It's always inspiring to see visions of the future translated to digital art especially when 3D and digital art tools are widely available. In addition to that, there are lots of websites and resources to learn these tools. The outcome of this powerful combination is strikingly beautiful digital art like the ones shared by Wadim Kashin on a Behance post, not coincidentally called Future Visions. It seems that the illustrations were created entirely in Photoshop, which makes them even more impressive.
When a time comes with TV shows like Stranger Things and the slow comeback of BH90210 bringing the 90s nostalgia to a broader and newer audience. Office Milano is sharing their new Super Collection of notebooks Write Sketch &. Everything is here, the colours, the style, the patterns and that nostalgia.
Muokkaa Studio aka Alejandro López Becerro is a graphic designer currently based in Madrid, Spain. I don't think we have featured Alejandro's work before and this is the right opportunity to share the second part of this series: Random Type Projects. Which is a mix of personal and commissioned projects for clients like Facebook, Goop, Fortune and JA NGO. First of all, it's always inspiring seeing various personal explorations, it's always a great way to explore new ideas and/or concepts after spending some time on client work.
We are huge fans of Romain Trystram on ABDZ, his work has inspired many and still do provide this edgy & futuristic illustrative style that we dearly cherish. In this feature, we are collecting hand-picked projects from the past year and 18' to the masses, I am very glad to see a few and new visual directions in terms of the outcome. I really dig it and you definitely will too.
Estudio Pum shared an incredible set of illustrations they did for Havianas. If you don’t know Havaians, it’s one of the most popular Brazilian brands in the world. They create the timeless sandals that have been around for decades. I remember growing up wearing them. The most amazing thing about Havaianas is that they really did an amazing job refreshing their brand perception and becoming a desired product. Some of the most amazing campaigns and illustrations I’ve seen were done to promote their product.
Lui Ferreyra's art really caught my eye today, Lui is a freelance artist based in Denver, CO, USA. I am featuring the first series of colored pencil illustrations shared via Behance, the skills have greatly improved since. It's a unique style and the paper integrates into as a background that differs the result even more. These illustrations almost look-like real-life photos and that alone is pretty impressive. Looking forward to seeing more of Lui's future work.
Futura . shared an interesting project via their Behance about a collaborative initiative with four artists taking on this 'exploring' journey to the Riviera Maya and portrait its beauty through art. The results are just incredible, there are not enough words to describe how beautiful these pieces are. Especially the colors and how vibrant they are. Give it a look!
Staying in the layers of projects related to packaging, we are featuring this lovely series of illustrations for Target's renowned Archer Farms Coffee by Collins. Designed by Paris-based illustrator and art director Tom Haugomat from Messieurs Dame. Working mainly in illustration, animation and painting; you should definitely follow his Behance for the latest work.
The anticipated 80s nostalgia Strangers Things Season 3 is now available for streaming. Did you watch it yet? I just finished it and it was a thrilling ride to watch these kids grow into young adults now. There was definitely more action than previous seasons but I will leave you be the judge if you haven't watched it yet.
Digital art can take you anywhere, it is just about let your imagination run free. Dmitry Zaviyalov shared this incredible illustration on his Behance profile that really accomplishes that. It features a village and it has this eerie mood. It reminds me of Zelda Breath of the Wild game to be hones, and that had become my favorite game of the year and probably ever. I was so amazed by the details and the style that I had to feature Dmitry's illustration here.
Bruno Silva and Oli Illustration shared an awesome illustration project on their Behance profiles titled Albino Animals Series. It's a Series of beautiful animals illustrations designed only with circles and the use of overlays and transparencies. I love these types of projects where the designer set a clear constraint and try to overcome it to achieve the desired result. Using just circles and overlays is quite challenging but it looks like it worked.
FOREAL, a design studio based in Germany with a creative focus on illustration, animation and art direction founded by Benjamin Simon and Dirk Schuster, teamed up with VSA to create 36 animated visuals for Google’s biggest conference in 2019: Google Next in San Francisco. The outcome is a beautiful example of illustration and motion design project aligned with the company’s brand.
Silvino González Morales shared a quite beautiful post on graphic design featuring a set of abstract illustrations titled Espectros. The idea is simple, it basically blends shapes with a radial gradient. However the composition makes it very unique. As the wise man say, the simple things are always the most difficult to achieve. Silvino proved that to be right. I wouldn't mind having one of those in my house.
Since December of 2017 Pedro Correa has been sponsored as an artist by Moleskine and he shared some incredible illustration and sketches he has created since then. All illustrations were made using Brush or Pen over Moleskine Watercolor Album + colors and textures on Procreate and Photoshop. Textures by True Grit Texture Supply. Get ready to a super dosage of inspiration, in my case a bit of sadness because of the level of quality of Pedro’s work.
I just discovered an illustrator and I dearly love her work! Pleased to meet Lena Vargas, she is a freelance illustrator based in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. She shared via her Behance some of the commissioned illustrations she worked in the past and they are just fantastic. Full of style and skills, I am just amazed by the variety of illustrations she is able to complete.
Bastien Grivet is a Swiss Art Director, Concept Artist, Matte Painter & Composer based in Montpellier, France. He has an incredible portfolio featuring different styles with one thing in common, they are all top-notch in terms of quality. Personally, because, of my fascination with light effects I tend to prefer anything that has a neon light effect. For this post I focused on a few projects exemplifying Bastien's incredible digital art work.
Viv Campbell is a freelance illustrator currently based Valencia, Spain. She has shared a lovely and funny cartoonish illustration series titled: 'Batlife'. She showed such a fun side of Batman that we have rarely seen and will never because you know! Hah! It totally reminds me of the charisma of the Batman we had in the Lego Batman movie. My favorite would be the one where Batman is about to watch his suit and only kept his gadget belt!
More than a week ago, the rad folks from CD Projekt Red announced and broke the entire internet with the introduction of Keanu Reeves to the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 game coming in 2020. Keanu will be playing as Johnny Silverhand. I can't wait to play this game, but for now CD Projekt Red release concept art posters that might represent the different style of character we will get to play.
Ever since the last feature of Amanda Mocci on ABDZ, she has been crafting her work so beautifully. It can be seen in Fast Company, books and in her personal exploration where I feel she is shining the most. There is so much depth and the contrast is being shown to a whole new level. For the new, Amanda Mocci is an art director and artist based in Montreal, QC.
Let's share the vibrant 3D work of digital artist Kirill Maksimchuk. Based in Kaliningrad, Russian Federation, we are taking a look at his latest piece entitled: NEOMANCER. It's a cool concept and experimentation about an overdose of exposure from a character's emotions which is a female in this case. You can quite definitely the different approaches that Kirill took. It's impressive work! You should definitely check out his Behance for more of his 3D projects.