Watching an artist turn a piece of paper and some graphite into a realistic, imaginative work of art is amazing enough – but somehow, seeing such illustrations come to life from pixels on a computer screen can seem even more magical. Whether producing imagery for video games, Showing behavior of society or for their own pleasure, these Passionate & Emotional digital illustrators combine modern technology with raw talent of Alexey Kurbatov to create provoking works of art.
Alexey Kurbatov is a man of many talents from Russia who paints face of society with the shades of pain and emotions. His vivid, passionate and dramatic works are a mixture of photos, watercolors and Photoshop. Among them are some good portraits of wonderful people made in a special style of his own. He illustrates books, produces posters, t-shirts, bags and cups with his pictures. This is the short story of his life and some of his best illustrations of society.
How it all began. In his childhood there was a series of books called “The Life of Wonderful People” in his house. Every volume contained lots of dry paper with boring texts and very few coated reproductions. When he had “read” all the volumes (= thoroughly examined all the reproductions) he had to master magazines. At about 6 years old he came across the Ogonek magazine and was stunned with a picture of a weird black woodland jumping mouse found on one of its pages. That was the first time when he was really impressed by art.