Inspired by the renaissance period’s ‘cabinets of curiosities’, Fake Drawers is the perfect post-modern example: an eclectic mix of old and new, combining human body parts with bygone science apparatus and modern technologies. His style is an interesting intersection of surrealism, pop culture and even the baroque, giving his work a unique look and visual identity. “A good designer is defined by his/her capacity and will to develop and defend his/her own projects,” explains del Puerto. “The most difficult thing, but also the most necessary, is to have your own visual identity and an authentic style.”
Creating this strange laboratory involved various techniques, from Photoshop photomontage to 3D work with CINEMA 4D. The challenge was to harmonise the light and colours of the photographs chosen from Fotolia. It’s this attention to detail that forms the realism within a piece of digital art, and it is this that del Puerto seeks to create in his own work: “I like it when people take time to examine an image, when they enjoy looking for details, and wonder what’s real or digital.”
The Fake Drawers PSD will be available to download for free for 24 hours on Tuesday, 10 September 2013 from www.tenbyfotolia.com. A video in which del Puerto describes the processes and techniques used to create this image will also be available to view from the PSD release day.