Thirsty for color? We’ve got your back! Brazilian graphic designer, Naíma Almeida, makes 3D illustrations with hand-cut felt, that are full of color and pattern.
“My work is often a graphic and colorful explosion with great care in the details and color relations,” she shared withApe on the Moon. “This can be seen in my big compositions with hundreds of felt pieces embedded, overlapping, and glued, one by one.”
Drawing inspiration from the ’60s and ’70s, her pieces are planned well in advance. “Most of my work starts at the computer drawing and planning what will be hand made,” she explains. “Sometimes the reverse happens, starting manually and then going to the computer.”
“I’ve been working with hand-cut felt for a long time so I guess it’s fair to say that this is one of the main materials I use. But I have expanded this to other materials as well. From materials that require a long time of construction of the piece like hand made tapestries to faster and technological resources like the laser cut of acrylic.”
Take a look.