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Roberto Nieto is a digital artist from Barcelona, Spain. Currently, his professional dedication is for graphic design, interfaces, apps, websites...combined with the illustrations that you can see on DeviantArt and his website (syntetyc.com). They are basically personal works, though occasionally, he will also take commissions.
He explains that the illustration of nature/landscape is his way to "escape from the encapsulated world of graphic design which is much more rigid and marked with much more rules." Though he loves graphic design, he is able to relax more with illustration. "I dream with my own worlds, my mountains, my mystical characters... with illustration I can go far away from those clients of the every day, who only know to be contrary to the designer."
I'm not sure exactly, but since I was a child I liked to paint and draw. Recently, I found in my parents house, a lot of notebooks from when I went to school with a lot of old drawings. Whenever I had free time I always dedicated it to painting and drawing. When I had the opportunity to study graphic design and art direction, I discovered a lot of new techniques, traditionals and digitals, and this experience prompted me to dedicate my life to art and design.
Since I was a child, my family and I always went on holidays to the mountains. I think that my passion for nature and mountains comes from these moments. Even today, I continue going to the mountains on my holidays or when I have some free days. The majesty of the mountains always impressed me, and I always search for the perfect way to represent this majesty in my illustrations. It brings me tranquility, and brings to my mind many fond memories.
Art and design are much more than a job, they are a lifestyle. However, in my life there are other things, like going to the mountains whenever I can with my girlfriend and my dog to relax and enjoy time outdoors. Also, we love scifi and fantasy, and we can spend a whole sunday in our home watching movies or serials about these themes. Video games are also a big hobby in my life.
I’m very bad with characters and body parts. Maybe because, personally, I don't have interest in this area. I’m totally focused on backgrounds and environments. I don't know if someday I will start to practice with character design, as it is an area that I dont know well. I still have much to learn yet.
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