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, […]
“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 […]
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 […]
Josh Courlas is a New York-based digital artist who creates mysterious scenes out of an Adventuretime-like noir underworld, a dark video game of idols and edifices before which tiny figures hold lights. Like the work […]
Polish artist Piotr Foksowicz paints classic dark fantasy characters and settings with a lightness of touch that makes them leap from the screen.
UK collage artist Andrew Blucha creates darkly surrealist illustrations under the moniker Metafables, which is an excellent description of his work. For more on why that’s so, see Visions of Excess.
Hungarian artist Miklós Ligeti illustrates classic horror and dark fantasy.
Piotr Jabłoński is a Polish artist and illustrator who has produced a volume of video game and book cover art, notably for the Dishonored series and Michael Moorcock’s Elric of Melnibone. His moody, ethereal atmospheres, […]