For the series Character Illustrations, the art director and illustrator Omar Aqil used Picasso portraits to inspire his digital recreations of the Picasso’s iconic artwork. Aqil mirrors the artist’s Cubist style by collaging discrete metallic and glossy objects together in the shape of human or animals faces. The Pakistan-based digital artist also references specific works by Picasso in his ongoing contemporary art series MIMIC, in which he creates futuristic garments and sculptures mixed with elements of interior design.
His version of the Picasso portraits is colorful and fun! Self-entitled of a graphic designer, 3D illustrator and CGI artist from Pakistan and with almost six years of experience in the advertising industry. He mostly workes in abstract illustrations, and loves to do experimental projects.
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The first things he does is start sketching random shapes and forms and that is how new ideas start developing and how his Picasso portraits come to life. It’s really fun to compare Picasso art to the final product of Aqil’s digital artwork.
Aqil says he has long been fascinated by Picasso’s artwork and offers this project as a visual example of how different people might interpret an artwork. Indeed when looking back and forth between the two pieces you might find yourself seeing the original painting in a new way. Just like Picasso portraits, Aqil’s are completely free for your own interpretation, the contemporary artist reimagined it throughout his own so it’s not really an accurate art of how it must have looked like.
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