Category Archives: Photoshop

Clever Concepts in Cut Paper and Mixed Media by Justin Renteria

Posted at 2 pm on March 4, 2014 by

Posted in: Mixed Media, Photoshop

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Focusing on the idea within the image, Justin Renteria attempts to breakdown his illustrations into simple compositions for a clear narrative in his concept-driven work.

As well as the clever ways he interprets the stories behind his editorial designs, we also like the cut-out, part collage, part drawing style he creates using mixed media. As he describes below, Justin uses a mixture of methods, working both by hand and digitally.

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Noting Down Concepts and Using Mixed Media with Illustrator Charlie Lewis

Posted at 4 pm on February 12, 2014 by

Posted in: Mixed Media, Photoshop, Sketchbooks

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We all have our own ways of arranging our thoughts, whether it works better for us visually or in written form. It’s interesting to hear mixed media illustrator, Charlie Lewis talk about his own process for doing this and the difference he found in learning the way most suited to himself.

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Reworked Ink Drawings with Mixed Media by Lily Padula

Posted at 1 pm on December 26, 2013 by

Posted in: Ink Illustration, Mixed Media, Photoshop

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Although essentially ink drawings, Lily Padula’s illustrations are worked into with various mixed media, which gives them added depth and textures. They are then digitally coloured piece by piece and brought back together in work that is continuously changing pace and engaging.

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Texture and Negative Space Lines in Illustrations by Lorenzo Gritti

Posted at 4 pm on December 10, 2013 by

Posted in: Galleries and Exhibitions, Mixed Media, Photoshop

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Using his collection of Photoshop brush presets, Lorenzo Gritti creates illustrations that are full of textural depth. By keeping the compositions themselves fairly minimal, he is able to allow the tactile surfaces in his work to really shine through.

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Simple forms and Strong Layouts in Geometric Illustrations by Andrea Manzati

Posted at 12 pm on December 1, 2013 by

Posted in: Digital Illustration, Mixed Media, Photoshop

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Italian illustrator and designer, Andrea Manzati was part of previously Ape on the Moon featured studio, Happycentro. She is now focusing on her own illustration work and producing these wonderful geometric images. We really like her take on some of the shapes of food and everyday items.

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Nate Kitch Talks about Valuable Errors and his Digital Collages

Posted at 3 pm on November 28, 2013 by

Posted in: Digital Illustration, Photographic Illustration, Photoshop, Uncategorized

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A rearrangement of found images, hand-drawn marks and an interest in seeking out new textural pieces give these collages by Nate Kitch a great mix of contrasting elements. The different parts are placed with meticulous care, giving the effect of being both minimal and bold.

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