Issue 113 | May 2015
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Welcome to 2dartist issue 113!

Welcome to issue 113 of 2dartist! From surreal and stylized illustrations, to matte painting and pin-up girls, this month’s issue has bags of style to help you hone your skills. We speak to AJ Frena about the inspiration behind her often surrealistic imagery, and discover the portfolio of Szymon Biernacki.

If you’re in the mood for sketching, take a peek at Max Schulz’s stunning mix of realistic and fantasy-themed imagery, and Brun Croes’ step-by-step guide to drawing creatures. We’ve got a whole host of top images – and more – to aid and inspire your 2D art work. As always, there’s something for everyone. Enjoy!


What in this month…
Exploring strong shapes in illustration: Szymon Biernacki shares his fun cartoon style and his latest projects

Creating surreal animal illustrations: Discover the inspirations behind AJ Frena’s surreal imagery

Fascinating fantasy illustrations: Max Schulz reveals his intriguing illustrative sketchbook, filled with realistic and fantasy art

The gallery: Jakub Rebelka and Max Bedulenko feature in this issue’s gallery selection of our top 10 images

Matte painting epic scenery: Jessica Rossier demonstrates techniques to integrate an element into a scene

Draw a group of creatures: Brun Croes demonstrates how to develop a group of alien critters

Pin-up painting techniques: Caroline Gariba guides you through a step-by-step tutorial to paint a vintage pin-up

Craft stylized illustrations: Szymon Biernacki guides you through the thought process behind his image, Morning...

Digital Art Master: Piotr Jabłoński: Piotr Jabłoński divulges the process behind the creation of his image, Fate