It happens so often. You go to squeeze some cheese on your cracker, then suddenly you snap from a daze to find the most stylized form of your initials oozing down the wall. Nevermind that everyone around you is staring, you have a talent.

If you are the slightest bit interest in cheese spread sculpting, urban art or simply enjoy the idea of abstract 3D objects looming ubiquitously overhead, you’ll love this. Brad Schwede of Graffiti Technica uses 3D compositing to create his own style of graffiti and spreads it like soft cheese over the urban landscape.

For the actual creation of the work I use Illustrator and 3ds Max with either Vray or defult scanline as the renderer – depending on what style and vibe I want the work to have. For comp’ing I use Photoshop and After effects. That being said i think you can use any software you like as it isn’t about what program you use, it’s what you do with it.

Here’s Brad’s latest sketch…

Graffiti Technica reel from Graffiti Technica on Vimeo.

and here’s one of my favorite composites he’s done…

and here’s a mashup of some older stuff…

3d animated graffiti – Sketch 70 from Graffiti Technica on Vimeo.

If you like these, Brad has some sweet downloads you can use for desktop backgrounds and you can view more stills and sketches on his Flickr site.

via Shapeways


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