Archive | October 2014

Ophelia

New artist! ūüôā

We’re back with a brand new artist! Her art-name is Ophelia and she’s italian. According to the artist herself, her style was “born” like an year ago, when she found her purpose in art. ¬†She started from scrap, all by herself.

The name is inspired by Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”. Ophelia¬†was a woman madly¬†inlove with Hamlet, but when she was told that¬†he was dead she drawn herself. Our artist got inspired by this amazing charatcter and how she appeared in art, so she “took” the name.

Her passion led her to submit to the Academy of Fine Arts of Milan (Brera), in a Graphics class. At the very beginning there, she wanted to become a graphic designer, but after three years of trying many things like copper engraving, 3D modelling and animation, Ophelia discovered what was her dream job: being an illustrator. In fact, she illustrated some fairy tales¬†of the Grimm brothers, some of Aesop’s fables starring all fox characters and Neil Gaiman‘s horror novel, “Coraline“.

Ophelia’s work is inspired not only by art ¬†but also by¬†cartoons, illustrated books, music, movies, tv series, videogames…

From the cartoons, there are “Adventure Time“, “Bee & Puppycat“, “Happy Tree Friends“, “My Little Pony”¬†and ¬†“Sailor Moon“. ¬†If we talk about her inspiring artist there is Lora Zombie. As for movies, there is “Scott Pilgrim“, inspired by the comic book written by Bryan Lee O’Malley, the “Evil Dead” trilogy,¬†with the “Army of Darkness“. Within the illustrated books there’s “Coraline” and “Where the Wild Things Are“, by¬†Maurice Senda.

Well you can see how this artist has some solid basis of inspiration. All this hard work led her to her current style. It is in fact very creative, original and mixes perfectly cute and creepy. So go and check her art up!¬†ūüėČ

Some works

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You want some more?

Check up her:

FACEBOOK PAGE: Ophelia

TUMBLR BLOG:  mara santinello

INSTAGRAM PAGE: ladyophelia

Also takes commissions!

For more info contact her on her e-mail adress: marasantinello@gmail.com

Marta Zaccarini

New artist! ūüôā

So we’re back with another new artist! ūüôā Marta Zaccarini is an italian artist. She started drawing when she was very little. At the very beginning the subjects of her drawings¬†were animals (cats, lions, foxes, horses…), but with the years she got interested in drawing humans. Here inspiration comes from the famous italian comic book Witch, drawn by the artist she very much admires: Alessandro Barbucci.

Soon she went to art school and afterwards she went to a school for comics. Today Marta is going at the Academy of Fine Arts of Bologna, where she is improving her style.

Other artists who inspire her are: Mike¬†Mignola, Dino Battaglia, Gianni de Luca, Juanjo Guarnido, Alberto Breccia, Sergio Toppi. But there’s also a japanese inspiration: Katsuhiro Otomo,¬†Satoshi Kon and especially¬†KŇćta Hirano.

She uses mixed techniques, like pencils, watercolors, copic markers, ink…

This new artist’s style may be influenced by some of these artists but it is very fresh and with time it gets more personal. So if you’re into asian art and you want to see a brand new talent, go check up Marta’s works, ’cause it’s worth it. ūüėČ

 

Some works

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You want some more?

Check up her:

FACEBOOK PAGE: INK. РMarta Zaccarini

Also takes commissions!

For more info contact the link mentioned above ūüėČ

D. Monarch

New artist! ūüôā

Let’s get back with our emergin artists! ūüôā Today we’ll talk about D.Monarch. He’s an italian artist who has his passion for drawing since he was very little. He was a bit of an outsider¬†and¬†liked expressing himself through art, so he prefered drawing and improving instead of playing with the others.
As soon as he could, pushed by the love for art, he went to art school and met other people like him with the interest¬†for all kind of arts. In this period of his life, he got to know the “comic book world” and that’s what led him to understand what he wanted to do in his life: turn his art into a career and produce his own comic books. That is the reason why now he’s studying at¬†ACME, the Academy of Fine Arts and Media, in Milan. There he met artists like Demon K..

The comic book that inspired the artist is “Dylan Dog“, but he also likes “Scott Pilgrim“, written and drawn by¬†Bryan Lee O’Malley. Ohter inspiration for D. Monarch is¬†“Tank Girl“, drawn by ¬†Jamie Hewlett.

He’s a tradional artist who’s trying to get to know the digital side of art. The style of his works is “free”, and in a developing process but it is also very fresh! Make sure to check on his works!

Some works

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You want some more?

Check up his:

FACEBOOK PAGE: D. Monarch

INSTAGRAM PAGE: FERIOLIALESSANDRO