Category: Fantasy
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    May 2015

    Julie Dillon

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    Two-time Hugo Award and Chesley Award Winner, Julie Dillon is a freelance artist from Northern California. In 2005 she graduated with a BFA in Fine Arts from Sacramento State University. Then a year later she had begun working as a freelance artist professionally. Specialising in sci-fi and fantasy art, Dillon has created artwork for trading cards, book covers, magazines, and even perfume labels. Clients including Simon & Schuster, Tor Books, and Penguin Books.

    Dillon’s illustrations are rich in colours with enchanting lighting. Warm glows illuminate her figures and environments. Her compositions too are equally compelling. Even though she works in a realistic style, she is unafraid to play with the laws of physics to produce more dynamic images.

    Julie Dillon has run two very successful Kickstarter campaigns for a series of annual art books, titled Imagined Realms. If you missed the campaign and wish you could get your hands on a copy, you are in luck! You can pick up a hard copy of Book 1 from her shop, and a digital copy from her gumroad.

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    Apr 2015

    Manga Mondays ~ Kyonghwan Kim

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    Kyonghwan Kim is a Korean digital concept artist. His work, which often includes reimagined medieval characters or anthropomorphic cats, is simply stunning. Kim’s costume design is full of layers and often dramatic but, for me, it is his painterly rendering that really sets his work apart. Each and every texture is careful considered and the details he adds to his foliage would make the Pre-Raphaelites proud.

    Kyonghwan Kim recently released his first art book, details of which you can find here, and to see more of his work head over to his website.

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    Mar 2015

    Matt Rockefeller

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    Presenting the very majestic work of Matt Rockefeller. Born in Tucson, Arizona he studied illustration and animation at the talent-breeding Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). After completing his Bachelor degree in 2014, Rockefeller chose to stay in Baltimore and begin his career as freelance illustrator and visual development artist.

    During his studies, and in the year that he has been working professionally, Rockefeller has compiled an astounding portfolio. His illustrations are beautifully rendered utilising graphite powder, pencils and digital colours. He is always focusing on how to best convey the narrative and retaining meaning. This care to visual communication is evident looking through his work, and is also what sets it apart.

    You can find more of Matt Rockefeller’s work on his website, Tumblr and InPrint store.

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    Feb 2015

    Celine Dahyeu kim

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    It is always heartening to see younger artist with a high level of understanding and skill. Both of which stand out of Celine Kim’s illustrations.

    Living in Pasadena, Kim is a student at the Art Center College of Design studying Visual Development. She is also working on a personal project based on the Norwegian fairy tale East of the Sun and West of the Moon, which has already produced some stunning artwork. She is definitely an illustrator to keep an eye on.

    You can see more of Celine Kim’s work on her tumblr and blogspot, and don’t forget to follow her on twitter.

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    Jan 2015

    Ewa Ludwiczak

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    We have a real mixed bag of styles and media from today’s feature, Ewa Ludwiczak. Born in Poland and currently living in Berlin, Ms Ludwiczak is a freelance illustrator specialising in tradition materials, in particular watercolours.

    Ms Ludwiczak has illustrated various children’s books but has an obvious keenness towards fairy tales. Recently she has been showcasing a lot of portraiture and figures drawing on her Facebook page. The figures themselves sit still as a mouse, as she using watercolours to create loose and expressive imagery with splashes, drips, and small dabs of bold colours. They are beautiful and a delightful progression of her work.

    You can find more of Ewa Ludwiczak’s illustrations on her website, and Behance page.

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