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Artists to Follow on DeviantArt

Whether you are a passionate artist or not, everyone likes eye candy in the form of beautiful art. One such a black hole of a place to delve deep into is DeviantArt, boasting the world's largest community of independent artists. From lush landscapes to intricate anime to animation concept art, they have it all. Follow these artists below and you are good to go.


Follow him and your daily dose of cute and quirky speed-paintings are guaranteed. A freelance character designer and illustrator for clients like DreamWorks TV and Nickelodeon, all his paintings feature cute critters that are actually a depiction of clever puns. His daily paintings are so popular that almost every day they show up on the Daily Deviations page. Also, you'll get your fair share of purr-fect cat puns, hehe.


Like superheroes and anime? Look no further if you want to see realistic paintings and get sneak peeks to official concept art of your favourite characters. With high-profile clients like DC Comics and Square Enix, Stanley Lau runs a world acclaimed digital art studio that produces artworks for the gaming and entertainment



Another concept artist, his cartoonish landscapes are clean and simple yet perfect for feasting your eyes upon them. And isn't the quirky name enough to get you interested?


You have probably seen some of his works randomly on the internet before Prisma commercialised his style as their own. A master of fine art, with thousands of works in his gallery, his speciality is his signature palette knife on oil technique. Each one is like a kaleidoscope of polychromatic hues painted with beautiful raw strokes of nothing but a palette knife. Most of the paintings are nature inspired with cityscapes and human figures thrown in from time to time. All his works are up for sale and eagerly collected by curators globally. And to quote him, “Presently it is just enough to type my name in an internet search engine to discover the value and magnificence of my art.”


Popular on social media platforms too, his illustrations are slices of life. From depictions of a walk in the neighbourhood to star gazing on a lonely night, his gallery has it all. The beautiful speed-paintings are accompanied with a micro story or a real slice of his life: conversations with his son. Follow him ASAP if you want to share relatable pictures because his paintings are the new memes.


If monochrome is your thing, look up Gabriel Picolo and fall in love with his inky black drawings of popular characters as well as his own creations with subtle hints of surrealism. Currently he is focusing more on comic strips with his own beautifully illustrated series up and about. 

Of course there are thousands of artists out there to be discovered and these are just some of my personal favourites. Go ahead and use the “More Like This” feature to come across more incredible artists.

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