Hat tip to YoritomoDaishogun
for this idea. It's a simple idea: following his example
, I'm recommending some artists whose visibility I think could use a bump! And as he stipulated, I'll be recommending only users with fewer than 1000 watchers. Let's recommend!
I only recently started following him, but I like his stuff. In his gallery you'll find a lot of medieval and fantasy pieces, all with a grounding in realism and/or history. His latest project is redesigning characters (e.g. Asuna
from Sword Art Online
) in his style with an emphasis on practicality, which is a cool idea.
Ten hundred million millennia ago, Joe and I bonded over our appreciation for classic RPGs like Suikoden and Final Fantasy 6. He brings a well-developed and realistic style to all sorts of funky, fantastic, and at times dark subject matter, but often with a quirky sense of humor
. He doesn't post as often on DA these days, but when he does, it's a treat, so give him a Watch.
Aurora never posts on here anymore. She's too busy tearing it up on Instagram
. But you should follow here both there and here, because she draws magical girls, dope fashion design art, Transformers, and Voltron, and everyone likes at least one of those. And maybe if you follow her here on the Deev, she will post more here too.
I literally just discovered this dude the other day. Check out his gallery for some crazy nigh-photorealistic surrealism. Photosurrealism? The Tooth Tree
. Also, the fan art mashup I never knew I wanted: Lemmings vs. M.C. Escher
Julia Hutchinson's work first came to my attention through The Final Fantasy VI Comic
, back in the mid-to-late 2000s when it started out on ComicGenesis. The FFVI Comic has since been put on indefinite hiatus, but here on the Deev and at her portfolio site
you can still follow her latest work--some of which is FF6-related (stickers
If you have ever wished there were more Akira Toriyamas--in fact, Akira Toriyamas who draw Resident Evil
and Legend of Zelda
--then boy are you ever in luck. BielMegami's work is solid and sharp, he's got chops, and you should check out his gallery, especially if you are a fan of the Toriyama.
Real talk: I have been on the Deev since 2006. I have made friends on here that have since deleted their accounts or disappeared entirely. I remember the days of CuteLucca. And because my initial list of recommended artists was so sparsely populated, I went through my faves, looking for the works of folks I'd overlooked. I found stuff from talented peeps whom I'd followed who had not updated since 2015, 2013, or even earlier. But everyone on this list of recommendations is still in the game, and they are well worth your time to give a look.
For that reason, and because I mentioned Julia Hutchinson's Final Fantasy VI Comic
, I'm gonna give an honorable mention to:
: Clara Kerber is also adapting FFVI into comic form, and she's still rollin' out the pages. She's got over a thousand watchers, but hey, her art skills and commitment to her project merit mention. If you, like me, still can't sufficiently scratch that itch for additional FFVI content 25 years after its release, Clara Kerber's artwork can help sate your craving.