Shirow Di Rosso
Location: Belgium Web: www.mentalpictures.be Email: email@example.com software: Photoshop
For 14 years Shirow (otherwise known as Stef Van Rossem) worked as an IT engineer. In 2013 he quit to follow his passion for art, and became a freelance illustrator. “It has been a great adventure,” the artist says. “I didn’t go to any art schools and had to learn everything through books and online tutorials.”
Shirow has found success relatively quickly, creating a string of illustrations for video games. This year he published his first children’s book.
“I like to combine comic book and manga styles with digital painting. All my work is digital, since I don’t have a big workspace.”