While trying to digitally create new patterns for homeware pieces over the last few weeks, I found myself feeling frustrated at the lack of warmth the digital images were portraying. It was within this frustration that I began an online hunt to find digital artists who can portray warmth within their art, and this is how I stumbled upon the art of Atelier Olschinsky. His digital illustrative images could be mistaken for being oil paintings if seen from afar, as the depth and complexity of the colours would suggest so. However on closer inspection it’s clear through the sharp lines that it’s digital, but they still manage to offer the warmth of a hand painted artwork.
Although these pieces are deeply complex in technique, they show me that with commitment and skill, the characteristics often attached to more traditional mediums such as oil or water colour paintings, can also be achieved in todays digital medium. An awareness which fuels me on in my day to day work.
Although the paint brush and I will always be dear friends, I want to learn how to embrace todays tools, to greater arm myself as an artist and designer for years to come.