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Nature of Brazil Photo Illustration

Nature of Brazil Photo Illustration

This amazing photo illustration is a personal project by Brazilian designer Fabio Araujo. This project is about Brazil's nature, The largest country in South America, Brazil is blessed with exuberant natural beauty. Enjoy! For more from Fabio Araujo visit behance.net/fabioaraujo.

Interview with Cusco Rebel

Interview with Cusco Rebel

After a while we are back with some new interviews with brazilian artists. Today we had the pleasure to interview Alexandre Cravo aka. Cusco Rebel, a artist an art director from Abduzeedo's hometown. You can reach Cusco on the following links: Facebook Flickr Instagram Mundo AG 1) First of all I would like to thank you for doing this interview, it's an honor for us to present more about you to our readers. I would like to start asking you about when your interest for illustration and art started? Thanks a lot for the opportunity! So, I always liked to draw since I was a kid this was one of the things I most enjoy in life. When I got my very first skateboard I started to notice art on a different way. I really got into the Skateboard lifestyle, the magazines, shape designs, the brands, also discovering the urban architechure and what obstacles the city gave me to use. I was living in Rio Grande, a city on the countryside of Rio Grande do Sul and there was not any skateshop at the time, this way I had to make my own gear, t-shirts, zines, shapes. That was a great experience back in 1989, since I had the opportunity to experiment new materials nad techniques like stencil, weatpaste and spraypaint. In 1994 I moved to Porto Alegre and started to work there on comercial projects using street art techniques for shops, companies and etc. 2) Besides your personal work, you're also known for your project on Mundo AG. Tell us more about the beginning of the company and your future plans. Mundo AG started as an art gallery with the will to get people from Porto Alegre art scene together. We did more than 30 exhibits over 2 years, since people loved a lot our decoration, furniture designs and interior design we started to get a lot of this kind of work on the following years. The possibilities transformed Mundo AG on a art studio focused on the creation of ambients and interior design. Today I work as a art director and try to mkae projects that involve people not just visually but also on a personal level, like our project called Jesus Felizão. 3) Which artists do you use as reference? I like so many, here some: Roa, Speto, Vik Muniz, Obey Giant, Aryz, Fintan Magee, Etam Cru, Pablo Etchepare, Renan Santos,... 4) Your style is quite influenced by cartoons, punk rock, skateboard culture and underground comics. How did you develop this style and how would you describe it? Maybe something a bit Punk Shamanic,because I get many influence from ancient cultures, but at the same time I really like to work listening to Ramones. 5) Describe us a bit about your creative process while creating a piece I try to get offline and disconnect from the world, I put some music, a deep breath and try to get inspired. I always try to put as much energy as I can on my projects and also a positive message on it. After that, I try to enjoy what I'm doing, being thankful for the opportunity to have this work, feeling free as when I ride a skateboard. 6) Describe us your daily routine? I like to wake up early and drink some coffee, I make some Chimarrão and try organize my schedule for the day. I occupy the morning with Mundo AG projects, on the evening I try to focus on my personal work. It's not always like these, but it's a way to plan my day. Most importantly: I try to draw everyday! 7) What's your best moment on your carreer till now? I think it's right now, I feel more concious and enjoying my life. 8) Tell us five lessons you believe are really important for every artist. Never give up; Draw and create everyday; Be useful; Work hard, but work happy, enjoy some music; Be thankful for the opportunity given. 9) Tell us five websites that you like to visit. juxtapoz.com / woostercollective.com / abduzeedo.com / retaildesignblog.net / vista.art.br 10) Thanks again for your time, please leave a final message for the ones who are starting out on this kind of business.. Believe, dream, but also plan. Without planning, hard work and dedication the path is way longer. You gotta know where you want to get, than you must just go. Focus, strength and faith! A big hug and keep strong!

A Biblia Definitiva Do Churrasco

A Biblia Definitiva Do Churrasco

”A Biblia Definitiva Do Churrasco” means “The Ultimate Barbecue Bible” and it’s a beautiful book created by Lucas Reis; a creative and art director based in São Paulo, Brazil. This bible is an amazing mixture of hand lettering typography and photography in result of making our perfect summer cookout. ...a beautiful book that you can keep on your shelf or tear to pieces to make the perfect barbecue. All Rights to Lucas Reis All Rights to Lucas Reis All Rights to Lucas Reis All Rights to Lucas Reis All Rights to Lucas Reis All Rights to Lucas Reis All Rights to Lucas Reis All Rights to Lucas Reis All Rights to Lucas Reis All Rights to Lucas Reis All Rights to Lucas Reis All Rights to Lucas Reis All Rights to Lucas Reis All Rights to Lucas Reis Links More info about Lucas Reis: http://lucasreis.prosite.com Follow Lucas Reis on Behance: https://www.behance.net/lucasreis Via Behance

More Stunning Works of Adhemas Batista (I'm Selling Colors)

More Stunning Works by Adhemas Batista (I'm Selling Colors)

Adhemas Batista aka I'm Selling Colors, is a self-taught visual artist from São Paulo, Brazil currently based in Los Angeles, USA. Adhemas has worked with many brands out there and he never ceased to burst so many creative and stunning works. It’s really amazing to witness his process throughout the years. All Rights to Adhemas Batista All Rights to Adhemas Batista All Rights to Adhemas Batista All Rights to Adhemas Batista All Rights to Adhemas Batista All Rights to Adhemas Batista All Rights to Adhemas Batista All Rights to Adhemas Batista All Rights to Adhemas Batista All Rights to Adhemas Batista All Rights to Adhemas Batista All Rights to Adhemas Batista All Rights to Adhemas Batista All Rights to Adhemas Batista All Rights to Adhemas Batista All Rights to Adhemas Batista All Rights to Adhemas Batista All Rights to Adhemas Batista All Rights to Adhemas Batista All Rights to Adhemas Batista All Rights to Adhemas Batista All Rights to Adhemas Batista All Rights to Adhemas Batista All Rights to Adhemas Batista All Rights to Adhemas Batista All Rights to Adhemas Batista All Rights to Adhemas Batista All Rights to Adhemas Batista All Rights to Adhemas Batista All Rights to Adhemas Batista Links More info about Adhemas Batista: http://www.adhemas.com Follow Adhemas on Behance:https://www.behance.net/Adhemas Via Behance

Case study: Tomb Raider by Marcelo Bastos

Case Study: Tomb Raider by Marcelo Bastos

Hi everyone, following the worldwide launch of Tomb Raider game, today we're going to present a case study of this illustration by the digital artist Marcelo Bastos. Marcelo is a artist based in Fortaleza, Brazil with a focus on speed painting and character design. You can see more artworks from Marcelo at his Behance and at his Facebook page. The main idea for this illustration was the launching of Tomb Raider's new game, a series that I'm a complete fan. So I decided to try out my version of Lara Croft based on the one from this game.Processo 1 After I made the pose for the illustration, it's time to square the shapes on the composition. Always trying to make soft lines in order to shape the image and also thinking about the lightning e shading (that's why I started it out on grayscale). Processo 2 Here we start to see some details popping out like the hair and eyes, but I keep the focus on the general image. On the beginning I never worry about the final details of the image, because you end up wasting too much time giving attention to a specific part. Processo 3 I changed a bit Lara's face as it wasn't with correct simmetry, I wanted her to look straight and strong. Here I used the hair to give some focus on the face, so it act like frame. Processo 4 As the focal point of the image is the face, I worked on details surrounding this area. I used rain brushes and textures for the background of the image, I also used the liquify tool to make some adjustments on the head and face. Final After I defined all the lightning, shadow and shapes on grayscale, I created a layer and set a overlay blending mode to apply the colors I selected previously for this project. After I defined the areas with the correct colors, than I just merge down all layers e start the refining process, always duplicating the layer after I make any change.

Case Study: Anchored in Blood by Felipe Navarro

Case Study: Anchored in Blood by Felipe Navarro

Hi everyone, today we are featuring a tutorial with traditional techniques with brushes and pencils, Felipe Navarro is going to show us the process behind his artwork "Anchored in Blood". Felipe is a illustrator based in Porto Alegre, Brasil with a peculiar taste for retro art and traditional techniques. You can see more from Felipe and his artworks at the following links: Website Behance Facebook Step 1 I did all the sketching process using pencils. On the beginning I though that the anchor should have a blue tone as a base for a more metallic fill. Well, it happened that I put too much blue on it hehe, but off course you can fix this by using some paper If the ink still wet, you can also put some white ink on it to achieve the color you wanted. Step 2 The blue anchor. Have you ever saw a blue anchor? I never saw one actually, so I decided to add some green ink to make it look a bit dirty. The stains were made by dripping some green ink and by letting the drops slide along the paper. Coloring the ropes was quite simple: just applied some muddy colors as brown, color it from the borders to the centre so you can make a volume gradient on it. Step 3 On the background I decided to use sponge as a brush, I tested in other sheet of people before to see if it would work. Also I dripped a lot of ink along the paper almost making a mess. Step 4 I thought that some points got too much dark and so I used a white pencil to fix this issue. Step 5 Using different pen tips I made the stroke of the anchor with india ink. Tip: If you're using a color pencil like I did, you can't use disposable india ink pen because it probably won't work over the pencil. Step 6 As a final act I used brush with water to enhance some points, stains and details. Final Result

Sweez Branding and Packaging Identity by Maurício Cardoso

Sweez Branding and Packaging Identity by Maurício Cardoso

Sweez: Sweet and Freezing is a delight shop located in Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil. The stunning branding identity was designed by Maurício Cardoso and Maurício is a designer and illustrator based in Caxias Do Sul, Brazil. Hope you'll like this one because it's beautiful! For more information about the Mauricio Cardoso, you can visit his profile on Behance. All Rights to Mauricio Cardoso All Rights to Mauricio Cardoso All Rights to Mauricio Cardoso All Rights to Mauricio Cardoso All Rights to Mauricio Cardoso All Rights to Mauricio Cardoso All Rights to Mauricio Cardoso All Rights to Mauricio Cardoso All Rights to Mauricio Cardoso All Rights to Mauricio Cardoso All Rights to Mauricio Cardoso All Rights to Mauricio Cardoso All Rights to Mauricio Cardoso All Rights to Mauricio Cardoso All Rights to Mauricio Cardoso All Rights to Mauricio Cardoso All Rights to Mauricio Cardoso All Rights to Mauricio Cardoso

Incredible Paper Sculpture by Carlos Meira

Carlos Meira is a designer and art director from Brazil. In the past few years he decided to focus on illustration, more specifically, paper sculpture. Carlos work is simply amazing, with an incredible attention to details and the most important thing, he captures the Brazilian culture in his work. For more information about Carlos visit his blog at http://www.carlosmeirailustrador.blogspot.com/ or his Behance at http://www.behance.net/CarlosMeira Carnival Brazil´s Federal Bank Soccer Players White - various

Branding and Packaging Work of Leandro Senna

Leandro Senna is an art director and graphic designer from Brazil. He has done work for great brands in Brazil in the area of branding and packaging. For more information visit http://www.leandrosenna.com/ TEACHER´S SCOTCH WHISKY TURMIX • Cookies CEPÊRA • Branding and Packaging Architecture CARREFOUR PACKAGES

Comic Book Artist: Mike Deodato Jr.

Mike Deodato Jr. it's a brazilian comic book artist that got really exposed during the 90's, having his own studio and working for all big comic brands as Marvel, DC, Image and Dark Horse. His classic comic style reminded us that masters like Jim Lee, Frank Frazetta and Wil Eisner, having a great appeal to lightning and shading effects. You can see more from this awesome brazilian artist at his Official Website or on his DevianArt Gallery.

Creative Advertising by Platinum

Platinum is a creative studio of 13 artists from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, mastering and mixing their skills in photography, illustration, 3D and CGI. Platinum creatives just seamlessly good together, you clearly see why they just have clients all around the world. Hope you will enjoy these incredible and creative advertisements. To find out more about Platinum, you can check out their website at Platinumfmd.com.br.

Stylish Work of Minetto

Éder Minetto is a designer and illustrator from Santa Catarina, Brazil. He is graduated in Design and Artistic Design, was a founding partner of Alice Studio and had already worked for Caixa Econômica Federal Bank, HSBC Institute in partnership with Camiseteria, for Toddy, Petrobras, Sorria Magazine, Runners Magazine, Época Magazine, among others. This year he started a new project: Minetto.cc - developing design and illustration projects. For more information visit http://minetto.cc/ Poster Minetto.cc Época Negócios Magazine Poster Coderockr 2012 My New Jacket Poster Coderockr 2011 Wallpa Project Ugly project Roof Top Shine on You Crazy Diamond

Adobe Camp Brazil

Due to great success in 2010 and 2011, Flash Camp Brazil got bigger and now is Adobe Camp Brazil, with talks and workshops on Design, Development and Digital Video. Some of the best professionals in the world, coming from companies like Google, Adobe, QNX, Conspiração Filmes, PontoMobi Group, Sencha and BlackBerry, meet on 27 and 28 of April 2012 in Maceió, to present, discuss the latest trends and innovations with a focus on the creative and technological scenario. See how the latest Flash Camp Brazil was: Check out some pictures of the last Flash Camp Brasil here. The event takes place in the Radisson Hotel in Maceio for 2 days with a intense schedule of 4 workshops, several talks in Portuguese and English with simultaneous translation, attracting participants from various Brazilian states and other countries. The initiative to bring the ADOBE CAMP, which takes place in various parts of the world, to Brazil came from brothers Derick and Demian Borba, partners, owners of the interactive agency in California Action Creations, partners with Adobe and RIM-BlackBerry, both graduates and residents for a long period in the capital of Alagoas. As a pioneering event in the country, organizers are inviting professionals and students from around the world to learn from the best minds in the area. With full support and supervision of U.S. Adobe Systems, Adobe Camp speakers Brazil include developers, creative directors, filmmakers, designers, photographers, video makers, CTOs and CEOs from Brazil, Europe and the United States. The last event was considered the best Adobe Camp ever held in the world and registrations are going super fast. "We believe that registration will sell out very soon, even more quickly than it did last year, where the entries sold out a week in advance." says Derick Borba. According to Demian Borba, "Maceió is well located in the heart of Brazil, near other capitals of weight in the Northeast. It is a fantastic tourist destination for visitors to the Camp and the creativity and talent of the Brazilian has surprises foreigners every day. Moreover, Maceió has always welcomed us with great warmth and this is our way of giving back. " See the energy of the event during the final raffle and closure: Within the event also happens the first BlackBerry App Contest, where developers and designers need to create an app and compete for great prizes such as a BlackBerry PlayBook for each member of the team, a project with interactive an agency in California, United States, 2 tickets per team for the worldwide developers conference in San Francisco: BlackBerry DevCon Americas, an Adobe Collection package with several official software (Mac or PC) per team, two days consulting exclusively for inclusion of their application on BlackBerry AppWorld, 12 month subscription per teamthe Tuts + Premium, one of the best sites for training in the world, an officially licensed product Ext Sencha Designer per team; a Sencha PowerPack for each member of the team and a tour on April 29 on the south coast with the speakers of Adobe CampBrazil (including transportation, catamaran and food). Registrations to the event are limited and they can be made online on Adobe Camp Brazil.

Worldwide Photography #49: Cuiabá

Worldwide Photography is a series of posts where every week we're going to show a city or location around the globe bringing the coolest photography samples of it. The photographs authors are all credited right above their pictures. Today feature: Cuiabá, Brasil. For the next week we're going to feature Busan, South Korea so if you want to send your submissions for the next Worldwide Photography, please tweet the tag #wwphoto and the link of the photo(s) on twitter. I'll be wainting for your submissions :) rosanomauroschrockinatorNélio Oliveirapedrotguimaraesemanuelle rigoniDaniel LucassergioazevedophotossergioazevedophotosFrancisco AragãopedrotguimaraesxiskáMateus Hidalgosergioazevedophotospedrotguimaraespedrotguimaraesericrstonerpaulisson_mchirgysergioazevedophotosMateus HidalgoBruno Moreira -Helder FariabartholoMateus HidalgoFlávio Cruvinel BrandãorosanomauroJeff BelmonteOrdi CalderBruno Moreira -Lucas NinnoLucas NinnoFabiano A. ArndtpedrotguimaraespedrotguimaraesbrshiraishisoludimperPaulo Antoniojc.patricioJeff BelmonteOigres o Ogro

SAP Labs Brazil, by Eduardo de Almeida and Shundi Iwamizu Architects

I have already presented buildings here on these posts from all around the world, and it is with great pride that I am pleased to present a project located very near where I live, in Sao Leopoldo, it was a contest for SAP Labs Brazil, theproject is from Eduardo Almeida and Shundi Iwamizu Associates Architects. Built on campus at the Unisinos University and designed to house the software development industry SAP Labs, is a 3 storie building, with simple volume and horizontal character that maintains and respected range of other campus buildings. Use of “brise-soleils” for protection from excessive sunlight, besides of the economic and rational use of energy systems that meet the requirements of LEED Gold Certified, U.S. Green Building Council. © Eduardo de Almeida, Shundi Iwamizu Arquitectos Associados © Eduardo de Almeida, Shundi Iwamizu Arquitectos Associados © Eduardo de Almeida, Shundi Iwamizu Arquitectos Associados © Eduardo de Almeida, Shundi Iwamizu Arquitectos Associados © Eduardo de Almeida, Shundi Iwamizu Arquitectos Associados © Eduardo de Almeida, Shundi Iwamizu Arquitectos Associados The project adopts a linear scheme along the rear boundary of the lot, which is located via an internal circulation and parking spaces. Consisting of two parallel blocks of 12m wide, the building creates open spaces that create targeted central interior and allow the use of light and natural ventilation. © Eduardo de Almeida, Shundi Iwamizu Arquitectos Associados © Eduardo de Almeida, Shundi Iwamizu Arquitectos Associados © Eduardo de Almeida, Shundi Iwamizu Arquitectos Associados © Eduardo de Almeida, Shundi Iwamizu Arquitectos Associados © Eduardo de Almeida, Shundi Iwamizu Arquitectos Associados © Eduardo de Almeida, Shundi Iwamizu Arquitectos Associados

Branding Inspiration by Roger Oddone

Roger Oddone is a designer from São Paulo, Brasil specialized in branding identities. Roger Oddone is also the name of his design studio focused on corporate and brand indentity. In collaboration with several partners they also offer brand strategy, naming, package and web design services. For more information about Roger Oddoe work visit http://www.rogeroddone.com.br/ Corporate and brand identity Taiama Corporate and brand identity SDP Corporate and brand identity Recife/Olinda Corporate and brand identity Grupo Athiva Corporate and brand identity Szuster Corporate and brand identity Zap Corporate and brand identity Amova Brand identity Roger Oddone

Plastic Cup Art and Sketches by Gustavo Vicentini

Gustavo Vicentini is product designer and illustrator from São Paulo, Brazil. Gustavo had this awesome idea of starting drawing on plastic cups in his free time at work, we love that idea and that's why we will share with you some of them as well as some sketches from his sketchbook, which are fantastic as well. For more information about Gustavo, we highly recommend that you check out his Web site at http://www.gustavicentini.com/ Sketchbook