It’s funny, this week both my fantasy post and the science fiction one over on Kōsa Press feature artists from Spain. Not planned, of course, just one of those pleasant coincidences.
As for today’s fantasy artist(s), MONSTERS PIT Studio provides artwork for the film, videogame, advertising, and publishing industries. Their services span the creative spectrum and include high-end concept art, illustration, supervision and art direction, even marketing.
Below is a small sampling of one of their artist’s work. Each of the images links back to the site of origin. Enjoy!
MONSTER PIT Studios must be doing something right because their list of clients includes Konami, Codemasters, Paizo Publishing, Nintendo, Lightbox Entertainment, Creating Games, and Gamezone.
I chose to feature only one artist’s work because I love the monochromatic-like palette they utilise and because it reminds me slightly of Ariel Perez’s work in terms of composition and texture. That is not to say this artist lacks originality. Far from it, in fact. Today’s collection shimmers with an old school ambience that is unique in style and tone, and very much well within the realm of what I consider awesome.
Talking about awesome, next week’s post will be the 90th instalment of “Art of Fantasy.” I’m excited. I never expected this series to endure, and yet it has, and I am glad for it. Last week’s post featured a living legend and it made me wonder whether I shouldn’t do something special for the next ten posts.
So, from next week and until “Art of Fantasy 99,” I’m going to feature legends of old. Masters of the art of fantasy who beguiled us and kidnapped our imaginations and magicked our daydreams, who made us read secretly instead of doing our homework. I’m going to feature those artists and point the spotlight on them, on names and art I haven’t seen in ages. I’m looking forward to this. It’s going to be incredible.
As for the 100th post? Obviously, I need to do something really special. I’ll let you know when I find out what it is.