Surreal Digital Art. Making Of Video.

Anxiety - dark surrealism photo manipulation by Mario Nevado. About anxiety, depression, heart attack and mental illness.

Anxiety – Surreal Digital Art, Animated Video

I’ve been struggling with anxiety since I can remember but also with this illustration that I started back in 2013. I had everything shot. The composition was finished… But I couldn’t manage to give this the visual information I had in my head. Being unable to look at this and not going forward fuelled my anxiety. It was s neverending cycle, so I put this artwork aside for some time. I have been coming back to this piece over the years, unable to finish it. How ironic, considering the topic in question, but I finally was able to handle this and give it a proper finish. I’m still trying to tame my anxiety, but maybe since I finished this artwork, it has been kinder to me.

Photographed by me, wasps in 3D. Everything assembled using matte painting techniques in Photoshop. Model is E. Muñoz.

A big hug to all of you who is tired of feeling an inner explosion at any given time.


Anxiety Digital Art by Mario Nevado

Anxiety Digital Art Detail

Anxiety Digital Art by Mario Nevado

Anxiety Digital Art Detail

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Fine art prints and canvases of “Anxiety” have been finally added to my shop. Click here to go to the product page.

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Mario is a digital artist and art director that explores the depths of dark surrealism to deliver shocking cover visuals for bands, writers and filmmakers around the world. He's also a passionate instructor of color theory and image composition. In his free time, he sings and makes noise on his musical project, Nevado.