Carlin Diaz describes himself as always thinking about shapes, be they organic or geometric in their design.
It is a perspective that permeates his work, the landscapes of which are adorned with exceedingly sumptuous forms.
Carlin is a Venezuelan director, animator, illustrator and graphic designer. He is now based in Paris, where he creates his geometrically inspired animated scenes.
As well as his creative eye for lines and curves, we also really like the hazy, slightly retro palette he favours. It works particularly well in his short film’s desert setting, and with it’s dreamy soundtrack. He tells us more about these designs, and the colours that he loves.
Teaser of my Carlin’s short film ‘J’ai trouvé la femme de mes rêves’ / ‘I met the girl of my dreams’.
I try to sketch ideas anytime I can, it comes from the imagination inspired by something I saw or something I dreamed. There are always one of those that I’d love to share.
For the color process, I always begin with a blue, it could be a sad blue, a saturated blue… all depends of the composition feeling. I always work in RGB even if it’s for print, I’m so rebel haha. Geometric forms help me a lot to realise the compositional shapes. Most of the time, I use squares and circles for that.
In my work, I get really inspired about South American colors and surreal images.
I also do animation, I recently put up the teaser for my first short film, ‘J’ai rencontré la femme de mes rêves’ / ‘I met the girl of my dreams’. A love history of a normal man that feels alone and dreams about the perfect company. Have a look!
© Carlin Diaz, 2015