Our Guest Artist Series is a non-profit online gallery created to inspire artists and creative audiences. Every month a new video highlights the work and process of a featured Guest Artist.
It's low tide by The Drowned City as friends prepare to explore the ruins being reclaimed by the sea. Artist Pablo Rivera says, "I like visiting places where nature is taking over formerly inhabited spaces, and a metropolis now becoming a tidal habitat would be a great spot to walk around in for a day. There's something calming about knowing that life is cyclical and that in the end, the plants and the birds always come back."
Bow Maintenance catches our heroine Nammo and her loyal tiger companion in a sweet, sportive moment. It is part of an ongoing illustration series also named Nammo, which follows the pair's adventures and is loosely inspired by Korean mythology, folklore, and folk art.
Knights from Southside is an atmospheric piece drawn from the lingering memories of summer. Based on a real-life cycling trip taken in June, artist Fedor Titov captures the impression of that short, shiny summer day on a few layers of digital mud.
Journey Through the Western Forest recalls the feeling of wandering through atmospheric forests in old-school video games, bringing back the vibes of classic titles like Lemmings, Castlevania and Zelda. In a unique twist for the Guest Artist Series, artist Tuomas Korpi also tried a fresh approach by starting in traditional media with gouache and watercolor, then continuing his work in digital.
Waiting Road is an allusion for the state of the main character in the piece: a young musician leaving his native land, tormented by nostalgia and mixed feelings. But despite the internal conflict within, a reflection of hope remains in the form of a silhouette, waiting for him forever at the bus stop.