Originally from Poland, Mateusz Urbanowicz is a concept artist, animator, illustrator and painter currently living in Tokyo.
Urbanowicz works in ink, watercolor, gouache and acrylic gouache, as well as in digital media. On his website and other online portfolios, you’ll find a selection of his professional and personal work.
I particularly enjoy his series of Tokyo Storefronts, as well as his Bicycle Boy illustrations, and his Mottainai NHK TV commercial backgrounds.
In his ink and watercolor approach, his loose, confident application of color over a foundation of solid draftsmanship gives his compositions a strong visual appeal.
There is a page on his blog about his tools, and a series of videos on YouTube, some of which are process videos for paintings, and some of which are animations. You can find prints of his illustrations on society6.
Peter Mohrbacher is a painter, illustrator and concept artist who has left his successful career in the gaming industry, including work for “Magic: The Gathering”, for his ongoing personal project of creating “angels”.
Fascinated by his discovery of the large number of named angels in several world mythologies, he began creating “angels” based on various concepts. The result is a growing collection he calls “Angelarium”, which is divided into groups like “The Watchers”, “The Seraphim” and “The Tree of Life”.
He has also enlisted the help of Eli Minaya in designing many of the “Emanations” for the angels, as well as James Pianka who has written new poetry for the twelve original angels.
Mohrbacher’s angel compositions are atmospheric, fantastical and have the kind of visual fascination and impact often associated with the best concept art.
In addition to his own website, there is a devoted Angelarium website, and from both he offers book collections as well as prints.