We have featured before Scott Biersack's work on creating 'sticker collection' for Snapchat on abdz. I think they are creative and bring a variety to the social platform. Scott is back with another collection for Snapchat and this time it's all about Sailor Jerry inspired tattoo designs and 70's psychedelic era. Check them out and if you are able to find them on Snapchat, that would be even more lovely.
Yesterday they have unveiled the insane trailer for Godzilla vs. Kong movie that will be coming out in Spring. According to many, this is an anticipated movie that many have been waiting for years. One person has been pretty excited about this one and it's my oldest kid. To celebrate, I wanted to share this incredible "Godzilla King of Monsters' illustration by Bound to Glory.
sedryung hong has shared this really cute illustrations titled 'A Simple Day' via his Behance profile. We can all agree that a 'global pandemic' comes with its hardships, especially with our day-to-day. That being said, I think there is also its good sides too, we get to spend more time with our own families or close relatives. Or if you have a partner, let's just say there are its ups and downs too haha.
Thinking about Canada sometimes, especially remembering how big it was the country and its people obviously. When I stumbled across this hand-drawn illustration of the beautiful city of Toronto by Kathleen Fu, I just couldn't help to remember my home country. Kathleen is an illustrator, architectural/urban designer based in Toronto. I love this drawing and it's super detailed to its core. Her talented piece really showcases the density of the cityscape and I just couldn't imagine how long it took her to finish this drawing.
I am not sure if this is for a project or personal illustration but I thought it would be nice to share on abdz. Titled 'Mental Health', we are taking a look at this illustrations series by Muhammed Sajid, a designer based in Bangalore, India. There isn't a well-fitted moment to speak about 'Mental Health' during a pandemic, I think it has affected all of us during the course of the last year alone. It's important to stay positive but also recognize the hardships whatever it is for your life, career, family, and even losses.
Figma is a powerful, collaborative tool for interface design, prototyping, and more. Let's put an emphasis on the 'more' for this feature on abdz. Figma is recognized by the industry as a standard in terms of your stack of tools for the design process. Some talented individuals will push beyond its capabilities of what the things you can accomplish and Martin Bekerman's work is a great example of how far and how high you can push the tool.
I think I have mentioned this many times already but I love how some individuals are crazy talented at drawing portraits that will come close to an actual photograph. If we are speaking of celebrities, you can practically easily recognize them. Let's take a look at the work of Robinson Cursor, he is an illustrator and typographer based in Budapest, Hungary. I just help to notice Arnold's portrait that looks totally badass. I am sure Robinson got inspired by the Terminator movie on this one, I hope you will enjoy the entire series!
I always excited whenever I see new work from Evgeny Zubkov, an illustrator and graphic designer from Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation. A couple of years back, we have featured his awe-inspiring illustration series of 'CARBONGRAD 1999' and now he is back with 'Северный Паук' which means 'Northern Spider'. In his words, 'a personal experimental project about an alternative "spider-man" in the realities of the Siberian province'. And it looks quite fantastic, well done Evgeny.
Old school console is making a slow comeback in our household. Most of us have been staying in confinement during the holidays. Away from the relatives, kids going aloud for the season' greetings and we can understand them. I had to pull off the shelves, one of the SNES Classic Edition to keep those monsters controlled. Tyler Pate is an art director/graphic designer, illustrator, and all-around creative from Florence, SC. He published a series of illustrations of Nintendo past consoles made with the Wacom, they are sublime. Give them a look!
Ramen. You may be addicted to it, have tried it, or simply heard of it... come on it's 2021, and pretty sure everyone knows about ramen, the highest and most important meal from Japan but every country has its own interpretation of this delicious noodles bowl. Same in design, everyone has their own take on it whatever it is photography, 3D design, or even typography. What's most satisfying to me is how ramen gets alive through illustrations.
The future of art is based on the past but with much more accessible and innovative tools near hand to achieve what we aim but sometimes that innovation is hard to bring back the past. Stumbled across her night series, Ann-Sophie De Steur's artworks nostalgically thrust you in the face. She able to bring back this art deco feels, 30's, the Jets cartoon with a flare of Rocketeer, and everything in between. This night series is pleasant to look at and her take on the color of the night is just really well thought.
The fashion industry is one of the hardest industry, to keep up on-trend, clothes creation and demand, and always to be 'avant-garde'. There's so much work involved from the beginning to the end of each piece of clothing or collection. It always starts with an idea, sketches it out, and throwing in changes. But the sketching part, that I'm fascinated about, the fine perfect drawing lines creating clothes to fit the curves of a woman or man, the shape of it with size to go around. From a piece of illustration on paper to a real-size pattern, ready to be cut and sew.
Some artworks are very straight-forward, it tells you the story behind them the second you looked at them. Some you'll need to think harder about its meaning. Some that will make you love or hate and then love or maybe hate again. Art isn't set into one vision for one's perspective, it reflects the emotion you had right in the moment.
There's something about illustrations and painting altogether, it gives the illustrations another dimension and painting another depth that we have seen and can't stop to enjoy every time. We would like to feature a painter and an Illustration artist Abanam Ma from Beijing, China. Fuzing both creatives aspects together to create these modern ancient Chinese paintings that are absolutely wonderful. Based on sacred animals of the Chinese cultures and symbolism color palettes, he created these fascinating series that we are featuring today on abdz. Hope you will enjoy these!
At this moment around the world and during this health crisis, feminism opposition and black matter controversy, when one thing wasn't enough, many things happen together, and hope is on a fine line. Will we ever see this light at the end of the tunnel? As much as I want to say "Yes, very soon!", and the reality of it depends on humanity to be able to unify and look at each other like one. We all express it out in our way and words to transcend the message to raised awareness.
Our good pal Bram Vanhaeren has shared a new Skillshare class and it's about 'How to create a colorful & energetic portraits in Adobe Illustrator'. Bram is an awesome visual artist based in Antwerp, Belgium, I am pretty sure you will recognize his unique style as we have featured his work many times on abdz. I am personally a big fan of his portraits and this is what his Skillshare class is all about.
Kurt Chang is an artist based in Los Angeles, CA, USA, he has been sharing pretty illustrations via his Behance. With this never-ending pandemic, I have noticed an increase in 'digital art' projects being shared. We all have on our way to deal with this 'longer isolation', maybe it wasn't the full intention behind Kurt's series but I thought it will be great to share so we can inspire each other. Looking at Kurt's series as he calls it: 'Daily Art'.
Titled: 'Japonismes', we are featuring a series of hand-drawn illustrations with Japanese motifs by Lucas Reis. He is the head of Art at Mother based in London, United Kingdom, we have featured his work 'The Bible of Barbecue' before on abdz. It's great to feature this project who reflects Luca's style and the same high-quality standard. These posters are beautiful and really enjoy the minimal approach of the color palette which were black, red, and of course white. These posters are also screen printed and available for purchase.
Sam Gilbey is a sublime and talented illustrator from London, United Kingdom. His work has been featured in books, magazines, comics, exhibitions but not yet on abdz. It's totally worth the scroll on this one, really excited to share the work of Sam. He has worked with many famous brands like Adidas, Activision, Apple, Audi, British Airways, CollegeHumor, Disney, Edgar Wright, Empire Magazine, Esquire, GQ, The Guardian, Lucasfilm, Manga UK, Marvel Studios, The Muppets, Paramount Pictures and the list goes on and on.
Musketon is an 'illustration machine' based in Gent, Belgium, he is basically a master of his craft. You can tell that he is a big fan of pop culture from the 80s and 90s. We are featuring his 'In the nineties' illustrative series from Behance. It's a collection where he humorously illustrated 'what if our today tech has been brought back to the 90s'. For example, what if Airbnb existed back or what if it would like if we had Uber back in those years.