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Chester Ocampo

Chester Ocampo[NSFW]

In one of our most inspiring features yet, Chester Ocampo, an accomplished illustrator and one of the fantastic artists at Imaginary Friends Studios, gives us a comprehensive view of his evolution as an artist; from creating stapled comics with pencil and crayons in 1992, to published digital illustrations in 2009. If his experience doesn’t make […]

Lynn Sibley

Lynn Sibley[NSFW]

Lynn Sibley shares with us the evolution she has experienced through her education in the arts. Impressive to see such progress in so many diverse subjects, Lynn! Thank you for contributing! I’m Lynn “tuffie” Sibley, an animator and painter. I started drawing seriously sometime around when I was 12, and really dug into it in […]

Ricardo Guimaraes

Ricardo Guimaraes[NSFW]

Ricardo Guimaraes is a talented Brazilian illustrator who was kind enough to share with us some thoughts on his transition from oil to digital painting, as well as a few examples. You can follow Ricardo’s fantastic work on his blog, or view more professional illustrations at his website, RGillustration.com. Thank you, Ricardo! Update: Ricardo has […]

Philip Straub

Philip Straub[NSFW]

Philip Straub is the amazing genius behind Utherworlds, as well as one of the founding members of CGSociety, a prominent online community for digital artists (which by the way, if you are a digital artist and don’t regularly frequent CGSociety, you are depriving yourself of an amazing resource for inspiration). You have probably seen his […]

Izzy Medrano

Izzy Medrano

Izzy Medrano is an impressive concept artist and character designer who has worked on “Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground,” “Guitar Hero III,” and “God of War III”…not to mention “Dungeons & Dragons” and “Magic: The Gathering,” just to name a few. You may have also seen his work featured in ImagineFX and Concept Art World. Izzy […]

Stephanie Campbell

Stephanie Campbell

Stephanie Campbell shares with us the evolution of her beautiful pencil and gouache artwork, along with some thoughts on what can be learned from them. Stephanie can be found on deviantART and LiveJournal. Thank you for sharing your detailed thoughts, Stephanie! Colors that look okay “Colored Figures” Colored pencil – 2005 The colors look okay, […]

Alaina Rose

Alaina Rose

Alaina Rose, a.k.a. ObliviousAlly, shares the evolutions of some of her unique characters. You can find more of her work at her website, art blog, LiveJournal, deviantART page, or pretty much anywhere else under the handle “obliviousally.” Thanks for sharing, Alaina! Medium/Genre/Style: Primarily digital, though I work traditionally with sketches and inks about 90% of […]

Barb Jacobs

Barb Jacobs

The wonderful Barb Jacobs, author and artist of Xyliatales, sent us some wonderful examples spanning years of her illustrative work. We’re honored that Barb agreed to be featured on ArtBloom, and excited that she was willing to share so much! I’ve always wanted to be an artist. I made the announcement at the age of […]

L. Whyte

L. Whyte

My name’s L. Whyte, I’m 23 and I work doing arty things for a games company these days. My portfolio is at voodoobeans.org, or you can catch me on devart (http://vimfuego.deviantart.com). I actually destroyed most of my work pre-2004, and if it wasn’t for hard-working friends collecting blackmail material this comparison may never have happened…! […]

Chelsea Conlin

Chelsea Conlin

I was born in 1982, and started drawing when I was eight months old. I remember being heavily influenced by Disney and Warner Brothers cartoons from an early age, but I also took a lot of inspiration from PBS television shows like “Nature” and “Nova”. I loved drawing animals, and especially horses. I discovered “The […]

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