Mexican artist Andres Rios sculpts dark gods, both old and new (including several Aztec deities). While some are divine, others are machine. All are tortured and immortal, their skulls bared or barely covered by masks, […]
Blending the classical Italian style (including quite a bit of portraiture) with modern and fantasy themes, Florentine artist Ausonia — the ancient Greek name for lower Italy — imbues his creations with stunning depth and […]
“Pepé looked suspiciously back every minute or so, and his eyes sought the tops of the ridges ahead. Once, on a white barren spur, he saw a black figure for a moment; but he looked […]
Iranian artist Reza Afshar creates stunning towers and dark fantasy scenes from pop culture and his own imagination. One could easily see these as book covers. Find more by the artist on his ArtStation page.
Russian artist Alex Andreev creates eerie images of haunted technology and otherworldly threats, from aliens to kaiju to chthonic monsters. The title image was the inspiration for a sci-fi short I am currently finishing, “They […]
The occult and dark fantasy photographs of Finnish artist Aki Pitkänen, AKA Narikka Photography, are so realistic and well-composed that it’s hard to believe they’re not paintings. Several of the artist’s images have inspired elements […]
Through illustration and photo manipulation, French artist Maena Paillet creates a magical realm of permanent dusk that is as peaceful as it is sinister. Find more by the artist on her ArtStation page.
Swiss artist Isis Sangaré creates dreamy demigods and dark angels of wisdom and horror, similar to the Angelarium of Pete Mohrbacher but with a noticeably darker edge. Find more by the artist on her ArtStation […]
The works of Russian artist Maria Zolotukhina hover at the twilight of consciousness. Her darkly dramatic paintings depict unsettling dreamlike scenes with classical motifs — portraiture, still life, landscape, religious icon — and are full […]
Russian artist Olya Bossak, AKA Reycat, makes surreal and moving illustrations of cryptids, creatures, and animorphic humanoids, such as her “alternate angels,” which put the downward-facing wings under the arms. The change is subtle but […]