Moe Balinger

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Lo­ca­tion: US Web: http://ifxm.ag/m-balinger Em ail: moe.balinger@gmail.com ME­DIA: Pho­to­shop, Il­lus­tra­tor, Manga Stu­dio

Char­ac­ter de­sign and Art Nou­veau-in­spired line work en­thu­si­ast Moe pre­vi­ously worked as lead artist as a ma­jor screen print­ing com­pany, de­sign­ing T-shirts. He even has some ex­pe­ri­ence in 2D an­i­ma­tion.

“For a brief time in 2015 I was a char­ac­ter il­lus­tra­tor on FX’s Archer. There I learned a ton about an­i­ma­tion and vec­tor art,” he says. Re­cently, Moe’s had the op­por­tu­nity to par­tic­i­pate in a men­tor­ship with Peter Mohrbacher, “Pete re­ally helped me align my goals and es­tab­lish a con­sis­tent style in my art,” ex­plains the artist.

Moe’s lat­est work comes from a se­ries of il­lus­tra­tions in­spired by Arthurian leg­end, the aes­thetic of this which is heav­ily in­flu­enced by dark fan­tasy with modern tropes.

1 Mor­gaine le Faye: Sor­cer­ess

“Of­ten said to be Arthur’s half-sis­ter, Mor­gaine be­comes an ap­pren­tice of Mer­lin and an ad­ver­sary of Arthur and his knights. I wanted to paint a ver­ti­cal il­lus­tra­tion to use as my con­ven­tion ban­ner. I’ve al­ways loved float­ing witches and spooky rit­u­al­is­tic items in fan­tasy art. This was re­ally fun for me.”

2 Ber­cilak: The Green Knight

“This im­age is based on the char­ac­ter from Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. I was in­spired by brass plate ar­mour de­signs from Eng­land. I wanted to cap­ture a blend of modern and an­cient aes­thetic, draw­ing from me­dia like Game of Thrones and Dark Souls.”

“Rather than slav­ishly fol­low­ing the clas­sic Art Nou­veau look, Moe’s put his own spin on it in th­ese art­works. Whether that’s the re­sult of learn­ing from Peter Mohrbacher or just his nat­u­ral de­vel­op­ment as an artist, it’s all good!” Cliff Hope, Op­er­a­tions Ed­i­tor

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