Inspired by the windswept wilds of Tasmania and the frosty peaks of alpine Southern New Zealand, Dede Putra’s Untamed Landscapes takes your mind on a momentary adventure.
“I wanted to move past the usual symbolism of cheery, sun soaked postcard imagery and push my style into a more moody, mature territory,” says Dede, who spent many hours studying landscape photos and watching storms roll into his home country of New Zealand to hone his vision.
While Dede usually enjoys illustrating images with a focus on the human form or fashion, he found great satisfaction in pushing his boundaries, finding the process of illustrating clouds quite meditative.
Dede was very pleased with the final outcome, satisfied that he captured the intended mood and sense of danger, and also managed to pick up a gold at the Illustrators Australia Awards for his efforts.
2018 Illustrators Australia Illustration Awards
Gold, Unpublished Series
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