Interview with Digital Artist and Designer Bartosz Lewicki

Bartosz Lewicki is a fantastic digital artist and designer. He was born in Poland and now living in south Germany near Switzerland.

Bartosz’s artworks are extremely detailed and inspiring, and I sought the opportunity to have an interview with him to discover more about his work. Make sure you check out this interview, and hopefully you would find it interesting and useful.

Thank you for taking the time to do this interview. Would you mind giving a little personal background information about yourself and your websites for our readers?

Hi there, first of all I want to thank you, to being part of PSD Vault. My name is Bartosz Lewicki, I was born in Poland and now living in south Germany near Switzerland. Since 2013 I worked as a freelance graphic designer and I will soon start working for X-site, a huge multimedia agency in Basel.

 

During this time I have realized several projects for Digital and for Print – traditional advertising and Crossmedia Solutions for various clients.

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Has digital art always been your favourite? How did you get into this creative field?

Since my childhood I liked to draw and create my own stuff. I started with pencil drawings when I was 9 years old. People seemed to like my work and I sold a lot of my drawings in primary school to give myself pocket money. Later on I have invented and created some playing cards and board games and stuff like that, just for my own.

 

At the age of 15, I got my first pc and discovered Photoshop cs2. My first motivation to use photoshop was to manipulate my own pictures, you know, using Liquify filter to make myself look huge! During that time I learned the basics of Photoshop.

 

Some years later, after a long period of doing nothing creative, I started my first education as a technical communication assistant, then as a graphic designer. There I started with my first digital art – and it becomes my favourite field.

 

I also love to photograph – make photo manipulations, that’s a lot easier in many cases then searching for the right stock footage.

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I can see a lot of abstract and break-apart elements in your artworks (e.g. “Dreamer”) – are they your signature styles? Can you tell us a bit about your approach when you create these artworks?

I love to tell my own story for others. Some people like to tell their story in writing books or singing,
I like to visualize them. Pictures have to talk.

 

My inspiration for a huge part of my creative work are – music and movies. I love to listen to some epic sound, while creating creative worlds in Photoshop. Watching movies is teaching me subconsciously, what might look good visually.

 

My work is so to speak, a compilation of good movie scenes. One of my favourite digital artists is Calvin Hollywood, a guy from Germany who create amazing pictures with an awesome-looking style – that’s what I like.

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Do you use Photoshop when creating your artwork? If yes, how important is Photoshop for you as a design tool?

My favourite projects are those were I can use Photoshop from start to finish. I am a type of person who would never use a layout tool to create a cover or things like that. Many designers might to look at me obliquely now, but I don’t care :)

 

Photoshop is the most important tool for digital artist in my eyes, but you don’t need to use 100% of it to create some good looking stuff.

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Your “The Last Battle” digital art is fantastic! Could you share a bit creative background of this work with us? How did you come up with this idea?

A friend gave me the idea to create a picture with “plants and machines”, and so I completed it with the concept of “last battle between human and mother nature”.

 

In this artwork, I used about 180 stock photos. In this case, where one stock photo is only a little part of our whole image, I simply don’t care about its light, shadows and focus. The more images you use, the less important is for the individual image.

 

The beginning of creating this work is quite difficult, but later on, it becomes easier to combine the individual elements.

The last Battle

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Before we go, can you share with us any current and future design projects you will be working on?

In near future i want to create more projects with moving pictures using After Effects. Of course I want to create other artworks, using my own photos but with movies you have the possibility to show some about 25 images in a second.

 

I want to continue the story of “the Last Battle“ in the next several artworks. The second part is coming soon. In the end, what motivates me is always the people who enjoy my work. To follow my story, visit me at:

youtube.lewicki.me, facebook.lewicki.me or lewicki.me.

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That’s it for this interview! Hopefully you enjoy it and find it useful. Till next time, have a great day!

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