Visual artist, Henrique de França, uses pencil and charcoal in Stolen Childhood | drawing series to reveal elements of his own childhood, as well as themes of Catholicism in Latin America. Henrique was kind enough to share with us his process and inspiration for the drawings. There were many drawings that he chose to not include in this project, and it’s safe to say that all of us here on Behance can’t wait to see them!
What was your inspiration for this project? Is any of the subject matter in the illustrations autobiographical or inspired by personal observations?
This project is a collection of drawings I made throughout the last five years within the theme of memory. The subject, for me, automatically brings childhood to the center of the series, and although not biographical, I like creating images that resemble my own childhood and things I experienced when younger. The series also discusses themes such as catholic upbringing in Latin America, which I like to portray as a contemporary artist.
When you set out to make these drawings, did you know how many you wanted in the series, and what they would each ultimately look like, or did it develop as you went along?
No, I cannot be sure of how many drawings I will have at the end of the series when I start it. I go with the flow and the need to explore the theme.
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Each month, our curators select one ProSite to feature as “ProSite of the Month”. Our February selection goes to Lorena. G, an art director, designer, and illustrator from Barcolona, Spain. Her philosophy: use digital tools to create “eye candy” graphics with a handmade feel.
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Navid Baraty’s work – stunning, sometimes dizzying aerial photography shot from incredible vantage points – may look familiar to you, and for good reason. In the past few years, his work has been featured in National Geographic, Apple, CCN, The Huffington Post, and much more. We asked him about some of his biggest moments this year and how Behance played a role:
The past year has definitely been really great. Perhaps the biggest thing that’s happened in the past year was when the MTA approached me to have seven of my Intersection photos on display in a Lightbox installation in Bowling Green station for 2014, which was up for a good portion of the year.
NBC New York had me on the air to talk about the exhibition.
The Apple store on Fifth Avenue invited me to come talk about my photography one evening. I also gave a talk about my photography at the NYPL back in July.
I’ve licensed an image to Nike and one of my photos and an interview appears in this just released book by Popular Photography.
You know, I always ask how people come across my photos when they contact me. A lot of the time, they can’t remember where they saw my work, just that they saw it somewhere online. So, I’m positive Behance has definitely played a role in it since a lot of my work is posted there.
It’s film season, and we’re celebrating the only way we know how – recognizing all the great film-related work our community creates!
FilmDoo.com just launched their “Film Poster Creativity Competition,” where three winners will be given the paid opportunity to create artwork for an upcoming film release this year and have their work on display Cannes Film Festival (plus a ton of other great prizes)!
The competition is open from January 28-April 30, 2015. All you need to do to enter is submit your film-inspired design:
- Step 1. Upload the work to Behance as a project (or maybe you already have an existing one in your portfolio, even better!)
- Step 2: Visit https://www.filmdoo.com/creativity and fill out a quick form with the design’s URL on Behance (you’ll also need to signup for FilmDoo.com before doing this)
The winners will be announced during Cannes Film Festival in May 2015, where the winners’ posters will be on display.
A look at some of the other prizes:
- Paid opportunity to design artwork for film release in 2015
- One year license for Adobe Creative Cloud, which includes a Behance Prosite account
- $1,500 redeemable against courses from Raindance;
- $1,500 voucher from Scan Computers
- A powerful workstation graphics card from NVIDIA
- A signed copy of Little White Lies’ ‘What I Love About Movies
Meet Alejandro Giraldo, an illustrator and art director from Medellín Columbia who has worked on some incredible freelance projects and has great insight into inspiration, motivation and personal projects. Take a closer look!
How long have you been working in your creative field?
I think humans are creative since the day they were born, but some of us just decided to get a diploma and make that for a living. So, I’ve been in my creative field for 28 years and I’ve been a freelance illustrator for 3 years now.
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During the fall of 2014, Adobe and Girl Skateboards teamed up to create an “internship” that give five amazing students the opportunity to design stunning limited edition skateboards. Students “applied” through Behance, tagging their designs with #madethis and #girl and with hundreds of entries, Scott Biersack of Arizona State University, Caleb Morris of Savannah College of Art and Design, Mitch Viney from the University of Technology in Sydney, Emma Campbell of Auckland University of Technology, and Cody Bass from the University of Southern Mississippi were selected.
We’re stoked to see the work this group was able to crank out. Check out these video updates to learn more about their experiences:
Each month, our curators select one ProSite to feature as “ProSite of the Month”. Our January selection goes to InlandStudio from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Led by Gonzalo Nogues, Javier Bernales, and Julian Nunez, this motion & design studio’s dedication to quality and detail in every project has led to collaborations with brands like Mtv, Samsung, and Microsoft.
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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:
Imagine a world where boring headshot portraits were replaced by something this epic! The Ars Thanea team created these portraits of their staff for the new website using “soaking colors, deep saturation, and a lot of magical dust.” They said: “we didn’t plan how to use these portraits, we just wanted to do it. So we did. A beautiful day, great energy, absolutely worth it. Just for fun.” Here’s to creating for the fun of it in 2015!
Alphabet of the Countries presents 25 hand letter logotypes, each representing a country (starting with A for Australia, B for Belgium, etc). We love this mashup of a branding and typography concept! If you can’t find your country’s “logo,” Pavel Zertsikel (of Russia), promises future editions ahead.
William J. Meyer, a Behance member since 2009, was able to transform a classic form of old media, the book, into an award-winning new media passion project.
A few years back I wrote a fantasy-adventure novel called FIRE ON THE MOUND. Looking for different ways to share the book, a friend recommended that I turn it into a weekly podcast. Using vocal talent, sound effects, and an original score, my small team produced a total of 42 episodes, and the podcast novel has won both a Parsec Award and a Geekie Award.
Not only was William’s character artwork featured on Character Design Served, but the trailer, made with work from Brian Ellis (concepting artist from Hasbro and Lego), was featured on Motion Graphics Served later in 2014.
It’s certainly worth a look (and a listen)! Click the images above to see the corresponding projects and be sure to follow William here.
2014 is coming to an end and we’ve seen some incredible projects go viral this year. Here are the top 5 shared Behance projects on Twitter
We love these chocolate legos.
All by hand
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