Inside the Designer’s Cart: Alex Palazzi Corella

by Dinah Hillsdon

posted on 02-23-2017

This month, we peeked into designer Alex Palazzi Corella’s shopping cart to see how he used assets from Adobe Stock to create his dramatic piece. When he first started pondering how he’d tackle the February’s selected theme of drones , Alex thought of birds, and he soon began to focus on crows — he admires them because of their keen intellect. Then he decided to create a metaphorical expression of a recent personal event, conveying the value of loyalty through tragedy, and the power of family and friendship, even in a negative place.

Here are the Adobe Stock assets Alex licensed, and a little bit about why he selected each one.

1. Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park

“I came across this lake and I really liked the ‘V’ form it has. I knew that the main bird with the sticky substance would be a kind of ‘A’ form, so I chose this because I thought it would be a good combination for matching the elements later on.”

2. Storm Clouds

“In the lake image that I picked for my background, the clouds did not work properly for what I wanted. I needed some variation on the form and something with movement. After searching, I picked this cloud image because it has a really awesome circular twist form in the middle, so it empowers a lot in the final composition.”

3. Common raven (Corvus Corax)

“The main crow with opened wings had his head looking down. I had to change it for a more tragic face pose. This crow has his beak opened, as if someone is screaming, or asking for help.”

4. The Bird

“After picking the final face for the main crow character, it was the time to make it more tragic. I wanted to add red details to the beak because red is always a good color choice to emphasize pain.”

5. Abstract Fog or Smoke

You can discover more of Alex’s work on Behance and Instagram.

Topics: Creative Inspiration & Trends, Photography

Products: Stock