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Plants, Motifs, and Cultural Symbols Are Superimposed onto Digital Portraits by Sam Rodriguez

 Art Illustration #digital #portraits June 30, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Sam Rodriguez, shared with permission San Jose-based artist Sam Rodriguez might liken an abstract leaf sprouting from a young woman’s garment or a Pac-Man-esque rendering floating near a subject’s face to scenic elements. His portraits, which he’s been referring to as “cultural …

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Light Pierces Through Colorful Haze Suspended Above the Composite Landscapes in ‘Metamorphe’

 Art Photography #artificial intelligence #digital #landscapes #light June 17, 2022 Grace Ebert “Taste.” All images © Reuben Wu and Jenni Pasanen, shared with permission In the unearthly Metamorphe series, smoke-like masses swirl around hoodoos and dunes dotting the terrain. A mysterious air pervades the six illuminated works, which blend the drone-light photographs of Reuben …

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Minimal Lines Contour the Expressive Women in Luciano Cian’s Bold Portraits

 Art Illustration #acrylic #digital #painting #portraits #posters and prints May 27, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Luciano Cian, shared with permission Rendered in sparse, sweeping lines and textured shapes, the women of Luciano Cian’s Tête portraits embody proximity and escape from formality. The digital series, short for tête-a-tête, is the latest in the …

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Elaborate Narratives Emerge From the Surreal, Mysterious Worlds of Victo Ngai’s Illustrations

 Illustration #animals #digital #editorial #surreal May 10, 2022 Grace Ebert “Hummingbird” (2019). All images © Victo Ngai, shared with permission Starting with a single word or short prompt from an editor or brand, Victo Ngai (previously) imagines fantastical dreamscapes brimming with surreal details. The Los Angeles-based, Hong Kong-born illustrator collaborates on commissioned projects that, …

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Digital Illustrations by Eiko Ojala Layer Timely Metaphors in Paper-Like Compositions

 Illustration #digital #editorial #shadows March 29, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Eiko Ojala, shared with permission Using his signature style of paper-like cutouts, Estonian illustrator Eiko Ojala (previously) digitally renders works that play with shadow and depth. He frequently collaborates with well-known publications like The Guardian and The Washington Post, among others, on …

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40 Animators Around the Globe ‘Pass the Ball’ in a Collaborative Rube Goldberg-Esque Sequence

 Animation #balls #digital #stop motion #video January 28, 2022 Grace Ebert  Forty months in the making, “Pass the Ball” is a delightful and eccentric example of the creative possibilities of collaboration. The animated compilation, which was conceptualized and organized by Nathan Boey, centers on a small red orb that shapeshifts, bounces across the …

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Energetic Explosions of Color and Doodles Encircle the Subjects of Russ Mills’s Digital Portraits

 Illustration #digital #portraits December 9, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Russ Mills, shared with permission Artist Russ Mills (previously) describes his chaotic, illustrated portraits as being ruled by the absurd. Bright bursts of color, paint splatters, and doodles scrawl across the canvas and surround single figures with a mishmash of markings. “I try …

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Artificial Organisms: Shimmering Digital Creatures Undulate and Pulse with Light in Maxim Zhetskov’s New Film

 Animation Art #digital #short film #video November 9, 2021 Grace Ebert [embedded content] In “Artificial Organisms,” Russian director Maxim Zhestkov (previously) enlivens machine intelligence to create palpitating marine organisms that radiate with vibrant bands of light. The hulking, life-like specimens, which are comprised of countless individual spheres, are presented floating in undulating masses or …

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Fantastical Digital Paintings Position Wildlife in Unnaturally Colorful Environments

 Art #animals #digital #environment #painting October 14, 2021 Grace Ebert All images courtesy of Grove Square Galleries, shared with permission Photographic artist Jim Naughten casts a fantastical, candy-colored lens over luxuriant ecosystems and surreal animal portraits in Eremozoic, a solo exhibition on view at Grove Square Galleries through November 18. Comprised of digitally altered …

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Hundreds of Digital Illustrations Imagine Enchanting Storefronts and Their Friendly Shop Cats

 Illustration #cats #digital #drawing #stores September 17, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Angela Hao, shared with permission Whether adorned with used books, houseplants, or groceries, the tiny shops and corner stores that illustrator Anglea Hao draws are infused with whimsy and admiration for everyday architecture. The digital renderings are part of Hao’s ongoing …

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