The Fantastic Art of Andres Canals

Be terrified by a gore-stained lycanthrope. Be enthralled by the dangerous allure of a forest dryad. Face the ferocious menace of warg riders. Spy grim dwarfs prepared for battle. Find yourself wandering worlds of wonder and peril in the fantastic art of Andres Canals.

The art of Andres Canals is fantastic in more ways than one. Not only is Andres interested in many fantastic genres, such as urban fantasy, high fantasy, post-apocalypse, and cyberpunk, but the moods and the details in his artworks are fantastic as well. His wargs and their riders wear savage looks in a composition that deftly depicts their ferocity. His mummified guardian exudes ageless menace as she stands before an appropriately dark and mysterious passageway. Whether it is the flowers at a dryad’s feet, or the carvings on a dwarf’s shield, the finer details of Andres’s works pull the viewer deeper into his visions of fantasy and horror.

Based in the United Kingdom, Andres studied art in Dorset and Wales prior to beginning work as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer. While he is certainly inspired by modern artists such as Alan Lee and Syd Mead, Andres finds there is also much to learn from past masters such as Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. Nature, travel, film, comics, fashion, and photography all serve as additional inspiration for his artistic creations.

Combining traditional and digital media, Andres draws pencil sketches that he then scans and paints digitally. His work has illustrated magazines, adorned role playing games, and seen use as concept art for miniatures.

 

More of Andres’s art can be found here:

Andres Concept Art and Illustration

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