Design colourful kimonos in Photoshop

I’ve been using Photoshop CC since it first came out, and I have done digital retouching for photographers, but before, I never thought of it as a legitimate form of expression. Up to that point, it was merely to sketch drafts. 

David Hockney’s iPad artwork gave me the confidence to take this tool seriously. It doesn’t have the texture or voluptuousness of traditional media, but it has its own expressive resource. 

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Originally a painter, Santiago Paredes’ iconographic background is vast. It combines elements from Persian art to French Vogue. As well as a painter, Santiago is a musician, art history teacher, and owns MORIA, a contemporary art gallery based in Buenos Aires.