There’s a lot of different ways of discovering and being referred to new artists in this weird industry, and this is a good example. I had a Skype meeting with a client yesterday and he sent me a link to another artist he was working with, a fellow by the name of Nook from Brooklyn, New York. Beautiful work full of nice desaturated backgrounds, pink glows and beautiful overall lighting treatments. He is no stranger to cool projects, and has worked with the likes of Wired, IdN, Nike, BET, Pepsi and others.
His work is confusing at first glance where you wonder what you’re looking at. Is it illustration? 3D? All Photoshop? It’s actually a combination of 2D illustration with 3D modeled backgrounds, which I’m sure is no easy task to blend together. Check it out: