MEDIA: Photoshop, Maya Seven years ago Daniel quit his job in a bank. It was one of the best decisions the Polish illustrator ever made. “I spent 16 hours a day in front of my Wacom Tablet, learning new techniques,” he says. “It cost me my social life, but it paid off when I started getting commissions.”
Inspired by dystopian futures, cyberpunks and sci-fi, Daniel’s work tends towards the darker side, creating moody and often dark illustrations.
1 Broken Worlds
“I did this book cover for a collection of short stories written by different authors. The only common theme was dystopian futures. I included a dog, suggesting that even in a dark future there’s still a place for simple relationships.”
“This was a personal piece that summed up everything I’ve learned: 3D base rendering, ZBrush sculpting, photo texturing and photo bashing and, of course, tons of painting. I love to illustrate strong women and the cyberpunk theme was something I instantly fell in love with.”
3 After Battle
“This was a speed-painting project for a Facebook group, created in around 50 minutes. I wanted to practise speed, composition and colour, as well as storytelling.”