Analog + Digital Graffiti / Type / Texture
The texture that I was keen to execute as a digital visual, was a simulated rough surface that has been sprayed with aerosol. With this in mind, I always seek to put together designs that have multiple uses across the board.
Starting off with a complex looking but basic layout as a pen background, the type and layer fade is all the project needed.
First phase was a template with the letters cut out of card. Initially wanting to do a painted type print, the paint was an incorrect mix and it looked wack.
Second was a mock up on cartridge paper to check the composition. The cut letters were then scanned, including the texture, and the handwriting. The final draft was put together in layers, with colour content added for the aerosol look and minor special effects. It would have been cool to use canned paint for the entire piece, nevertheless an enjoyable project and one to push forward.
‘Lacerate Media’ / Texture / Art
As a reflection of last months site journal post, the 3 images here are the test pieces.
They are mixed method pieces, with the final image being the preferred quality of finish.
As design is a test of ability, the main grind is in finding the easiest and most effective way to do something that is usually a complicated process. My concern for when the storefront is live is that there are only new works available and not something that has been generally ripped off or repeated by other artists previously. The third Razors edge is the first store instalment, using my own stock image and elements. Printing is currently external, although seeking to upscale asap and progress with prints for solo shows. Editorial is of great interest, so pushing to learn more in this area also.
‘Don’t need NO Devil dust’ / Ian Brown / Mixed method / Experimental Portfolio
In my opinion one of the greatest Great British singer-songwriters of all time.
Ok, so many may disagree. Whatever. This guy has proved himself to be one of the most influential artists in recent years. From a true working class family, to the lead vocalist of The Stone Roses, he has a celebrated history of perfect lyrics and bold collaborations ( personal artistic favs : UNKLE / ADIDAS / BAPE ) which has seen him rise to the top of the ranks. This does not come easy. A solid solo career setting himself aside from the usual suspects in terms of visual art & video appeal, content instruments, tight, challenging lyrics and awesome depth of character has earned him the aforementioned status.
Having seen him perform, I would say he offers a wise expression as opposed to glitter ball stage gimmicks. This gives him an awesome presence. And of course he is renowned for saying that he needs ‘no devil dust’ for his confidence. Mr Brown, a true performer, I salute you.
kdu x justin marquese
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I was fiddling with the idea of how a movie poster from another planet would look like, and i guess by merging bits from different cultures and and invented scriptform i ended up making this poster, which im thinking on making a series and i will have a good bunch of them printed very soon.
I was commissioned by an agency to work on this Digital matte painting for TCM, the retro movie channel from the Turner network.
The client wanted 3 of the most seen landscapes on TCM movies merging, as in Western, Mysterious Island/Jungle, and Volcano forest. They were very flexible around how i should show this scene, so i decided on making a panoramic view of the scene working it out with both photography and 3d, merged with matte and manipulation work.
My name is Gustavo Brigante and as my Bio says, im a self-taught graphic designer and illustrator from Buenos Aires, Argentina.
From now on im gonna be publishing my favourites bits of work, explorations and processes in this space.
The KDU looks like an amazing project and i see a lot of great work so its a pleasure to share mine here,
i hope this will lead to new and exciting ways to keep exploring and learning further in my work, and also to meet new friends.
TV Party! – Camila Huerta by Gustavo Brigante
This work was a collaboration with chilean model Camila Huerta for her portfolio. Worked out this piece with total freedom of subject as long as the piece was centered on the main portrait so i had lots of fun working on this. At the time of making this i was also learning Cinema 4d (still am) so i experimented a little with it for this composition and all the rest was worked around with Photoshop.