Tagged: russia
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    Nov 2015

    Mikhail Vyrtsev

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    Mikhail Vyrtsev, aka Reey Whaar, is a Russian watercolour artist. Born in 1988, Moscow, Vyrtsev studied cooking for a year then changed to graphic design. He worked as shipment handler for Danone before realising that he really wanted to be an illustrator.

    His satirical and surreal watercolour paintings have been featured in magazines including Playboy, Men’s Health, PROsport, and Psychologies. Vyrtsev combines humour with the unsettling, positions objects uncomfortably close together, uses desaturated colors and faithful details to create poignant illustrations.

    You can find more of his work on his website, and follow him on Instagram.

  2. 10

    Nov 2015

    Andrey Osadchikh

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    Andrey Osadchikh is a freelance Animator, Illustrator and Graphic Designer from Moscow, Russia. He studied Animation & Multimedia at the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (VGIK).

    His portfolio is made up of curious characters, breathtaking backgrounds and detailed pencil illustrations. In his older work, he explored various style, but his more recent illustrations are displaying a strong anime influence. Amidst the client work, you will find Tekkon Kinkreet and Akira fan art.

    Osadchikh has a great sense of colour, whether using a muted or saturated palette, a textured or flat brush, his colours always strengthen the illustration.

    You can see more of Andrey Osadchikh’s work on Behance and follow him on Instagram.

  3. 21

    Sep 2015

    Manga Mondays ~ Ilya Kuvshinov

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    Ilya Kuvshinov is an illustrator and storyboard artist originally from Moscow, Russia, but whom currently resides in Yokohama, Japan. Much of his personal work consists of pin-ups influenced by video games and film. Beautifully and sensitively rendered, Kuvshinov is able to paint alluring female characters without the need to sexualise them (for the most part).

    His artwork has amassed a large and loyal fanbase which is evident when looking at his Patreon page. Currently, 827 patrons are supporting Kuvshinov with a healthy $3,821.36 per week. Allow me to pick up my jaw before I continue.

    Kuvshinov also posts process videos and animations to his YouTube and Vimeo channels. A few months ago he posted a wonderful fan letter in the form of an animation for his favorite manga Sing Yesterday for Me, which you can watch here.

    Find more of Ilya Kuvshinov’s work on his DeviantArt page and keep up-to-date with him on Facebook.

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    Oct 2013

    Kozhevnikov Yuriy

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    Kozhevnikov Yuriy is a Russian creative with all kinds of aesthetic skills, so his illustrations are often an amalgamation of different techniques. Photo-manipulation plays a big role in his work, along with 3D and digital painting, often coming together to create strange realities. If you visit his portfolio, you’ll also find website design, logo and identity work, advertising and more.

  5. 7

    Aug 2013

    Aleksey Litvishkov

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    Fantasy artist Aleksey Litvishkov has some stunning pieces on his website. His funny side often comes through in his work, which is so great to see. After all, not so many artists would go through the effort to create such beautiful pieces for the sake of a gag. But why not? I think it adds to the humour!

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