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In­clud­ing wiz­ards, mon­keys, dog-robots, Arthurian mythol­ogy, Korean TV fan art, a pig knight and more.

Lo­ca­tion: Turkey Web: www.yig­itko­roglu.com Email: yig­itko­roglu@gmail.com ME­DIA : Pho­to­shop

Yigit didn’t fol­low his artis­tic dreams straight away. Af­ter study­ing bank­ing and fi­nance in col­lege he went on to pur­sue in­te­rior de­sign, but soon found him­self cre­at­ing fic­tional char­ac­ters and mon­sters in­stead.

“I love ob­serv­ing struc­tures of things around us, man-made or nat­u­ral, and how they op­er­ate,” Yigit says. “This is prob­a­bly an old habit from my school days, when we had to base our de­signs on solid logic to make them func­tional.”

Study­ing the prac­ti­cal­i­ties of in­te­rior de­sign didn’t go to waste though, as they fed into Yigit’s vast men­tal bank of ref­er­ence ma­te­rial. “I can also say the del­i­cacy of preda­tors in the wild, the brute strength of heavy ma­chin­ery, and com­plex­ity of old trees in swamps are what in­flu­ence me the most,” he re­veals.

1 Rit­ual of the old ones

“Here’s one of the il­lus­tra­tions that I painted for a client’s novel. I can’t tell much about the story be­cause the book hasn’t been pub­lished yet. The im­age will be printed across two pages, so the com­po­si­tion was a real chal­lenge be­cause of the fold down the mid­dle.”

2 Un­in­vited guests

“Two wiz­ards en­ter a long-for­got­ten tomb and are wel­come by its in­hab­i­tants. I tried to cre­ate a smooth com­po­si­tion with the whirling crea­tures, em­pha­sis­ing the main char­ac­ters by us­ing bright colours in the mid­dle of the scene, and giv­ing them rel­a­tively static poses.”

3 Ex­tra­or­di­nary Ad­ven­tures of Rob­bie and Boxie

“This is Rob­bie and his fel­low com­pan­ion Boxie pos­ing valiantly af­ter their great dis­cov­ery. Rob­bie is the pro­tag­o­nist of my mini-robot pro­ject. I try to de­velop his story when­ever I feel over­whelmed by all the dark and de­press­ing works and use it as a sanc­tu­ary for my mind.”

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