Another Sunday means another Artist I get to research and share with you guys!
This is one of my old favourites, Dim Rezchikov.
Here’s his Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/devonstudio
And his page on Behance: https://www.behance.net/devon9
I don’t remember how I exactly I came across his Livejournal many many years ago, but I’m very happy I did. I remember asking him if it was okay to “steal” his picture as a screensaver, and not only did he say he’d be flattered, but he also provided a high resolution image for that exact purpose. I think he’s the only artist whose art I ever put on my desktop, everything else I ever had up there has been photos I took myself or one of the default images that comes with Windows.
“The Crossroads” has been sitting on my laptop’s desktop for the past 10 years or so. It has a weird hypnotizing effect on me, I can stare at it for hours. Might explain why I didn’t get as much done on my laptop as I wouldn’ve liked during my studies 😛
Dim mostly posts calendar illustrations in his livejournal these days, and until a few hours ago I didn’t think to follow him on FB, so I don’t have much insight into his professional (or personal) life. All of the videos on his channel are at least 2 years old, but I hope he’s still directing animation somewhere!
And as for today’s Artist Study (more like blatant artist copy today though) I couldn’t resist, and attempted to recreate the smoking giant from “The Crossroads”. And there went another 8 minutes as I got lost in that image again, and that’s after I stared at it for way longer while drawing it! I love the tiny details. There’s always something new to notice and ponder about. And those proportions! Maaaagic 🙂