Dark Mood Series | Photoshop Manipulations Create Wonderful Artworks


The artistic expression of the Dark Mood series were created between 1999 and 2004 by artist Michael Thompson aka Freestylee, since then some of the prints have been in both personal collections and exhibitions in Easton PA and New York galleries. This set of digital art or what he calls pixel art were created on the computer using scanned textures and drawings which are then layered in Photoshop to create these unique art. Limited edition Gliclee prints are produced of about 200 prints each. The term “Giclee print” connotes an elevation in printmaking technology. Images are generated from high resolution digital scans and printed with archival quality inks onto various substrates including canvas, fine art, and photo-base paper. The Giclee printing process provides better color accuracy than other means of reproduction. The prints are produced on Archie archive quality paper.
www.artspacegallery.com/thompson/thompso n.html


Maria Papaefstathiou

VISUAL DESIGNER since 1996 and blogger since 2010. Living in Athens, Greece. She has been focusing her research on poster design and particularly on social poster design and portrait design. Her main poster project is a series of posters celebrating great personalities of traditional and popular culture in Greece and Jamaica. These include actors, singers, musicians, poets etc. This is an ongoing project. “I believe that design is a powerful tool that we designers can use to spark enthusiasm, change mindsets and bring positive actions to our world and our culture”. FOUNDER AND EDITOR OF GRAPHICART-NEWS.COM BLOG. She carefully curates high-quality designs, illustrations, and art, from all over the world that will teach and provoke other designers. Many consider her blog to be an exceptional educational tool. CO-FOUNDER OF THE INTERNATIONAL REGGAE POSTER CONTEST which was launched on December 2011, partnering, the creative activist Michael Thompson aka Freestylee. (www.reggaepostercontest.com)


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