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Richard George Davis
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Graphic designer and artist with corporate, agency and freelance experience with specialities in branding, corporate identities, design, prepress and digital art.

My surreal and conceptual themed works redefine reality and stretch the limits of the imagination in which I create evocative, dream-like images or capture everyday objects appearing as something else. My works and the objects in them can be seen as something completely different given the right perspective, tackle the human predicament and playfully explore the intersection of language and art by making literal visual interpretations of familiar idiomatic expressions.



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Creating Lava Using Everyday Objects

Journal Entry: Tue Sep 30, 2014, 3:06 AM

Flaming Seashells Series

Any object can be seen as something else given the right perspective. In this instance a simple seashell held up to a light gives the illusion of lava.

I produced these photographs over an evening after seeing how a seashell's surface easily changed and reflected different colours in bright light. After holding it up to a spot light I realised just how easy it could be to make it appear as lave due to the semi translucent shell and the worn textures and patterns over it's surface.

Flaming seashell 1 by RichardGeorgeDavis

Flaming Seashell 5 by RichardGeorgeDavis

Flaming Seashell 4 by RichardGeorgeDavis

Flaming Seashell DSC00880 web by RichardGeorgeDavis

Flaming Seashell 7 by RichardGeorgeDavis

Flaming Seashell DSC00895 web by RichardGeorgeDavis

Flaming Seashell DSC00907 web by RichardGeorgeDavis

Flaming seashell 2 by RichardGeorgeDavis

Flaming seashell 3 by RichardGeorgeDavis

Flaming Seashell PROCESS-web by RichardGeorgeDavis

I like to capture visual misperceptions of everyday objects appearing as something completely different. The image render, shape and the illusion are the priority, the actual content and subject are there to only achieve the final result, not to be shown in and of themselves.

Would you be interested in a Photoshop masking tutorial from me? 

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fledervlad Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014   Digital Artist
Hey, thank you for the fav and for suggesting my artwork for a DD! I'm glad you enjoy my artwork and I appreciate your support :)
RichardGeorgeDavis Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)
Joe-Roberts Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
 Thanks for faving :)
Angel by Joe-Roberts 
RichardGeorgeDavis Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome, it's a good piece.
MademoiselleKati Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the FAV :iconangel1plz:…
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