Elementary School Teacher Photoshops Classic Disney Characters Into His Life And The Result Is Captivating (29 New Pics) Interview With Artist
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to share our reality with our favorite fictional characters? With the power of modern technology and a huge passion for art, Samuel MB answers this question with his hilarious creations. Using Photoshop, the artist inserts well-known Disney characters into his photos, and honestly, it just looks like the guy is having the time of his life hanging out with his favorite characters.
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In the last interview we asked Samuel about the most challenging parts of the Disney series and here's what he told us, "The biggest challenge with these photos is creating good lighting and shadows for the characters. If you do that right, it seems that the characters are with you in the scene. The most rewarding thing is seeing people's reactions when I post a photo. I like to see that something that I have created is liked by so many people."
When asked about his ideas and inspiration, Samuel certainly isn't shy to share what gets him inspired to take more photos for the series.
"The first thing you need is a good photo idea. Sometimes I am doing everyday things at home and suddenly I am inspired to create a photo. Other times, inspiration comes to me from watching Disney movies,"
"When I know what photo I want to create, I just have to use Photoshop and create magic. The first thing I do is find the frames I need in the movies to create the characters. Then I take the photo in my house with my camera, and later I introduce the characters created in the photo using Photoshop."
Given the answers of the last interview, Bored Panda reached out to Samuel again. We asked what inspired Samuel to start his Disney-themed Instagram account.
"After spending years posting photos to Instagram, I realized that I was bored of posting the same photos as everyone else. One day I decided to create a photo with Disney characters because I love the combination of live-action and animation. People loved the photo and I decided to do more."
Samuel told us a little bit about the process of his photos last time therefore we asked about how long it takes to edit one image from start to finish.
"Two or three hours when the photo is simple and has few characters. Four or five hours if the photo is more difficult. It is difficult to calculate the time because I create them little by little, every day I do one thing."
Motivation is a big factor for most artists and Samuel is no different, given that we inquired the artist a little bit about this topic too.
"I am still inspired because with each photo I create I learn something new. I like to learn new things, and I still have a lot to learn. Creating these photos helps me improve my photoshop skills."
When asked about his favorite Disney movie or a character, here's what the artist had to say. "That is a difficult question. I can't choose a movie. My favorite characters are the Disney villains. I love Ursula and Cruella, I think they are very funny and charismatic characters."
The creative process is an important part of every artwork, we were curious what was the most satisfying part of the process for Samuel.
"I think my favorite part is looking for the frames I need in movies. I watch the movies to research and find the frames I need to create the photo, and that part amuses me a lot."
When Samuel first started as an artist he was quite young, and his journey is still ongoing.
"My father bought a photoshop program when I was a teenager. He was always editing photos, and I liked what he did. So one day I decided to do the same.
Before photoshop, when I was a child, I liked to create drawings and characters using a simple program on my computer."
Lastly, Samuel also had a few words to share with you, Dear Pandas.
"I want to thank all the people who see my photos and share them with other people. Thanks to them my photos have been seen by many people around the world, and that makes me very happy."