Max Kostenko is a character designer from Moscow. He has worked with some of the biggest brand names in the world including VISA, Wallstreet Journal, Mercedes, Volkswagen, and Chanel. Looking at his work, you can certainly see why they’d hire him. His art is fanciful and yet, goes straight to the point. It also has a first glance impact that many ads strive for, and yet fail to achieve.
If you’re a fan of the series A Game of Thrones, you won’t need to take a second look at zippo514′s art to recognize Pyk, John Snow, and White Walkers. His digital renditions of the characters and scenes from the famous HBO series are spot-on. He has an illustration of Shane from the Walking Dead I’m rather partial to. Not much is known about this talented Chinese artist but unknown isn’t untalented. We’re hoping to see more of his excellent work in the future.
Anyone with a spark of imagination can easily recognize FictionChicks digital illustrations. They’re simply stuff we imagined as kids: keeping a pet dragon, a painting coming to life, stepping into a book, and literally living in a tree. FC simply gave life to our childhood imagination in the most artistically accurate way. There’s a subtle realism to her work that hints at its literal origins.
There’s cute, and there’s the next level of cute: Fabo’s creations. The generally round shape, and the big, soulful eyes strike your cuteness chord when you look at Fabo’s creations. Not only are his critters undeniably adorable, they convey a wide range of expressions too; from timid, to curious, to sad. His love for animals is evident in all his work. This native of Honduras is certainly making his country proud.
Ivan Belikov loves making illustrations just for himself. Most of his work does get turned into prints buts he loves doing them for the sake of creating. Isn’t that the point of art? Creation for the purpose of aesthetic pleasure and creative fulfillment. Ivan has a fast-growing number of followers in Behance, a testament to his talent and skill in illustration. His animal hybrids, in particular, are garnering more than their fair share of attention from art enthusiasts.
This guy looks uncannily like a young Hugh Jackman. Artist Alice X. Zhang calls this portrait “The Time Lord”. She also made kickass portraits of Edward Cullen and Harry Potter, but for me, they’re but a sad, second-best. Alice graduated from the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design with a major in Graphic Design. After discovering where her innate talents lay, she heartily wishes she’d chosen to major in Illustration instead. She Spends her time painting excellent portraits and does a bit of t-shirt and poster design on the side.
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.