An awesome set of illustrations really bright my day! A talented artist, such as American illustrator Michael Hayes, has the gift of giving life to his visions of different, fantastic worlds, and that's simply amazing. He's got a lot of angel pieces which are amazing, from beautiful, warrior girl angels to knights from distant kingdoms. These are pretty sick, and for more, please visit his portfolio at DeviantART! He'll definitely appreciate it. Cheers! ;)
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The easiest way to learn in my opinion is by observing other peoples work, paying attention to the details and how some problems are overcome. That for me is more useful than a tutorial because it requires me not only attention but also makes me think on how I could do that with my set of skills. That's why case studies are extremely valuable. They show the evolution but without giving instructions.
A few months ago we featured the badass cartoon series made by French artist Sylvain Sarrailh. But he's so good that we couldn't leave behind some of his other artworks, like the ones selected for this post. He's a truly complete artist... not only comes up with fun series, but also gets to make beautiful sci-fi and fantasy pieces. These are truly mind-blowing, and it just turns me into a true fan of his work. Which one is your favorite?
Once in a while we find an artist that really shines brightly with state-of-the-art quality. Recently I've come to know the work of Canadian artist Rebecca Yanovskaya, who is a master in ballpoint pen illustrations. Her work is simply outstanding! Here you can see some of her best pieces. Besides being super talented, she actually uses pieces of gold in her art, which is totally mind-blowing. I'm stunned by her work. For more of it, please check out her links: