Yuta Onoda is a brilliant illustrator from Tokyo, Japan, presently residing in Canada. He received his bachelor’s degree in Applied Arts Illustration from the Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. Onoda has won numerous awards and his clients range from Scholastic to Wired Magazine. Paying great attention to layout, the way typography will be integrated, and balance in his pieces, his style combines the use of graphite, ink, paint, and photoshop. “My work is mainly a mix of linear, detail, and decorative elements. So, the advantage of using ink and graphite over mixed media for me is that they fit with my illustration/painting approach.“- from 2012 EK Interview. Onoda discusses some of his commercial and personal work on his blog and of course you can see more of his work on Behance.
The Behance Network is a major online tool for creative professionals to showcase their work. Access portfolios from a plethora of talented artists from all different genres. If you create a portfolio or a follower profile you can keep track or “follow” artists that you like. You receive updates whenever they upload a new project. The Behance Network has many perks for it’s users like job postings, competitions, and networking. Check out My Own Portfolio on Behance.
Posted by pindsha21 on November 27, 2012
Posted by pindsha21 on March 31, 2012
Happy New Year Everyone! My wish is that this is a prosperous year for all! With a the new year comes a new look for my blog. It’s work in progress, so this page may look completely different next week or next month. I’m exploring free themes that allow some flexibility, which for me means a custom header and background. Bueno is the current theme at the moment. I’m still getting a feel for what I like and what I can live without i.e I like 2 columns, I can live without a footer.
So I have some goals for the new year. Actually, most are really a continuation from 2011 with a few tweaks. I plan to:
- Blog more – First, I would like to thank those of you who read/subscribe to my blog. I will continue to post content that I hope piques your interest. Let me know if it does or doesn’t. WordPress has compiled a report of my 2011 blogging year, check it out. It’s a definite improvement over 2010, but there were things I failed to do, such as post once a week. My goal is to continue in the effort to write each week, but of course do better.
- Build a better blogging network – I plan to be more active in the blogging community by following blogs I like and leaving meaningful comments. The goal is to build connections, make friends, and become more visible.
- Update my website – My personal website needs to change since situations have changed. (need more clarification: read I’m Failing and Why That Isn’t So Bad). It needs to better reflect my graphic design work and photography, while paying homage to my architectural work. It’s also an opportunity to flex my design skills and teach myself more HTML and CSS. I’ve decided to drop a flash based site for now. The new website also needs to be easily updatable (I think this word is made up), since my portfolio will continue to grow.
- Get a paid Graphic Design Internship or an Entry Level Position – It’s my mission to get hired full time this year at a company/firm/agency/etc. Any suggestions? Want to hire me? Let’s talk.
- Read more
- Sketch more – I plan to improve my sketching ability. I can replicate almost any sketch, but I want to start creating unique content of my own. I also want to explore different sketching styles. I already have a project in mind, but that’s to be revealed at a later date.
- Exercise more
- Take more photographs
- Create a wallpaper monthly – I plan to make a desktop wallpaper available for free each month. I appreciate when other artists do this and I’ll look to them for inspiration. There will be no continuous theme, just whatever techniques or ideas I would like to try. I’m still figuring things out like what’s the best resolution to use or which colors, since each screen is different. Here is my first wallpaper, a tribute to the new year. It was done in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. The color palette was chosen from ColourLovers and it’s actually called Happy New Year by ljoobitza. Click the image for size 1440 x 900.
2012 Wallpaper Size 1280 x 800.
2012 Wallpaper Size 1400 x 1050.
Posted by pindsha21 on January 11, 2012
Why 2 artists and why these 2 artists? Well, 1. They’re awesome 2. They both were asked to create a wallpaper for Desktopography. Created in 2005, The Desktopography Project is a site where you can download high quality nature based desktop wallpapers made by talented designers. It’s by invite only, but if you feel your work is up to snuff, they encourage you to contact them. It’s a fun non-profit initiative with stunning results. Wallpapers are available in many different sizes for free, so find some you fancy and spread the word! Check out their 2011 Gallery.
I’m never disappointed when Adam Spizak publishes a new project on Behance. Spizak is a Polish illustrator and designer whose work has been featured publications like Computer Arts and Advanced Photoshop Magazine. His wallpapers are some of my favorites and usually inspire compliments from curious onlookers. I just direct them to his Behance Portfolio or the blog that he co-created with Gregory Machon called Art is Navi.
Adam Spizak Desktopography Entry
Billelis is a nickname for Billy Bogiatzoglou who is a digital artist with a passion for photo-manipulation, illustration, and 3d and motion graphics. He’s a member of the Keystone Design Union and I believe I was first introduced to his great work through a Coca-Cola competition that I entered on Eyeka. I thought his entry (among the best submitted) was lively and powerful . Check out Billelis’s Portfolio on Behance.
Billelis Desktopography Entry
The Behance Network is a major online tool for creative professionals to showcase their work. Access portfolios from a plethora of talented artists from all different genres. If you create a portfolio or a follower profile you can keep track or “follow” artists that you like. You receive updates whenever they upload a new project. The Behance Network has many perks for it’s users like job postings, competitions and networking. Check out My Profile on Behance.
Posted by pindsha21 on December 8, 2011
The Behance Network is a major online tool for creative professionals to showcase their work. Access portfolios from a plethora of talented artists from all different genres.If you create a portfolio or a follower profile you can keep track or “follow” artists that you like.You receive updates whenever they upload a new project. The Behance Network has many perks for it’s users like job postings, competitions, networking etc. but that’s not what I’m focusing on. I want to feature the artists that inspire me like HMF. HandMadeFont (HMF) is a design company in Estonia that specializes in creating unique high quality fonts. Their inspiration comes from everything and it shows. Below are a few of my favorites. If you like what you see then check out HandMadeFont’s Behance Portfolio. Their fonts are also available for sale on their website.
I also have an account on Behance, click here to view my profile.
Posted by pindsha21 on February 11, 2011