Location: Australia Web: www.artofcai.com Em ail: email@example.com MEDIA: Photoshop Cai’s formal education in architecture eventually developed into a career in art and illustration, as his interest for creating imaginative worlds grew.
“I’m inspired by great stories, both epic narratives of heroes and monsters, and tales from my father of life as a young boy,” he says. “I’m always searching for the adventure in the mundane, spinning it into a visual narrative that might take the viewer through a journey of the mind’s eye.”
Cai reveals that he loves telling stories through the stroke of his brush, and is looking forward to where this passion will take him.
1 Portrait Study “I wanted to focus on a tight painting, experimenting with different brushes, digital painting techniques and edges. I also wanted to see how well I could portray mood and atmosphere, with that particular lighting setup and all the subtle colour changes in the flesh tones that came with it.”
2 Hope Walks “This image was produced as part of a personal project creating visual adaptations of certain scenes in The Night Angel Trilogy series of novels by Brent Weeks. It’s one of my favourite books.”
3 Alm ost There “Painted during the long hiatus between seasons two and three of Nickelodeon’s TMNT animated show. I wanted this image to tell a story about the brotherly relationship between the turtles during this trying period of their adventures.”