Like it or not, our networks and systems are moving to the cloud. I’m normally pretty stubborn in some ways but I’ve got to admit that I’m diggin’ this whole “cloud” movement. I like the fact that I can access my data from any device at any time and at any location – and it makes life a lot easier for me as I try to keep all of my content in sync and organized. Yes, I am an organization freak…
Anyway, on with the purpose of this post. I have been meaning to create a batch of conceptual cloud illustrations for a while now, but something as organic and abstract such as this didn’t jive nicely with my rendering and illustration style (which a colleague of mine refers to as “manly and rigid”). I’ve tried many different ways of creating iconic metal and glass clouds, but it was only recently that I was able to come up with something I was satisfied with.
Combine that with the fact that I’ve had an itch to create more Facebook logo illustrations, and…well…this is the result. I’ll fully admit that rendering cloud illustrations with Facebook logos and app icons inside of them isn’t really all that clever and useful, but I’m glad now that I’ve got this cloud illustration thing figured out and I can creates some more images with better concepts behind them. So just think of these renderings as a “test” batch, and nothing else. Oh – I should also mention that I was playing with some new rendering settings in FormZ and it didn’t really work all that well. These images are a bit sloppy, so pardon the mess.
With that said, here’s a better description of each one:
- Top-down perspective view of a split metal and glass cloud revealing a blue Facebook logo inside
- Front view of a metallic blue cloud with a Facebook app icon hovering inside
- A blue Facebook logo floating inside of a shiny chrome cloud
- A silver and glass cloud with a Facebook text logo inside
- Perspective view of a broken metal and glass cloud revealing a blue Facebook app icon logo inside
- Front view of a metallic white cloud with a Facebook logo inside