One of the reasons I wanted to recommend this artist today was because of the focus of his works. Vladimir Stankovic is a traditional illustrator and the majority of his projects take inspiration from an already established theme. Where he goes with that theme is entirely up to him, and it makes for a pretty unique take on several subjects. It was his entomology drew me in, and while I found his work on insects compelling, I stayed along for that little brand of quirkiness that fills each one of his pieces.
Vladimir’s art is a joy to look at. In particular, his Cryptozoology series really caught my eye. It was fun to look at his interpretations of different urban legends and there was even a few from my home country. Seeing how they differed from my own views on the subject was neat, and there’s probably at least one legend in there for everybody to recognise. In his own words:
“I try to combine my love and passion towards illustration and graphic design, with the use of both traditional and digital media. My inspiration comes from science and nature on one hand, and fantasy, fairy tales and all sorts of mysteries on the other.”
With fine details, rich colours and imaginative designs, Vladimir’s art is both appreciatively luxurious and warmly entertaining. From the cute to the creepy, from the relevant to the fantastical, it’s a bit like cartoons for grown-ups.
Although I assume that since a bunch of his stuff would actually terrify kids I guess that’s exactly what it is. Head on over to his site to check out the rest of his gorgeous gallery.
Artist website: http://vladillus.com/