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It Runs in the Family

By Terri Stone

Vanessa and Anthony Rivera don't shy away from adventure. The young couple quit their jobs and packed up their three children to travel around Europe making art together.

Photo of Vanessa Rivera and one of her children interact while Vanessa draws on her iPad.

Click the image above to watch a video profile of Vanessa and her family.

The kids—Adyline, Indie, and Xander—are the models. Anthony is the photographer. Vanessa is the compositor and painter, creating whimsically surreal images in Adobe Photoshop. While she's only used Photoshop for a few years, she has fully embraced its debut on the iPad, which is a real bonus for artists on the go.

For more of the magical adventures of AIVAX (which stands for Anthony, Indie, Vanessa, Adyline and Xander), follow them on Instagram and Behance. For AIVAX tutorials, check out their YouTube channel.


Adobe Producer: Michelle Mahoney

Adobe Creative Director: Sara O Dea

Emotion Producer: Daniela Bornstein

Director: Paul Lundahl, Emotion Studios

Director of Photography: Dave Driver, Emotion Studios

Director of Photography: Matthew Psyllos, Emotion Studios