Randy Var­gas

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Loc ation: Spain Web: www.var­gasni.com Em ail: randy­var­gas89@gmail.com Sof tware: Pho­to­shop

Randy – aka Var­gasni – is an il­lus­tra­tor, comic book artist and con­cept de­signer who cut his teeth work­ing as a free­lancer in video games, books cov­ers and graphic nov­els.

More re­cently, Var­gasni has taken on projects for US in­die pub­lisher Zhar­mae Pub­lic Press and Span­ish small-press out­fit Now­evo­lu­tion Ed­i­to­rial.

The artist has a pas­sion for cin­e­matic, story-led art, and has been ex­per­i­ment­ing with matte paint­ing tech­niques. His work usu­ally be­gins as grey scales, be­fore us­ing var­i­ous blend­ing modes and ap­ply­ing colour.

1 Ken­rath “This guy needed to have an ag­gres­sive look. I used a lot of ref­er­ences to try and achieve the cor­rect light­ing and ex­pres­sion.”

2 Amb ush sur­vivors “This piece

was my very first time ex­per­i­ment­ing matte-paint­ing tech­niques. It was a lot of fun.”

3 White sorc er­ess “There are so many awe­some il­lus­tra­tions all over the in­ter­net re­lat­ing to trad­ing card games, and this is my con­tri­bu­tion. I tried to make it orig­i­nal. As with al­most all of my paint­ings, I started in greyscale. Later on, I used dif­fer­ent blend­ing modes, then added my colours.”

4 Crow ned by the moo n “I was look­ing to achieve a more painterly look in this piece, with the fo­cus on strong sto­ry­telling.”

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