Here is a brief time lapse of the creation of a 3D robot character. I used Blender for the modeling and photoshop to comp.
Published quarterly, illustrators is a high quality magazine devoted to illustration. The print quality is amazing! Pokedstudio is featured in issue 15 and it contains about 22 Pokedstudio images in our interview. You can purchase a copy here
Last year we were approached by Bert from Shoparound.nl in Holland to supply artwork for a band he was working with. They were Dutch rockers, Barry Hays Flying V Formation.
They wanted a cover based on a image I'd created a while back, this was modified to suit the artwork requirements. Bert then created the rest of the album design and text.
On its release the album has gone straight to number one in the Dutch in the Dutch Vinyl Top 50!
Which is great for the band! The album is available on Coloured vinyl, black vinyl and CD.
Pokedstudio's Jonathan Ball is pleased to be a tutor at The Masterclasses am Brillantengrund from 17-20th November 2016
Masterclasses am Brillantengrund is a workshop series for creatives from all over the world. Twice a year, for a few days, participants and international lecturers will meet at a great place where they can learn from each other, exchange opinions and experience, and simply have a great time. The classes are open to everyone who is working in creative business, but also to senior students and advanced autodidacts.
The Hotel am Brillantengrund, right in the heart of Vienna
Who´s behind it?
Atelier olschinsky, design studio from Vienna. Other artists involved are Steve Simpson, Mattias Adolfsson and Sergi Brosa.
Apply or view more details here
Pleased to be part of the upcoming Hello kitty and 99 friends show in April this year. Check out the flyer below for details of the show.
Here's a preview of my piece based on the character Coro Chan. Its will be a one off print and available to buy at the show.
Blender 2.77 splash screen illustrationRead More
I love the quality of crisp highlights and bright colours you often get with hand drawn and vector cartoon illustration and animations. This is sometimes referred too as toon shading. You can create this effect in 3D programs such as Blender , but it takes a bit of tweaking to get good results. I use a combination of Blender and Photoshop for my toon look images and animations. You can also download the 3D Blender source file here ( no redistribution or sharing allowed ). This will help you see more clearly how the image is constructed.
I often get asked how I get extra colour, vibrancy and texture into my 3D work.
Often 3D renders can come out a bit flat and boring. The key to vibrancy is comping and mixing lots of renders ( passes ) in a program such a photoshop, that allows you to blend your various renders layers.Read More
I find butcher shops fascinating, so though it would be fun to make an image of some meat characters. The image also features "cake" from adventure time, just for fun!.
The image was created in Blender 2.76 and then comped in adobe photoshop.
Spongebob promo illustration for Nickelodeon
Created with Blender and Cycles, comped in photoshop
Nickelodeon’s “Spongebob Squarepants” used with permission by Nickelodeon.
©2015 Viacom Media Networks. All Rights Reserved. Nickelodeon, all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks owned by Viacom Media Networks, a division of Viacom International Inc.
Pokedstudio will be at Gusto Robusto Exhibition in Treviso Italy on the 25th of September to sign prints , there will be around 20 other artists exhibiting.
The list includes
- Orlando Arocena- Mexifunk Illustrator - PRESENTE
- Jonathan Ball - PRESENTE
- Roberto Hikimi Blefari - PRESENTE
- Francesco Bongiorni - PRESENTE
- Mirko Càmia - PRESENTE
-Tom Lane Ginger Monkey - PRESENTE
- Alessandro Shout Gottardo - PRESENTE
- Maria Grønlund - PRESENTE
- Brandon Johnson Ragnarama
- Fabio Marangoni - PRESENTE
- Andrea Minini - PRESENTE
- Sara Penco illustrator - PRESENTE
- Gloria Pizzilli - PRESENTE
- Marco Goran Romano, @Goran Factory - PRESENTE
- Marta Sorte - Illustration - PRESENTE
- David Sossella - PRESENTE
- Francesco Sposato - PRESENTE
- tokyoplastic - PRESENTE
- Fabrizio Morra, winner of the contest. - PRESENTE
Always nice to see our work in a great magazine. In this months issue of Advanced Photoshop Magazine ( no 139 ) there is a 6 page write up about Pokedstudio and how we work.
We would like to that the folks at Advanced Photoshop for the feature!
It was great to be invited to speak at Adobes creative meet-up in London on the 25th of June.
Was a great opportunity to meet fellow creatives and talk about some aspects my work and show of a few of my illustrations and animations on the big screen. Also speaking where UX consultant Paul Boag, Adobe evangelist Rufus Deuchler, and creative genius Radim Malinic.
Pokedstudio had the pleasure of Helping Affinity Designer demonstrate their vector software App during the Apple WWDC 2015 conference in San Francisco.
The team at Serif picked up a design award and used the illustration "ice cream thing" to highlight several outstanding features of the design software live on screen.
Pokedstudio is glad to be featured in Super Modified, a new book from the Adobe and Behance. It presents a tightly curated collection of "cutting-edge" creative work from all over the world, Super-Modified: The Behance Book of Creative Work takes you inside the trends driving today’s most exciting art and design creations. Available from Gestalten
A recent illustration created with Blender and Photoshop. A Siamese robot creates new life in his lab. The creatures are created out of old electronics, Nintendo consoles and ipods.