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Stylish Digital Artworks by Alex Maltsev

We would love to introduce the work of Alex Maltsev who is a digital artist based in Los Angeles, California. I am surprised we have never featured him on ABDZ but now it's official. His style is quite experimental because you can notice how Alex is trying different concepts and it's working quite well for him. Focusing his work on of course digital art, motion, and illustration; make sure to check out more of his works on Behance.

Art Direction & Illustration: The Flavors of World Cuisines

We are sharing the work from Omar. Aqil and Duck Knees who have worked with Expedia on both respectively on Art Direction and Ilustration. Based on the concept of Synaesthesia (which is a form of a condition.) that you can sense the causes of an involuntary reaction in one or more of the other senses. Based on that personal experience, you get such a great idea and in the end, it's such an explosive concept worth taking a look at. Props for their work!

Meta Morphis Illustration Series by Kirill Maksimchuk

Happy Friday everyone! We wanted to share this series of experiments/illustrations by Kirill Maksimchuk, a visual artist based in Kaliningrad, Russian Federation. It hasn't been long ago since our last feature on ABDZ but his work is such so unique and visually inspiring! You should definitely check out his Behance, it's filled with 3D, 4D renders, concepts, motion and more.

Graphic Design Inspiration: Espectros

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.

P L A C E S: Illustration Series by Muhammed Sajid

Just a little while ago, we have featured the work of Muhammed Sajid on his "Home" series on ABDZ. Muhammed has a distinct body of work that needs a lot more recognition and just adding to his awesomeness, he is even sharing a GIF time-lapse of his process. What can you ask more? It's quite inspiring! Let's kick it off in style with Muhammed Sajid

Billelis's Illustration Tribute to Avengers: Infinity War

We have featured the work of Billelis for his rad illustration on Black Panther. He is back again with two illustrations as a tribute to Avengers: Infinity War. This movie has been crushing at the Box Office and it's exciting on how it inspires artists to create. Thanks to Billelis for sharing the process shots which is interesting and always inspiring. I just love the texture on Thano's Gauntlet, it's amazing.

Typographic Illustration for ESPN NEXT

Andrew Footit recently had the privilege to work with ESPN The Magazine on their NEXT Feature. The project included a typographic Intro Illustration a flat logotype of the Intro type and some custom letters which later turned into a font. The feature is about up coming and young star athletes, the next stars of their specific sports. The intro piece needed to have a futuristic feel to it so we used 3D type with LED styled lighting inner strips.

Nike Air Max 270 Illustration & Typography

Happy Friday guys! Already the end of the week and hope your week went pretty well. We are cooking with the idea for keeping Fridays entirely for you guys, we would pick projects that we have received from our community through Facebook or Instagram and feature them on ABDZ. Let's start it off with the work of Wes L Cockx who is a 3D illustrator based in Brussels, Belgium.

Concept Art for Surreal Air Carriers

Paul Chadeisson is a Senior Illustrator & Concept Artist, full time freelance since 2016, working for games and films. He has an incredible portfolio of concept art for clients including NCSoft’s ArenaNet, 343 Industries, Walt Disney Pictures,  Alcon Entertainment, Lionsgate, 20th Century fox, Square Enix, Unit Image, OATS studios, The Senate VFX.

Editorial Design and Illustration for Public-sector Publications

Marçal Prats shared a beautiful post showcasing the editorial design and illustration work done for very important publications. These public-sector publications have one thing in common: the people. The topics they deal with are very sensitive and therefore the illustrations always convey trust and positivity. For more information make sure to check out: http://www.marcal.net/

Gorgeous Tarot Card Design by Caterina Bianchini

We're totally digging these gorgeous Tarot cards designed for Neustellar, a Swiss organization run by Andreas Graf that provides spiritual teaching, mindfulness workshops and counseling. The creative talent behind the work is the lovely Caterina Bianchini, a multi-award winning designer and art director based in London. Tarot cards may not be the first place you look for drawing inspiration but we hope these have moved you just as much as they have us.  

Illustration and Poster Design for Indiana Jones Trilogy

Grzegorz Domaradzki created some stunning illustrations for the Indiana Jones trilogy. They feature all main characters that made these movies, probably the most entertaining trilogy ever. I know there's a fourth movie, but we rather not count that one. There are 2 versions of the poster, in 8 or 6 color screen print with metallic links. As you can see from the images below, they are quite amazing.  Illustrations

Illustration Process: Battle by Thomas Rohlfs

Thomas Rohlfs is an illustrator from Amsterdam, Netherlands with a very unique style. He shared a illustration post on his Behance profile showing a bit of his process from sketches to the final piece. The most amazing thing for me is the sense of movement added by a quite aggressive perspective. In addition to that, the color scheme and textures are top notch.

Illustration Series: Cities of Colours

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.

Home is a Colorful Set of Illustrations by Muhammed Sajid

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.

Let's celebrate the International Women's Day

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.

Illustration Inspiration: Selections from DKNG, Animagic Studios, Rwds and more

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.

Une Historie: Delightful Illustrations by Marc Majewski

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.

Art Direction: Nike RT Illustration

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!

Incredible Digital Art Work of Bastien Grivet

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.

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