Behind the Project: Cloud City

In this series, we’ll look deeper into some of the projects on Behance.net that are especially admired in our community. Together, Julie Wilkinson and Joyanne Horscroft are The Makerie Studio, a creative collaboration producing unique three dimensional paper sculptures for both commercial and artistic purposes. They are inspired by forgotten worlds, rare prints, and the beauty of details, allowing them to create unique pieces. Cloud City is their most recent project uploaded to Behance.

What was your inspiration for this project?
The inspiration for Cloud City came from an obsession with Moroccan arches and architecture, something we’d been eyeing up for over two years and really wanted to use for one of our pieces. We’d started drawing up a few intricate designs based on real buildings, but that had us stumped for a while because the buildings were already so beautiful. It was hard to know what to do next, and how to make them our own in some way. But when we distilled what it was that we loved about them – the pattern making, the colours, the structure – we thought it would be lovely to take these very rational details into a dreamier, illogical realm. And that’s how we ended up with floating egg palaces connected by ladders in the sky…

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Adobe Sketch: Natural drawing tools, seamlessly integrated with Behance

Adobe Sketch brings inspiration, drawing, and your creative community together in one place. Capture your ideas as sketches and share them on Behance for instant feedback. Sketch gives you the freedom to find inspiration, explore ideas, and get feedback from trusted peers—wherever you are.

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Sketch with tools that behave like the real thing. Create with essential drawing tools that interact naturally with the canvas: a graphite pencil, an ink pen, two blending markers, (brush tip, chisel tip), and an eraser. Draw with your finger or a stylus; the natural drawing tools respond beautifully.

Explore some of the amazing projects created with Sketch on Behance.

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Sketch as much as you want; your ideas are never limited by the number of sketches you can create. Organize your ideas as projects in Sketch with simple touch gestures.

Post a Work in Progress on Behance and get immediate feedback on your ideas directly in Sketch. Share updates as new revisions. And you can share with friends on Facebook and Twitter, too.

 

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Touch Slide is the most elegant precision drawing interface to come to mobile apps.
 Draw perfect straight lines, circles, rectangles or triangles with this built-in digital ruler. Easily align shapes using on-screen smart guides and snapping.

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Behance for Android has arrived!

The Behance mobile app is now on Android!  Showcase, discover and collect creative work on your phone or tablet. Explore millions of projects by the world’s top creative talent wherever you are.

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On the Behance app for Android you can:

  • Search and explore millions of projects on Behance
  • Browse the latest activity and new work by Creatives you follow
  • Follow top creatives on Behance and see what they appreciate

 

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All the searching power of the Discover tab in your pocket. Find and sort creative work by creative field, location, keywords and more. Plus, stay up to date with a feed of the latest work from your own network.

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Access your own profile, collections, and portfolio statistics, or view and follow the full profile of anyone else. Explore full projects and Work In Progress from anywhere on the network.

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Access your own profile, collections, and portfolio statistics, or view and follow the full profile of anyone else. Explore full projects and Work In Progress from anywhere on the network.

 

Download the Behance app for Android on the Google Play store

Behance Member Success Stories: Mart Biemans

In this installment, we’re featuring Mart Biemans, a young digital artist and illustrator from The Netherlands. Since joining in 2008, Mart has been featured in number of the Behance networks and was profiled in Adobe’s New Creatives campaign earlier in 2014.  Below is an excerpt of a testimonial from the artist.

“My life has proven that it is almost impossible to predict your future, even though I’ve had dreams and expectations like every other kid growing up, things turned out completely different than expected. . .

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Serve up your latest Work In Progress via your desktop

It’s never been easier to give and get feedback. Take your work in progress from your desktop straight to Behance with the new WIP app for Macs. The WIP app is a hub for sharing and exploring the freshest work on Behancework still in progress.

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On the Work in Progress app for desktop you can:

  • Upload snapshots of your latest work directly from your desktop to get feedback from others and showcase a preview of your newest work on your portfolio
  • Give your feedback on Work in Progress from creatives in your network
  • Broadcast your latest updates and request feedback in one click sharing via Facebook and Twitter

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Work In Progress allows you to get instant feedback from the creative community by uploading a snapshot of your work in progress.

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Work in Progress is a great opportunity to show work in its early stages, and get feedback on it that can guide the direction it will take.

Get involved with the creative community by sharing your own feedback on the work of others

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Get feedback from Behance and beyond by broadcasting WIP to your networks on Facebook and Twitter

Most Appreciated Projects: Monthly Roundup

Appreciations are a way to send genuine kudos to another creative professional on Behance. This is our community’s way of curating the network, so that the best projects gain the most exposure. Here’s a look at two of the most appreciated projects on Behance this month:

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League of Legends may have 27 million players per day, but it hasn’t been redesigned since 2009.Martin Vlas took it upon himself and Behancers are going nuts for his new UI design, improving everything from login to character design.

Futurama Fan Art Behance
Redesigns are apparently this month’s theme, as another super-fan has taken it upon himself to give a new look and feel to one of his favorites: Futurama. Check out FUTURAMA 3D part 1 by Russia based Alexey Zakharov.

Navigating an AMD codebase in Sublime Text using Static Analysis and Node.js

As your JavaScript codebases grow, it can be difficult to stay productive within your editor. Whether you are looking for modules that require the current module or simply trying to hop between dependencies; most tasks related to navigating a large codebase require numerous steps that become tedious and can seriously hinder productivity.

Behance engineer, Joel Kemp, writes about how he used static analysis techniques via Esprima and Node.js to overcome these problems within Sublime Text 3. Check out the post: Navigating an AMD Codebase in Sublime Text.

Announcing Creative Cloud Market

We’re thrilled to announce a new feature called ”Creative Cloud Market“, a collection of high-quality, curated assets for creatives by creatives. Now you can access a remarkable selection of vector graphics, icons, patterns, UI Kits, for-placement images, and more from your Creative Cloud Desktop app – all part of your subscription to Creative Cloud.

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Editable branding package PSD file by Graphic Burger

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Scalable icon set by Yoon J Kim

We’ve partnered with some of the most talented and experienced Creatives on Behance to create a library of ready to use, royalty-free assets that assist in the creative process. Gone are the days of scouring the web for UI/presentation kits, settling for mediocre placement images, and spending hours masking products and devices. Now you can access thousands of professionally crafted files including devices, branding layouts, wireframes, charts, vector shapes, repeatable patterns, backgrounds and brushes for your next personal or commercial project. Read more →

Bēhance Dev Links Issue 01

World cup results for hackers. Uses Soccer For Good API

Nothing like getting sports scores and info in your Terminal!

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“Statistical Renaming, Type Inference and Deobfuscation”

Nice!

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Create a TV Show Tracker using AngularJS, Node.js and MongoDB

An introduction to full-stack javascript development that uses express on the backend, mongodb for data storage, and AngularJS on the client.

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Colorize log files on CentOS and Ubuntu using ccze tool

Even though you might be using centralized logging tools like Splunk, Logstash, or Sumologic, occasionally you just want to go in and tail a log yourself. Ccze is an awesome, custom-color formatting tool that makes the arduous task of reading/searching through logs a little more pleasant.

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