Each month Fotolia showcases the work of a super-talented digital artist.
On the tenth of May (next week Friday), UK’s very own Mike Harrison will be revealing his artwork and free PSD. Mike is the 5th in TEN Collection season 2.
“It’s really great to be part of the TEN project. For me, out of all the possible artists in this country, to be able to represent the UK is a huge honour,” he admits.
Harrison’s subversive and colourful composition, mixing digital and traditional arts, clearly illustrates a sense of energy.
“Put together using Fotolia Stock images and hand drawn elements, I worked without any established order. I was constantly re-arranging everything all the time throughout the process, working out which elements worked best and where, mixing materials and deconstructing layers to obtain a homogenous and purely graphic composition,” he explains.
Mike Harrison finds inspiration and influences in the energy of life . “Just like when you look at the world from a train window. This wakes a mechanism of unconscious thinking in me. Something I see or hear can trigger an idea weeks later, without me remembering its origin,“ he explains.
His surrealistic and lively work has earned him worldwide recognition and has led him to work for such giants as Nike or the Wall Street Journal, and to publish his contributions in renowned reviews like Computer Arts and IdN.
The PSD file for his design will be available for free download on Friday, May 10th, from 10am for 24 hours at www.tenbyfotolia.com.