Anndr is one of the best digital artists in Ukraine. He has worked with some of the biggest international names in gaming; designing characters and background for a multitude of games. Photoshop CS5 is one of his main tools. Some of Anndr’s characters are androgynous while others are unmistakably female. Even the males are a bit on the feminine side, then again, they’re elves. Attention to detail are one of the things that makes Anndr stand out. His character’s costume, pose, and expression are all taken into account. I’m looking forward to more of his spectacular work in the future.
Isaiah Stephens had a troubled childhood and used drawing and writing as a means of expressing himself. A traditional artist, his drawings have a sketchy, and at the same time, realistic feel to them. Most of his subjects are women and his portraits does them justice. He currently lives in his hometown of Lowell, Massachusetts where he divides his time between being a freelance artist and writer.
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 of digital art, which uses raster graphics software. Images done with pixel art are edited on the pixel level. Kai Vermehr, Steffen Sauerteig, and Svend Smital are the artists behind eBoy Arts.
- 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 of vulnerability, seduction, and fierceness.
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 body altogether. A person, after all, is not merely a set of limbs, torso, trunk and head. The humanism in Juliano’s work is highly moving through its Renaissance-like honesty and love for man.
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 her own ideas from film, music, dreams, and the natural world.
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 his imagination rather than geometrical shapes.