psychedelic dreamscape

A small close-up of the illustration I’m currently working on. It’s my first big commercial piece and it’s shaping up much better than I’d hoped! Cosmonauts and psychonauts alike get hyped.


Karine Laval makes psychedelic dreamscapes of light and color that look like Instagram magic, but, in fact, rely on clever analog tricks to create effects and textures that digital filters simply cannot match.

To create the images in her ongoing series Heterotopia, Laval relied on various tricks like illuminating plants with strobe lights and radically cropping images to make the subject unrecognizable. Laval also used a variety of cameras to create a range of effects and textures while shooting reflections in mirrors, on tinted Mylar, and curved glass.

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