Justin Sweet is a concept artist, illustrator and gallery artist who works primarily in the fantasy genre.
He has worked on motion picture projects like Game of Thrones, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian and Green Lantern and illustration projects like Magic: The Gathering.
Though his gallery art is in oil and watercolor, Sweet works digitally for his concept art, valuing the flexibility and speed of handling inherent to that medium. There is a brief interview with him on the ImagineFX site.
On his own website, you can find concept art, drawings, illustrations and a newly added section of concept art from Narnia: Prince Caspian (images above, 4th & 5th down).
In the illustration section there is an unexpected treat in the form of wonderfully handled pen and ink/scratchboard style illustrations (images above, bottom two) that I’m assuming were drawn digitally, perhaps with the Scratchboard Tool in Corel Painter.
Sweet’s artwork is currently on view in a solo exhibition at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, California, that runs until November 28, 2011. You can see examples of work from the show on the Nucleus website (images above, first three). When the exhibition ends, you should still be able to find Sweet’s work on this page of the Gallery Nucleus website.
7 Replies to “Justin Sweet”
Looking at the 2nd photo – I’m thinking of the long and difficult process the painting might have through and the end product is just amazing! The colors are awesome.
I love this type of detailed work, my father used to take the time to hand draw some stunning works. Now he uses a spray can. lol… He recons is more productive. Realy like the black and white stuff.. Pure Skill!
I have enjoyed his work too. And much like Craig Mullins from your earlier recent post he seems to move back and forth between digital and traditional mediums effortlessly. Both do superb work.
Justin Sweet is also a contributor over there on Muddy Colors, another place to see his work.
He also did the concept art for the upcoming Robert Rodriguez remake of Fire and Ice…and u can see why as he is clearly very influenced by Frazetta…but then, who isn’t ;p
Glorious. Wonderful colors, depth and textures.
Dear Justin, your works help me in building the motivation i need to improve every day. Thanks so much.
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