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.
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.
Ask the people of Chiloé, an island archipelago off the southern coast of Chile, and they might tell you about the infamous Trauco - a small humanoid creature that lives deep in the forest, similar to a dwarf or goblin. According to Chilota mythology, it possesses a powerful allure that's irresistible to anyone it chooses, despite its unsightly face and legs without feet.
This version of the Trauco was created as part of Creatuanary, an art challenge in the vein of Inktober that invites artists to design new creatures every day in January.
Nestled is part of a small series about a valiant young girl and a golden-crowned caribou on a journey, with each work revealing a new locale they've found along the way. Here, our audacious explorers have discovered a lone, seemingly long-abandoned cabin deep in the woods.