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Dan Couto

Dan Couto

Dan Couto - Canada based illustrator

Dan Couto is a Toronto-based illustrator who uses the magic of CG to visualize engaging characters, realistic scenery and gorgeous product renders for global brands across a wide range of categories. He is vastly experienced, highly creative and adaptable, and his clients praise the professionalism he brings to every project.
Coming from a photography background, Dan was one of the first artists in Canada to add 3D to his creative arsenal and has led the field ever since. The talent to create such striking imagery is one thing, but clients also appreciate the way he communicates the possibilities and complexities of CG in a fun and accessible way. Influenced by comic book and fantasy artworks, the world’s top fashion magazines and painters ranging from Caravaggio to Klimt, it’s no surprise that Dan’s compositions are so eye-catching.

Approach

Dan brings a photographer’s eye to his work however his compositional sense is informed by the graphic approach seen in comic book panels and page layouts. Color treatments and so forth are driven by the nature of the project. His creative palette includes Cinema4D, ZBrush, Houdini, Blender, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

Styles

There are two main styles in Dan’s body of work. The first is photo-realistic 3D imagery. The second he characterizes as ‘movies-on-paper’ – using characters, CGI, digital assets and 3D software to create worlds and tell stories.

Client list

Some of Daniel’s clients include Air Miles, Harlequin Books, Harper’s Bazaar, Glen Moray Whisky, Tim Horton’s, Listerine, Petra Foods and Growers Cider.
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Swirling green cloth 3D & CGI rendering
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Sour Watermelon Candy CGI image
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3D Illustration showing of Monster Energy Drink
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Roffler retro hair dryer in photorealistic
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Graphic depiction of the Gillette Fusion
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CGI rendering of a screwdriver
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Realistic design of cutting pliers
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Promotion gif for Tim Hortons Soups
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A CGI design of ice cream bar
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CGI rendering of a macaron
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Milk and fruit digital imagery
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Food illustration of Life Savers candies
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Growing plants in an animated GIF
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GIF animation on Escherichia coli
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An electronic representation of Stillhouse Moonshine
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Pipette and Cell gif illustration
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A looping promotional show for Dermalogica.com
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Animation gif of  A alphabet
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Eye-catching artwork of Yetter equipment
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CGI EAT Neon Sign illustration by Dan Couto
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Dan Couto's hedkandi font design
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Naturalistic of Sour peach candy
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Photorealistic of cherry sour candy
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Dare Candy Co Real fruit gummies packaging illustration
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Design idea for Whippet Cookies' packaging
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Photorealism of an Idole bottle
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Advertising artwork of Dior: Hydra Life Close-up
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Photorealistic of orange creamsicle with freezen burn
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Chocolate creamsicle with freezen burn 3D illustration
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3D illustration of Glen Moray Whiskey Glass
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Incredible Cajun Sesame Stick artwork
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Vitamin water products advertising illustration
Dan Couto
Tim Hortons soup can illustration by Dan Couto
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Blueberry Gummies candy illustration
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Illustration of Lemon Gummie candy
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Raspberry flavor gummies candy
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Mango and Yogurt flavour gummies candy
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33% less sugar cherry gummie
Dan Couto
Orange-flavored gummies with 33% less sugar
Dan Couto
Sugar Lees Peach Gummies: Realistic Art
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Less sugary pineapple-flavored gummies
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Sugar-free gummies with a grape flavour
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Strawberry sweet drawn in a realistic way
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