Foster is a cover artist and illustrator whose detailed, colorful works bridge the gap between illustration and painting. While rich and detailed like traditional painting, they consciously use the techniques of stylized illustration, such as […]
Xi Zhang is a concept artist and illustrator from Beijing. Find more on her ArtStation page.
A few of these paintings have appeared on this blog before, especially as cover images to snippets from my urban fantasy novel, and for good reason. The works of Malaysian cover artist Qistina Khalidah, AKA […]
Freelance artist Anato Finnstark has a kind of refined speed-painting style. It doesn’t look like speed painting because of his inspired use of bright colors to create the focal point. By capturing the reader’s eye […]
The paintings of Lithuanian artist Sarunas Macijauskas are just effing stunning, with killer usesof color and negative space. Note in his painting “Surgeon” how a spotless white carapace replicates the white coats of doctors, but […]
It’s hard to imagine another artist capturing the dark contradictions of the individual any better than Boris Pelcer. His wounded, brooding figures are as much in pain as they are the cause of it. If, […]
Freelance illustrator and comic artist Mike Dubisch summons the sheer swirling insanity of Lovecraft’s characters with his brush. His colorful, tumorous, tentacled creations stare at the viewer from bleak landscapes out of space and time. […]
Korean artist Sungjin Kim, AKA Face Zero,
Find more by the artist on his ArtStation page.
Dutch production artist and illustrator Wouter Gort continues to be an influence on my writing, particularly my novel-in-progress, first in a planned series called Science Crimes Division. Perhaps I’ll hire him to draw the graphic […]