This Artist Creates Lovely Illustrations That Might Brighten Your Day

Images are a form of expression which tries to communicate something to us. While some images express only a limited amount of things, illustrations by Maia Zeidan speak volumes about love, comradery, wonder, and other positive things.

The way they’re composed and drawn, and the way the characters interact look like still images from an animation that reminds us of the great works by Pixar or Disney, rather than just a static image. In other words, while some illustrations try to tell one thing, the works by this talented artist tell a rich story.

The Montreal-based artist’s style is very distinct, and it’s marked by simplicity, calmness, vividness, and wholesomeness. But it also has similarities with Pixar or Disney animation, as mentioned above, so naturally one wonders if these illustrations will become an actual animation film one day. Let’s hope that they will.

More: Maia Zeidan, Artstation, Instagram, Facebook h/t: boredpanda

She’s told exclusively to Bored Panda what are her main influences and motivation behind these illustrations: “My influences? Mainly it is the natural world around us. It is my biggest inspiration. Everything amazing and beautiful is out there already. As for motivation? Using that to express my own feelings and anxieties and to spread a message about taking care of our environment. That last part is definitely my strongest motivation.”

Looking at the quality of her works, it’d come as no surprise that she had professional experience in an animation studio. And it turns out that she did, in fact. Maia worked as a background artist on Looney Toons and “Green Eggs and Ham” for Warner Bros., a background artist on Edendale, and a 2D animator on “WAKFU” and “Max et Maestro.” She also worked on feature-length films and short films as well, so she’s well-versed in narrative creation.

However, she’s pretty modest about her experience and doing an animation film on her own: “Even though I work in the animation industry already, I am not the best animator for sure; so no, I don’t think I could do an animation film, that would be too painful for me!” She answered with a laughing emoticon.

Maia’s educational background is also very interesting. It’s surprising that the artist briefly studied dentistry at one point. But she probably realized that it wasn’t what she wanted to do with her life, and switched to studying general arts and animation. Over time, she has created loads of concept art and animation of her own, which you can see on her showreel found on her website. You can see a few glimpses of it in this post as well. Despite her thorough education and experience, she feels it’s necessary for her to do things on her own: “I studied 2D animation, and I have been working in the industry for 10 years. But on the side I need to develop my own projects, it is how I learn more and explore my creativity.”

Despite the sunny motifs, the Maia is no stranger to other more ambiguous emotions, too. “I think being melancholic is a big part of who I am. Being amazed by what surrounds you it is also being anxious about keeping it safe and being aware.” As for her future, she’s fairly open that she’s feeling uncertain: “My future is a really blurry thing, I can feel I need to develop something in my professional life, but so far I haven’t been able to put a finger on it.” Let’s hope she finds what she truly desires!

If you want to show support for this brilliantly talented artist, you probably know the drill: follow her on Instagram and Facebook, and make sure you check out her website, as there are loads of very interesting artworks that you may not see anywhere else. Her portfolio, mainly focused on illustrations, is very diverse, and it’s a testament of her talent and skills: she’s done concept art, backgrounds, animations, character designs, speed paintings, and illustrations. Check it all out!
















































SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/08/this-artist-creates-lovely-illustrations-that-might-brighten-your-day/

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Modern Logos in Chromatic Style by Martin Naumann

Designer Martin Naumann imagined what the logos of world-famous brands would look like in a futuristic-neon style. Martin Naumann is a multidisciplinary artist, and graphic designer, currently based in Dessau, Germany.

“Since 2015 I am creating designs and artworks for numerous clients and brands around the globe. When I started with graphic design, I worked mainly in the music industry, doing logos and album covers for various artists and labels. Currently, I am working on a wider spectrum of services, such as branding, packaging design, or custom illustrations.

My artistic style is often described as bold, colorful, and vibrant – abstract, but with a scientific approach. I create most of my work through generative and parametric design techniques, which means that chaos and randomness play a big role in my creative process. My goal is to create visual experiences, nobody has seen before,” he wrote.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/modern-logos-in-chromatic-style-by-martin-naumann/

毛髪を分析すればその人の【食生活】や【経済状況】、さらに【美容院代】まで分かっちゃう!?

本日は最新おもしろニュース

髪の毛にはミリ単位で、あなたが何の食事をしたかという記録が残っている???

髪の毛の繊維は【アミノ酸】から作られており、食べ物に含まれるタンパク質の化学的な痕跡を保存しています。
例えば髪の毛を調べれば、あなたが菜食主義なのか肉食を好むのかを判断することができます。

なぜ判断できるのかというと、髪の毛の原料であるアミノ酸には窒素や炭素そして酸素などが含まれており、食べ物が体内でアミノ酸に分解される際、炭素や窒素の同位体は髪の毛を含めて体中に浸透するのでこの同位体比率から様々な情報が読み取れるからです。

例えば水も地域によって含まれる酸素同位体の比率が異なっています。
研究チームは髪の毛に含まれる水由来の同位体の比率からその人がどこを旅行したかを追跡できるという研究結果も発表しました。


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SOURCE: https://note.com/team_building/n/ne5e0bf97bd9b

Artist Rogan Hutton Combines Famous Brand Logos for Fun

Rogan Hutton aka roboteatspopcorn is a Graphic, Web Designer, Illustrator and NBA enthusiast from Perth, Australia. In this series he combined the logos of famous companies from different businesses.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/artist-rogan-hutton-combines-famous-brand-logos-for-fun/

見えない敵と戦い続ける猫。さて何と戦っているのでしょうか?

見えない敵と戦い続ける猫、勝負の行方は?
 そいつはある日突然やってきた。音がするのにその姿は見えない。だが感じる!体に、顔面に、これまで感じたことのない圧力を感じる。

 こいつを倒すことは可能なのか?とりあえず戦ってみるまでだ。

 猫は長い間そいつと真っ向勝負を繰り広げたのである。さて、猫が戦っていたものは何かわかるかな? 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52304574.html

Our Dystopian Future in Dark Cyberpunk Artworks of Nagafujiriku

In his dystopian 3D works, the Japanese artist Nagafujiriku shows an utopian future under the rule of giant corporations.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/our-dystopian-future-in-dark-cyberpunk-artworks-of-nagafujiriku/

Artist Alexander Orlov Reimagined Famous Brand Logos in a New Futuristic Way

What the future brand logos could look like. Thoughts?

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/artist-alexander-orlov-reimagined-famous-brand-logos-in-a-new-futuristic-way/

未知と遭遇する日は近いのかも。生命の誕生に欠かせない有機分子を銀河の原始惑星系円盤で発見

銀河系で生命の誕生に欠かせない有機分子を発見
 原始惑星系円盤が生み出すガスや塵から放たれた光の”指紋”を調べたところ、生命に欠かせない大きな有機分子が豊富にあることが明らかになった。

 この発見は、地球で生命を誕生させた化学的な基礎が、銀河のいたるところにある可能性を示唆しているそうだ。 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52306101.html

“Before I Forget”: The Colossal Pop Culture Artifacts From the Future Past by Ruben Kos

Rbnks is the motion graphics & animation studio of Ruben Kos, based in the centre of Utrecht.

“At Rbnks we are always looking for creative solutions that leave a big impression. Our small club of designers and animators tell little stories through design and motion that will inspire your brands. We are specialized in creating awesome explainer videos and motion graphics to clarify, explain or promote your product or company. With our knowledge in 2D and 3D motion we create anything that match your thoughts and ideas.”

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/before-i-forget-the-colossal-pop-culture-artifacts-from-the-future-past-by-ruben-kos/

アライグマがゴミ箱を漁ってる!思わず声をかけた撮影者さんに起こったハプニングとは

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 ニンゲンの捨てる生ゴミのなかには、動物たちにとっては魅力的な美味しい食べ物が混ざっていることも多いんだろう。日本でも毎朝ゴミ収集車が来る前に、カラスと格闘している住人さんたちも多いよね。

 今回ご紹介する動画では、ゴミ箱を漁るアライグマに近づいて行った撮影者さんが、ビックリさせられちゃうシーンが写っているんだ。ぜひ最後まで動画を見てみてね! 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52306143.html

ダム湖に沈んでいた知られざる古代ローマ都市が出現

ダム湖の水位が下がり古代ローマ都市が出現
Photo by:Zeynel Cebeci / WIKI commons
 トルコ中南部の都市、アダナ(別名セイハン)にあるセイハンダム湖の水位が干ばつで下がり、ローマ帝国の第2代皇帝ティベリウスが作った古代都市がその姿を現わした。

 この古代ローマ都市の起源は紀元前58年にさかのぼり、紀元29年まで繁栄した。その後あまり人が住んでいなかったせいで、1955年9月19日にセイハンダム湖が氾濫するまで、この周辺はまるで手つかずのままだった。

 今日、アダナの住民を含め、この古代都市の存在を知らない者も多い。 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52306042.html