You may think recycling is something that happens in the ‘real’ world, but apparently, it happens in the digital one too. eBoy Arts is an outfit that creates re-usable pixel objects and uses them to build complex and extensible artwork. This new form of creative expression is called pixel art. Pixel art is a form […]
Vablo is Veli Nyström when he’s at home. He has a most unusual take on popular characters. Veli’s fan art is first class. Dark, futuristic, and extremely detailed, most of them can be found all over the web. This 25-year-old Finnish artist is definitely one of the ne generation of brilliant artists.
Nothing is as cute as a kitten, and nothing is cuter than a fairy kitten. Artist Maria Lucia specializes in all things cute, cuddly, and (mostly) fictional. Her digital images are wonderfully wrought with special attention paid to the smallest details. Her furry/feathery subjects are artfully posed in soft, moonlit settings.
Ken Lee is KLSADAKO. Ken is an artist from the UK. He describes himself as a self taught graphite artist who never paid attention to what the teachers told him and went ahead and did things his own way. Most of his subjects are of women of Asian descent. He depicts them in various poses […]
Juliano Lopes is a visual artist currently based in Porto Alegre, Brazil. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts at the local Federal University in California. His work toes the fine line between contemporary graphics and painting. The human form, while superbly depicted, are all incomplete. His subjects are faceless, sometimes lacking an upper […]
Abbey Watkins graduated from the Manchester Metropolitan University with first class honors in Textile Design for Fashion. Abbey’s work is . . . eclectic, to say the least. She does a lot of digitally colored illustrations with pencil. Her inspiration comes from anywhere. A lot of her work is fashion-oriented but she loves to create […]
Franco Clun is an Italian artist who’s slowly gaining hordes of geeky fans across the web. His photo-realistic illustrations of comic-book characters has captured the heart of fans. He’s equally good at drawing animals like dogs, cats, elephants, and lions. When you think about it, it isn’t at all different from drawing Wolverine.
Dead Moon is an epic story of two clans set in an oriental atmosphere rich with violent and mystical undertones. It’s a 128-page series combining canvas painting, pencil illustration, and large-scale painting. It’s Luis Royo’s most ambitious work yet. Luis Royo is a Spanish artist who, as a young boy, discovered that prefers drawing the characters in […]
Marta Nael had always known what she wanted to be when she grew up. Her extraordinary aptitude for drawing and painting manifested itself quite early. She found her true love in matte painting and concept art after completing her Fine Arts degree. Her considerable talent allows her to create almost any kind of art using any multimedia […]
George Patsouras has been passionate about art for as long as he could remember. He started drawing with colored pencils at an early age. He did take several art courses but he’s mostly self-taught. He’s currently a freelance illustrator who does impressive work with Adobe Photoshop CS5 and a a Wacom Intuos3 Tablet.
Daria Widermańska-Spala a.k.a. Anako is a Polish freelance illustrator. She has been drawing ever since she could remember but it wasn’t until she was 18 that she decided to immerse herself in the world of art. She dabbled in everything from animation to 3d graphics before finally finding his calling in illustration. She now puts […]
Chris LaPorte is a caricature artist by day and works on his life-sized pencil drawings at night. City Band is his latest work. it’s inspired by an old, faded, and somewhat blurry photo he found in his mother’s basement.The photo to drawing ratio is 1:540 which means Chris had to make up a lot of […]
Borondo is a young and promising street artist from Spain. Unlike most artists of today, he doesn’t strive for realism in his work. As a matter of fact, his characters all seem oddly blurred around the edges. Their features seemingly melt together, and at times, even altogether missing. He also has also done some large-scale […]
Ramon Bruin is a mostly self-taught artist who works with oil, acrylic, and watercolor paints. He also dabbles with charcoal, pencils and graphite. He has recently dabbled with eerily realistic 3D drawings. His drawings usually feature a critter or two, some of which you wish were real, some you fervently pray don’t exist.
Derby blue, according to Merriam-Webster, is a dark violet that is bluer, lighter, and stronger than plum purple and bluer and stronger than average blue plum. The creator of the wince-inducing illustration above is also Derby Blue. He is an Italian illustrator who describes himself as “male and taken”. He hails from João Pessoa and […]
PSHoudini is the nom de guerre of Brazilian artist Miguel P. His career as a digital artist began in 2010 when he discovered the miracles of Photoshop. He hasn’t stopped manipulating images to his heart’s content ever since. His digitally manipulated images are as imaginative as they are meticulously made. This is one digital artist […]
Veronika Kalacheva is a Moscow artist and illustrator whose specialty is watercolor. Her work appears in numerous magazines, editorials and books. Watercolor may be considered by some artists as a child’s medium, but in Veronica’s hands, the characters come alive. The illustration above is from a novel by E.L. Konigsburg: “From the Mixed-Up Files […]
Samuel Silva is a self-taught artist whose ballpoint portraits are slowly gaining popularity. His began drawing at the age of two and hasn’t stopped since. Samuel is also proficient in pastels, pencil, chalk, color pencils,oils, and acrylics. It takes quite a while for him to finish a piece and his drawings are few and far […]
Brian Boulton is a Vancouver-based artist who reverses the digital trend by turning digital images into drawings. He has a series of beautifully rendered drawings where the subjects all face away from the viewer. The original photos were taken without the subject’s knowledge, lending the drawing an element of spontaneity. Brian’s graphite renderings are finely […]
To say that a drawing is in 3D may sound oxymoronic but thanks to a little optical illusion, it’s actually possible. Anamorphosis means distorted projection. It requires the viewer to look at the piece of art from a specific vantage point, otherwise it wouldn’t make sense. Taking advantage of this, 21-year-old Japanese artist Nagai Hideyuki […]
Alessandro Della Pietra is an Italian digital artist. Ever since he was a kid, he had always liked to observe, understand, and absorb everything around him. Later, he realized that he could rework the images around him and make it his own. He has been dabbling in publishing graphics since 1992 particularly with digital manipulation and […]
Margarita Sheshukova art takes us to places we wish we could go. A place where fairies, nymphs, elves, and dragons abound. Her work catches not just the eye, but the child in us. It also helps that she uses a fantastically colored palette. Fanciful, dreamy, and imaginative, this young Russian artist is a rising star […]
Emanuele Ronco is a graphic artist who also goes by the name Rems 182. His work, which mimics numeric photography, shows the face of the subject through the hand which supposedly hides them. For him, the creative act is a ‘necessary and profound form of auto-analysis’ which he cannot do without. His subjects include, among […]
Dan Elijah G. Fajardo is a full-time, Filipino graphic artist currently based in Manila. He has a child-like attitude towards art that spurs him to create simple, yet moving pieces centered around fantasy and science fiction. Dreams, childhood memories, space, stars, and fantasy fascinate him. Dan pencils a sketch before making his ideas come alive […]
Anna-Maria is an elusive Swiss artist whose pencil portraits of Hollywood personalities are as stunning as they are sexy. It also helps that she features Hollywood hotties like Angelina Jolie, Natalie Portman, and Jake Gyllenhaal. Anyone can make a portrait but hers capture the raw sensuality of the actors, without descending into nudity. Anna captures […]