Those Siberian holes might as well be the eye sockets of giant monsters

When I saw its thumbnail I thought this was an aerial photo of someone descending into one of those bloody Siberian holes at sunset. Then I zoomed in and saw it was a monster appearing throught the ice, created by concept designer Pierre-Etienne Travers. Which is cool because the rest of his artwork is phenomenal. » 7/29/14 11:27pm Tuesday 11:27pm

The fantastic worlds of Craig Mullins—one of the best illustrators ever

Craig Mullins is now one of my all-time favorite concept artists and illustrators, up there with N.C. Wyeth and Ralph McQuarrie. He has created some of the most iconic designs on film and video games, touching everything from history to fantasy to science-fiction. Here's a selection of my favorites. » 7/18/14 11:00pm 7/18/14 11:00pm

Insanely detailed hand-cut illustrations on rice paper

Bovey Lee—an artist based in Pittsburgh—has the skills and the endless patience to make these amazingly detailed illustrations. She hand cuts each one on a single sheet of Chinese xuan (rice) paper using a wide array of cutting instruments. The resulting pieces are delicate and mesmerizing. » 7/18/14 9:17pm 7/18/14 9:17pm

Mashup art puts Kaiju into classical paintings

Illustrator and digital artist Oliver Wetter photoshopped Kaiju and other big beasts into classical landscape paintings, mimicking the artists' styles . He nails the lighting, brush strokes and mood, all hand drawn with a stylus—a skilled tribute to the original painters as well as the cult icons he added. » 7/16/14 10:41pm 7/16/14 10:41pm

Stunning sci-fi concept sketches are actually 3D renders

I love the 3D concept art by Neil Maccormack because it doesn't look like 3D at all. His renders—which he finishes in Photoshop—feel like acrylics painted with real brushes. His palette—which sometimes reminds me of Ralph McQuarrie's—is crucial for the painterly feel of his creations. » 7/16/14 9:02pm 7/16/14 9:02pm

Sensual images of dreamy women are actually incredible oil paintings

Few artists in the world have the perfect command of lighting, color, and oil media technique of Yigal Ozeri. His always sensual and sometimes disturbing hyperrealistic art—which usually focuses on women in dreamy and contemplative states—is simply stunning. Warning: Some paintings are NSFW (nipples shown). » 7/14/14 9:12pm 7/14/14 9:12pm

These monstrous nightmares are much cooler than Pixar's Monsters, Inc.

Photographer and digital retoucher Laure Fauvel produced these charming images of children confronting the monsters in their bedrooms. The creatures that go bump in the night appear to be in retreat and as scary as they look, I actually feel sorry for them facing these tough kids. » 7/11/14 10:04pm 7/11/14 10:04pm

Artist draws incredible illustrations with no prior sketching whatsoever

Kim Jung Gi is one of those rare illustrators that can conjure up any scene he wants out of thin air, without any sketching and in record time. There are no tricks here, just an amazing visual memory, raw imagination, and a perfect command of the medium. Watching these videos of him working is a real pleasure. » 6/30/14 10:34pm 6/30/14 10:34pm

This horror version of Bugs Bunny will haunt my dreams tonight

Rafael "Rafahu" Aguilar is a very talented Mexican animator, illustrator and designer with a wonderfully twisted mind and a classic style worth of Creepy or any of the Warren comic magazines during the 70s. This horror reinterpretation of classic Warner Bros. imagery seems designed to make kids cry. » 6/21/14 12:05am 6/21/14 12:05am

15-year-old prodigy girl draws amazingly well and trains falcons too

This is the amazing Emka Klučovská, a 15-year-old Slovakian who draws amazingly well. Her birds illustrations are perfect—and so are her superheroes and monsters. And on top of that, this awesome girl is also a falconer (although she's holding a golden eagle in this photo.) Here's some of her work. » 6/20/14 10:20pm 6/20/14 10:20pm

What would it look like if you could peel a city off Earth's crust?

Supparat Thepparat is an illustrator who creates some really cool surreal imagery for advertising agencies. Without their commercial context, his cities peeling from the Earth's crust, the open air mines on fish flesh, or a dog peeling off his coat are as artistic and surreal as any painting by Salvador Dalí.* » 6/17/14 11:59pm 6/17/14 11:59pm