I am absolutely floored by the illustrative art of Brittney Lee. All of her illustrations look like they were plucked straight out of a Disney animated movie. From the character and background illustrations, to the details and colors, everything matches the quality of the most impressive Disney animation. She has even created some paper art that you can catch at the bottom! If you like her work, I highly suggest purchasing something from her Etsy store.
Albulena Panduri (blue-a on Deviant Art) has created some absolutely stunning photo manipulations. Each one grabs you and draws you into a surreal and beautiful new world. I couldn't help but stare in awe at all of her fantasy worlds. I highly suggest checking out the rest of her gallery if you get a chance.
Michał Karcz aka (Karezoid on Deviant Art) is an artist and photographer from Warsaw, Poland. His passion for painting and photography help to create these beautifully surreal worlds. This is just a small sampling of his fantastic work. I highly reccommend checking out his Deviant Art gallery if you like these.
"Most of my work is like a journey to the places which don't exist. Places from my dreams, desire, imagination and fears."
Hamish Blakely perfectly captures the poses, emotions, and idiosyncrasies of dancing in his series La Danza. I love the detailed outifts, color choices, and the variety of moves he captures. He also has a nice series featuring The Roaring Twenties.
Christina of Sweden - The Androgynous Queen (1626 – 1689)
This is an absolutely incredible digital art series by Alexia Sinclair. Here's an excerpt from her site explaining the series:
"Alexia Sinclair’s The Regal Twelve is a series that combines hundreds of photographic elements and illustrations to form complex digitally montaged artworks. The series portrays twelve European monarchs who have ruled supreme and whose lives span over two millennia. Through the study of history and portraiture, a series of contrasting regals formed, whose stories are revealed within each artwork. Travelling to Europe to photograph a host of regal backdrops, Sinclair returned to Australia to photograph models and props in the studio. Like pieces from a jigsaw puzzle, she meticulously stitched together each element, along with a myriad of delicious symbols and motifs relating to each monarch."
To read more on the series, click here. I also look forward to The Royal Dozen series, which features a series of 12 monarchs.
Catherine the Great - The Enlightened Empress (1729–1796)
Eleanor of Aquitaine - The Eagle (1122 – 1204)
Marie Antoinette - The extravagant Queen (1755-1793)
Elizabeth Báthory – The Countess of Blood (1560-1614)
Agrippina - The Poisoness (AD 15-59)
Elizabeth I – The Virgin Queen (1533-1603)
Isabella of Spain - The Catholic (1451 – 1504)
Olympias - The Sorceress (376 BC – 316 BC)
Alexandra Romanov – The last Czarina of Russia (1872-1918)
I am loving these 30 Rock portraits by Andrew Salomone. They feature characters Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) and Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin), and the best part is, they are made of Nerds! I am absolutely certain that Liz would appreciate this fine tribute. If you haven't watched the show before, I highly suggest it.
These magical fantasy worlds are the creative work of Manuel Rodríguez Sánchez. Manuel skillfully crafts his worlds, making great use of clouds, textures and contrast. I just want to jump in and explore. If you like these, check out the similar stories below.
Here is an epic mashup of the characters from the Street Fighter series with a Tron glow. Deviant Art artist BossLogic took the Street fighter characters, and transported them into the world of Tron. He made great use of bright colors and added Tron's signature lines into each piece.
I am a huge fan of Michael Ostermann's digital art illustrations. Each one sucks you into a surreal alternate world. Here is how he describes his process:
"Every project is different; in both needs and approach, he usually likes to start with a good photograph, a good idea that sets the mood of the overall image. He then applies his self-made resources and uses several photo-manipulation techniques, seeing where it leads."
Luis Beltrán is a digital artist from Spain that has a way with images. He masterfully combines photos and illustrations to create memorable, surreal and thought provoking works. Each one pulls you in and forces you to create a story for it. He truly has an eye for art and storytelling. Below each image, I will give you my interpretation of it.
This one makes you wonder what that could possibly be thinking.
Is this an abandoned railroad car or is it on a journey?
There's a storm brewing up.
A path to a wonderous carnival, or an eerie circus tent.
May the darkness lead to light.
Elephants are fantastic pets.
The beginning of an epic journey, or the end of the road?