#Art of Fantasy 80: IGOR SID

igor-sid-half-frost-giantIgor Sid is a 2D artist and freelance illustrator out of St. Petersburg, Russia, and currently works onWarhammer 40k and Warhammer: Age of Sigmar for Games Workshop. He is also the senior 2D artist for Grafit studio’s Starcraft 2  (Blizzard), The Elder Scrolls (Bethesda), and The Witcher (CD Project). Before that, he was Sperasoft 2D’s senior artist on BattleCry (ZeniMax) and League of Legends (Riot Games).

Below is a small collection of his work. Each image links back to the site of origin. Enjoy!

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Dark and grim with petered light filtering through here and there and featuring broken people with scars and pain etched across their faces, the gloom and brooding shadows are apparent and dominate in these paintings. The fantasy aspects are less overt than in some of the previous works I’ve spotlighted, and yet you can feel it bubbling under the surface.

Artists, whether they’re commissioned for original work or paid to stick to a theme, cannot paint without investing of themselves in what they create, and you see that clearly here. You see it in the composition and tone, in the eyes and faces and body composure, and you see it in the fading light and dull glimmer of a fading halo.

Obviously I love Igor’s work. Sound off below and don’t forget to check out this week’s Art of Science Fiction over on Kōsa Press.

Cheers, folks!

Woelf

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