Nirvana: An emotional illustration

Nirvana by Mario Sánchez Nevado

Nirvana

Betrayal - Surreal illustration by Mario S. Nevado

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As I recently did with “Betrayal”, and as I’m showing more complex illustrations each time, I’m planning in giving some extras for you while watching them on my site, by offering some screenshots from the process as well as zoomed details. This time is for “Nirvana”, an emotional illustration: the second artwork I created for the latest release of the international artistic collective Hysterical Minds, entitled “Empathy”.

Hysterical Minds released last week their 11th art pack entitled “Empathy” (you can view it here). The main premise this time was the usage of complimentary color combos to buil high-contrast color palettes. The idea to create a versus-like, opposite concepts challenge in the conceptual side was optional, but most artworks end up developing this thematic side as well, and the result’s been a wide range of artworks about empathy in many different conceptual fields.

Deliberation - Emotional illustration by Mario S. Nevado

Deliberation

“Nirvana” is a sort of “calm after the storm” emotional illustration. It’s the logical follow-up to “Deliberation” and both remain as a very powerful emotional combo of cause & effect / before & after. The first was created in a time when a very hard personal and emotional decision was being made (something I know that would change my life forever – and it did). On the other hand, “Nirvana” was created with the decision taken, but not made, so it stills shows the flaws of the inner battle. A sort of a postludium piece for this story will be released with the next exhibition of Hysterical Minds, as it is already almost finished.

Following, you can find some screenshots of the image process (which took approximately 2 weeks, on and off), and some mock-ups / product shots, since the image was developed with printing usage in mind – In fact it’s available for licensing as CD/Book cover (get in touch if interested!).

(Click on the images to enlarge them… if you wish :))

Nirvana – surreal illustration – Process 1

 

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Nirvana - Surreal illustration print close up

Nirvana – Surreal illustration print close up

Nirvana - Surreal illustration print close up

Nirvana – Surreal illustration print close up

Nirvana - surreal illustration CD cover mockup

Nirvana – surreal illustration CD cover mockup

Mario is a freelance Illustrator and Art Director based in Madrid (Spain), and works creating covers for music bands and publishing houses all over the world. Also, he writes Photoshop Tutorials from time to time and teaches Composition and Color Theory. In his free time, he sings and makes noise on his musical project, Nevado.

hey@marionevado.art

Comments: 8
  • 10 years ago

    Me flipan los detalles… <3 si tuviese un grupo mataría por tener esa imagen como cover de mi álbum

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  • Andrea MeVi
    10 years ago

    es una delicia para los ojos! maestro! <3

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  • 10 years ago

    <3 Buapas!

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  • Terry Holloway
    10 years ago

    can’t quite explain it..but awesome

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  • Japi Iki Honoo
    10 years ago

    simply amazing Mario!

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  • María Faridee Cruz
    10 years ago

    Qué bonita 🙂

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  • 10 years ago

    This was awesome to see! This is a great piece, Mario! Maybe one of these days I’ll sap some of that talent out of you, you need to share since you have so much of it! 🙂

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