So as I had a little time to myself this March, I decided to take one of my drawings and turn it into an animation. But! I took it a step further. Due to my lack of Adobe After Effects on my computer, I tried to use an OLD version of Adobe Flash CS5 to create this animation… God I need a copy of After Effects 😦
I sketched out this guy bored one day on this private beach on Long Island:
Then I digitally painted this on my Wacom Intuos Pro tablet in Autodesk’s SketchBook Express:
Last I created some clouds in Affinity Designer and animated this guy in Adobe Flash, I think I messed up in rendering somewhere – might need to look that up, but it came out okay for my testing:
I’m sure if you’ve been on the internet recently you have heard about this iOS game called Monument Valley by ustwo. This game features beautifully designed illustrations of impossible structures, that are reminiscent of the artist M.C. Escher’s work. You play as a lost princes wandering through these structures to find a way out. This game is beautifully designed anyone with an interest in art or design should play this game!
Check out some screen shots of the game along with some prototype sketches below:
Want to see more about Monument Valley? Check Out the links below:
I recently got a Wacom tablet this passed holiday season and instantly fell in love with this device! If you haven’t tried one of these guys, you need to ASAP! As you can see from in my gallery I do a lot of work for The Muckrakers for my brother. When I think of Punk Rock I think of grunge, and dirt. So I used dirty paper textures in the background to give it that feel.
I think i speak for everyone when I say, we all love concept art! But when you think of concept art, you think of video game characters or fictional movie characters like aliens or monsters. For Jason Heuser he imagines the Presidents of the United States! That’s right the Presidents in crazy, insane, ridiculous scenarios!!! Some of these literally had me cracking up and laughing out loud at my desk this morning, especially the Ben Franklin VS. Zeus!!!
If you’re like me and were spitting up your coffee out of uncontrollable laughter, you can see the rest by clicking the link below:
I love to draw and sometimes I find my work a bit dark even if i don’t mean to. Well Scott Martin from Burnt Toast a Motion & Design Company has created work that is both Playful… Yet Dark at the same time! I feel like I am drawn to this style a lot. His work you almost have to do a double take to catch something you didn’t see at a quick glance. Great work! Check it out below.
I have recently shown a great interest in Typography and have seen many different things done, but nothing like this! Lex Wilson an illustrator and graphic designer from Cambridge, UK shows off his illustration skills and his knowledge of type in these highly creative uses of typography. I am definitely going to try some of these myself!
If you like these check out more work by Lex Wilson and many others at Abduzeedo below:
I don’t watch much T.V., but I saw this for MTV and I thought it was the cutest most well designed happy thing I have ever seen in my entire life! Although only 20 seconds of this beautifully illustrated world, artists at Sehsucht Design Agency in Germany have you begging for more! A grey woodland field is illuminated by neon creatures! check out the video.