Mathieu Le Berre is an art director into motion and 3D based in Paris, France. We are taking a look at his series titled 'Andromeda' which is a 3D abstract piece as I quote: 'objects of the natural, real or imaginary world, but only shapes and colors for themselves.' It's purely imaginative, creative, vibrant, and I really dig the art direction. You should definitely check out more of his work via his Behance and other social feeds. He has lots of amazing projects and more to come I am sure.
It's cool how the season can shift your perspective on your day-to-day. I have been feeling more lively with the summer and how things are very slowly coming back to some normality. This is what I felt seeing the work of Magdalena Kaczi, an art director and illustrator based in Warsaw, Poland. We are featuring her series titled: 'Surf Locos' and within a few illustrations, you can the perfect mood of that 'surf life'. I really like that first image, you can almost feel the emotion of that piece itself.
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.
I wouldn't start imagining what it feels like to be in a 'coma', a deep state of prolonged unconsciousness is a scary feeling. I never met anyone who lived this kind of experience before but artist Abdulrahman Alhusainey has created an incredible series through art simply titled: 'Coma'. I really love the fact his visual approach is inspired by a journey, be ready to scroll! Make sure to scroll all the way till the end.
From Seattle, Johanna Ngai is an illustrator and UX designer at Microsoft. She proved to us that you can be filled with skills, and it definitely shows in her artwork. These pixel 3D illustrations are just hit right in the spot, and they are nostalgic too. Most of the electronics from that era are dated but were very appreciated and most loved by our generation but also to the generation to come. Here some more of her work and you'll get lose yourself in it, inspired by all the little details and angles of her illustration. Hope you will like them.
It's been a little while I haven't looked for 'Cyberpunk Inspiration' and I was surprised by the amount of love this era is still getting all the time. Let's admit it's the best decade ever! I stumbled across the work of Dana Ulama who first of all deserves much love since her work is very beautiful and you can tell that she is a burst of creativity in her art. It's inspiring! I personally dig her work where she is exploring pieces surrounding the golden hour. I just love the tones and the subtleness with the shadow.
Continuing my search for a client visual style, I stumbled on another amazing series of illustrations by Febin Raj, an illustrator & designer based in Bangalore, India. He worked on a rebranding project illustrating the different landscapes of the beautiful country of Australia. Based and inspired by a concept by 'Jean Louise - To Kill a Mockingbird', we follow the journey of the protagonist into the wild of the wilderness. I love the colors representing either the sunrise or the sunset, they are so warm as you can almost feel them.
Keeping with my inspirational search of visual delight, I stumbled across the work of Gamal Assy, a graphic designer based in Mansoura, Egypt. He worked with a music artist named Abo Sahar to conceptualize its new album cover and visual direction for his brand. Inspired by Abo's unique music style, Gamal came up with this very cool, playful, and colorful series of illustrations. I really dig the style and direction that Gamal took, it's well crafted and I like the play on the novelty.
This is the best opportunity to share some colours into your feed. Nothing to bring joy and inspiration than the work of Maxim Shkret with our constant admiration of his 3D animal series. Maxim is a digital artist that is super-talented and it's always refreshing. We pleasurably featured his work before and it's what we all needed right now, at this time in the World.
Mateusz Urbanowicz is back with more of his Tokyo Storefonts, a series of illustrations that would imagine a creative and unique shops on the streets of Tokyo. We have featured his first series on abdz. a few years back, it's really great to see a comeback that would carry the same appealing, charming and detailed results. Each storefront shares its own story, from an optician's salon, typewriter, photo studio, and more.
Ana Gomez Bernaus is an art director based in Los Angeles, CA, USA. She shared her series titled 'Digital Paint' which is a series of 3D experiments on how the paint will look through transparency and reflection. The results are completely stunning, it truly feels like when you were a kid exploring the real world through the prism shape. I am digging seeing Ana's work and how she just explore different things. Make sure to check out her site and her Behance profile.
vijay verma is a designer working at Zomato, he created this very cool illustration of the character named Luca (obviously!) from the Pixar's Luca movie that was recently released on Disney+. What's particular about this illustration, it's entirely made in Figma. How freaking cool is that and vijay made the file available for us to 'duplicate'. This double win and big props to vijay for sharing his work for the community.
The end of the week is already here, how was yours? I wanted to share this colorful illustration series by Carlotta Notaro, it's the perfect occasion for the season and I just love the style surrounding these illustrations. It's always insightful getting a peek into someone's favorite food and in this case 'Italian Food'! Of course there is pizza involved! Hope this will be inspiring for the weekend!
New week. Looking for inspiration to kick it off, I stumbled across the work of Shane Griffin, an artist and director based in New York, NY, USA. It immediately stimulated my senses with his short clips full of conceptual art like his piece titled: 'Going Green' where within seconds you understand right away the vision behind. Beautiful series all around. Looking back at Shane's work, he definitely has a thing for colours, truly inspiring going through his work.
We always enjoy how Leonardoworx LWX takes new leaps with his personal explorations in 3D with this series titled: 'LOST TAPES Spring 21'. He is a digital artist based in the beautiful city of Florence, Italy. On abdz, we have featured his work many times and yet it's always has inspiring through the techniques, and just look at those colours! With a combination of tools like Cinema 4D, Procreate, Illustrator and more. Nothing stops Leonardoworx LWX to push the boundaries of his creativity.
I stumbled across the work of Seungwon Hong and thought it would be cool to feature on abdz. Seungwon is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Seoul, Korea. His series? It's titled: 'The Sartorial Painting Collection' and it's basically a series of digitally drawn paintings of portraits and people in general that he founds through social media. I think it's lovely series whereas you look closer you will appreciate the details and process the entire canvas through its entity.
After gaining a BA in Automotive design from Coventry University Pete Norris went on producing work for clients including Free Radical Design, Nissan, AKQA, Fiat, Shell, Sony PlayStation, Microsoft and the Creative Assembly. In the spare time he creates vehicles, characters, Graffiti, fine art, product design and various other amazing things. For this post we want to highlight some of his incredible automotive design projects alongside with other 3D work. Check it out.
Let's finish off the week with a typography design and calligraphy project that totally defines a genre and style. Overall, It kind of reminds me of the work from the latest Fantastic Beasts movie or even Pirates of the Caribbean. Designed by Hanoi-based Biksence Nguyen, we are taken on this voyage of mixture of lettering, gradients and textures. It's quite beautiful, I personally loved this take on the "Octopus" piece, you'll understand what I mean when you see it.
This is the time of the year where we see more designers, illustrators, artists posting their endeavors on the popular creative initiative of 36 Days of Type. It's really cool to see so much creativity and it's quite inspiring. We are featuring the work of Roger Roque, a 3D artist and art director based in Madrid, Spain. I immediately fell in love with his take on the 36 Days of Type, it reminds me of the beautiful colors of Nintendo games somehow.
atypic is a digital design studio based in Denver, CO, USA and they shared their project in collaboration with Microsoft as I quote: '... to reimagine different flags for the LGBTQI+ community, with a more naturalistic composition to symbolize a connected ecosystem, which shows how while each group is distinct, the sum is greater than its parts.' It's a beautiful description of what I think comes well together into a result that brings composition and importance.