I’ve also been looking into digital imaging, which something I’d like to be good at in the future along with 3D modelling. I came across a person names Javier Alvarado Quesada, who is a digital designer. This makes me think…there are digital designers as well as digital artists or are they both the same. I guess it doesn’t matter what your called as long as the work you do is good enough to stand out.
Looking at Quesada’s work I feel his images come to life as they are colourful, the lighting and shadows are perfect and the effects added also work to make his images pop. Below I have selected a few images of his that I like a lot. I’ve picked the ones that I think make good use of colour and work best with the design environment. I like the use of effects in digital art, I think these types of effects make the images look more fantasy. I think lighting is especially important because it creates shadows and shapes of the subject and textures. So maybe Photorealism isn’t exactly what I’m looking for, rather I am looking to achieve realistic results.
These images are a good way of demonstrating other worldly effects that can be added to an image to enhance the desired effect. With photo editing or video editing, certain parts of a shot can be erased or added. For example a person shown flying in a shot will have attachments supporting them that will be taken away in post production. In other films like Harry Potter when the wizards are casting spells and performing ‘magical’ acts, post production will add the effects later to support the script. This is also another form of realism to me because I think realism exists when we attempt to represent a subject truthfully by adding and subtracting element as required by the narrative. That is exactly how I want to portray the figurine or toy I will recreate. I want it to look as real as possible and stand out from the background it will be in.