Zephirus by Emi Haze

Zephirus is a personal project and one of our artist’s artworks that fully represents his style, his world and his sensitivity. Let’s check out this amazing art set! Enjoy!

In my works the human being melts with nature and its four elements to give birth to my inner world, ethereal and imaginative, hanging in balance between reality, dream and fantasy, in which color and sensitivity have the predominant role. An harmony that binds man and nature in a perfect way and which unfortunately nowadays seems to be a utopia.

– Emi Haze

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In my opinion everything in every moment has an artistic side, the aesthetics of things, people around me. For me everything has its own importance, images, textures, sounds, fragrances, my creativity is constantly stimulated.

– Emi Haze

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I love Impressionism for the use of color and Surrealism for the subjects.

– Emi Haze

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I could name many artists, painters and digital artists that have influenced me, at first in my painting and later in my digital art. Mentioning only few of them would be reductive, because all the art world is the fundamental source of inspiration in the creative process, and I’m referring not only to pictorial art but also to music, filmmaking, photography and fashion.

– Emi Haze

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Photoshop is my main working software. I use an iMac with an external display in my studio but my favorite and best tool is Wacom Cintiq. It’s my digital canvas, the place where my ideas come true, drawing directly on a display makes a more natural and speedier workflow.

– Emi Haze

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Watercolor, acrylic paints and ink are some traditional tools that I always combine with my digital artworks.

– Emi Haze

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Before working into digital art and illustration I began with drawing, painting and later graphics. I always loved the gesture and the warmth of the sign in a sketch, in stroke with acrylic or oil color, in the splashes of watercolor or ink.

– Emi Haze

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So today when I start developing an image I try to include my manual skill in the sign and in the use of color digitally importing it into my artwork. I combine in a single image hundreds of Photoshop layers with many and many graphic elements and textures.

– Emi Haze

Zephirus - Wacom Cintiq

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I have a big collection of different brush strokes, ink marks, spray painting, acrylic paints, washes of watercolor created by hand on textured papers, which I have built up over time and scanned at a high dpi ready to be used during the digital process.

– Emi Haze

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The school was fundamental for my education and learning the programs necessary for the development of my work, but it is the constancy and above all the passion that I have for this job that allowed me to achieve excellent results. The advice I would give is to have patience but be persistent, have an open mind and try to always inspire your creativity.

– Emi Haze


Emi Haze graduated from the Institute Design Palladio in Verona with a degree in Graphic Design and Advertising Design. He is an Italian freelance digital artist and illustrator with a strongest passion for art and painting connected to technology. His digital works are a mixture of graphic elements and hand-drawn ink marks, acrylic or watercolor stains. In his first works he focused on a graphic style based on construction and deconstruction of the human body using various tools and graphic effects that render it almost a sketch. In his recent works he tried to merge the human body with nature or rather with the four elements of fire, air, water and earth, and even with a fifth esoteric element: the Aristotelian ether, that includes all the others, the essence of celestial bodies, eternal and unchangeable in comparison with the earth as a place of change. He usually works for several clients and big agencies like Adobe, Wacom, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, Penguin Random House, Getty Images, etc. He collaborated with the agency Goodby, Silverstein & Partners of San Francisco to be part of the Photoshop 25th Anniversary special advertising campaign commissioned by Adobe. His work “Cosmogony Reloaded” was included on the Adobe Photoshop 25th anniversary “Dream On” Oscars Spot was featured during the Academy Award Oscars 2015 ceremony and was also used in other media as part of an international bigger campaign. Recently he collaborated with the Wacom Art Studio of Washington for the new Wacom Intuos tablets advertising campaign.

See more of his amazing artworks in Behance and his website. You can also follow him on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.