When you think of vector-based digital imagery, you might usually think of thick, loud colours and forms, but Mikael Kangas manages to achieve a sensitivity and softness to his images. His play with light and transparency, like here with the balloons, water, and the fabric of girl’s skirt, have a refreshing weightlessness to them.
Looking at his work, it’s hard to believe that he originally started studying industrial design. Luckily for us, he realised where his passion was and moved into art and design, completing a his master’s five years ago. Since then, he has done a great deal in fashion illustration and design but has also had his work on book covers and in editorial spreads, while also building up a large portfolio as a graphic designer and art director.
© Mikael Kangas, 2010.