Category Archives: Photoshop

Carefully Composed Graphic Images in Bold Colours by Toni Halonen

Posted at 8 am on September 6, 2014 by

Posted in: Digital Illustration, Photoshop

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Finnish illustrator, Toni Halonen strips down line, form and colour to create striking, graphic images. His work makes use of his background in architecture and design in its carefully constructed compositions.

Toni talks to us about the stages he goes through when designing and the emphasis he places on the drawings within the work. His illustrations are all about the shapes and arrangement of the parts, believing that the image should be strong enough to stand up by itself without any additional elements layered in.

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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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