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Portfolio: Islam Allam

A digital artist & graphic designer from Cairo, Egypt who creates digital portraits inspired by the randomly selected songs he listens to as he works.

Words & Art by
Islam Allam

I’m a digital artist & graphic designer from Cairo, Egypt. Most of my artworks are currently classified as portraits (digital portraits). My artwork is a product of improvisation and listening to a music track while working on each piece; the music is randomly selected, when I listen to a piece of music and feel that harmony between it and the character I want to visually express flow, I start working on it immediately. Music plays a major role in the creative process as it represents the inspiration and guidance through the improvisation and creative process; it's a gate to get me into this distinctive mood which helps me reach, from my point of view, the visual result I have about the character who I'm trying to visualize through improvisation and reformulation of their facial features.

untit,LooOoJ-eld, Inspired by the music of "James Place - Courage To Ask "

untit,SOmMmmAaAA-eld, Inspired by the music of "Tzusing - Digital Properties"

ntit,JiNnNnPaRRrK-eld, Inspired by the music of "Edgar Froese - Specific Gravity Of Smile"

untit,DiAnnnNn-eld, Inspired by the music of "arktah - Mounira"

untit, ShHHhooO-eld, Inspired by the music of "Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto - Trioon I"

Created for Egyptian novel titled History of Egyptians Gods by Mohammad Rabie

You can find more work by Islam Allam on his website and Instagram @byislamallam.
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