Featured Art(ist) – Dan dos Santos

This week’s featured artist is professional illustrator, Dan dos Santos.

Dan dos Santos is a prolific professional artist who specializes in fantasy and science fiction portraiture. I discovered dos Santos’s work though the trading card game, Magic: The Gathering. However, you can see his work within a variety of mediums/genres- including novels, comics and film. He has worked for big name companies like Disney, Universal Studios, Penguin Books, Random House, Wizards of the Coast, and DC Comics.

I just love the richness of color and the dynamic movement of light within dos Santos’ portraits. These people pop off the page in a vibrant, radiating way, and provide some irresistible artistic eye candy. He’s won a host of awards for his stellar work, for obvious reasons. His digital paintings and drawings are clearly top-class.

You can see his more recent projects on his blog. I really recommend checking his blog out, because there is some great character design/how to paint resources there as well.

– E.B.



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