We’ve mentioned Estonian Graphic designer Eiko Ojala’s wonderful Illustrations before, in a review of the great book ‘Paper Cut‘ by Owen Gildersleeve, but it’s definitely worth taking another look at some of this talented digital artists’ work.
What makes Eiko’s work so great is the fact that none of it is actually real paper sculpture or collage. He doesn’t take a photo of a posed piece of sculpture and then enhance and edit it afterwards, ohhh no. Eiko hand draws all of his work. His knowledge of, and attention to, lighting and form are instantly apparent, allowing the creation of crisp, clean layers and perfect cast shadows. He mimics reality wonderfully but also, in some ways, surpasses it. The combination of Eiko’s attention to detail, his feel for texture and great compositional decisions are just a few of the things that make these works such a pleasure to look at.
I love ‘interactive’ pieces of art, the kind that’s chock full of tiny details to discover that you may not have noticed the first time around. To see more of Eiko’s work be sure to check out his personal portfolio HERE. I hope you enjoy the creativity of his pieces as much as I do.