Watch out these beautiful portraits made by Emi Haze, they are stunning creations!
Are you using Photoshop, if yes which version? If not,if you use any other illustration tool please let me know.
I’m using Photoshop CC and Wacom Cintiq.
Are you a professional artist?
Yes, I am freelance digital artist and illustrator.
Do you have your own website?
Where are you based/nationality?
I am based in Monfalcone, Italy.
What kind of artworks do you fancy to draw?
Can you please explain a little about yourself, and where do you come from?
I live in the north-east of Italy. I began with painting and drawing when I attended the art high school. Then I discovered the digital art and I connected this great passion of mine with technology, taking a degree in graphic design and commercial art at the Design Institute Palladio in Verona. Now I’m a freelance digital artist and illustrator.
This work allows me to represent my personality and sensibility through the vision of an imaginative ethereal world hanging between reality and fantasy, dream and utopia.
Do you think it’s possible to describe the process of your art style, what are the does and don’t, the important aspects you set yourself to achieve your style of design?
Photoshop gave me the chance to combine drawing, painting and photography together to make my dreams and ideas come true.
My work starts from a photo and the first phase is its retouching. Afterwards I digitally import various hand-made elements such as scratches, ink marks, acrylic or watercolour stains.
Before working into digital art and illustration I begun with drawing, painting and later graphics. I always loved the gesture and the warmth of the sign in a sketch, in stroke with acrylic or oil colour, in the splashes of watercolour or ink.
So today when I start developing an image I try to include my manual skill in the sign and in the use of colour digitally importing it into my artwork.
I combine in a single image hundreds of Photoshop layers with many and many graphic elements and textures. All the Blend Modes, layer masks, Adjustments layers I use, make the starting image less digital and more like a painting or a drawing.
This phase of manual elaboration is then merged with the strictly digital one.
Selecting parts of different photo images I try to blend with the double exposure technique the human body with nature and its four elements, fire, air, water and earth.
What is your current profession?
I’m a freelance digital artist / illustrator.
What is your age?
I’m 32 years old.
What products do you deliver? (Book cover, Magic the Gathering illustrations …)
Visual and illustrations for advertising, agencies or magazines, book and album covers.My artworks are on sale on my personal shop (www.shophaze.com) and many art galleries.
What is your dream for the next five years?
I have many ideas to be tested in the future. I’d like to work on different subjects for example. My style is in constant evolution.
One of my future ambitions is to have new exciting collaborations.
What are your expectations from the design world?
Digital art is nowadays becoming increasingly important and it will exponentially grow in the future. The potentials offered by technology are endless and they can perfectly fuse with our manual skills. The only limit is our imagination.
Do you have any favourite artists, who may influence your art?
I love Impressionism for the use of colour and Surrealism for the subjects.
I could name many artists, painters and digital artists that have influenced me, at first in my painting and later in my digital art. Mentioning only few of them would be reductive, because all the art world is the fundamental source of inspiration in the creative process, and I’m referring not only to pictorial art but also to music, filmmaking, photography and fashion.
In my opinion everything in every moment has an artistic side, the aesthetics of things, people around me…
For me everything has its own importance, images, textures, sounds, fragrances, my creativity is constantly stimulated.
Any books/movies/video games that you fancy and get you inspired?
Music is one of the key of my creative process. Listening to my favorite artists like Sigur Rós, Radiohead, Bjork, helps me to immerse myself in my creative world and to have a right inspiration mood to develop a new work.
One of my favorite film: “Drive” directed by Nicolas Winding Refn
|Profession||Professional Digital Artist / illustrator|
|Tools||Photoshop CC and a Wacom Tablet.|
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