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Renascentia – Wallpaper Pack

Renascentia - Free Abstract Wallpaper by Digital Artist - Jeff Huang

“Renascentia” by Jeff Huang  

Created for Depthcore XLI – Mirror. Latin for “Rebirth”.

Imagine – in the future, the souls of the undeserving dead could be captured and maintained, as systems are set to re-create their physical bodies at any given stage of their life. These machines would draw forth the lifeforce of mother nature itself and use that to revive and restore life. Because mother nature has a unlimited amount of energy, we could potentially be able to revive as many innocent lives as we need. Through this process, we would be able to restore lives of the innocent, as physical death would no longer mean the end of their lives. Deaths from great tragedies and vast natural disasters could be made up for, and families could be reunited.

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Interview with PBS Off-Book

[dropcap1]I[/dropcap1]was recently interviewed by PBS Off-Book, a digital series by PBS that explores cutting edge arts and the artists that make it. I talk about my work as well as my views on Photoshop as a modern day art medium.

This episode is entitled “Is Photoshop Remixing the World?”. A description from their YouTube page:

Photoshop has completely revolutionized our visual culture. Artists now use Photoshop to create complex imagery that would have been impossible 20 years ago. It has also profoundly changed the art of photo retouching, turning a labor intensive process into an artful and often controversial digital workflow. But possibly the most current and expressive influence can be seen in meme culture online. With the ability to alter any image in the media landscape, everyday people now have the means to critically comment on culture and spread their ideas
virally, leveling the playing field between traditional media creators and consumers. Photoshop has changed the way we communicate, the way we express ourselves, and the way we view the world and each other.

You can watch the full episode and my interview/thoughts here…sorry I’m not the best speaker on Earth! I was definitely a little nervous since I don’t get to be in front of a camera a lot.

If you enjoyed watching it, please feel free to share it! I’d love to hear your thoughts because I love Photoshop, and I truly believe it is a perfectly valid art medium!

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The Making of the “Chronos” Illustration

[dropcap1]I[/dropcap1]haven’t had much time to create personal art lately…the most current personal illustration that I created is “Chronos” which was created for Depthcore XLIII – Time. The entire process of the illustration took me about 3 weeks to complete – and this is exactly why I can’t create personal art in large quantities anymore – they just take so long!

Ok, it’s just me. For a long while now, I’ve been such a perfectionist with myself that it makes me put many more hours into an illustration, even though the general audience wouldn’t even notice the details. Do I call this self discipline, or do I call this retarded? I want to believe that this is a good thing. I’m sure I can work faster and be more carefree but somehow I can’t get myself to overlook any flaws. I noticed that I do this with client-based work as well because I just can’t seem to get myself to give up quality over simply delivering something “worth the time.” I could be doing a $1,000 job or a $10,000 job, but I still find myself putting in 101% of my efforts.

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The creative process behind the Grammys Illustrations

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[dropcap1]T[/dropcap1]he Grammys illustrations that I did recently has been one of the most rewarding client based work I’ve ever done. Not only did the actual illustrations come out great, but it was literally plastered all over NYC and LA. I’ve never seen so many of my illustrations in 1 place before – and there was even a few that I saw in Chinatown, my old stomping grounds. Having my work displayed there gave me a feeling of satisfaction like no other…it felt like I was bringing a trophy home.

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New Portfolio, New Illustrations, It’s here.

[dropcap1]S[/dropcap1]o it’s finally here – the new and improved portfolio of yours truly. This marks version 6 of The Fifth Order. Along with it comes the Grammys illustrations that I have been dying to release.

When I was about to release this new version of my portfolio, I accidentally stumbled into the folder of the first version of The Fifth Order – that was 2006. I quickly realized that it’s been 6 years since I’ve launched my official portfolio, and almost 8 years since I started doing digital art. Where does the time go? I would like to take this opportunity to reflect on my work these past years, and the evolution of my portfolio, The Fifth Order.

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New Stock Illustrations

[dropcap1]H[/dropcap1]ey folks, I’ve spent some time this past 2 weeks working on some new art and stock illustrations for Ikon Images.

I’ve worked with Ikon for the past year and it’s been fun. What they do is that they sell private licenses of these stock illustrations to editorials, etc. It’s pretty much a stock images website, but for illustrations and is privately owned. You can check Ikon Images out here by going to their website.

Here is a preview of 2 finished stock illustrations out of 27 that I made in this batch. In these 2 specific illustrations, I am tackling the theme “Harmony.”

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