As the Grimm brothers proved with their dark fairy tales; not all children’s stories have to be filled with happy little characters frolicking in their happy little worlds. Spanish artist Beñat Olea Irureta has now added his own twist to classic fairy tales and childrens’ book characters with his gothic fantasy illustrations. While some of the original fairy tales were slightly macabre in nature, most of the illustrations that have accompanied these stories in the past have depicted clean-cut characters. Even the baddies didn’t seem so bad. Irureta’s digital illustrations are different from those that have come before, in that he reveals a darker side to the protagonists while revealing the truly evil nature of the bad guys in the tale.
Estela Cuadro’s personal art style is unique. She incorporates elements of spirituality, tribalism and psychedelia into each of her paintings to create scenes that are abstract yet contain hints of reality. Each painting is filled with a sense of movement and animation. It’s as though the artist was in the midst of a wild imagining, […]