Category: Community

Behind the Project: AniWall

In this series we will look deeper into a work that was especially admired in our community: AniWall, created by Bram Vanhaeren. Bram, a 24 year-old artist with a strong passion for portraits – and risk – was kind enough to share with us his process and inspiration for this recent project as well as his own strategy to make his creations successful!

Can you describe your process in creating this project?
Most people would be surprised if I told them it only takes me about two hours to complete a portrait! I believe the energy in my work comes from the fact that I don’t – or can’t – overthink about it. It is created within a very short period of time with a lot of energy and emotions. I love to embrace my small errors during this creation! I am all about – “Wow I love this song, this artist moves me! Let’s put this into a portrait”. I then draw for one hour, add colors, animation, music … Breathe and before I am able to judge the project I publish it on the web! I release it and watch the reactions. As you can see I embrace the chance to fail. I love it; I try to bring it as pure and honest as I can.

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FilmDoo Film Poster Design Competition – Winners Revealed!

Earlier this spring, we told you about FilmDoo’s “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)!

After almost 1,000 fantastic entries from creatives around the world, the winners were announced live at Cannes Film Festival. We’re happy to announce & give a huge congrats to our three winners:


Margie Bergeron (portfolio) - The Godfather Poster
Ollie Boyd (portfolio) - Mad Max Fury Road Poster
Ben Holmes (portfolio) - The Amazing Spiderman 2 Poster

FilmDoo Competition Winning Posters
The winning poster designs! See detailed shots below.

 

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New Behance Class on Skillshare!

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How do you make a good portfolio great? How do you show off what you do and get discovered for your creative work? Enroll in our just-launched Skillshare class, where we’ll give our best advice on getting found.

Over the last couple of years having an online portfolio has gone from a nice-to-have to a must-have for any creative professional. In this class, we’ll walk through how to make a good portfolio great and how to get yourself and your work discovered in the creative communities you belong to. Leave this class with an online footprint that shows off who you are, what you can do and most importantly, gets you found.

Behance is the world’s largest creative platform, home to 5 million members. Since Behance launched in 2007, our team has seen hundreds of thousands of portfolios, and knows what makes the most successful portfolios stand out from the crowd and get the attention that will kickstart and advance your career.

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Enroll today to participate in this free class!

10% off Behance-Member taught Photography Workshop at NYU!

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Want to visit NYC this summer and kick your photography portfolio up a notch?

We were psyched to see that longtime Behance member Julian Hibbard will be leading a month-long Digital Photography Portfolio Intensive this July at NYU’s prestigious Center for Advanced Digital Applications. The best part? Any Behance member who wants to register for the course gets 10% off!

The course is ideal for photographers or photography students who are looking to take on a personal project or who wish to develop a cohesive body of work. What can you expect? You’ll approach the development of a portfolio “as a multistage process involving a combination of research, experimentation, off-campus visits, weekly assignments and interaction between class participants, working photographers and industry insiders.”

Spend your summer crafting an amazing portfolio – you’ll get one-on-one feedback to help cultivate your personal vision. Sneak peek on some guest speakers: creative directors, a magazine photo director, the president of a commercial stock library, a curator, a creative strategist and the director of AtEdge. The course will finish up in a group exhibition at NYU SPS.

Interested in signing up at a 10% discount? Contact Julian here.

 

Portfolio Review Week #7: Poster Roundup

Portfolio Review Week just started yesterday, but hosts around the world have been promoting their events for weeks in creative and beautiful ways. We’ve rounded up some of the amazing, eye catching posters for Portfolio Reviews worldwide.

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Find an event near you: behance.net/reviews/find

For more posters, pictures, and videos, follow the Portfolio Reviews Pinterest board

Adobe Photoshop 25 Under 25 Update

Everyone remembers their first time…using Photoshop. Some of us remember life before layers (it was a dark, dark time) and while others might not even know what Creative Suite was. No matter when you clicked on your first brush tool, Photoshop has had an impact on the creative world beyond anyone’s wildest imagination. To celebrate Photoshop’s 25th Anniversary, Adobe and Behance have been on the lookout for twenty five of tomorrow’s creative superstars who have worked Photoshop’s magic into their process.

Since February, Behance members under twenty five that have uploaded and tagged their work “PS25under25″ have been dazzling us with their sweet ‘shopping skills. We’re excited to showcase the first three featured artists: Fredy Santiago, Tom Anders Watkins, and Shaivalini Kumar. Each has been created an original piece of art to celebrate the 25th anniversary and over the course of the next year, each of the will stage a two week takeover of the new Photoshop Instagram channel, sharing their story and their art with the world.

For more on these artists, check out the Adobe Inspire Blog Post here.

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Behind the Project: Lil BFFs 3 (Cartoon Edition)

Do you remember the names of all your best friends growing up?  Kevin Coppel, Austin McDonald, oh, and don’t forget Spider-Man!  Dennis Salvatier‘s Lil BFFs 3 takes us back to the good ol’ days when we would hang out with our friends every Saturday morning.  His work shows that just because we grew up, doesn’t mean we can’t still be pals.  

How did you first get interested in graphic design and then later do it professionally?
I’ve been drawing since I could remember. In first grade we watched Pete’s Dragon and we were asked to draw a scene from the film. Not only did I draw my favorite scene, but I drew my second and third and fourth because I was asked by my classmates to draw there’s for them. I always knew I wanted to be creative but it wasn’t until getting into art school that I saw the potential of design in my life. I was supposed to be an animator, but back in 1999, the industry was shifting and the competition was becoming even more fierce. I decided if I wanted to work I had to fall back on my design skills (which were terrible at the time) but I worked at it and honed it and learned to teach clients about design as opposed to just designing for them. That’s what set me apart.

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Many of your projects feature cartoon and comic book characters.  Do you seek out clients that will allow for you to make works featuring these characters, or are you really lucky?
I believe strongly in personal projects. They keep you creative and sharp. It’s through my personal projects that I’ve secured more paid work and a better clientele. People can see that you’re having fun by looking at your work and it get’s people excited to have that same energy on their projects. But in the last 3 years, I decided to take on only projects I’m excited about. In my early years, I got paid a lot of money to work on projects I didn’t believe in — there’s more to life than getting paid. 
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