Over the next 10 months, stock library Fotolia will be releasing 10 layered PSD artworks created by some big-name illustrators. The catch is that each PSD will be available for free for a single day through the Ten Collection website. Each of the artwork include stock elements from Fotolia's collection.
The first artwork (below) has been released today. It was created by Argentinean graphic designer and illustrator, Gustavo Brigante. Artists taking part in future months include Adhemas Batista, Mike Harrison, Alberto Seveso and Peter Jaworowski.
Gustavo kicked off his creative career working for several clothing brands in 2001, and then broadened his works to other fields, including logo and type design. A self-educated and multidisciplinary artist, Gustavo likes challenge and risk. His client list has now included big brands such as Johnnie Walker, Hugo Boss and MTV. Gustavo now works in his own studio in Buenos Aires for several international clients such as Johnnie Walker, Hugo Boss and MTV.
You can find out more about Gustavo in the video above.
Gustavo's composition is titled Manos a la obra (Let’s get to to work) and is based around the theme of creative work.
"After I chose the theme I wanted to express," says Gustavo (below). "I searched for the ideal visual to make this creation. I wanted to make an image with very specific criteria – [in terms of] characters, outfits, etc. In a few clicks, I found the ideal image for my search.
"As I came near the end [of the project], I needed one additional photo for the central part of my work. I then took advantage of my encounter with the Ten team to organize a shooting session, in which the cameraman took part as the model.
"To obtain graphic consistency, I made adjustments to [the photos'] colours, shades and exposition. This allowed me to bring together stock images from Fotolia and personal photos. I used 3D [alongside Photoshop] to enable me to give another dimension to my creation. The last step [then] – but not the least –, was to integrate the shadows of it various elements."
Over the coming months, the Ten Collection will feature artists from nine other countries – Brazil, Korea, Japan, Russia, Poland, Spain, United Kingdom and Germany – plus two special edition artworks by a French artist couple and an American artist, in a format yet to be revealed.
This is the second year that Ten has been run. Last year over 170,000 PSDs were downloaded.
Download the artwork on January 10 2013 from the Ten Collection website.