The art of Nook

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:

Awesome stuff. You can check out more on Nook’s website, and why not give him a follow on Twitter.

8 Comments

  1. Awesome. I love how each image looks like a frame from an anime. Lots of story going on there.

  2. Wow! This is amazing work. Not the kind of thing I would expect you to feature on here, James. But definitely awesome.

  3. Oh wow, beautiful stuff… Love the unique style that really pulls you in…

  4. This guys work is amazing. I love the first one, the dude in the speaker room.
    It’s always great when a canvas forces you to imagine a story.

  5. Nice work, thanks for share this james ;)

  6. I really like the style. Could you try and do an interview with him for your weekly video session? That would be awesome.

  7. The lighting / illumination in these is superb. It adds a level of detail and engagement that really draws you in…

  8. Wow, _loving_ his style.

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