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.
Mathieu L.B and Matthieu Braccini have shared their collaboration project with Microsoft Design on the Office 365 Suite. They had the amazing task to produce a series of 3D illustrations and the results are mesmerizing. Kudos to Mathieu, Matthieu to take the time to share the process, BTS, and seeing the motion design both mixed in a delightful representation.
Maciej Polak is an illustrator based in Łódź, Poland, he has shared a beautiful series of hand-printed posters titled 'Zodiac Signs' series. 12 Zodiac signs transcended into his art, colors, and silk-screen printing method. These illustrations are absolutely stunning, Maciej also added a little touch of typography to complete the entire visual direction. If you are a fan of these, definitely check out his store at shop.maciekpolak.com.
Yesterday they have unveiled the insane trailer for Godzilla vs. Kong movie that will be coming out in Spring. According to many, this is an anticipated movie that many have been waiting for years. One person has been pretty excited about this one and it's my oldest kid. To celebrate, I wanted to share this incredible "Godzilla King of Monsters' illustration by Bound to Glory.
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.
sedryung hong has shared this really cute illustrations titled 'A Simple Day' via his Behance profile. We can all agree that a 'global pandemic' comes with its hardships, especially with our day-to-day. That being said, I think there is also its good sides too, we get to spend more time with our own families or close relatives. Or if you have a partner, let's just say there are its ups and downs too haha.
I am not sure if this is for a project or personal illustration but I thought it would be nice to share on abdz. Titled 'Mental Health', we are taking a look at this illustrations series by Muhammed Sajid, a designer based in Bangalore, India. There isn't a well-fitted moment to speak about 'Mental Health' during a pandemic, I think it has affected all of us during the course of the last year alone. It's important to stay positive but also recognize the hardships whatever it is for your life, career, family, and even losses.
Figma is a powerful, collaborative tool for interface design, prototyping, and more. Let's put an emphasis on the 'more' for this feature on abdz. Figma is recognized by the industry as a standard in terms of your stack of tools for the design process. Some talented individuals will push beyond its capabilities of what the things you can accomplish and Martin Bekerman's work is a great example of how far and how high you can push the tool.
A new year has started, alongside my partner and some friends; we all deeply miss Japan. Let's just put it this way and we miss everything about Japan, it's not like we will have the opportunity soon to come back (Hopefully!). But it's a reality we are all facing, other than seeing all the foreigners (and friends too) enjoy themselves and make sure to share them on social media! Nevertheless, we would like to feature the work of Mateusz Urbanowicz, an illustration, background artist, animator based in Tokyo, Japan.
I think I have mentioned this many times already but I love how some individuals are crazy talented at drawing portraits that will come close to an actual photograph. If we are speaking of celebrities, you can practically easily recognize them. Let's take a look at the work of Robinson Cursor, he is an illustrator and typographer based in Budapest, Hungary. I just help to notice Arnold's portrait that looks totally badass. I am sure Robinson got inspired by the Terminator movie on this one, I hope you will enjoy the entire series!
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!
I always excited whenever I see new work from Evgeny Zubkov, an illustrator and graphic designer from Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation. A couple of years back, we have featured his awe-inspiring illustration series of 'CARBONGRAD 1999' and now he is back with 'Северный Паук' which means 'Northern Spider'. In his words, 'a personal experimental project about an alternative "spider-man" in the realities of the Siberian province'. And it looks quite fantastic, well done Evgeny.
Old school console is making a slow comeback in our household. Most of us have been staying in confinement during the holidays. Away from the relatives, kids going aloud for the season' greetings and we can understand them. I had to pull off the shelves, one of the SNES Classic Edition to keep those monsters controlled. Tyler Pate is an art director/graphic designer, illustrator, and all-around creative from Florence, SC. He published a series of illustrations of Nintendo past consoles made with the Wacom, they are sublime. Give them a look!
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.
Not so far from the end of 2020. It has been a challenge we have never seen and lived in. A year full of disappointment, social distancing, and the unknown future. Many kids end up doing school remotely, parents and people working from home, frontline workers are continuously saving life and putting their own lives in danger. The elderly population restraints in isolation to reduce the chances of spread, business closures resulted in many families living in poverty.
Some artworks are very straight-forward, it tells you the story behind them the second you looked at them. Some you'll need to think harder about its meaning. Some that will make you love or hate and then love or maybe hate again. Art isn't set into one vision for one's perspective, it reflects the emotion you had right in the moment.
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.
At this moment around the world and during this health crisis, feminism opposition and black matter controversy, when one thing wasn't enough, many things happen together, and hope is on a fine line. Will we ever see this light at the end of the tunnel? As much as I want to say "Yes, very soon!", and the reality of it depends on humanity to be able to unify and look at each other like one. We all express it out in our way and words to transcend the message to raised awareness.