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Campaign Spotlight: Nathan Smith’s Robotics Images

Nathan Smith was asked to produce a series of visual works for a large UK organisation earlier this year. The brief was to create a robot that was both intelligent and inquisitive, and who would elicit an emotional response from the viewer.

Staying true to the brief, Nathan used a limited and subtle color palette made up of mostly of whites and grays. He managed to create an image that felt edgy and cool, while remaining non-threatening, even with visible tech under the body plates acting as an homage to the history of robotics.

He gave the robot’s almost human face green gel eyes to induce a curious, cognitive response from the viewer.

Nathan composed the image in a way that conveys a sophisticated, yet sensitive relationship between the robot and the object rising from its hand. He kept the design minimalist, thus allowing for it to have a strong silhouette and plenty of negative space and screen estate for text.

Nathan is represented by AAARep. You can see more from him on his Directory of Illustration portfolio page.

Nathan Smith Illustrates the Constellations

Nathan Smith was commissioned by the award-winning Canadian design agency, Target, to produce five illustrations for a new 360-degree Newfoundland and Labrador tourist board website.

The brief required the illustrations to have a soft transparent feel without too much detail. The five images, a Viking ship, the tail of a whale, a compass, a fossil and a hiker were sculpted in Zbrush, deliberately understated and softly rendered in Photoshop.

Visitors to the website are encouraged to select one or more of the five constellations visible in the night sky to begin their journey. As they scroll over a constellation the image becomes clearer, a sound is heard and the link takes them to the subject page.

See more of Nathan’s work through his Directory of Illustration portfolio and website.

©Nathan Smith

©Nathan Smith

©Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith Creates Album Artwork for Gerry Mulligan

This is the second piece commissioned by the Liverpool based musician Gerry Mulligan for his new album “Guardian Angel”.

Nathan Smith was given a brief to come up with a design based on some of Gerry’s songs. The end result was sculpted in ZBrush and composed in Photoshop and the album it set to be released in 2017.

Nathan is represented by AAARep. See more of Nathan’s illustrations though his Directory of Illustration portfolio and at aaarep.net.

©Nathan Smith

©Nathan Smith

©Nathan Smith

©Nathan Smith

Tiago Galo: Casa da Música

This set of illustrations by Tiago Galo were commissioned by Casa da Música (House of Music) in Oporto, to be featured in its annual Educative Service Agenda. Every year they associate with different Portuguese illustrators to work on the agenda, creating different graphic themes each year.

The Educative Service aims to invite all citizens from different age groups, from babies to seniors from distinct social backgrounds, to participate in a wide range of musical activities. Each illustration represents specific shows that will take place at Casa da Música such as on-going artistic/community projects, multidisciplinary performances, and original concerts.

Tiago adds:

“It was my honor and pleasure to participate in this project that has been associated with some of the greatest Portuguese illustrators.”

Tiago is represented by AAARep. See more of his artwork through his Directory of Illustration portfolio and at aaarep.net.

©Tiago Galo

©Tiago Galo

©Tiago Galo

©Tiago Galo

©Tiago Galo

©Tiago Galo

©Tiago Galo

©Tiago Galo

 

Nathan Smith: The 7 Stages of Man

This piece by Nathan Smith was commissioned by the Liverpool based musician Gerry Culligan for his last album, The Seven Stages of Man.

Nathan was given a free brief to come up with one of his extraordinary flying machines with a musical theme.

Sculpted in ZBrush and composed in Photoshop, this piece will be featured in the upcoming 2017 edition of our Directory of Illustration book.

Nathan adds:
“Gerry was a great client to work for as he was more than happy to give me the freedom to let my imagination run wild. I am now currently working on his follow-up album Guardian Angel which hopefully will be released later this year.”

See more of Nathan’s illustrations through his Directory of Illustration portfolio and at www.aaarep.net.

©Nathan Smith

©Nathan Smith

Artist Spotlight: Tiago Galo

Tiago Galo is a Portuguese illustrator based in Lisbon. He began working as an illustrator collaborating in small fanzines and exhibitions before finishing his degree in Architecture at Technical University of Lisbon. After years of working as an architect, he decided to get back into illustrating and won the prize for best comic at the Amadora BD competition. He finds influence for his artwork in artists like Wes Anderson and Buster Keaton and tries to incorporate unique elements in his work.

Tiago is represented by AAARep. Check out more of his work through his Directory of Illustration portfolio and at aaarep.net.

©Tiago Galo

©Tiago Galo

©Tiago Galo

©Tiago Galo

©Tiago Galo

©Tiago Galo

©Tiago Galo

©Tiago Galo

©Tiago Galo

©Tiago Galo

©Tiago Galo

©Tiago Galo

©Tiago Galo

©Tiago Galo