Meet 10 inspiring new masters of fantasy illustration, including Tran Nguyen, Donglu Yu, Jana Schirmer, Miles Johnston and more.
When you start out on your art journey it can be a daunting experience. Can you ever be original? Will your work stand out in the crowd? Will the community accept your art and your potential? These are all questions that bounce around the heads of artists as they post for the first time on their online gallery.
But as we discover, this questioning is only natural. As the 10 artists presented here testify, the fantasy art community is a friendly and welcoming place that’s open to new ideas and ready to offer a helping hand to new artists.
These 10 artists have, over time, created portfolios of amazing imagery that never fails to grab your attention and makes you want to pick up the Wacom and start painting. While their processes and styles vary, they all share common goals: to become better, experiment and progress their art.
On the question of style, this is something all artists say is defined over time. Some heavily pursue the idea of creating a new visual language; others say they fell into a style of method by focusing on things they love. Whatever your process, ability and involvement in the wider fantasy art community, the 10 artists we meet here have inspirational experiences and art to share. They prove that with hard work, creativity and support from the wider art community, anything is possible.
41 Ruan Jia 42 Tran Nguyen 44 Donglu Yu 46 Wylie Beckert 48 Miles Johnston 49 Jana Schirmer 50 Rafael Sarmento 52 Ross Tran 54 Tom Bagshaw 56 Jeff Simpson