From Polygons to Art With Breno Bitencourt
I personally was not a mathlete growing up, so when I saw this week’s Behance artist’s work on our Wacom Gallery, I finally realized that math can be beautiful. With vibrant colors and polygonal shapes, Breno Bitencourt creates beautiful illustrations that will capture your eye.
Here is Breno’s story:
Wacom: Tell us how you started your creative passion.
My family owns a bar in my town, and I began drawing the people, birds, cats and whatever other animal happened by the bar. At this bar is also where I discovered I love to draw package designs, logos and product names. Design became a serious passion of mine. I started design courses at UNESP Bauru. Through classes and projects, I met interesting people who changed the way I think about design. I became interested in 3D, polygons and geometric style.
Wacom: What style of visual art do you focus on and why?
I'm originally a logo designer. Almost all of my work is branding design, but recently I’m started doing low-poly illustrations. I've done some different types of projects involving the low-poly aesthetic, including portraits and animals.
Wacom: Where and how do you find inspiration?
Well, I'm from a small city in Brazil called, Paraguaçu Paulista. Now, I'm living in Bauru, both cities that are full of nature and animals. I love biology and watch documentaries, so my main inspiration is a mix of what I read (technology, biology, philosophy) and the nature, interactions with local people and the Brazilian culture.
I think a complete artist is an artist who knows exactly where he is positioned culturally and socially.
Wacom: What is your favorite of your work and why?
I really like the poly Macaw I made because it was a very complex piece. I had to research images of Brazilian macaws: Araras. I then found samples of feathers, colors and positioning to find a clean way to fragment the triangulation style. The hardest part of this piece was the color research. I spent hours testing shades and finding the right colors to accurately recreate the macaw. I'm a huge fan of Brazilian flora and fauna, and to me, an Arara is a perfect symbol of the Brazilian culture; colorful, friendly, exotic and with wide wings to fly high.
Wacom: What Wacom technology are you using now?
I'm using an Intuos 4. The Intuos 4 had a large enough work area and the wireless feature made it very confortable to work with. I think it might be time for an upgrade.
Wacom: Why did you join the Wacom gallery on Behance?
I joined Behance in 2008 to get more connected with other artists. I love my Wacom tablet, so when I saw the Wacom gallery, I had to join it. Plus, most of the artists that I follow are Wacom users, so I thought it was a good reason to join the Wacom gallery.
You can see more of Breno’s work on his Behance profile.
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