Steve McDon­ald

ImagineFX - - Issue 116 Christmas 2014 -

Lo­ca­tion: Canada Web:­c­don­ald Em ail: mc­don­ald­ ME­DIA: Pho­to­shop, Sketch­Book Pro Steve de­scribes him­self as a hy­brid artist: “I trained as an il­lus­tra­tor in the 1980s,” the Toronto-based artists says, “and spent the next decade and a half work­ing in tra­di­tional me­dia – mak­ing my liv­ing off of gallery walls. In re­cent years I’ve got­ten back into il­lus­tra­tion and em­braced new dig­i­tal tools to de­velop a style that’s a mix­ture of both me­dia.”

His work usu­ally be­gins as sim­ple pen­cil draw­ings or ab­stract acrylic washes, be­fore mov­ing in Pho­to­shop or Sketch­Book Pro. “I’ll paint or draw the back­ground by hand and then in­sert the fore­ground and/or mid­dle ground us­ing dig­i­tal pro­cesses.” His aim is cre­ate art that doesn’t look very ob­vi­ously dig­i­tal. “If the viewer has to ask how I did it,” he says, “then I con­sider that a good thing.”

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