I am continuing to expand my skills into the world of graphic arts — particularly Photoshop and Illustrator for Mac (I have them on both iMac and Macbook Air) and am using iPad apps like Art Studio. I love the digital landscape for art because I am an artistic person to begin with. This was a natural transition for me and I am hooked learning new techniques — like manipulation of layers, vector masks, and shadows.
Here is my Dribble account with many Bitmap samples.
Here is my graphic design website called Artistic Counterculture.
Below I will keep editing and arranging the sample works as I add new content. I mostly have kept it chronological from top to bottom (latest to oldest), but not always. Sometimes it is based on what I want to showcase most or like most as well.
Theme of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence:
GIF of robotics in action or short animation:
Showcase 1 video promo (second showcase promo on bottom of this page):
Some new landscape illustrations all done digitally by me experimenting with brushes and filters (mixed Procreate work with Artstudio Pro):
A Google concept image:
An Apple concept where I created everything from scratch including the iPad:
Here is a new piece I did and detailed in a blog post where I took a pencil drawing and turned it into digital art using filters and redrawing sections with a stylus and various brushes. Thus I pretty much turned it into a domplete new digital illustration from a hand-drawn concept. This I would call more fantasy illustration:
Taking the concept further by adding some photography I’ve taken in Barcelona (the columns on sides of doorway as well as the to ghostly figures that were statues from National Museum in Warsaw ai edited and added with low opacity. The rest is from my own assets or digital graphics I’ve created and am reusijg, albeit changing, for this piece:
Some comic book style fantasy art backdrop:
Below is one of my revent ideas to do a project on quantum computing or as I called it, “Out of This World Computing.” Everything is done by me as I took old projects and put them together with a filter i to this almost stone-looking Egyptian structure and made it into something pretty cool looking I think:
Then I turned it into a potential ad idea for IBM Watson:
Here is my latest Vector-based project using Illustrator on Mac — I used a photograph I took on iPad near me to represent cloud computing and networking, but the rest is all done in Illustrator:
Some more of my pure vector work using Illustrator — this time the concept is Bitcoins:
Here are lower quality screencaps of further revisions due to me not saving these revisions with export, but screen-capping them:
Some more Art Studio rasterized variants, but I was able to add some cool stuff easier on iPad — such as my my photographs and importing them into a digital art workflow. I also added some other pieces that I’ve done before and cut and pasted into it (the robot from Illustrator and iPad drawn with stylus on Illustrator — also the lower right is part of a pastel hand-drawn artwork of mine):
Added some shading in one of the images below for the figures and object I placed:
Another variation as noticed the arm for one of my objects was cut off although it looks kimd of cool as if he is appearing from behind the darkness I wanted to redo it:
Some cloud computing concept ideas drawn with stylus on iPad and Art Studio app:
I wanted to do something entirely hand-crafted on iPad not cut and pasted in a sense:
Mac Computer Concept (2018):
Bird through clouds (2018):
Also, very Recent (late 2017) for blog post about iPad Anonymity via VPN:
Here is a piece I did a few years back for PC World (TechHive blog at the time) where I wrote and researched this entire story and added this image using photoshop and scaling from public image database (as well as Apple’s website for the devices and TV shot):
Edit: Some more of my recent work (late 2017):
Artificial Intelligence concept (2017):
Here are some samples of my latest content crearion (the iPads below were entirely hand drawn using my finger on the iPad screen and an app called Art Studio for iPad):
Minimalism concept (more here):
Using basic digital imagine apps on iPad combined with some of my photography and some of my traditional, pastel-based, artwork to create a mini collage of sorts:
Showcase 2 video promo:
All artwork included in this article was created by me (Maciej Duraj/Mike Lata) and is copyrighted @ Mike-Lata.com. If you want to use it, contact me for commissions.