I'm always looking for inspiration for my next piece of digital art and here are few digital paintings and concept artists that stood out for me. Since I've had a bit of free time during the summer, I wanted to work on some digital paintings using digital photography. In addition to checking out the forums for anything relating to visual effects (VFX), digital painting, matte painting or even digital photography (which I've been taking a liking to recently). I'm heavily influenced by matte painter and concept artist just for their wide range of imagination into their paintings.
Each digital artist below reflects a different style when it comes to composition, colour grading and over all completion of artwork. I'm sure having an all digital artist exhibitions with these guys would be awesome, possibly even having official canvas prints or digital prints of these would be great for purchase. Selling art online and making art posters for talented digital artists to get their work on different mediums must be exciting for any artist, digital or traditional.
As for digital art software used today, these include the likes of Photoshop, Corel Paint, SketchBook Pro and Painter. These are mostly 2D programs but are extremely powerful when it comes to control for digital painting. Check out some awesome digital artwork from these artists below who certainly deserve the recognition. These guys are good digital painters and I think that's a great foundation to start your career.
Ivan Khomenko // Freelance Concept Artist
I really like the colours and contrast of this digital painting, it's really working for me. You can check out more of his digital artwork on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Ivan.Hamen
Wojtek Fus // Freelance Concept Artist
This one caught my attention because of the compositions for each piece. Each character design had a piercing gaze that made each digital artwork stood out. Don't just take my word for it check out more of Wojtek's work at http://www.artstation.com/artist/Fus
Brandon Liao // Concept Artist at Riot Games
For Brandon's work, I really liked his character design concepts, especially his dynamic compositions for each piece. You can check out more of his work at Brandon Liao Art Blog
Anna Maystrenko // Freelance Concept Artist
You can find out more artwork from Anna at Anna Maystrenko Facebook Page
Mars // 3D Artist
You can check out more of Mars work on Facebook over at https://www.facebook.com/MarsMars3d
What websites do you use for inspiration? Leave it in the comments below and I'll check them out.
Darvin K. Manwah: Matte Painter & Digital Compositor
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