Ten Collection Artist Joolz

There’s still some time left! Fotolia, the stock imaging site, hosts the Ten Collection for which they’ve asked 10 French artists to create a unique high quality piece using images found on their site. Their Photoshop File is available to download free for the first 24 hours (regular price $9) and as of right now there’s about 9 hours left. The artist for the month of April is Julien Morel aka Joolz. He’s a musician who has evolved into a gifted Graphic Designer. Joolz actually started by designing CD covers and music related material and now has clientele all over Europe and America. He says he tries to bring an “old time” feel to his work and has a deep appreciation for the physical/tactile/handcrafted. While he keeps busy in the fields of advertising, music, web design, illustration etc. Joolz makes time to be a permanent contributor to the blog/magazine Artskills.

 

“TEN Collection – a unique educational and community outreach initiative, showcasing digital art unlike any other.”

All You Need Is Love

One of my favorite shirts is a black one that says The Beatles and every time I wear it I get asked “You know about the Beatles?” My reply, “Yeah, of course!” I guess at the ripe young age of 24, they’re supposed to be beyond my generation, even though I think all my friends know who they are and some listen to them too. Anyway, there’s an installation at the Miami Airport made out of flowers that inspired me to create the piece below. It said “All We Need is Love.” I couldn’t help but smile when I saw it and of course think of the Beatles. With my image I wanted the word Love to be the main focus. It needed to be big, very red, and pop off of the page (view in portfolio).

I’ve been eager to work with splashes or the liquid effect. They bring such a sense of life and movement. Not to mention, they’ve been quite popular and appear in many different graphic works. Just check out the Ultimate Roundup of Photoshop Tutorials from 2010 by Pixel77 and see how many involve liquid of some sort. My awesome resources though, came from the wonderful folks of Media Militia. They made a High Quality Paint Tossing Pack, FREE to download, and free for commercial and personal use. They even have their own tutorial showing you how to use them. Enjoy!

If you’re a Beatles fan you may like the movie Across the Universe, a story told through Beatles songs. Here are a few of my favorite songs from the Beatles:
I Saw Her Standing There (always perks me up!)
I Want You (She’s So Heavy)
Day Tripper
Come Together (I like Michael Jackson’s version)
Let It Be (from Across the Universe, this scene makes me cry)

What’s your favorite Beatles song? Do you have a piece using splash effects that you love?

 

 

 

 

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