I am a fan of photo-manipulation in digital art, especially when applied to day to day objects. That’s why I am a follower of the 36 day of type challenge, it’s very common to see designers pushing the boundaries to re-interpret letters. JVG ™ did just that, but for advertising purposes. I am talking about their latest Pennzoil work where they digitally mixed the Pennzoil products to numbers to illustrate 6 facts that consumers should know about their revolutionary product.
Let's take a look at this cool series of digital art and set designs named: Unsmart Devices. Designed by the mighty folks from FOREAL Studio, it's a great study of creative explorations of what could be our everyday things if they were "unsmart". Having our share of several viral fail videos, let's just say that some of the concepts in this series revealed another aspect of us humans experimenting with objects that aren't necessarily right for its purpose. I let you be the judge!
Let's take a pause and look at this illustration series by Oleg Belinsky named Futurism vs. Passeism. You'll notice the mixture of that black solid color, geometrics, lighting and gradients are just a combination of a stunning stylish art. I really love the tone and the details given to the white colour, just add an incredible final touch. I wish there was more of this series but time will let us know and I can't wait to see more of Oleg's work in the near future. Hope you dig it as well!
We are sharing the automotive design concept by Rashid Tagirov of the Polestar O. Which is a car design based on Volvo Cars Polestar model, an electric performance car developed in Gothenburg, Sweden. I just love seeing the early sketches all the way to the final design concept, I mean look at the matte black design. It's so beautiful, it's rightly pulled from the Cyberpunk2077 game.
We are transporting ourselves to Rio de Janeiro to check out this space called: LET'S Makerspace, designed by Plau for the Mopi. You just gotta love this incredible mixture of typography and architecture. Props to everyone involed in this project, it's incredibly cool to bring this initiative forward and to actually listened to the students, in order to understand what made a classroom innovative. Their vision gave us a great starting point. Check it out!
We are a little bit in the 90s nostalgia here on ABDZ lately. First of all with our series: That 90s Look is Coming Back and of course the latest from Marvel with which is set in the 90s. No spoiler alert! In that honour, I wanted to feature the work from Leonardoworx LWX with his series: LOST-TAPES SPRING-19.
Let's take a closer look at the work of Carlos Dattoli and his anticipated illustration series entitled: Fat Heroes II. He is an illustrator and a concept artist based in Mexico. What's intriguing about his series is the physical change of the subject, they are all fat. I just love how this is a reflection of how every single of us have this perception of what a hero should look like. Not all heroes should wear a cape, they come in all shapes and forms. I think this is a bold statement and we all should be inspired from.
Let's pay a visit into the Cyberpunk World with this incredible illustration series by Evgenij Kungur, a freelance artist from Кунгур, Russian Federation. Taking right back into the underworld of Blade Runner, with its futuristic spaceships, neons, animated billboards and more. He shared three different styles of illustrations including its variants. But the coolest part is seeing the process behind each artwork, make sure to check it out.
We have received the amazing work by Design Lad not to confused with Design Lead! He is a London-based designer and illustrator that focuses his work in bold, playful and colourful 3D illustrations. I am surprised that we have never featured his work before on ABDZ. Represented by our friends from Jelly London, make sure to follow his work on Instagram
ZUSCROFA _ shared a cool project on his Behance, I remember when I was a kid and I would create this monster kind of gruesome-looking but he was nice and he was my bodyguard from my nightmares. Have you ever did something similar or I am just being weird! ZUSCROFA _ is an art director and motion designer based in Mexico City, Mexico and we are sharing his latest project: PROTECTORS. A series about what is his vision of this PROTECTOR, I just loved his concepts and experiments.
Luis de la Barrera-Montenegro is a visual artist, 3D, motion artist based in Madrid, Spain. He has been making an interesting 3D digital art series about our everyday tools as we all commonly know them about. But in his series, he actually replaced the elements or shall we call them components used instead of actually making 3D renders of the tool itself. The results are so clever and remarkable. Hope you will enjoy this collection!
Way before digging my work into UX/UI, I was (and still) a big fan of Typography mixed with 3D. By the different techniques and how you can express yourself through words/quotes and choose how you wanna express it. Today, I look up to those who still work into these fields and asking myself when I'll do some typography and getting my hands into 3D. Time will tell. For now, let's look at the stunning work of Zigor Samaniego.
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.
Starting of 2019 focusing on digital art. Trying to get back to our roots if you will. Not that we won't post about the other fields, but just because digital art is our passion and something we cannot do on our day to day job. So for this post, I would love to share a beautiful project that Adam Spizak shared on his Behance profile titled Man of Steel. ..and what happens to things that don't bend?
Let's take a look at the work from Ladislas Chachignot who is an illustrator, digital painter, and creator of the Citizens of the Jungle Illustration Series. What is it? Well, it's a series of portraits illustrating our lost connection towards nowadays strong resistance of technology and our initial primitive "wilderness". First of all, I truly love the variety of colors used throughout this series and utterly more knowing its signification.
I haven't worked with Photoshop in quite a long time, however, I feel that it's, perhaps time to get back to it. The reason I say this is because when I saw the digital art that JT DiMartile created for the Emission Series I got the urge to open Photoshop and try to recreate those shapes and light effects.
We are featuring the illustrations from Denise aka surudenise, they are filled with pastel colours, Japan, cats and alleyways. What else do you want? These are packed with beautiful and vibrant colors! I especially like her two illustrations referring to Kyoto Cats Day/Night, almost have that Anime feels. You should definitely give her a follow on Instagram where she incorporates the same feels in terms of color palette.
Jesus Amador is a product designer working with UI and UX design but he is also an incredible digital artists as you can see on this beautiful project he shared on his Behance profile. The illustrations and digital art have a super stylish look with a sort of sepia tone and a very surrealist feel. I am a fan of anything that combines abstract ideas with the noir look, which it seems that J Amador achieved amazingly well.
We would like to share the work from Danny Ivan whom which we have featured before on ABDZ. Danny is based in Porto, Portugal and his work is quite inspiring! Always being related to light, this time we are sharing his experiments and inspired by the light prism. You must remember these? Shown to illustrate the differing wavelengths of light where some of us learned about rainbows and colors. It's a beautiful series, hope you will enjoy!
Let's take a look at the illustration works by Los Angeles based illustrator and sketch artist Dylan Choonhachat. We are featuring his remarkable set of illustrations where it's mostly about character design. You can tell that his craft is progressing more and more. I can't wait to see more of his work in the near future, make sure to give him some love on Behance.