Last but certainly not least is the artwork of Chris Torres. I have been told plenty of times that this is by far the most realistic image in the 2009 NovaStar Studios Fantasy Illustration Calendar. This is because Mr. Torres’ work comes with great attention to detail and an eye for true representation. As you can see, this is not work from an amateur.
Christ attend The School of Visual Arts and graduated with a Fine Arts Degree specializing in illustration. Since then, he has worked on several different projects including comic book covers, murals, CD design packaging and promotions, etc.
Recently, Chris’ work was displayed along with other artists at The Longwood Art Gallery at Hostos University located in the Bronx, NY under the title “Dream Sequence” (2009). Currently he is working on a number of projects for Atlas Unleashed.
Check out this other great blog post on Chris Torres.
David Quiles is by far one of the most talented independent artist I have ever met and that is why he is the November Artist of the Month. He is a famed inker who has done some great work – most notably his Batman and GhostRider collections. His other works include projects such as Arcane, Gothicsoul, Bare Knuckled Fighter, 10,000 Miles Through Exile and Caesar of Brooklyn for Infinite Line Comics. He has also illustrated for companies like Now Comics, Harris Publications, NovaStar Studios, Argo Comics, Jam Packed Productions, G B Studios, Crazee Comics, Blazer Studios, FBMFM Books and many others. David travels the convention circuit through out the United States, he can be seen at New York Comic Con, San Diego Comic Con, Pittsburgh Comic Con and many local engagements on the east coast. He is always available for freelance and private commission work. Check out his site at www.dquiles.com.
*Colors by Brian Kong
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New York City artist, Ed Tranquino, is this month’s Artist of the Month. He is a British graphic artist based in the Bronx. With 10 years of working in the graphic field, he is a pretty well-rounded guy. He has done work for MTV, Xbox, Michelin, Stella Artois, Hershey’s, Nike, ESPN, ABC television, Kraft, PGA Golf Tour, Met Life, Ford, Jack Daniels and Sands Casino-Macau. Ed doesn’t stop there. His sense of humor mixed with grotesque visuals makes this artist stand out. He has done an array of work from film & tv to illustration to comic books to animatics. To see more of Ed Traquino’s work, visit his website at www.edtraquino.com.
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This month honors the stunningly erotic images of Michele St. Martin. She is the Novastar Studios Fantasy Illustrator for March 2009. Her unique outtake on women and horror makes her one of New York’s most extraordinary artists. She is not afraid to show the world what people can do when it comes to sex, fetishes and fantasy. Ah! Michele is definitely a dream come true. Thank goodness for a girl who isn’t afraid to explore the kinky world and wants to educate the rest of us.
To see what I’m talking about, go to www.michelestmartinoline.com.