Chris Parks, best known as Palehorse Design, is a emergent illustrator on the last years. With a remarkable style, he already worked with brands like Hasbro, WWE, 7-Eleven, Wired Magazine, Computer Arts, Blizzard Entertainment, Dean Guitars and many others. SO, hope you guys enjoy this interview with this great artist, have fun. You can know more about Chris on his Official Website. First of all I would like to thank you for doing this interview, it's an honor for us to present more about you to our readers. I would like to start asking you about when your interest for illustration and art? Thanks guys! I'm happy to have the chance to share with everyone. I initially got my start as a graphic designer way back in '96. I was taking graphic design classes in high-school and creating album art and t-shirt graphics for my band at the time. One thing led to another and I got my first job doing pre-press work and design for a print company that produces album covers and posters for punk, metal, hardcore and indie bands. After that time, I got my degree in graphic design from 'Ringling College of Art & Design'. After graduation, I worked at a killer, product design studio near the campus for about 4 years. This was a great experience that taught me to work with clients, keep deadlines and refine my work. During my nights and weekends, I began creating freelance artwork for surf / skate companies and anything I could get my hands on. I felt really strongly about wanting to branch out on my own and decided to take the leap to open a design / tattoo studio with a friend of mine who was tattooing and splitting rent with me. We also hosted gallery exhibits in our space, bringing in artists that we wanted to share with our community. After hosting gallery exhibits for a while, I became more and more inspired and started to create illustrative work as opposed to just graphic design. A few years later, I went solo as a commercial illustrator and took on the moniker of Pale Horse and hired a full-time assistant to help keep things running smoothly. 2) Which artists do you use for reference? There are so many artists that I look up to. Probably too many to name, but some of my favorites would have to be: Aaron Horkey, John Dyer Baizley, Ken Taylor, Pushead, Skinner, Mike Giant, Tristan Eaton, Craola and Godmachine. (I'm sure I'm forgetting a ton of others) Also, lately i've been really into these bootleg movie posters from Ghana. Check 'em out. You'll be glad you did :) Though I enjoy looking at other contemporary artists. I make a conscious effort to create work that has my own voice and style. I'm mostly inspired by ancient civilizations, mythology, religion and culture. I take those various inspirational concepts and mash them up to create pieces that are hopefully new original. It's such a liberating opportunity to have concepts in mind and get the chance to bring them to life on a daily basis. 3) Your style is quite influenced by old school skate illustration, tattoos and mexican art. How did you develop this style and how would you describe it? I think my style is pretty unique in that it kind of tells a story of my progression through different stages in my life. I really value layout and composition in my work, which comes from my graphic design days. I do a lot of pre-planning to make sure each piece will be worth the effort. My work is really just a combination of all the things that excite me. When I travel, I really take things in and can't wait to return to the studio to create my own versions of what I saw. Skateboarding, and tattoo/thrash/hardcore/metal culture has always been a big part of my life as well and it definitely continues to show itself in my current work. I've always liked bold, graphic-style artwork for some reason. There's just something about it that draws me in and feels less serious than traditional artwork. (Which I like) My goal, I guess, is to make as inspired and detailed illustrations as possible and keep pushing myself to get better each time, but never take myself or my work too seriously. 4) Describe us a bit about your creative process while creating a piece. My creative process usually starts with an idea that has been nagging at me or something that I've always wanted to draw. From there I do a ton of research, I like to learn about different subjects as I develop a concept and try to create something that brings new life to historic subject matter. I recently uploaded a time-lapse video that walks you through my process in detail. Click here to check it out. I usually start with gradual sketches or Photoshop collages to quickly rough out a concept. Then, I go straight into Photoshop with my Wacom Cintiq tablet and start drawing the black line art, followed by layers and layers of color. 5)What's the best thing about working with vectors and what is the worst? I used to create all of my work in Illustrator as vector work. I like how clean the lines that are created in illustrator look, but once I started using the tablet in Photoshop, I never wanted to go back to mouse clicking vector lines again. Drawing with the pen gives me so much more freedom and has allowed me to create the type of images that I want to make. I like to try and keep the, clean, graphic, style from my vector days, but with added detail and flexibility that comes from the tablet. 6) How do you describe your daily routine? I get into the studio around 10-11am, 6 days a week and usually work 'till at least 11pm (or all night during deadlines). During the day I spend most of my time, answering emails, sending estimates, and talking with client over the phone. I tend to get most my actual drawing done at night, when there's less email and distractions. I really enjoy listening to podcasts & audio books while working. This def helps make the time go by faster and keeps my brain from totally melting onto the floor. 7) Which is your favorite piece so far? My favorite piece to date is my latest print called "The Sage". This one is inspired by the incredible, spiritual teachings of Lao Tzu, called the 'Tao Te Ching' mixed with a love for those rad, metal statues of the Chinese emperor Guan Gong, that can be found in almost every Asian gift shop. In "The Sage" the character symbolizes a ruler that operates within pure awareness and not out of greed or ego. I'm fascinated by various states of human consciousness and wanted to portray the role that psychedelics have played as teachers throughout history. I also get really stoked on psychedelic, black light stoner posters and wanted to make a piece that had that vibe and begs you to stare at it for a while without boredom. http://palehorsedesign.com/58523/589811/personal-work/the-sage-fine-art… 8) Tell us five lessons you believe are really important for every illustrator. Develop your own style and don't be afraid to experiment. Get inspired by other places then the internet. Go to antique shops, bookstores, museums and travel whenever you can to stay motivated and hungry. Don't make it a competition. Meet as many other artists and connect with as many people as possible. It's priceless to learn from artists you respect and it's always rewarding to share what you've learned with others. Make personal work whenever possible. As commercial artists with deadlines and trendy client briefs taking up all of our time, it can be very difficult to develop a unique and original voice. Even though it's challenging to find the time, creating artwork purely for the fun of it, is always worth it for me. Enjoy the process. If you don't love it. Do something else. 9) Tell us some websites that you like to visit. I really don't do a ton of web surfing, but one sites that I can get lost in for a while is Behance.net. So many great artists in one place to connect with there. Def. get on it if you're not already. I also really love Vice.com. Some of the most legit documentaries and most fearless journalism on the planet can be found there if you ask me. 10) Thanks again for your time, please leave a final message for the ones who are starting out on this kind of business. Thanks for reading this! I truly appreciate everyone who is a fan of my work and Supports my shit. I definitely couldn't do this without you! For those just starting out, make sure you are having fun with the work you create, because there's not always a lot of money in drawing pictures for a living. Haha :) Realize that success won't happen over night, but if you're truly motivated, patient and consistently evolving, your enthusiasm will reward you. WINNERS So, here are the winners: Kevin Mercier (email@example.com) Weston Romero (firstname.lastname@example.org) Joshua Fryer (email@example.com) Thanks everyone!
Every 5 years the design community get into a main trend, we had 80's comeback on the earlies 2000's and now we seem to be into a retro wave with the Instagram boom and all this things. I mean, that's really interesting, how the aesthetic can be retrofitted to every era and still maintain the original meaning, that what brand design is all about. You can see more samples of this funny experiment on their Tumblr.
Hysterical Minds, a group of collective recently released their 10th exhibition entitled 'Symphony' and I truly enjoyed the versatility of these pieces and hope you guys will enjoyed them too! Very different from what we're used to see. We have entitled this release as "Symphony" because we want to bring a visual concert to your house, generated from a common passion that unites us as artists: Music. We have given room for expression and creation, reinterpreting our favourite tracks, genres and authors, from classical music to industrial tunes, from black metal to dance pop, travelling through a wide spectrum of shades to bring you a diverse but coherent collection. For more information about Hysterical Minds and their artists, you can visit HysterialMinds.com. Symphony by Rafatoon & Luchenticius Blesses Curse by --M--& Ramses422 Deep by Aegis Jade by Italia Ruotolo Dark Paradise by Xposion Written in Waters by Decreptitude Trust Embedded by Bolverk Inside the Music by Matkraken Closer than It Seems by Arkiniano M314N(I0I01y by --M-- & Liransz Garden of Aether by Matkraken In Another Life by Matkraken Rhythm to the Rebels by Schiszophrenia Cybertrash by Cessar Unkontrollierbar by Laurawaechter Geiger by Dumaker Anesthesia by Liransz Odile & Odette by Jcbarquet Everything Dies by Liransz Fallout by Dumaker
Mark Geno Arguelles is a digital artist and graphic designer from Malabon, Philippines. The digital artwork he creates are absolutely stunning. I selected some of his Personal Projects to serve as great inspiration & boost up some ideas. Pay attention to the details and enjoy! For more from Mark visit behance.net/genoarguelles SUMABOG COGHEAD BORNOY TIGURU 156 FIERY WOLF SELF-PORTRAIT HIBAN
Bao Pham is a Vietnamese digital painter and illustrator currently living in Iowa, US. Featured in art magazines such as ImagineFX, he is considered a master in his field. His domain of expertise is the one of portraits, more specifically fantasy-inspired characters, both male and female, often surrounded by matching natural settings bathed in light and shadow. Pham’s brushwork is soft, precise and colourful. You can see more of his work at his DeviantART gallery or on his Sketch Blog. Bao Pham DeviantART Gallery Bao Pham DeviantART Gallery Bao Pham DeviantART Gallery Bao Pham DeviantART Gallery Bao Pham DeviantART Gallery Bao Pham DeviantART Gallery Bao Pham DeviantART Gallery Bao Pham DeviantART Gallery Bao Pham DeviantART Gallery Bao Pham DeviantART Gallery Bao Pham DeviantART Gallery Bao Pham DeviantART Gallery Bao Pham DeviantART Gallery About the Author My name is Tina Mailhot-Roberge. I'm an illustrator, graphic designer and web designer located in Montreal, Canada. If you're interested in knowing more about me, I invite you to follow me on Twitter or to take a look at my website and blog on Veodesign.
After 3 years since his last update, Rik Oostenbroek finally is coming back with a new website with loads of incredible pieces. Currently based in Montreal, Qc, this digital artist and Illustrator originally from Netherlands surely knows how to work around the edges. In the following, you will see Rik's works at his best since 2009 and get ready to be amaze by a such a talented young artist. To find out more about Rik Oostenbroek, you can check out his website at RikOostenbroek.com and just follow him on Twitter @rikoostenbroek
Luis Miguel Torres G. works under the name of Aviv Studio located in Vancouver, Canada. Originally from Mexico, Luis has worked and being making noise in the design industry since 2006. Being featured and in collaboration with most of the major and popular communities out there, Luis will not cease to share his passion to a "grande" level! Hope you will enjoy it these incredible pieces! For more information about Luis Miguel Torres G. and check out more of his works , you can visit his Cargo Collective and follow him on Twitter @aaviv.
The French digital artist David Delin aka 28162 is one the mos skilled artist of the digital world. His compositions are amazingly detailed and everything falls in place. He goes from illustration to photo manipulation and when he mixes both worlds the result is outstanding. Enjoy! For more from David Delin visit behance.net/28162 and 28162.com L'Alchimiste Video Process Organic Skull Symbols Sweet Life Samurai Savage
Hysterical Minds, a group of collective recently released their 9th exhibition entitled 'Twisted Essence' and for this new release; they decided to try new methods and proposed a dual theme to handicap and stimulate the creativity of their artists. I truly enjoyed the versatility of those pieces and hope you guys will enjoyed them too! On the other hand, twisted gives that altered, spontaneous, and at times, even macabre connotation that we have focused not only as a conceptual matter, but above all, as a compositive one: You won't see any centred pieces on the canvas. We have been working using alternative composition rules, such as the rule of thirds or the golden ratio, to get out the confort zone, and to offer a dynamic, narrative, polished and above all, full of shades visual experience, which accompanied with its eclectic and evocative soundtrack, will guide you through the created worlds of these hysterical imaginations. For more information about Hysterical Minds and their artists, you can visit HysterialMinds.com. Nigromante by Dunmaker Aftermath by Luchencicious Disolucion by Decrepitude The Messenger by Plizardi Essence: Conspiracy Never Grow Up by Gauso Olvidame! by Italia Ruoto) Insaniity by Rafatoon Be Atar - Sabrina, Chabru Guadalcostis by Acolloado The mushrooms make me stronger by Dumaker Trash Hunters by Dumaker Untruth by Liransz My Last Breath by ObscureBT Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Cano Mi Juego Favorito by Abraham Balcazar Capsule by --M-- La Vera Amicizia by Obscuro Feeling by Arkiniano Procesion by Jcbarquet Intriga by Xposion Self-destruction Vol. 1 by Levitate Distorted Reality by Xposion
Diego L. Rodriguez also known as ParanoidMe, is a illustrator and digital artist from Spain. Currently in Mexico, Diego is working with clients all around the globe and you must understand why! For someone that refers work as 'killing time', he does make an incredible job at learning and experimenting throughout his portfolio. For more information about the Diego L. Rodriguez, you can visit ParanoidMe.com.
Vigan Tafili is a 17 years old really talented artist based in Kosovo. Using mainly Adobe Photoshop to create his artworks, he's also a take part of groups like: HeartSurge, IN, ArtJunks, Espadon 21, EvokeOne. You can check more about Vigan at his Website or his Behance Profile. I am Vigan Tafili aka nagiViTy, a young Digital Artist from Peja a city based in Kosovo. My first contact with computer arts was 3 years ago when I was 13 years old. I started like a photographer continued as photo editor, then finally I became a digital artist, what I am today.
The online art group named the Luminarium just released their 17th exhibit entitled Illuminate IV. From science fiction to stunning landscape photography, this exhibit will surely offer something for everyone. Hope you will enjoy them and get inspired! For more information about the Luminarium and their artists, you can visit theLuminarium.net/v3 , or simply follow them on Twitter @theLuminarium. Magnetic fields by Maxime des TOUCHES What is that? by Alessio Takeover by Kuldar The cascade departure by O21 Peace by Undiscovered Artist Approaching The Cuillins by Smiling Demon By The Thames River by Shue13 From Here I Can Almost See The Stars by Tigaer Monument To A Forgotten Era by System Snow Tempest in the Alien Sahara by Shue13 Unsustainable by Kaioshen Scale of Life by blueDragoon Rising from the Ashes by Smiling Demon & Thor Take Me Somewhere Nice by System Our Sun is dying by Kuldar Giants graveyard by Kuldar The Way Home by Kuldar Mine by Kuldar Party Animals by blueDragoon Era by shn Back To The Modern Hive by Shue13 Nessie by O21 Loki's Hammer by tsarye Forgotten Glory by jcbarquet Loki's Hammer by tsarye Homeland by Zhachrod Spark of War by tsarye Tranquility by Undiscovered Artist
This series of images freezes a moment of time in each dancer's aerial maneuver, and turns their movements into static sculptures that represents their motion and style. Original shots were stock photography and stylized to fit within the scene, sculptures and sets created entirely CGI. This amazing work was done by Mike Campau Process cgi setup for ballet dancer scene Raw Render output stock photo isolated and dropped into scene Basic cleanup and masking elements with photography Final tone and color corrections with additional shadows added.
Just recently, the online group of amazing artists, Evoke One shared their first exhibition of 2012 and their 27th exhibition entitled Nostalgia. They once again did a incredible job experimenting and making a stunning set of artworks, pictures and music. I hope you will enjoy them! Our 27th release, Nostalgia, brings a dynamic collection of art, photography, and music. The term "Nostalgia" was interpreted in a unique manner amongst our international roster. Feelings of sorrow, felicity, and childhood memories were ignited within and translated into ethereal works of art. We even journeyed back into EvokeOne's past by creating our "Nostalgia" type group collaboration that was directed by Brandon Spahn For more information about Evoke One and their artists, you can visit EvokeOne.com , be a fan of Evoke One on Facebook or simply follow them on Twitter @evokeone. Papermoon Disaster by Anthony Giacomino, Parker Gibson, James Merrill, Anthony Gargasz, Ted Yavuzkurt & Parker Peterson Nostalgia by Ricardo Juarez, Parker Gibson, Daniel Kong, Berthjan Achterop, Anthony Gargasz, Brandon Spahn, Alastair Temple, Parker Peterson, Ian Steele, H. Dyst Winterson, EJ Dalupang & Sahir Khan Fading by Ricardo Juarez & Tyler Lehman Yuko Haru by Ricardo Juarez XXVII by EJ Dalupang The Changing of Seasons by Brandon Spahn Summoned by Parker Gibson Subject Matter by Maebh Costello Seven Lives by Vigan Tafili Sentiment by Khyzyl Saleem Portrait of Nostalgia by Berthjan Achterop Pharaoh by Brandon Spahn Pays de Nostalgie by Nastasia Peters Memories in Time by Maebh Costello Le Temps by Loic Sattler Last Minutes by Leonk Last Hope by Leonk Ice Cold by Aaron Campbell Fleeting Memories by Alastair Temple Dark Voyage by Leonk Constructing a Dream by Brandon Spahn Building an Entity by Brandon Spahn Autumn's breath by Liran Szeiman Agony of my Past by Brandon Spahn
Sebastian Andaur is a young 17 years old self-taught digital artist from Chile of South America. Loving colours since he was born, Sebastian was first introduced to Photoshop when he was only 12 years old. Now he works with a variety of techniques, styles and colours; all coming together to create his own visual world in every piece. Let's keep an eye on Sebastian who will surely show us a lot more in a near future. For more information about Sebastian Andaur, you can visit his website at Work.AndaurStudios.cl and check out his Behance and follow him on Twitter @andaurstudios. Collaboration with Chris Halderman Collaboration with Chris Halderman Collaboration with Chris Halderman
Mike Harrison is a self-taught, multi-disciplinary freelance art director, designer and illustrator, currently based in London. Through the years of crafting himself and his career he has experimented with almost every style and discipline in the book and still continue to try new techniques and mediums on a regular basis. He has built up a vast set of skills ranging from graphic design, illustration and typography to motion graphics, 3d, photography and web design. He believes that we are constantly learning, and that his portfolio shows his eclectic mix of mediums, styles and aesthetics. All That's Left II NewPage Hot Pursuit Time is a great healer Sink Veer: Creative Catalyst Veer: Creative Catalyst Timelapse from Mike Harrison on Vimeo. Every 2nd Counts College of Charleston For more information visit: http://destill.net/
In a time where getting exposure and a name on the market it's almost a obligation for any artist, some still rather stay mysterious. Some people may hate this posture, as some may hate Banksy for being anonymous. But the truth is that only when the artist is out of focus, we can truly appreciate his art. And for that I must say I highly appreciate the digital art of Xhxix, despite the fact I don't know quite nothing about him and the reason why he do it. You can see more of his artworks at his Website