French photographer and artist Thomas Lamadieu AKA Roots Art has come up with a creative way to make the most of his photography. He first takes a picture of the space in between buildings, which he then uses as a canvas for his playfully creative illustrations.
In an interview, Lamadieu said: “The sky drawings series really started with as a way of playing with my imagination to show how these seemingly empty spaces in the urban environment could be reinterpreted in different and creative ways.” The French artist also adds: “The bearded man in my images stands for the sky itself, the big man in the sky, but it’s not meant to be religious in any way.”
in his quest to find the perfect sky canvas for his illustrations, Lamadieu has visited Canada, Belgium, South Korea, the United States and Germany. He first captures the vertical shot using his fish-eye lens camera. He then uses MS Paint to illustrate these humorous characters in surreal scenes. The results are these amazing doodles in the sky. Check them out for yourself below!
1. Lamadieu’s original shot (left) and after it is transformed into ‘sky art’ (right).
2. A bearded figure rides a cat in between the buildings.
3. A black and white illustration of an owl looks down upon this oval shaped void.