One guaranteed way to make someone smile: share your art. Creating any kind of art takes time and energy, and when you share it with others, you're sharing a piece of yourself. That sounds like a TMI situation, but I promise, it's positive. I know I enjoy receiving art and submissions in my inbox from readers for Fan Art Friday. Most recently, I was pleased to receive a message from one Fernando de la Espriella, eager to share his work.
A graphic designer and artist with over 10 years experience, Fernando illustrates his takes on a variety of characters from movies and comics. His style is strong and bold, and he absolutely nails poses. You can see what I mean in this Star Wars art depicting the duel between Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi:
Darth Vader vs. Obi-Wan Kenobi (A New Hope)
Hop on down to the gallery to see some more examples from Fernando's portfolio. You'll find Batman, a little Friday the 13th action, and Iron Patriot. If you'd like to fill your eyes with even more delicious fan art, visit Fernando's projects on Behance and/or follow him on Facebook.
Do you create any sort of fan art? If so, I want to see it. Whether you focus on a specific fandom or pull inspiration from multiple stories and mediums, I'd like to highlight you in the weeks to come. I've heard it's the best way to start 2017. If you'd like to be featured in a future edition of Fan Art Friday, get in touch with me at [email protected] with examples of your work.
Images: Fernando de la Espriella