Category Archives: Photoshop

Darren Hopes Blending a Mix of Techniques in Emotional Illustrations

Posted at 3 am on July 31, 2014 by

Posted in: Digital Illustration, Mixed Media, Photographic Illustration, Photoshop

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With texture-filled silhouettes, Darren Hopes creates strikingly emotive illustrations with a multifaceted toolbox of techniques. He manages to weave the collection of digital and hand-penned marks seamlessly together with apparent ease.

That he often illustrates his own writing, as he goes on to mention below, makes sense given the very narrative quality he seems to have in his approach to his artwork. Simple yet thoughtful compositions are interestingly used as part of the way that he tells the stories in his images.

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Tyler Gross Talks about Sourcing Textures and Working Digitally

Posted at 6 am on July 27, 2014 by

Posted in: Digital Illustration, Mixed Media, Photoshop

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Tyler Gross talks to us about working digitally and how he brings in real-life influences from print. It allows him to retain the same sense of tactility as when he works in other mediums by hand while still having the convenience of working on the computer.

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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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