Fated Innocent by Chrystal Chan


The Art Order challenge is like the company watering hole for fantasy artists. Everyone knows about it, and a lot of people submit art and use the challenge to work on personal pieces. D&D AD Jon Schindehette runs the blog and the challenges, and nobody really knows how he finds the time for this great community resource. If you like fantasy art, there is a wide range of talent on there, and I like to scope it out for new talent. That said, I find a lot of similar tropes for these kinds of open challenges.

This round, the Nymph Challenge, I was surprised and mesmerized by this entry from Chrystal Chan. The simple approach is almost editorial in nature, and beautifully painted. Realistic, and yet rife with subtle detail. I could stare and stare and this piece and keep finding new wonders in the range of flesh tones, and textures.

See more of Chrystal’s work here >>

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Categories: Illustrators, New Illustration

Author:Marc Scheff

Marc Scheff is an illustrator whose work has appeared in publications including Spectrum, ImagineFX, and more. Marc teaches illustration at the Academy of Art University, podcasts with the good people at Drawn Today, and recently co-founded Awesome Horse Studios, the free livestream demo/crit channel. See and learn more at: www.marcscheff.com

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