Including wizards, monkeys, dog-robots, Arthurian mythology, Korean TV fan art, a pig knight and more.
Location: Turkey Web: www.yigitkoroglu.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.”