Adobe MunchContest

  • My submission to Adobe's #MunchContest #HiddenTreasure

    From the contest page

    Paint like a master: Adobe brings to life the 100-year old brushes of Edvard Munch
    Classic pieces of artwork are treasured for thousands of years; Mona Lisa, Whistler’s Wife, Starry Night, the list is endless. These iconic works can transcend time in the ideas they provoke and stir in the observer.

    The unsung heroes of these famous paintings are the tools which created them. Many museums keep the brushes used to create such masterpieces out of sight, and in many cases, some artwork is also hidden away to avoid light or UV damage. To increase the accessibility of these classic pieces, prestigious museums like The Met in New York and in The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam have started to release their collections online.

    To celebrate digital preservation of masterpieces, we at Adobe have teamed up with The Munch Museum in Oslo and award winning Photoshop brush maker Kyle T. Webster to recreate digital versions of the more than 100-year-old original brushes used by Edvard Munch, painter of the famous artwork ‘The Scream’, in order to make them available in Creative Cloud for Photoshop and Sketch users worldwide.

    This world-first collaboration, which we call The Hidden Treasures of Creativity, will open endless possibilities to a new generation of artists and allow them to use the forgotten tools of an iconic artist in today’s digital age.
  • The Scream V
  • Detail shots
  • Munch's original brushes
  • Sketches and progress below, this was a process of much trial and error. 
    Thank you for watching.