilya Lyakh who is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Moscow, Russian Federation. We are featuring his work titled: 'Monster Play 19' which is a series of popular console gamepads turned into monsters. An inspiration he took after seeing a custom gamepad, great reference to a cool result. Check it out!
As a fan of sci-fi and the space subject it is always awesome to see other designers sharing the same love. For this post I would like to feature the work created by Flavio Montiel using Cinema 4D and Photoshop. The project is titled Astro Metal Front and as you can see it's beautiful. For more information about Flavio Montiel check out http://www.flaviomontiel.com
Vipin Das is an artist and illustrator based from Bangalore, India. I wanted to share the work of Vipin in response to the recent 'climate change' events that have been happening all over the globe. I am speaking especially about the 'heavy rain and even flooding' happening in Europe and Asia. I like how the illustrations describe multiple scenes of rain and also life scenes as well. Make sure to follow more of Vipin's work via his Behance.
Chromatic Pastels continues Shane Griffin exploration into diffractive light, this series sees the vibrant chromatic palette juxtaposed against subtle pastel environments. If you follow the blog you will know that we have already featured Shane and his amazing work here on ABDZ, and this set is once again worth sharing especially if you, like me, are into light effects. Also, 18" x 24" Prints available from Shane’s Shopify page.
We have been hearing lots of buzz regarding Tokyo lately, it's probably related to the Olympic Summer Games! Sadly for us, there is almost no way to be able to watch any of it live (Europe!) But as an encouragement, I stumbled across the work of Romain Trystram is an art director and illustrator from Agadir, Morocco. We are huge fans of Romain's incredible skills to create wonderful illustrations filled with colors and lots of vibrant colors. He released a new series titled: 'Tokyo Mirages' and man oh man.