Gabriel Silveira
Artificial Imagination


Commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
Scientific American invited me to illustrate their "Artificial Imagination" article, dealing with the different ways AI can reach ways of thinking that are closer to ours. My idea was to draw a robot designed solely to think, a quite Asimovian take on the subject. To reflect this purpose I tried to make it seem very fragile, with a plastic or glass skin and its brain floating inside its head.

How was the illustration used:
Full page illustration

How did you make this work:
My work is a mix of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, and I also use Procreate a lot for initial sketching.

Commissioner Name :
Jason Mischka
Commissioner Company :
Scientific American Magazine

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Currently Based:
London, UK

My name is Gabriel Silveira, I'm a Brazilian freelance illustrator living in London. I've been an illustrator since 2006, working with editorial illustration, advertising, animation and branding. In my work I always try to think critically about my design decisions and constantly improve on my skills and creative approach to briefs. I like to say my work sits in between art and graphic design. I'm always looking for strong, graphic, stylized solutions for designs, while at the same time thinking about classic illustration concepts for gesture and compositions. I love drawing scenes with characters, and convey their stories and feelings through their actions and poses.