Виктор Михайлович Васнецов (1848 – 1926) was an amazing Russian painter and architect whose work I discovered recently in a trip to Russia, while visiting the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow. His paintings are huge in size and incredibly stunning with a masterful technique and really cool mythological and historical subjects.
Website: http://heathertheurer.com I found her on the Art Renewal Center website as she won a prize in the Imaginative Realism art category of the International ARC salon 2014/2015 awards. Her traditional paintings are amazing with an excellent technique. She has also created a very cool gallery of reimagined Disney characters.
Website: http://www.arantzazumartinez.com Arantzazu Martínez is an amazing Spanish traditional painter who I discovered not long ago while surfing the web. Her technique is masterful and the subjects she depicts eerie.
Website: http://www.dvpalumbo.com He is a very cool artist who has worked doing book covers, card illustrations (Magic: The Gathering for example), projects for Blizzard, Marvel and several other big companies. He also writed articles in the very cool blog muddy colors
Website: https://www.alexandramanukyan.com I found on facebook Alexandra Manukyan’s images and was drawn to them by the mastery of technique but also very peculiar style. All the costumes of her models are very rich and interesting, created by her in real life.
John Singer Sargent (1856 – 1925) was an American artist, considered the “leading portrait painter of his generation” for his evocations of Edwardian era luxury. His paintings are so amazing, they are frequently used by new artists as studies, that’s how I found about him after I saw some posts on facebook from aspiring digital … More John Singer Sargent
Another Scottish landscape painter I found at the Scottish National Gallery, Waller Hugh Paton’s (1828-1895) work is pretty stunning and beautiful, the amazing atmosphere and scale of his paintings are what attracted me a lot. I must say I really like the lighting of sunsets and sunrises therefore, I enjoy looking at his paintings where … More Waller Hugh Paton
Another digital painting practice on photoshop. I went straight to the painting of the shapes and colors without any previous lineart or sketching. The original image is a photo I took at an open air museum in Lviv, Ukraine. It took me about 2 hours, as it was only a practice sketch, it doesn’t have … More Wooden church
I painted this in photoshop as a quick practice and study. I began straight with color because I didn’t want to do again outline as I do with pencil drawings, the point is to speed up my process for studying. I hope you like it and feel free to comment if you want.
I am a fan of stormy sea scenes with old sailing ships in them, so when I found the paintings of the Dutch artist Willem Van de Velde (1633-1707) at the Scottish National Gallery, I was quite happy. He managed to capture the strength of the sea and the frightening atmosphere of the storms very … More Willem Van de Velde