Behance – a web network of artistic digital portfolios all ripe for a visual feast. We split this post into four parts since everything delicious has to come in moderation.
On our previous post, Top 20 Illustrators on Behance We Love To Stalk (Part 1), we picked out the first 5 artists who struck our fancy. Now on to the next 5 illustrators on Behance that we love to stalk!
Toma Joksaite is an illustrator based in Lincoln, United Kingdom. She coins her style from old gothic and art nouveau influence as experienced in her highly-detailed, romantic and graceful work. Forest life interspersed with mythical creatures are her usual subjects – traditionally hand drawn with fine ink pens and watercolours in minimal palettes. When I first saw her work, it reminded me of illustrations on children’s literature and fairy tale books. They also seem like they’re engraved.
Her personal website: www.artoftoma.com/
7. Anjo Bolarda
Anjo Bolarda is visual artist from Manila, Philippines and calls his style “Sukiyaki-Western” – one which is an interesting mix of Japanese and Western street art. I particularly enjoy his monochromatic series made mind-blowing by bold textures, shapes and patterns. His work is so detail intensive that the lines seem so alive they jump right at you.
His personal website: www.heyanjo.blogspot.com
Steve Simpson is designer based in Nashville, Tennessee focusing on illustration, graphic work and specialty prints that include t-shirt and block prints. He specifically concentrates on unique block prints – hand carved wood or linoleum prints for reproducible art.
His website: strawcastle.com
Sveta Dorosheva is an illustrator based in Rehovot, Israel. Each of her pieces feel like fairy tale fever dreams. Her favourite subjects can be described as anachronistic – reflected in vividly ornate depictions of medieval folklore. To seal the deal, she does bizarre grotesques as well.
Her personal website: lattona.prosite.com/
10. Michael Kutsche
Michael Kutsch is an award-winning German artist based in Los Angeles, California who specializes in character design, digital art and of course illustration. If you’re a fan of animated screen adaptations of popular children’s stories, you will definitely find his work familiar. He created near-lifelike characters for many of his film projects as well as personal ones.
His personal website: michaelkutsche.com
If you don’t stalk them already, give them a look on Behance and maybe - just maybe - they would light up your world as much as they did ours. Part 3 will be coming right up.
You can check out our previous post, Top 20 Illustrators on Behance We Love To Stalk (Part 1), for the meantime if you still haven’t.
Disclaimer: All artwork presented in this article are linked and credited to their respective owners. We do not claim rights. We are independent and not commissioned by Behance for this series.