Featured Ar(tist): Aurora Wienhold

This week’s featured art(ist) is Aurora Wienhold.

Based out of Germany, Wienhold gets a lot of attention for her tutorials, speed drawings and portraiture work. It’s really impressive to watch the process of creating the artwork through the animated gifs and videos she posts. Here are a few examples:

Toothless by AuroraWienhold

Her mediums are varied, from pencils to digital painting, ink to watercolor, this woman does it all. She’s only been working as a freelancer since 2011, so her skill is impressive. Not only is she a talented artist but her materials are a great resource for aspiring creators of all kinds.

– E.B.

Featured Art(ist) – Danar Worya

This week’s featured artist is Danar Worya.

Worya is a (mostly) digital artist based out of the Netherlands. The majority of his online portfolio is fan art, but it is very obvious that he’s a professional – his fan art beats a lot of “official” concept/design art I’ve seen over the years.

Not only is his portraiture game pretty ace, but Worya has a great talent for scenic design as well. The piece below was inspired by the world of The Last of Us – the colors and lighting are really lovely.

Follow him on Facebook for more updates!

– E.B.

Featured Art(ist) – Dave Dorman

This week’s featured art(ist) is Dave Dorman.

Famous for his illustration work, particularly concerning the Star Wars franchise, Dorman is a professional who’s work any bonafide nerd is sure to recognize. He has done a number of book covers for the Star Wars Expanded Universe, including the covers for one of my favorite (and most influential) Star Wars book series, the Young Jedi Knights.

However, he is by no means only a Star Wars artist. He has done illustration work for Marvel, Batman, Magic: The Gathering and his personal project, The Wasted Lands (see above). There’s a fun retro vibe in his artwork due to his killer oil-painting techniques. This guy designs it old school.

He has a great portfolio that’s worth looking at – you’ll be surprised what images you might recognize!

– E.B.

Featured Art(ist) – Grzegorz Rutkowski

This week’s featured art(ist) is Grzegorz Rutkowski.

Rutkowski is a Polish native and professional digital artist. Focusing primarily on fantasy-scape, sweeping set pieces, you can see his work throughout the nerd community. He has worked on a number of video games, included titles for Ubisoft and Bigpoint, like the piece below:

Likewise, he’s also designed very cool box art for table top board games, like Galakta’s Kings and Assassins:

I love fantasy art in general and I find Rutkowski does a fabulous job with colors and textures. I think the cobblestones and puddle in the picture above are a great representation of that – I mean the lighting in the puddle is amazing. He also has a online shop where you can order his prints if you’re interested: INPRNT Gallery

– E.B.

Featured Art(ist) – kawacy

This week’s featured art(ist) is kawacy!

Based out of Japan, kawacy is a professional artist and illustrator. His work ranges from custom designs to fan art – but seriously this is some of the best fan art I have ever seen. In particular, his Pokémon themed artwork is stellar, and a standout in that particular fan community. Check out the piece below for proof:


He does an excellent job of capturing drama or sweetness, and very much so in the flamboyant style expected from illustrated manga. I’m a huge fan of that particular athesetic, so this stuff warms the cockles of my heart (gotta love that phrase).

– E.B.

Featured Art(ist) – Masha Grubar

 

This week’s featured art(ist) is Masha Grubar.

Grubar, also known as LimKis, is a professional artist based in Swizterland. Her expertise lies in vector illustrations, which means the images are made in such a way that they can be scaled up and down without distortion. These digital works pop with color and dimension and even a little bit of sass.

Her work spans fantasy, the natural world, fashion, comics, conceptual illustrations and even people & portraits. She also takes commissions, which based on her portfolio, can be just about anything. Including fanart! I like the crispness of her work, and I think she’s got a lot of obvious talent.

– E.B.

Featured Art(ists) – The Remenar Twins

This week’s featured art(ists) post stars Valentina and Marina Remenar.

Valentina and Marina Remenar (similar to the previously mentioned Satruns) are twin sister artists based out of Slovenia. Both sisters have had their work featured in various places on the internet, including the Daily Devation shown above. When I do write ups on these sibling pairings, I just want to scream because there is SO much talent in a single family! Jeez.

These sisters are some of the most digitally present artists I’ve seen on the internet. They post work in progress videos and paintings/drawings/illustrations with great regularity. They also post work on Twitter, Tumblr, DeviantArt and yes, Google+. Much of the work is fantasy or sci-fantasy in theme, so that’s right up my nerd-tastic alley. Their costume and weapon design for characters has a fresh feel – imaginative but sophisticated.

The Remenars are currently working as artists for the indie action RPG, Amaranthine Story. The project is currently fundraising for development – check out their Facebook page and consider sponsoring them on Indiegogo.

Not only are their character illustrations gorgeous, but their scenic work is also stunning. It’s hard to believe these women are only 21 years old, given the magnificent texture work and fine detail. They have an extensive gallery of gorgeous manga and manga-inspired art as well. In addition, the Remenars have created some great tutorials for artists interested in digital painting, particularly in an anime/manga style. I highly encourage you to look through their portfolio and gallery – there’s such great work.

– E.B.