Artist Channels a-ha’s “Take On Me” for Photography and Illustration Collection

a-ha’s 1985 video for “Take One Me” opened the door for serious music video production by not only crafting a compelling narrative, but introducing some revolutionary (at the time) technology by combining live-action with illustration via rotoscoping (which itself was used decades later in Richard Linklater‘s Waking Life and A Scanner Darkly). Many artists have used the combination of real life and illustration in numerous ways over the past near-30 years, especially seen in films like Space Jam and Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

French artist Sebastien del Grosso has utilized the combination of photography and digital illustration to create his latest series, “L’esquisse d’une vie,” which translates into “The Sketch of Life.” We’ve seen some amazing Photoshop-based art collections lately, such as Martin De Pasquale’s series we shared a few weeks ago, but there’s something extra special about del Grosso’s series thanks to his illustrations.

You can check out some of my favorite pieces from “L’esquisse d’une vie” below, but be sure to check out del Grosso’s Behance page for the full collection, including a step-by-step process on how he put them all together.

[via PetaPixel]

Geoff Henao

Geoff Henao is a writer/kinda photographer affiliated with the Chicago collective LOD. His interests include film, punk rock, cute girls, graphic novels, video games, and the Chicago Bulls. He's funny sometimes.

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