This Sunday, I will be heading out to Amsterdam to cover another launch for you guys. We will keep you posted! In the meantime, as an ABDZ tradition; it's always interesting to discover designers or illustrators from the city you are visiting. I stumbled across the work of Sail Ho Studio, a studio all about illustration and motion design based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. We are taking a look at their beautiful illustrative series: Cities of Colours.
Muhammed Sajid is an illustrator from Bangalore, India and he shared a beautiful set of illustrations titled Home on his Behance profile. As the name suggests it's about houses but the cool thing is that he illustrated all sorts of different house styles from classic, to modernist to mid-century to Spanish style, he got them all. I particular like the use of color and texture applied to his work. There's a lot of character as well so check them out.
Today is a celebration day! Because of the World Clock, some of you might be welcoming a new day as of now but we are still celebrating here! What are we celebrating? Well it's the International Women's Day! For those who don't know, it's a World gathering celebrating social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. We all know at least that one special woman who is strong, perseverant and at the same time being able to juggle the ups and downs of life whatever it is towards their careers or life choices.
We have been getting lots of great feedback on our weekly UI Inspiration articles, which is amazing! Thank you for sharing your support, we will make sure to come up with more. On the other hand, we have put another collection from a category who has been here since forever but might have got some setbacks with the rise of UI. Illustrations! Here it is, this is purely explanatory just to see how you guys will love to see more of this as well, let us know.
We're delighted by the whimsical work of French-born, Berlin-based illustrator Marc Majewski and in particular his recent children's picture book titled Une Histoire. The story is an ode to the imagination and daydreaming and takes the reader on a joyous journey by way of endearing illustrations spotlighting Majewski's passion for color and light.
Let us share this beautiful collaboration for a series of an illustration entitled: Nike RT. Obviously, for NikeLab Dunk x RT Launch, they worked at creating the iconic sneaker model. With a mixture of different mediums like Photoshop, Luxology Modo, Blender 3D, Maxon Cinema 4D, and Octane. To give a shout to some of the credits, the direction was done by Ditroit. Art direction by Salvatore Giunta, Pietro Furbatto, and design by Salvatore Giunta, Cristian Acquaro, Pietro Furbatto. For anyone who appreciates the brand Nike, you will love this series!
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.
We are delighted to share a timely post today by Hungarian-based illustrator Dora Vincze showcasing some fun illustrations celebrating winter sports. Just in time for the Olympics in South Korea, these whimsical, animated character illustrations have us beaming from ear to ear. The Winter Olympics began in 1924 in Chamonix, France as a major international affair and continued to take place every four years. Having evolved since their inception, sports and disciplines have been added and subtracted over time.
Billelis ... shared another amazing post on his Behance profile. This time it's an digital art and illustration work he has done for the upcoming Marvel movie, Black Panther. As expected, it's an incredibly detailed artwork with intricate forms and shapes. It's hard to describe his work, it looks like a mandala, or sometimes the Iron Throne from the Game of Thrones. It doesn't matter the way you try to explain, it is something that you have to see it. Below I added a few images.
We love the work of Brian Miller on ABDZ. He is an illustrator based in Erie, Colorado, USA; living in a beautiful landscape as a background like Colorado. It must have been really inspiring! We are taking a look at his piece entitled: Space Park: Cosmic Canyon and it's always a pleasure to take a look at his process and some close-up shots.
Joshua M. Smith never fails to impress and inspires us. We have featured him several times here on Abduzeedo and when I was browsing Behace this morning I saw this beautiful illustrations for the Black Panther movie. They have the look and feel of Joshua's work, also known as Hydro74. I was right, the project is titled Black Panther x Clarks Originals and it's a collaboration with the Clarks shoes. It has a classic art-deco feel with a dark and gold theme.
Carlos Neda shared a beautiful post on his Behance profile featuring some super cool illustratins. They were created in Autodesk Maya, Luxology Modo, Pixologic Zbrush and Marvelous Designer. All of them have this super eerie feel with colorful light effects. The project is shared Nothing Matters and as the name suggest, it does look like nothing matters for me after seeing that and realizing that I lack at a lot of skills :)
I have recently watched Blade Runner 2049 and woah! It was such an incredible film to watch. Every single frame pays an homage to the original somehow and it's quite beautiful. Going into the same lines, we are taking a look at the collaboration work between designers 灰 昼 and 行行珂 Hunk Xing and their motion series: A Dream Within a Dream. I would say this is the perfect tribute to the Blade Runner World added with their own Neo-Noir approach.
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.
The amazing people over at RETOKA . just shared another set of their coolest abstract series title Skylines. They also have animated some of them creating a even more nostalgic look. I say nostalgic because it reminds me of the classic Sega Genesis title Streets of Rage for some reason. They are city skylines translated to vertical and colorful lines, including famous places like San Francisco, Panama, Chicago amongst others.
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.
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.
Rafał Rola, a super prolific designer from Lublin, Poland shared an incredible post on Behance sharing some beautiful posters created in 2017. The posters are for movies like Blade Runner 2049, Justice League, Star Wars Last Jedi, Ghost in the Shell, War for the Plane of the Apes, Wonder Woman and many other super popular movies and TV shows in 2017. The highlight though, is the style. They all feel like oil and watercolor painted but it was all done digitally with Adobe Sketch, Illustrator and Photoshop.
Let's take a look at this rather cool illustration by art director/graphic designer Rui Gonçalves. Based in Barcelona, Spain, Rui is a true passion when it comes to graphic design and also art direction. Judging by his Behance Profile, ideas and concepts seems to be his forté. Today we are a case study at the Forgotten Temple Illustration, a commission project ended up being a personal experimentation.
Wonderlust Ident / Racing is an illustration and animation project shared on Behance by a few super talented people. Their goal was to show that when you approach life with a childlike sense of wonder, life will always be fun and never boring. That is what the project is all about, and it's a series of beautiful illustration combined with smooth animation. It definitely makes you wonder why things got much boring as we grew older.